Only adults are admitted. Nobody younger than 18 can hire or listen to Psykhomantus in the club or your speakers with this rating. The DJ under this category do not have limitation on the bad language that is used. Hard Beats are generally allowed, and strong Scratchin/Beat Juggling along with Body Tricks activity is also allowed. Scenes of strong real sex may be permitted if justified by a fly groupie.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Video: Verbadelyck Presents The #Virtuoso Video #MiXTAPE By Psykhomantus

Verbadelyck Presents The #Virtuoso Video #MiXTAPE By Psykhomantus





Psykhomantus took the time out of his busy schedules to drop this video mixtape made of nothing but #PiKaHsSo ViDEOS & projects PiKaHsSo featured in.

www.verbadelyck.com

Saturday, 27 December 2014

VisionBombing Season 2 Episode 7



Seasons Greetings.
We at VisionBombing wish you all a Happy Hoilday and hope you enjoy this episode as its our gift to you. In this episode, MadFlow, DJ Psykhomantus and Mr. Dex 6 features music videos from Apollo Brown & Ras Kass, Big Rec, Chris Rivers, Confucius MC, Dillon Cooper, EdO.G, FRESHerz, Havoc, Le$, PRhyme, Skyzoo & Torae, Swiss, and not forgetting the ladies G.L.A.M, MC Melodee, Rapsody and Rocky Rivera. Special appearance by OneNess Sankara and Torae.

See you in 2015

VisionBombing Season 2 Episode 7
1. Theme
2. Intro: MadFlow*
3. The Dumb Out feat R.A. The Rugged Man
4. N***er?- Swiss
5. Lenton (PMix)- FRESHerz
6. Pay Per View- EdO G
7. Skit: OneNess Sankara*
8. Courtesy - PRhyme
9. How To Kill God - Apollo Brown & Ras Kass
10. Uncut Raw feat Prodigy- Havoc
11. Original - Confucius MC
12. Skit: MadFlow*
13. Disco Dip- MC Melodee
14. Roll Up- G.L.A.M.
15. Drama- Rapsody
16. Pussy Kills- Rocky Rivera
17. Skit: Torae*
18. Memorabilia - Skyzoo & Torae
19. Knuckle Up - Dillon Cooper
20. Ain't Hard To Tell - Chris Rivers
21. Come Up - Le$ ft. Curren$y
22. Outro: MadFlow*
23. Fin: DJ IFTW at The Ave
Mixed by DJ Psykhomantus & Mr. Dex
*Additional music productions by Adam Rock of Jazz Re:freshed
Edited, graded and mastered by Shepard Manyika
Image Graphics by Glen Stone
VisionBombing 2014

VisionBombing Exclusive Interview Junia T



VisionBombing Exclusive Interview Junia T 
Interviewed by Mr. Dex Camera, 
Edited and Mastered by Shepherd Manyika 
Special thanks to Rough Trade East 

Monday, 8 December 2014

Interview: On The Q&A Tip with... Dr3Matic




Psykhomantus: Welcome to On The Q&A Tip. Can you tells us who you are and what it is you do?
Dr3matic: Well from the intergalactic planet of funky manoeuvres I go by the name of Dr3matic pronounced Draymatic.. I dig for ill crates, being on the turntables since 87, studied sound engineering in 95, being on the beats since 94...and I aim to destroy the beast that goes by the title of WACK...

Psykhomantus: How did you get to be introduced to this art called Hip Hop?

Dr3matic: Nobody had the courtesy to tell my black ass... A nigga had to just absorb that shit like secondary blunt smoke..Music was always around the crib man. My roots on my father side is carribbean, on my mother side African and American roots. So I absorbed everything from the Everly Brothers to Burning Spear, and back to Bootsy Collins... I always loved music and was a heavy radio head so whatever was on in the late 70s and early 80s was latched onto. Hip hop came via the early memories of Sugar Hill. I was aware of all of that when it dropped, the movies and then instructional vids from cats like Turbo and Ozone, bet cats aint even seen shit like that... But for me it was all about the music as long as it was dope. A lot of heads always have this idyllic moment when they fell in love with hip hop... Bull shit.. its so fuckin corny... If that was your intro to music, i pity the limited fool. If anything the love and gravitation to hip hop is more of a process rather than a moment. And that kinda happens the more I started djing, the love for music was always there, I was always writing songs, raps before but when I got a chance to start scratching or to more define it, destroy my brothers records, there was more of a need for those types of records..So mid 80s to 90s my taste for that east coast boom bap went into overdrive. My wider love for music in general can clearly be reflected in the sets I now play, spanning many genres, but most of the time I pretend I'm not into hip hop lol... Its that special to me, fuck the fake fuckers who infiltrate, death to y'all..

Psykhomantus: You had a Record Store called The BeatHut in London in the mid 2000, tell us a little history about setting that up?

Dr3matic: Word opening a store was key to getting out that dope(not crack)...cuz most stores were fucking up for real... Mostly I just wanted a spot where I could cut records up any time I felt like it, and tell my wife I was really at work.. tee he he

Psykhomantus: You now have a record label Called 7 Series Music, How did that come about?

Dr3matic: Once again, it seems that the music industry in the UK got nigga-itis, so they don't wanna give a nigga a job, so I'm like suck my balls suckaz, heres my own label, while shouting out a hip hop slogan of 'how u like me now'... lol real talk, its about creating my own lane to showcase how dope I am, its the same hip hop battle concept of I'm better than that next sucker at this...So I'm doing all the beats and cuts and recording and negotiating, artwork, and making the cups of coffee laced with Jack Daniels... Gotta stay cosy in this cold world yo.

Psykhomantus: Vinyl and Tapes are making a little come back as some artists are going out their way in making them part of their product like Souls Of Mischief and Cormega did with their new album, as most Artists today are just happy to have their product on MP3 and CD. Do you think that all Rap artist should re think about how they put their product out as vinyl is still an important part of this culture?

Dr3matic: Yo, heads, INCLUDING the younger generation are looking for value and something they can cherish again.. We had such a long period of this tech that allowed people to make music really easily and as a consequence we got all this disposable music that over time people felt like, well I don't need to buy this....We had so long with that, that people are now just by nature ready for something more meaningful. Which is great and we can see that creeping in now with the increase in vinyl sales.. Ok some people think its chic or whatever, but people want that product thats special to them again. It is important to invest in yourself.. These cats putting out mp3 mix tapes for free??? wheres the value in that, where is your risk, oh theres no risk so I don't have to put any effort into the creative aspect of the music.. If you had put your money up like you had to in the 90s for your crate digging, travel, your studio time etc, and you were pressing on vinyl, you made damn sure that your shit was as dope as you could get it. So now as a consequence, we're gonna start to get more dope music coming in slow but sure...

Psykhomantus: How long have you been living in the UK for?

Dr3matic: Fam I travel the cosmos in n out, where I come from we don't have a concept of time... I think these niggas work for immigration yo lol.. Being here 20 of your earth yrs....

Psykhomantus: Can you name 5 producers you rate and why?

Dr3matic: Premier-Master of the chop. To truly appreciate, you have to listen to some of the originals of some of his beats, then you realise that he has a different way of listening, almost dismissive of linear timing. when you dismiss the timing of the original crate you can create in a really ill manner

Diamond D-This guy along with Showbiz is the teacher when it comes to digging for drums, and drum textures

Pete Rock- This guy is the master of layering, and using different loops together and making them sound seamless.

Large Professor-A fonky nigga, who always has all the right complimentary elements in the track.. nothing is ever out of place, and he always has the bounce to his shit... a drum master as well

QTip-Another dude that if you listen to some of his originals, you can only wonder how they got the beats to sound like that, the layering the boosting the eq, is just superior, might have to add props note.. Skeff Anslem, he gets props too(With my engineering hat on) Of course the engineers can be the difference between a track being dope or not.

Psykhomantus: Can you name one song you wish you produced by another artist?

Dr3matic: Gangstarr-Next time, wish I did the cuts too at the end of the song....

Psykhomantus: My favourite question. Is there a Producer or DJ you feel that should just give it up?

Dr3matic: Oh you just being an antagonist. No one in particular springs to mind on the beat side, but this Dilla impression beat shit has to stop.. niggas just looping some shit and dropping that snare at random like Stevie Wonder , tho Stevie is dope on drums as well so thats unfair. On the dj tip, theres a whole bunch of cats, ..Im doing a Skills track where the names are redacted, then Ima release it in a few yrs...

Psykhomantus: Last question. What will we be expecting in the future from you?

Dr3matic: I am now assembling a crew of magnetic warriors who sabotage the hard drives of haters and wack beat niggas




This is the video for Pay Per View by legendary hip hop artist Edo G and produced by Dr3matic. This song is a 7 inch vinyl

www.7seriesmusic.com

Monday, 1 December 2014

Video: Psykhomantus "60 Minutes Of Def Jam Classics" Trailer




"60 Minutes Of Def Jam Classics" is a audio visual music video showcase set tribute to the record label Def Jam Recording. A Hip Hop journey of groundbreaking hits from the likes of LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys, Public Enemy to EPMD, Nice & Smooth, Onyx, Method Mad & Redman, to Jay-Z, The Roots and more.

Available for a limited time psykhomantus@visionbombing.com

Twitter: @Psykhomantus
www.visionbombing.com

Interview: On The Q&A Tip with The Remarkable 1



Psykhomantus: Before we start. Can you tell us who you are, what you do and tell us what you do?

The Remarkable 1: I call myself The Remarkable 1. I’ve been rockin’ the mic since the late 80’s with a Brighton crew called Deliverance… onto Hundredth Monkey & the Monkey Sons in the 2000’s…

I now MC alongside producer Crespo, the Fireball Flingaz & Sublime Wizardry.

Psykhomantus: When and how did you fall in love with Hip Hop?

The Remarkable 1: I fell in love with Hip Hop when I first heard Planet Rock blasting from a boombox in the school yard back in 1984, that spurred me on to be a B.Boy.

Psykhomantus: What inspires you to write your rhymes?

The Remarkable 1: I write when I feel I’ve got something to say… the breaks / music dictates the feel / pace of the content. Hip Hop has always been about self-expression for me, life changes & an artist changes with it!

Psykhomantus: Can you break it down for us, with who & what projects you’ve got going on at the moment?

The Remarkable 1: I’ve just released a limited edition 5 Track EP CD with Crespo :

http://crespoandtheremarkable1.bandcamp.com/album/the-journey-is-to-last

A new video / single with the Fireball Flingaz called Survival is Key :

@ http://youtu.be/70ePvM-HeeA

& a new 7” Vinyl single / video with Sublime Wizardry called Keep Livin’ featuring Exile @ http://www.sublimewizardry.com

Psykhomantus: What top 5 all time MC’s do you rate, US & UK?

The Remarkable 1: My top 5 US MC’s have got to be The Architects :

Grandmaster Caz

Melle Mel

KRS 1

Rakim

Chuck D

My top 5 UK MC’s from the underground have got to be :

Blade

MC Mello’

Rage (Deliverance)

Bohze (II Tone Committee)

Gemini (Hardnoise) R.I.P

Psykhomantus: How has the rap game in the UK changed since you first started?

The Remarkable 1: Back in the day a crew would just have a white label 12” vinyl to promote to DJ’s to get heard.. then you’d put your own money into funding the release & perform all over Europe to fans of the UK sound.

It’s a different world nowadays, it’s all about MP3’s, social media, video’s, hits / likes & websites, networking to people on a global scale at the bush of a button.

I kinda prefer the old school in a way!

Psykhomantus: What’s been your most memorable performances & why?

The Remarkable 1: Supporting KRS1 with my crew Sublime Wizardry last year in Brighton & Public Enemy the year before were the biggest nights of my career. I’ve been a mad fan most of my life, so to get to open for them & hang out after with my heroes was a surreal & humble experience. I was blessed to get those gigs.

Psykhomantus: Can you name one song you wish you’d of written?

The Remarkable 1: Roots manuva’s Witness

Psykhomantus: Is there a rapper you feel should put the mic down?

The Remarkable 1: There are many MC’s I feel should put the mic down… but it’s live & let live in this world.. & the wackness just makes for better, stronger Hip Hop music!

Psykhomantus: Last question, what will we expect from you in the future?

The Remarkable 1: Fireball Flingaz are working on a new video / single & are gonna be dropping an independent 12” Vinyl / CD EP on Raging Beast Records in Jan 2015 :

https://fireballflingaz.bandcamp.com/releases

Sublime Wizardry are working on a new video / single available Jan 2015 @

http://www.sublimewizardry.com

The Remarkable 1

@Remarkable1ness

https://crespoandtheremarkable1.bandcamp.com
http://www.sublimewizardry.com
https://fireballflingaz.bandcamp.com/releases
http://yew3ree.bandcamp.com/album/m-o-t-h-e-r-s-h-i-p
http://hotbakedgoods.bandcamp.com/album/first-offerings
http://remarkreq.bandcamp.com

Monday, 24 November 2014

On The Q&A Tip with Vaitea



On The Q&A Tip with Vaitea

Psykhomantus: Welcome to the On The Q&A Tip. First things first, Can you tells us who you are and what you do?

Vaitea​: Hi, thank you for having me here. My name is Vaitea. I've been actively involved into the italian and french Hip Hop scene at many levels: mostly as an mc, but also as a dj, vinyl collector, radio host, journalist, events creator, promoter, translator, graffiti writing fan, b-boying admiror, hip hop aficionada, analog philosopher, sneaker addict, and probably more...

Psykhomantus: How did you get to be introduced to this art called Hip Hop?

Vaitea​: In Milan, where I grew up, it was all very underground. A schoolfriend of mine was hanging out with the Muretto breakers, a historical italian Hip Hop spot. I was already writing poems and songs at that time, always loved rhymes. One day she told me there was a song I needed to hear. It was I Need Love by LL Cool J. A total revelation! I knew right away that was gonna be my thing for life. So I started freestyling and writing my raps. Later, through some writers at school, I got to meet the main actors of the Italian Hip Hop scene and, through the years, to collaborate with many of them.
I was also very attracted by the fact Hip Hop music was played ( and scratched ) on vinyl. I've been a record junkie since my early youth. But, most of all, I fell in love with the spirit of unity and happiness, but also the challenge and healthy confrontation you could find at jams.

Psykhomantus: You known as a rapper but you also DJ, which out of the two do you think is your strongest force and why?


Vaitea​: I feel like I am an entertainer, and both mcing and djing complete me as an artist. As I was saying, I started buying records before becoming an MC, but I started freestylin' way before rocking decks. I also approached scratch in 2007, me n my friend had a crew called the Chirpleaders! lol
Probably my main dimension is on stage with a mic in my hand, I guess it's easier to communicate and express who I am through my own rhymes and songs. You know, mcs and their egoes... ;) On the other hand, through djing, I have discovered a much more generous way to entertain people, which has taught me a lot, I perceive it as a different way of storytelling, of taking people into your trip, your own interpretation of the culture, like every other discipline of Hip Hop.


Psykhomantus: You are now signed to the record label BBE. How did you hooked up with them?

Vaitea​: I randomly met Lee Bright from BBE, at dj Vadim and Greg Blackman's "Hartley and Wolfe" album presentation ( wicked album, by the way! ). I was spinning at a place nearby and had my record bag with me. We talked for a bit and he gave me some promo cds. Months later, when my album was finished, I wrote him to have a honest feedback on my work... n the rest is Herstory ,)

Psykhomantus: Can you tell us How long did it take to make the album "Word Citizen"?

Vaitea​: It took me quite a while to find the right producer for my project. Once I connected with parisian producer Gyver Hypman ( who had formerly worked with Saian Supa Crew ) we started working on it right away. I was living in Milan and he was in Paris, so this obviously required some patience. Same thing for the mixing with Eddie Sancho, the historical NYC engineer who has worked on many of my favorite artists' albums ( Gangstarr, Jay-z, Nas, Krs One, MOP... just to name a few ). In total, I'd say a couple of years, then there were release times.

Psykhomantus: How long have you been living in the UK for?

Vaitea​: About two years now. London is a very cosmopolitan city, which makes me feel at home.

Psykhomantus: Can you name 5 rappers you rate and why?

Vaitea​: AG such a perfect flow, the real meaning of "less is more" to me.

KRS One because he's Krs. Ah, 'n

Busta Rhymes too, because he's Busta.

DJ Lugi my favorite italian mc, dj and producer. His beats are funky, rhymes are dope, flow is fresh and he's always smiling.

BLACKBOUL' aka Greg Frite from Triptik, my favorite french group. Amazing lyrics and style.
I also wanna mention Essa and Funky DL in the Uk, really appreciate both of them.
Mhhh but I should also quote Lady of Rage, one of the most underrated mcs ever...and Tracey Lee and his many faces...and Pharcyde, all of them.... and, what, you thought I wasn't gonna say Missy or Lauryn Hill? ......ahahaha ok, there's many more than 5.

Psykhomantus: Can you name one song you wish you written by another artist?

Vaitea​: Besides any Bob Marley song and many jazz standards,

"Respiration" by Blackstar

pure poetry.

Psykhomantus: My favourite question. Is there a Rapper or DJ you feel that should just give it up (Don't be shy now. Lol!)?

Vaitea​: I think that any artist who is not feeling true to his/her art anymore should consider giving up. And then get rid of that idea, get back on his/her feet and go back to work, with a honest soul and a strong spirit. We never stop learning. Staying humble is the key.
( That said, a lot of the current mainstream hip hop leaves me perplexed. Lol! )

Psykhomantus: Last question. What will we be expecting in the future from you?

Vaitea​: More music! I think I will integrate more italian and french in my next release, as I already do in my live shows. Of course, there will be international collaborations, too ...stay tuned! Oneluv Visionbombing crew! Peace out !





The single Chanthem is from her album "Word Citizen" released on BBE earlier in 2014 and is featured on VisionBombing Season 2 Episode 6.

www.missvaitea.com ( under construction )

www.facebook.com/missvaitea

www.twitter.com/vaitea


www.instagram.com/missvaitea

wwwVisionBombing.com

Saturday, 22 November 2014

VisionBombing Season 2 | Episode 6



Word Up peeps.
We hope you felt the Dead Prez intervew we posted up a few weeks back, and if you did we hope you like the next few exclusive interviews we got coming up in the near future. No time to rest, we're back with episode 6 for more 60 minutes of the finest independent Hip-Hop videos around, chopped up and mixed by DJ Psykhomantus and Mr. Dex, hosted by MadFlow. Expect to see and hear new music from Camp Lo, Diamond District, Jesht X Strange U, Prince Po & Oh No, Slaughterhouse, The Mouse Outfit, Vaitea, Verbal Kent and much more!

VB SEASON 2: EPISODE 6 from VisionBombing on Vimeo.


1. Theme
2. Intro: MadFlow
3. X Seminar - Camp Lo
4. Thunder Bells feat Royal Flush, Tragedy Khadafi & illa Ghee- Psycho Les
5. Left Field - Choosey
6. First Step - Diamond District
7. Skit: Jehst
8. Power feat Sparkz & Truthos Mufasa- The Mouse Outfit
9. Chanthem feat Gyver HYPMAN-Vaitea
10. S.K.A.L.I.B.R.E- S.Kalibre
11. Days zZz's- CJ Fly
12. Skit: MadFlow
13. Sniper Scope feat Rustee Juxx - Jason Dean
14. Nothin' Alike- Ea$y Money
15. 1st Word To What Was Last Said - Prince Po & Oh No
16. Raponomics - Verbal Kent
17. Skit: King Kashmere IV from Strange U
18. Three's Company feat Tese Fever & Maria J- Erik Jerrod
19. Y'All Ready Know feat DJ Premier- Slaughterhouse
20. Dolph Lungren- Jesht X Strange U
21. The Set- Axel F (J.Rocc & M.E.D.)
22. Outro: MadFlow
23. Fin: Watch The Sound- DStyles
Hosted by MadFlow
Music videos mixed by Psykhomantus & Mr Dex
*Additional music productions by Adam Rock of Jazz Re:freshed
Edited, graded and mastered by Shepherd Manyika
Graphics by Glen Stone
VisionBombing 2014

VisionBombing.com

Monday, 17 November 2014

On The Q&A Tip with Junia-T




Psykhomantus: Welcome to the UK and to the Q&A tip. Before we start. Can you tells us who you are, what you do and tell us what you do?

Junia T: What's up y'all. The name is Junia-T and I'm an emcee/producer from Toronto.

Psykhomantus: When and how did you fall in love with Hip Hop?

​Junia T: I could say the music found me in the late 80s. When I first heard De La's 'Me Myself And I' everything changed for me.

Psykhomantus: What inspires you to write your rhymes and to make your beats

​Junia T: Living inspires me to make music. From the vibe that pushes me to write something to the tunnel vision I get when chopping a sample. What I went through that day surely brought me to a point needing to create.

Psykhomantus: Can you break it down to us and explain who are the featured artist on your album Eye See You?

​Junia T: While working on 'Eye See You' I was blessed to work with a league of talented artists. As far as the heads who added to the soundscape I had Marlon James (bass guitar) Octavio Santos (Trumpet) Kiercy Rand (Keys) HMLT (Keys). Voices on the tape are Little Simz, Emerson Brooks, pHoenix, LordQuest, Franc Grams, Jessie Reyez, Kemi, Tassnata, Yancy Deron & Lizzie Nightingale. Pretty heavy cast when you look at it. Surely was a big learning experience for me as a producer.

Psykhomantus: Can you tell us How long did it take to make the album Eye See You?

​Junia T: The project took about 2 years to make. A lot of living went in this body of work.


Psykhomantus: How did you feel when your first seen your video on VisionBombing?

​Junia T: Crazy feeling actually! I had never seen my video cut up or blended like that. Also the over blend is dope so I appreciated being in the mix.

Psykhomantus: Can you name one song you wish you written by another artist?

​Junia T: Kinky Reggae by Bob Marley

Psykhomantus: Can you name 5 producers you rate and why?

​Junia T: - Dilla - For many reasons but mainly for how diverse his sample selection was.
- Elaquent - The studder and lay back drums are too much!
- Madlib - He's a true selector. Has chunes mans dem just don't have.
-Slakah The Beatchild - All of his basslines are crazy.
-LordQuest - Always heavy with the drums

Psykhomantus: My favourite question (Me being a trouble maker) Is there a Rapper you feel that should just put the mic down?

​Junia T: Too many to mention.

Psykhomantus: Last question. What will we be expecting in the future from you?

​Junia T: More music and more music. There are no rules to this so don't expect me to follow any.


Junia-T ft. Kemikal - Sky Is Falling is featured in VisionBombing Season 2 | Episode 5

www.VisionBombing.com

Friday, 14 November 2014

"Valley Of Eric Lau's Sound" mixed by Psykhomantus



"Valley Of Eric Lau's Sound" mixed by Psykhomantus

It's been a while since I've made a mix for mixcloud, that being said with all the VisionBombing projects, Sneaker Festivals, resurfacing my Drunken Juggles projects, and doing gigs in between where do I find the time. Well! I wasn't really in a making a mixtape mood until I came across this Asian brother at the October VisionBombing Live gig at London's venue Silver Bullet.
Mr. Dex introduced me to the Asian man himself, it was Eric Lau. Me being me I didn't put the two together as I just looked at him as if he was just a normal dude who just came to vibe out at our gig that knew Dex. So I asked him what does he do, not realising that I've got half of this mans work on my computer and a few vinyls at home with his name on it. What's even worse, it clicked in my mind 3 days later on who he was (A Wah' Mi Dah Pon). Anyway, I started to dig out some of his stuff to clear my vision as I remembered asking him that night what stuff have you done. He did say that he's made some music for Hawk House, again silly me didn't acknowledge my two favourite joints from that group were produce by him (Shoot me now). After that, I was like, fuck it. I'm going to put a tribute mix together of Eric Lau. 
Why? Why the fuck not. Plus I feel that I owe it to the man. So if you've enjoyed my mixes of "The Cookie Soul Remixes", "Electric Relaxation Vol 1"
or "The Adventures Of DJ Jazzy Jeff" then you'll enjoy this.

"Valley Of Eric Lau's Sound" mixed by Psykhomantus is a tribute mix of Eric Lau's productions Which features Guilty Simpson, Gwen Bunn, Fatima, Hawk House, Kaidi Tatham, Olivier Daysoul, Rahel and Tawiah.




www.VisionBombing.Com

Sunday, 9 November 2014

On The Q&A Tip with Meeks




Psykhomantus: Welcome to VisionBombings Before we start this Q & A thing, just for the readers, can you tell us where your from and what do you do?

Meeks: I'm from handsworth birmingham west midlands
im a artist- musician/actor/director & promoter

P: When did you get into Hip Hop and How did you get into this rap game?

M: I've been into hip hop from the age of 10 years old or younger
ive been involed in the rap game professionally since 2003 but have always been doing it from a kid

P: What inspires you to write your songs?

M: I'm inspired by real life situations, my kids family, society, the struggle & life on a whole

P: I've always asked the question Name 5 MC's you rate, but it want to challenge that and ask which 5 UK artists do you rate and why?

M: 1.S-SQUAD ENT
2.Malik MD7
3.Big V
4.USG ENTERTAINMENT
5.UNDEWORLD
I LIKE ALL THESE UK ARTIST THERE UNDERATED & VERY TALENTED & HAVE OWN STYLE & IDENTENTY THEY PUT IN THE WORK CORRECTLY

P: You have a few materials out. Can you talk us though your Ep's to your album, who you worked with producers to featuring artists. Just a little idea of how your material was made.

M: Meeks myself & the EP - produced by Major, Soca Beatz, 4th Lord & Twin Pz, Urban Monk features Wiley, Ampichino, K Koke & Usg Ent, S-Squad Ent , Malik MD7, Big V, Lady Leshurr plus many more

Meeks The Ambassador album- produced by Major, Danman, Twin Pz, Pete Prince plus more featuring Ampichino, Lee Majors, Freeze, Big Jaz, Rich P, Italo Scarcha, Shade One, Fee Gozales, Onei, 4th Lord, Danman, Big V plus many more

I never rush music takes properly a year or more to round up a ep or album

P: How did you get into acting?

M: I got into acting on the strength of being in the award winning musical one day the movie 2008

P: Can you give me 3 Actors you respect and look up to?

M: Idris Elba, Samuel Jackson, Mekhi Phifer

P: If you could pick two other artists or group to go on a super tour with you who would they be?

M: Taylor Gang & Mobb Deep

P: Dangerous Question (Yes I'm a trouble maker Lol): Is there an Artist (any artist in the rap game) you feel that should just give it up?

M: No comment. Lol!

P: Last question. What will we be expecting in the future from you?

M: You can expect to see me in more films & feature on new music internationally & local

VISIONBOMBING EXCLUSIVE DEAD PREZ INTERVIEW

VB EXCLUSIVE DEAD PREZ INTERVIEW from VisionBombing on Vimeo.

VISIONBOMBING EXCLUSIVE DEAD PREZ INTERVIEW
at Jazz Cafe London.
Special Thanks to Caro Marshell.
Interviewed by Mr. Dex
Music mixed by Mr Dex
Edited, graded and mastered by Shepherd Manyika
Co Editor by Mr Dex
VisionBombing 2014

On The Q&A Tip with PiKaHsSo




On The Q&A Tip with PiKaHsSo

Psykhomantus: Before we start this, Pikahsso! can you tell us where you're from and what do you do?

PiKaHsSo: Im from Planet Jebulon by way of Dallas, Texas and I’m a BrainPhunkalist, Emcee, Video Director, Porn Star, Graphic Designer, Sheep Herder, Professional Wrestler, Anthropologist, Traffic Cop, Custodial Engineer, Brain Surgeon, Magician, Astronaut, Golfer, Truck Driver, Grocery Bagger, Rapper, Lawyer, Actor, Cashier, Slacker, Life Coach, Dentist, Belly Dancer, Fashion Mogul, Cow Milker, Lead French Fry Cook At McDowels, Carpenter, Trash Man, Security Guard, Pool Boy, Writter, Preacher, Judge, Mechanic, Crash Test Dummy, Landscaper, Babysitter, Pilot, and Weirdo

Psykhomantus: When did you get into Hip Hop and what age did you first touch the mic?

PiKaHsSo: When my momma & my step daddy took me to Washington DC when i was about 14 or 15 something like that i can’t remember exactly i went to a Islamic convention where Imam Warith Deen Muhammad was speaking i ran into this guy who we just so happened to be of a kindred spirit he showed me a place in the convention where they had a mic in a lil room that would play into the entire arena where everyone was sitting after i started beatboxing on that and we seen it made a lot of noise that was the day The American Weirdo was in his embryonic stages and was begging to be born. This lil dude could beatbox and everything i can’t even think of his name my momma had took a picture of me & him but my lil sister drew all over it with a crayon and ripped it up. Now i think about it thats sad she destroyed history but she had cute lil cheeks at the time so i forgive my lil sister Hanifah she didn’t mean no harm.

Psykhomantus: Can you tell us about some of your music products and who you've worked with?

PiKaHsSo: Man I’ve been apart of a lot of products and probably haven’t made over 500 dollars off all of them but truthfully i don’t care when i die at least i will be leaving the world some avante garde hiphop that one day blow up hopefully anyway here is some of the products I’ve released in no particular order i don’t feel like trying to think of when all this stuff came out besides the people reading this probably don’t care noway. PPT Tres Monos In Love, PiKaHsSo For Dummies 1.0, Dysphunkshunal 1995, PiKaHsSo The Best Of Clayface Jones, PPT Denglish, AwkQuarius Angela Davis, PiKaHsSo Faleyuh, AwkQuarius Let’s Hit The Town, PiKaHsSo For Dummies 2.0, AwkQuarius Whackwordz, PiKaHsSo Microphone, PiKaHsSo Jebruary, PiKaHsSo Dallas Mavericks Got The Verb, PiKaHsSo The Amercian Wierdo PiXTAPE, PPT You Know It’s Valentines, PPT It’s Christmas Time, PPT Rowdy Loud & Proud Dallas Mavs Theme Song, and so much more that i dont’ feel like typing it.

Ive worked with Poindexter aka Delon Crawford, Gugu Of Redrumm Recordz, Picnictyme of Erykah Badu Cannabinoids & producer Of Devin The Dude & more, Kasino Brown, Big Tonio, Juicy, Exxxpo Of Audio Sound Records, Rob Viktum, Ty Macklin Producer on Erykah Badu’s Baduizm, Kerav Shimone producer of Money Waters, Black Tie Dynasty, Bianca Rochell, Soul Wonder, Gylo, Cho The Golden Child, E-Rock Gylo, Missy Burton, Sivion, Bavu Blakes, & S1 aka Symbolyc One producer of Kanye West Power Beyonce Strange Fruit Project Rhymefest, Kabaal, Kimbo, Glen Reynolds of Chomsky, Tahiti, Bilal aka Antonion Hunnington, D-Style, Mojoe, Big J of the Clever Monkeys and this random whino that hangs out in front of 7 Eleven by my apartment.

Psykhomantus: You've also re dub Bill Cosby's "Fat Albert" making it into a Hip Hop comedy and using a lot of J Dilla productions as background music. Who came up with that crazy idea?

PiKaHsSo: On the cool Tahiti came up with that idea after we was in this popular rap group down here in Dallas called PPT everyone started treating us like we had rabies or we was the old rappers in the plastic bubble, so we said hey man i can look at these dudes in they eyes and tell they think we are old washed up & done lets do something to trip the whole world out. So i took Leave iT To Beaver old episodes and redid it and Snuggles The Fabric Softner Bear and made it as vulgar, raw and offensive as i possibly could. Then Tahiti sends me Fat Albert Episode 0 Prince Fat Albert Where He had the Fat Albert Character talking with British faux English accents i was like man thats funny as hell then he send me Fat Albert Episode 1 Who Shot Mudfoot & it was raw, polarizing, offensive, avante garde, insane and dope i was like wow thats so damn ill. I thought it was doper than my silly Leave It To Beaver & Snuggles The Fabric Softner idea somehow my boy Bavu Blakes tells me about Twitter and that i should start a account to get it out to a lot of people so i start my @PiKaHsSo twitter account and i blast out that Fat Albert Who Shot Mudfoot Epidsode The One & Only Erykah Badu see’s it and starts talking about it then Questlove of The Roots sees its then it just got so damn crazy over night my God. Honestly i looked in my inbox and i had bout 300 to 400 followers on twitter over night and people was calling me talking like Fat Albert Laughing and stuff and asking me how did i get on Worldstarhiphop.com I’m like i didn’t do that that Fat Albert N The Hood caused internet mayhem and its all because Bavu telling me to start a twitter, Erykah Badu talking bout and Questlove giving us a cosign saying we are giving the Boondox a lil competition. We had no idea that lil parody was gone do that to this day people come up to me quoting the lines and asking me about the J DiLLA Beats in the Backgrounds me & Tahiti are some Dilla Heads so we did that to pay homage to him. We even premiered The New Slum Village feat Marsha Ambrosia on one of The Episodes they had a manager named Scrap Dirty who turned them on to us & he had us saying man peep the new Slum Village i get bubbles in my stomach thinking of all the media attention we got from that silly stuff me & Tahit did just being dumb. And no Bill Cosby has not chin checked us yet everyone asks me that all the damn time.

Psykhomantus: What inspires you to write your rhymes?

PiKaHsSo: What inspires me to write rhymes Allah, Women, relationships, dope beats, my medulla oblongata, Sour Patch Kids, Grape Welches, Doritos, Fried Fish and My Momma Catherine Moore from Aberdeen Missippi i love her to death.

Psykhomantus: What do you class as the golden era for rap music. Late 80's or Early 90's?

PiKaHsSo: I think the late 80s up until about 95 is a golden era them moments in hiphop will never be able to be redun again it was so magical thinking about it puts a smile on my soul

Psykhomantus: Can you name 5 emcee's you rate and why?

PiKaHsSo: 1. Ras Kass so ill with his word play

2. Big Daddy Kane sick flow style and fashion sense

3. The D.O.C. one of the most influential emcees in hiphop ever and he’s from West Dallas, Texas

4. Pharaoh Monch this dude is not human the things he does with his voice is magical

5. Busta Rhyme is a beast a performer so damn skillful & entertaining as hell

Psykhomantus: Can you remember your favourite performance and is there a performance that you've done and said to yourself that you could of done that better?

PiKaHsSo: My favorite performance is performing in front all those people at a Dallas Mavericks game being on the Jumbo Tron and getting interviewed by legendary sports caster Chris Arnold in the middle of a stadium of thousands upon thousands of screaming fan. Truthfully i got to thank Mark Cuban for making all that happen i remember chilling with him at the radio station and coming down stairs after the interview with the city knowing my name. Kids new us we did interviews on all the news networks, was featured on NBA.com our video getting played man thank u Mark Cuban & Paul Monore of The Dallas Mavericks. Alan Cohen Of Texasgigs.com for making that happen y’all changed my life & i will forever thank y’all for that.

Psykhomantus: Dangerous Question Is there an Rapper you feel that should just give it up?

PiKaHsSo: Dangerous Question hmmm honestly as crazy and zany as i may appear i hate to be cruel, mean, hurtful to someone or they dreams its not that im scared to say someones names its just that when i die i would hate to be like wow i said some hateful stuff they may make someone feel bad about they music. Yes its rappers out there who’s music i don’t like like its a lot of rappers who don’t like mines but to tell someone to give up just aint me because its something out there for everyone. To be honest some people have gotten mad at me because i think Drake is a dope rhyme spitter like its something wrong with thinking he can rap cause he can. But nobody should give up cause someone tells you to that makes me wanna do it more & i like to meet the person who can tell me i can’t

Psykhomantus: Last question. What will we be expecting in the future from you?

PiKaHsSo: Im the newest edition to this dope new independent label called ASR aka Audio Sound Records owned & operated by Big J Of The Clever Monkeys from Dallas, Texas by way of Houston Texas & super producer Exxxpo from Amsterdam i had just went thru a serious depression in September from something i choose to keep to myself one day on September 17th the same day i had a life changing negative event occur Big J Hits Me up the same day to be on the label its so crazy how God works im a very private guy so i been knowing bout this i just never mentioned this on Facebook but I’m giving y’all the scoop they are really behind me got me with the new ill recording equipment and working with one of the dopest producers I’ve heard in my life can’t say the name now but you’ll see. I let this cat out the bag the 1st single is called #CLAYFACE & it is nuts i hope everyone likes it.

Im still doing my Verbadelyck Records with my buddy my boy and best friend Marcellus Suber Of Timewarped Studios we bout to release all kinds of new crazy videos and visuals my latest should be out by November 4th 2014 called #FDFMN once you see it you will know what that Acronym stands for.

Im bout to redo my site PiKaHsSo.com / Verbadelyck.com and make it more user friendly with more of my product, T Shirts & merchandise on sell from there.

Bout to get this ill promo vehicle won’t say the name of it because i don’t won’t people biting the idea but when its done i will be taking photos of it.

Man in closing thank u to everyone who supports me i most definitely appreciate it and thank u to the entire Visionbombing camp for showing me love on yalls video mix show & site i truly appreciate that from the bottom of my heart straight up. Im bout to go to bed PiKy is sleepy

On The Q&A Tip with Oxygen




On The Q&A Tip with... Oxygen

Psykhomantus: Welcome to the Q&A tip. Before I hit you off with the 10 Q's. Can you tell us where you're from and what do you do?

Oxygen: Peace! The name is Oxygen (aka Ox The Architect or MC Just Divine) hailing from Long Island, NY. I'm a recording artist (MC), DJ, crate digger & vinyl collector, producer, and preserver of the Hip Hop culture.

P: As Sanaa Lathan would say in the movie "Brown Sugar", When did you fall in love with Hip Hop?

O: The moment I heard the first funky drum break from my mother playing her gospel LP's back in the early 70's and the feeling that gave me, I knew something was happening inside. Hip Hop in my experience has never been just a label or title. It has always been a feeling. An emotional connection.

P: What inspires you to write your rhymes?

O: Many things. Going back to that reference of a connection, it usually comes from the beat first. The words just take form from there. Experience, simple conversations and building with other like minds is inspiration too.

P: Can you break it down to us and explain who is/what is...

A) Vinyl enthusiast

b) Verbal Tech

C) Soundsci

D) SPOX PhD (with DJ Spinna)

E) The Rampagers

F) Vinyl Veterans

G) Chemical Breakdowns

O:A) Vinyl enthusiast - Anyone who has a deep passion and gets a high from collecting records the old fashioned way: diggin' !

b) Verbal Tech -(Short for Verbal Technician). My way of saying "emcee".

C) Soundsci - One of the groups I record music with. Three American emcees (Audessey, UGeorge & myself), two main producers from the UK (Jonny Cuba & Ollie Teeba aka The Process), and one DJ (Ollie Teeba).

D) SPOX PhD (with DJ Spinna) - Another group I'm part of. Two man team of DJ Spinna and myself, Oxygen.

E) The Rampagers - ANOTHER group I'm part of!!! Yes...I'm all over the place. Three American emcees (Emskee, Phill Most Chill & myself), and DJ/producer Jorun Bombay out of Canada.

F) Vinyl Veterans - International crew of "vinyl enthusiasts" from all across the globe, mostly concentrated in England.

G) Chemical Breakdowns - My old radio show that ran from 2004-2007 on 90.1 WUSB at the University of Stony Brook (Long Island). More recently, Chemical Breakdowns has returned as a segment with Vinyl Veterans Radio. Same formula as my original show. Just a shorter version.

P: Can you tell us where around the world you've been and which one of your shows has been your favourite?

O: I've been to and performed in Germany (Dresden), Netherlands (Zwolle), all over the UK, Scotland & Wales in various cities. Toured down in Miami back in the early 1990's with reggae artists Dennis Brown, John Holt & others, and a ton of spots throughout NYC & New Jersey. I can't even say one show was any more of a favorite over another at this point. They all have a different flavor. Each one (even the bad ones) hold a special place.

P: Is there been a performance that you've done and said to yourself that you could of done that better?

O: Oh man, PLENTY of them! hahaha One in particular was the show in Dresden. I was one of the openers for Public Enemy, and this was coming off the heels of Sputnik Brown so I was a bit rusty as it was rocking solo. But I didn't have a DJ which is a no-no for me, AND my show CD had skipped when the act before me was breaking down their equipment on stage. It was frightening because that place was jammed packed. It was my first international show too and I wanted to make a good first impression. In the end, it turned out OK but I always said if I had ONE show I'd do over, it'll be that one for sure.

P: Can you name one song you wish you written?

O: "No Competition" from Rakim. That's a lyrical masterpiece to me.

P: As your known to be a vinyl junkie Can you name 5 beat diggers you rate and why?

O: My brother Cut Wizard Albee, Gene Brown from North Carolina, my man Rolieo, Kid Dyno out in London, and Gensu Dean down in Dallas. Why? Because these are all heads that I've gone diggin' with and I KNOW physically get out there and get their hands dirty. Not taking anything away from eDiggers that strictly dig online, but there's a greater appreciation I hold for those of us who still make time to hit up spots. Honorable mention to all my other heads I've been out there in the field with.

P: My favourite question (Me being a trouble maker) Is there an Rapper you feel that should just put the mic down?

O: Not really. I once considered myself a VERY horrible rapper at one point, but I practiced enough where I can tolerate listening to my own rhymes. haha That being said, everyone has the potential for improvement and putting the mic down won't get it done. Now there's a good hundred or more who should stop RECORDING for a while until they improve! This rap thing is wild though. Even the ones WE may consider the worst have a following who connects with them on some level.

P: Last question. What will we be expecting in the future from you?

O: I'll keep on recording music as long as the people seem to enjoy what I do. Lookout for more Soundsci material, I have several features on deck about to drop. Hopefully get this SPOX PhD project with Spinna in the bag. I'm also putting together a solo LP also under my first emcee name, Just Divine. Working on production teamed up with my man Audessey, which together we're called Masterminds In Effect. The return of Chemical Breakdowns with the Vinyl Veterans Radio situation. Hopefully a lot more DJ'ing and touring around the world. I have a goal to get back to my art work too. I'd like to tighten up my skills as a commercial artist. That's about it for now. Thank you for having me, sir! I truly appreciate it.

VISIONBOMBING SEASON 2: EPISODE 5

VB SEASON 2: EPISODE 5 from VisionBombing on Vimeo.

VisionBombing Season 2 | Episode 5

1. Theme
2. Intro- MadFlow*
3. The Problem- 7evenThirty
4. U Looz- PRhyme (DJ Premier & Royce 5'9")
5. Never Die- Madchild
6. Barry Bonds feat Robi Nickoli- Bootha Vandross
7. Skit- Klashnekoff*
8. Crip Walkin' On The Nightingale Floor feat. Subzy- OthaSoul
9. Rumble- Blitz The Ambassador
10. 2 Turntables And A Mic- Ed OG
11. Christ Conscious- Joey Bada$
12. Skit- MadFlow*
13. Not Listening- J Live
14. Slang To Ya Brain- Dubbul O
15. Who Knows feat Gabriel Garzon-Montano- Quincy Vidal
16. Sunset ll- Shawn Chrystopher
17. Skit- Rawkas Da Rapper*
18. Sky Is Falling feat Kemikal- Junia-T
19. Diablo - Mac Miller
20. Humble Pi - Apollo Brown & Ras Kass
21. Galore- HaLo
22. Outro- MadFlow*
23. Fin- Psykhomantus at The Hub

Hosted by MadFlow
Music videos mixed by Psykhomantus & Mr Dex
*Additional music productions by Adam Rock of Jazz Re:freshed
Edited, graded and mastered by Shepherd Manyika
Graphics by Glen Stone
VisionBombing 2014

On The Q&A Tip with Enji




On The Q&A Tip with Enji

Psykhomantus: Before we get things started, can you tell us where youre from and what do you do? Just for the readers to know the deal.


Enji: Parents from Ghana, born a Londoner, currently in North. What do I do??  I’m a Philosophizing Gentleman Pimp in Denial, tryna purge myself through the medium of Rhythm And Poetry..

P: I met you thought the music collective group 3rd Stream. How did you all meet, and how did and get down to being a member?

E: The short version: I met Dziko through a good friend, he took me to a jam session at Son of Dan’s house and here we are today. It was both times a case of us listening to each others music and feeling it enough to want to collaborate, which for me was a big honour based on the extent or standard of 3rd Stream’s talent. They all produce insanely well with individual specialities or sounds, topped with Dziko’s singing, Kenny Dust’s rapping and Son of Dan’s concepts and ideas. It’s crazy.
So yeah, when S o D proposed the whole 3rd Stream concept I was like yep!

P: What inspires you to write your songs?

E: I love to do it is the first point of inspiration. I like the challenge of the whole process, coming up with a concept, hook, verses, practicing, recording and liking the finished product. The concepts are inspired by everything. I might be listening to a track and just the feeling it’s giving me makes me wanna write something equally moving. Sometimes I just want to give my own prospective to a given topic. It basically serves as a form of therapy.

P: I've played some of your music at my Brazilika nights. How do you feel after hearing the Your songs played in a club. Can you explaining the feeling it gives you?

E: It’s a few things, it’s strange in the sense that I can’t listen to my music from a non critical viewpoint, so it feels awkward, but at the same time seeing somebody or people enjoying or appreciating my song is amazing to me. I think more so because I am extra critical of my own work. The feeling I get is the same as that point where you’re just about to kiss that girl you thought was way out of your league and she’s not drunk she’s on it as much as you, or when she stops kissing you looks into your eyes and says “I’ll be right back”. It’s a bit of anxiety and excitement, like “That’s my Sh!t,”, which is the This is actually happening.. alongside “what if they don’t get it” which is the “What if my moves aint good enough.. “. For the record, they always are in excess of expectation, and beyond good enough.. I’m just saying.

P: Your no stranger to performing on stage now. Which performance can you say is your favourite?

E: I can still remember them all so I’m in no way a master of performing yet either, but my favourite, I have favourites for different reasons. We did a Brazilika at Charlie Wrights that was significant for me because it was the first of the 3rd Streams outings.. and in terms of number one performance, I recently went to perform a short set at a high calibre open mic night, when the host found out I was rapping she told me to keep it to one song. Tough host, tough crowd, I went up and apparently killed it with the one song and got to complete the set. Plus I was backed by a live band.. I love performing with live instruments.

P: Is there a performance that you've done and said to yourself that you could of done that better?

E: That’s every show, I’m rarely disappointed but I always look back at footage pick out what to work on.

P: If you could pick two other artists or group to go on a super tour with you who would they be?

E: The Roots.. For the Band for the experience and for the music, and for the chance to perform with some of the artists they might bring out depending on the location. There are so many it’s hard to pick one but I like watching artist perform who look as though they love what they’re doing.. and do it well.. so for that reason I’d have to say Red and Meth..

P: Rap Questions? What's your definition of the Golden Era for rap music, which has been your favourite time. 80's, 90's or 00's?

E: My definition of the golden era would be the nineties based on my take of the so called mainstream hip hop artists up until then were likely to have more to say than just money guns bitches, there was a theme of empowerment and self respect. But that’s the only reason.. I don’t think that fact makes rap today any less, Mohamed Ali said in a Parkinson interview that nature hides it’s valuable things, precious stones and metals have to be sought out, and likewise for the best quality hip hop you have to dig around for it..

P: Dangerous Question: Is there an Artist (any artist in the rap game)you feel that should just give it up?

E: I never think anyone should give up I think everyone should be realistic and try harder, build or grow.. So with that in mind I say no. But I do wish some artists would give up or just stop catering to the existing mainstream ethos, some who are clearly gifted but promoting bullsh@t, and then the others that lack talent and sense I wish they would quit but I’d never tell anyone to quit. And I aint saying any names..

P: Last question. What will we be expecting in the future from you?

E: More good music, more conceptual music, more empowering music crafted for a main stream audience. I’ve just finished a reggae/dub project that should be released in Jan 2015.

Right now I’m working on the Enji El Album, “Cardigans and Suede Trainers”, between now then I’ll be collaborating on eps and upping my stage game and internet presence.

Mantus thanks man..

On The Q&A Tip with... Dama Nilz


Psykhomantus: Welcome to VisionBombings Before we start this, just for the readers, can you tell us who you are, where you're from and what do you do?

Dama Nilz: I'm Dama Nilz, from Brooklyn NY... I'm a rapper, songwriter, singer, producer, director and audio geek. Also a freelance stage hand. Many hats but the one I wear the most is artist.

P: When did you get into this culture called Hip Hop and what made you take part of one of its elements (The Mic)

D: I got into hip hop when I was about 13... After going through a punk rock time period where I started a band, I started getting more into writing lyrics at about 16 and decided to take part in it full time when I realized that I'm better than average at about 17.

P: Your style is kinda like a girl gone wild but on the mic, meaning your out there, all fun, what you see is what you get and also witty with the word play. What inspires you to write your songs?

D: That's always a tough question because honestly I am just a vessel that some mysterious rap god (probably biggie) uses to lay songs down. When I hear a beat that gets me, the song writes itself I don't even feel present. A lot of it is not well thought out and freestyled like Casa Blanca. I used to think about my lyrics a lot more and I think that stifled the actual creativity.

P: Can you tell us about some of your music products and who you've worked with starting with your latest CD "Black Couch", to "Hell Bound, Heaven Sent" and "The Wrath Of Mother Nature"?

D: Black Couch is the love child of me and super-producer 4Dolo. Casa Blanca was the only song that was produced by Soze, who I can never NOT involve In a project. But from the very beginning, since I first fell in love with Trap and EDM , me and 4Dolo worked on every song start to finish and it was fun as hell. Count Bluntas was the engineer and a crucial part of why it sounds so crispy. "Get me there" features MichealAngelo and Charles Carter, two incredible singers, and rap verse features my Golden Goonz brother F-Dub (Tussie Bwa) and 4Dolo (Black Couch single) "Hell Bound Heaven Sent" was produced by myself and Soze and featured my childhood homie M-Geez... And "Wrath..." was mostly produced by Nick Jackelson from Staten Island, with some songs by Soze and Incite. That was when I was a baby rap goblin chewin other rappers faces off! Still am ...

P: Which other MC's do you rate in this game right now. Can you give us 5 MC's that your feeling in rap.

D: I'm lovin everything Young Thug droppin, Nicki Minaj always killin it, I truly believe she's the best rapper from NY on the charts right now, Your Old Droog is a dope lyricist... It's hard to name 5 cause I don't really listen to that much rap I like a lot of the hits but that's not a solid tell on whether or not I like the MC... I be listening to Elmore James one day and Future the next it's an eclectic mix.. But i love that Migos shit too (Momma!!)

P: You've performed off and on with ZEPS who is also from Brooklyn. How did you both meet?

D: We are both from the neighborhood (Brighton Beach) I used to chill with him on his moms terrace and freestyle he was the first person in the game to believe in me and push me to freestyle, first person to put me on shows and tours. I owe him 2 life debts.

P: Where outside of the U.S. have you performed?

D: Norway, the UK and Amsterdam.

P: If you could pick two other artists or groups to go on a super tour with you who would they be?

D: At this point a tour with Flatbush Zombies or ASAP mob would make sense, I was talkin to BKLYN Stickup about throwing together an indie tour, or something like Taylor Gang cause we can exchange all types of loud. And Wallpaper because honestly they All types of inspired me for Black Couch.

P: Dangerous Question (Yes I'm a trouble maker Lol): Is there an Rapper you feel that should just give it up?

D: All the Facebook rappers that hate on everything in the industry and can't let go of the 90's should give it up. And by "it" I mean life. Hang urself off a shower rod. And any rapper that tries to get fame through reAlity shows like Love and Hip Hop and instead of working on they craft they beefin for publicity. But they are probably gonna give it up anyway , any serious artist doesn't do that to themselves.

P: Last question. What will we be expecting in the future from you?

D: Future Dama says it will be World Dama Nation and all the DamaNators will rise to glory. Also the Work number video will be dropping next month, and the follow up album to Black Couch is dropping shortly after. Much love to You guys for this interview

On The Q&A Tip with Kimba (of Union Blak)


On The Q&A Tip with Kimba

Psykhomantus: Can you introduce yourself, tell us where your from and what do you do? Just for the readers to know the deal.

Kimba: Peace Peace I’m Kimba aka The Kernel an emcee, writer, and businessman, one half of the rap group Union Blak. I’m originally from Trenton, New Jersey, lived in Kentucky, now living London.

Psykhomantus: When and what year did you get into Hip Hop?

K: I started rhyming in ‘97’ , started recording in ‘99’. I got into hip hop off Ghostface’s All That Got Is You, Nas’ If I Ruled The World, The Roots’ What They Do, BlackStar, Canibus, & Common.

P: What inspires you to write your rhymes?

K: I’m inspired to rhyme by the idea that I could contribute to somebody’s life by saying something intelligent, artistic, heartfelt, & God inspired.

P: I met you thought Sir Williams, your work mate from Union Blak, how did you two meet, and how did Union Blak start?

K: We met through myspace in like ‘06’. We did a few songs. Then a few others. The chemistry was good. So a few songs turned into a catalog of songs that could be used for an album.

P: How did you feel after hearing the Blak Friday sampler I mixed together?

K: When any DJ you respect supports your work & acknowledges it as being nice it gives you a real boost. And that’s exactly what your sampler did. To hear a reputable dj cutting up & getting busy on your records is a great honor. So we really appreciated that.

P: Is there a performance that you've done and said to yourself that you could of done that better?

K: There are several performances I know I could’ve done better in. But Boom Bap Festival 2013 is one I definitely would have liked to have done better.

P: If you could pick two other groups or artist to go on a super tour with you who would they be?

K: Two groups or artists I’d tour with would be The Roots & Common.

P: Name 5 rap duo's you think is a perfect match?

K: Five rap duo’s I think are perfectly matched are:
1. Red & Meth
2. M.O.P
3. Pete & C.L.
4. Gangstarr
5. Mos Def & Kweli
6. Mobb Deep
7. EPMD

P: Dangerous Question: Is there an MC you feel that should just give it up.

K: Nah I don’t really look at emcees like they should give it up. I see it as they just need more time to develop or a better sense of direction.

P: Last question. What will we be expecting in the future from you?

K: From me in the future people can expect Union Blak’s next album Street English.


VISIONBOMBING SEASON 2: EPISODE 4

VB SEASON 2: EPISODE 4 from VisionBombing on Vimeo.

VisionBombing Season 2 Episode 4

1. Theme
2. Intro- MadFlow*
3. Turn Em On feat Crooked I, Skyzoo & Tito,Lopez- Passport Gift
4. The Returners - Random & Phill Harmonix
5. Your Loss feat Anesha- Locksmith
6. Easy Rider- Action Bronson
7. Skit- Statik Selektah*
8. 187- M.O.P.
9. No Ends feat Adrian Lau & Wati Heru- Dyme A Duzin
10. Microphone (I Am)- PiKaHsSo
11. Pork Pig- Logic
12. Skit- MadFlow*
13. Just Begun feat Raz Fresco-Buckshot & P-Money
14. Carry On feat Joey Bada$ & Freddie Gibbs- Statik Selektah
15. Darlin' feat Choosey- Dag Savage
16. After Laughter- Dynasty
17. Skit- Joey Bada$*
18. Ghetto Superhero- Souls Of Mischief
19. Calm Down feat Eminem- Busta Rhymes
20. Bam Bam- Chelsea Reject
21. The Look Of Love- The Red Gold & Green Machine
22. Outro- MadFlow*
23. Fin- DJ Phase
Hosted by MadFlow
Music videos mixed by Psykhomantus & Mr Dex
*Additional music productions by Adam Rock of Jazz Re:freshed
Edited, graded and mastered by Shepherd Manyika
Graphics by Glen Stone
VisionBombing 2014

visionbombing.com

On The Q&A Tip with Sir Williams (from Union Blk)




On The Q&A Tip with Sir Williams

Psykhomantus: Okay, first thing first. Can you introduce yourself, tell us where your from and what do you do?

Sir Williams: My name is Sir Williams, i'm a music producer specialising in HipHop & i'm from Birmingham UK


P: When did you get into producing?

SW: I started producing around 2005 - 2007, I did a simple 12 week course in midi from there I was hooked.


P: So what are your main tools when your making a beat. What do you use?

SW: My ears & mind is the real answer, but I suppose your looking for a typical answer?MPC, Mascine, FL studio, Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Recycle, Ableton it depends on what approach i'm using & what i feel like using on the day. I wish could find one program that matches my work flow. ** laughs**

P: Most Hip Hop producers like to use the Akai MPC but Technology has advance and you can do it all off your computer. Do keep up with what's new or do you stick with the same methods your use too?

SW: Yes I am open to new software and methods that being said, I think it’s better to stick to one piece of equipment / Software and learn it inside out.


P: Name one classic song a producer made you wished you produced?

SW: It’s a very simple track….. but Rakim - The Saga Begins (Pete Rock produced) when 1st heard that track. Wow!!! that baseline……. & dem drums….. sheeeeesh!!!. I can hear the jamacian inflefuce in that beat maybe that's why i’m so attracted to it , I can almost do my one foot skank to it!


P: Is there a track that you've made and already put out and said to yourself that you could of done that better?

SW: Yes all of them. **laughs** i'm a perfectionist so I it comes with the territory. Mainly mixing issues.

P: Name 5 Rappers that you would like to produce a beat for?

SW: Phonte
Jay-Z
Busta
Common
Bilal

P: Name 5 producers that you rate and why?

SW: Dj Premier - I like he's predictability, the way he chops his samples, his quantisation, he’s very neat - he’s a soulful machine.

Pete Rock - The soul, his creativity when using samples, he always seem to draw from other records (samples) to complete his beats, Something I’d like to do more of - i’m too lazy.

Teddy Riley - Chords Chords Chords I love those jazzy / gospel chords they always melt me, he’s a very intricate producer - he loves lots & lots of layers, his mixes are very sharp & again he's very neat.

Early Todd Edwards - again like Dj Premier, His predictability, I love his sampling technique (very rare & hard to replicate) love his melodies.

Jay Dee - The 1 of 1 - the ‘ The Why?' could go on for days. 5 is too short of a list - there’s plenty more a could list

P: Dangerous Question: Is there a producer you feel that should give it up.

SW: To be honest - i only listen to what i like, I don’t pay much attention to what others are doing, also producing is something you can get better at with time.

P: Last question. What will we be expecting in the future from you?

SW: Alot more music, top of the list my 1st focus is Union Blak's 2nd album (Street English) through Effiscienz records which is set to drop 1st qtr 2015. Big Record!!! it’s Soulful, it’s street, crafted beautifully, it’s a nostalgic adventure!!

On The Q&A Tip with Askem




Psykhomantus: Okay, first thing I wanna say is you've got some dope skills with the art work. My first question is where are you from and what you do for a living?

Askem: I am from London and am a full time artist.

P: When did you get into art. What or who was your first take on this skill that made you want to take part?

A: Always interested in art but really took it up as a serious career 2 years ago

P: Judging by your work, it's safe to say that you are really into the Hip Hop culture. When did first get into the culture?

A: Around 1984 listening to likes of cold crush brothers, furious five main influence was/is Public Enemy


P: Most Hip Hop artists or groups have cool logos that fit their image. Can you name 5 Rap Artist/Group logos that you rate and why?

A: Thats a hard one as I am bias so I would only mention 2 1st being Public Enemy -logo epitomizes the b boy culture and also makes powerful political statement 2ns being Zulu nation logo as it signifies a great deal of unity and oneness
P: If you could redesign an album cover, which one would it be?

A: yo bum rush the show Public Enemy

P: What would you say is your best work?

A: Work I enjoy the most I would say is the public enemy pieces I have done,for technical ability maybe Gil Scott Heron piece or RZA

P: Is there a art work that you've done and said to yourself that you could of done that better?

A: Always!! I am critical of everything I do and always think there is room for improvement, a piece of work could be endless if you allow it to,it is about just having that point in your mind though where you go 'done'

P: Name 5 artists whose deadly with the art skills that you rate and why?

A: For me there is only 3 that I hold in esteem
Dali` - for me an artist who's work can take you on a complete journey of the mind through, an unparalleled artist
Herge`- Creator of Tin Tin, exciting and iconic work that was major influence on me as a child
Warhol- Influenced by more the man than the work, Warhol's ability to produce en mass is what strikes me most, the sheer volume of work is something to aspire to

P: Dangerous Question: Is there an artist you feel is wack with the pen?

A: Art is a gift so I wouldn't put any artist on blast, I think it is about the intention more than the skill. if you have the right intentions as an artist and respect the craft I think that counts for a lot, those who don't are not worth mentioning


P: Last question. What will we be expecting in the future from you?

A: Some very exciting projects with some Hip Hop gods, and the continued visual embodiment of Hip Hop itself.

Check out more of Askem art work on at www.a5kem.com

On The Q&A Tip with... Arise King David


On The Q&A Tip with... Arise King David

Psykhomantus: Okay, so first question. Just for the readers to know who you are, Tell us where your from and what you do for a living in Hip Hop?

Arise King David: Im a Ghanaian, born and raised in South London. In Hip Hop Im an MC and producer


P: When did you get into Hip Hop. What or who was your first take on this culture that made you want to take part?


AKD: Early 90's after watching Da Mystery of Chessboxin video I felt Hip Hop had a home for me. I was already listening to rap music, I love kung fu flicks too so when I saw how they put it together I got excited. Their creativity struck a chord with me.
As far as the culture as a whole is concerned its hard for me to pinpoint the exact moment I got into Hip Hop. I remember watching the film Breakin, and dancing in front of the TV trying to copy Turbo's moves. I loved the music the dancing the imagery the whole thing, the culture had me from then I guess.


P: Is there any other music genres you do like besides Rap music?

AKD: I listen to all sorts as long is it sounds good to me. DnB, Soul, Funk, Reggae etc etc.

P: Who helped you put your projects "Free Music" and "Between Projects" together?

AKD: I put the Free Music LP together myself. I sourced a few beats from some big boy producers such as Chairman Maf, DJ Slademan, Kosyne and more. The rest of the LP is self produced. I also collaborated with the likes of Skriblah Dan Gogh, Imam Thug, Tommy Bunnz etc., I'm not going to say the whole track listing here so download the LP from www.arisekingdavid.com for more info (nudge nudge). I did the mixing and mastering, and I worked with a manga artist by the name of Dr Vee to develop the artwork and Free Music comic strip.
The Between Projects mixtape was a mix of tracks I had done as one off’s, and some that didn't make the Free Music LP, I also recorded a few tracks specifically for the mixtape. It was recorded over a mixture of beats already out there, some self produced and a couple from Kosyne and DJ Slademan. Mr. Dex sprinkled his magic over the whole thing with track arrangement and mixing that really brought the project to life. You can also download Between Projects from www.arisekingdavid.com


P: How did you hook up with New York rapper A.G. From D.I.T.C and Australia producer Deepstar?

AKD: I firstly hooked up with Deepstar over the internet through Conspiracy Worldwide Radio's beta social networking site. He saw my profile with some of my tracks and links to 'Free Music'. He hit me up and basically told me he was feeling my work, he was working with various artists and asked if I would feature on one of his tracks with Tragedy Khadafi, Nutso and DJ Rob Swift, obviously I was like 'Hell Yeah' We then worked on a couple more tracks until we decided lets turn this into a full LP, its called 'Universal Language', coming soon. His beats are banging and we clicked so it was a no brainer.
I hooked up with AG online too, I got his contacts from twitter and told him about the project with Deepstar, I sent him some of my previous work as an introduction, he was feeling it and was down to collaborate, just like that. The next thing I know, Im flying over to the Bronx to record a music video with him. It was a great experience. He was very hospitable, showed me around the projects where he grew up and I could see how well respected he is in the community.


P: If you did a world tour, which other two artists would you bring with you?

AKD: Tough one. My boy Nightpro and KRS ONE.

P: Is there a performance that you've done and said to yourself that you could of done that better?

AKD: Oh yes indeed. One in particular springs to mind a few years back at the Xmas Xtravaganza in West London. I had a live band with me who were dope, rehearsals went really well. Basically, on the night due to unforeseen circumstances I ended up running around helping out as a sound engineer as it was my boys event. As a result, I didn't have my head in the performance and it showed.

P: Name 5 Emcee's that you rate and why?

AKD: Ok so in no particular order and not necessarily representing my Top 5 emcee's of all time.
Bustah Rhymes - Crazy untouchable flow.
Skriblah - flow and content.
Nas - flow and content.
Big L - crazy flow, content, story telling.
Ghostface - Flow, wordplay consistency.



P: The Dangerous Question: If you had the power to remove one MC from this rap game, who would it be?

AKD: Hahaaaa! Good one, Drake, or doesn't he count?


P: Last question. What will we be expecting in the future from you?

AKD: The Universal Language LP is imminent, then I'm working on an EP with Cyclonious then another solo project. More goodness, more Hip Hop.

VISIONBOMBING SEASON 2: EPISODE 3 (Summer Madness Edition)

VB SEASON 2: EPISODE 3 (Summer Madness Edition) from VisionBombing on Vimeo.

1. Theme
2. Intro- MadFlow*
3. House Slippers (The Operator Emz Mondays Remix)- Joell Ortiz
4. Naked City feat A.G.- MC Melodee
5. Dephacation- Awon & Dephlow
6. Darkness- NehruvianDOOM
7. Skit- Kirk Knight*
8. The Remedy feat DJ Chris Kearns- Raashan Ahmad
9. Dreamers feat Fashawn- Epidemic
10. Mic Check & FTS feat K-Llejero- Big Cakes
11. 3 : 16 - CyHi The Prince
12. Skit- MadFlow*
13. THC [The Hipsters Came]- ZEPS & Eturnal Suarez
14. My Ghetto feat Termanology- Chris Rivers
15. Dredd- Iron Braydz
16. Can't Help But Sing Along- TrueMendous
17. Skit- I Am Many*
18. Yasiin Bey- Copywrite
19. Spin Cycle- Vic Spencer
20. Some Chill Sh*t- B-Nice
21. Supreme Cerebral feat Tristate, Banish Habitual & InDJnous- Forbidden Cloth
22. Outro- MadFlow*
23. Fin- DJ Woody Random Record Challenge
Hosted by MadFlow
Music videos mixed by Psykhomantus & Mr. Dex
*Additional music productions by Adam Rock of Jazz Re:freshed
Edited, graded and mastered by Shepard Manyika
Logo Image by Glen Stone
VisionBombing 2014

visionbombing.com

On Tha Q&A Tip With Awon



Psykhomantus: So my first question is, where are you from?

Awon: I'm from Newport News, Virginia via Brooklyn, NewYork

P: Where did you both meet and when did you both start working together?

A: I met Dephlow at a Nas event held at Hampton University during the first Obama Campaign. He gave me a cd, I listened and knew I would work with him at some capacity. Soon after he shot and directed my first video, Bell Rock with Bats & Hammers out of the Rotterdam for thewordisbond.com after that we remained in close contact doing videos and working on music sporadically. Then came Golden Era, the collaborations on that album had so much chemistry I thought it would be a good idea to make an LP come into Fruition.

P: How long did it take to make the album "Dephacation"

A: It took about 6 months because I was recording another LP at the time, but I think it went smoothly!


P: I see that Phoniks produced the whole album except the for the track "Lights Off". Who is Phoniks, and what can you tell us about him?

A: Phoniks is a machine from Portland, Maine. I have never met anyone with his work ethic or drive. He is the glue that keeps this whole vibe together. Someone to watch over the next decade. His contributions to Hip hop will be monumental.

P: You also release a special limited edition vinyl version of the album. Are you both heavy vinyl collectors?

A: I do collect vinyl, mainly soul and jazz, but having my own releases on wax has got me into underground Hip Hop on wax now.

P: To me, DJ's nowadays seem to be happy to talk about finding samples that Dilla used or just talk about rap music in the past. Do you think DJs support new rap artists, and if you do, can you name those DJs?

A: The term DJ is a term used too loosely in Hip Hop today. When I think of a DJ I think of a turntablalist, not a digital DJ. DJs who do support new "Hip Hop" artist are not in positions of power so to say they don't would be a lie, but those in the spotlight haven't shown me that they have enough power to dictate what they play anymore.

P: Name 5 Emcee's that you rate and why?

A: I don't rate anyone because everyone does something different and unique these days. Who I'm feeling? Kendrick Lamar- creativity Bishop Nehuru- youthful optimism, Action Bronson- elder jester,Hex One- raw lyricism, and my homie Anti Lilly- laid back honesty All of these cats offer something different to the listener and I appreciate their efforts for that.

P: And what do you class as the golden era for Rap Music, Late 80's or early 90's?

A: I can say 87-88 was the first Golden Era for laying a fresh foundation and 93-95 was the second for innovation. I can't stick to one because without the first the second would have been different or never happened. If you site the influences of 90s emcees it's all the emcees and albums from the first Golden Era that inspired them. In fact I believe in 2012-2013 we saw a paradigm shift toward a new era in Hip Hop. There were some solid releases across the spectrum.

P: If you did a world tour, which other two artist would you bring with you?

A: Tiff the Gift & Phoniks

P: Is there a performance that you've done and said to yourself that you could of done that better?

A: All of them all the time! Lol, I'm a perfectionist at heart.

P: Last question. What will we be expecting in the future from you?

A: A lot more dope music beginning with The Return to The Golden Era Remixes on 7.30.14 the Instrumentals of the original along with it. Matte Black this Fall and an new Awon & Phoniks album next year. Hopefully a tour of Europe soon! Thanks for hitting us up to chop it up. It's surely a pleasure.


This is the official video for the title track 'Dephacation' featuring Awon & Dephlow produced by Phoniks from the instant classic album 'Dephacation' available on Bandcamp. Dephacation music video is featured in VisionBombing season 2, episode 3.

On Tha Q&A Tip With ZEPS





Psykhomantus: Okay, so first question. Just for the readers to know who you are, can you tells us where your from and what you do for a living?

ZEPS: My name is ZEPS from Brooklyn, Puerto Rican MC born and raised in NYC. I am a highly skilled versatile rapper, event host, chef and all around fun guy.

P: When did you get into Emceeing, what was your age when you got the buzz and wanted to touch a Mic?

Z:16 in High School during the lunch breaks in the cafeteria, kids would do beats on the table and we would crowd around and spit rhymes. I did it for fun at first but then I just couldn't stop, I was hooked.

P: As I know your into your Boom Bap, what other music genres do you like?

Z: I listen to all genres to get inspiration. From weird swing bands like Squirrel Nut Zippers, indie rock like Blonde Redhead or classic NY shit like Billy Joel... good music is good music. And of course salsa like Pellin Rodriguez, I am a Boricua. :)

P: And what do you class as the golden era for Rap Music, Late 80's or early 90's?

Z: For me its def early to mid 90's... but because Big Pun would mention Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane a lot in his songs, it made me seek them out and research my hip-hop history. I was blown away at their syllable structure and rhymes schemes, in the late 80's nobody was rapping like them and Rakim.

P: Name 5 Emcee's that you rate and why?

Z: Redman: Skilled, raw and humorous... he gave me a window to look through and experience the grimy side of New Jersey

Big Pun: One of the greatest ever, because of him I learned about the next 2 MC's that I chose

Kool G Rap: One of the best story telling rappers of all time, G rap is what all "gangsta rappers" should aspire to be

Big Daddy Kane: Flow master, can ride the beat like no other while knocking your teeth in with sick rhymes. Smooth and rugged.

Starang Wondah (OGC): He was always my favorite out of the Boot Camp Click. I would listen to OGC's "Da Storm" and really study every one of his verses and delivery. One of my biggest inspirations as and MC growing up.

P: You've worked with Eturnal Suarez on both projects "The Spix" (episode one and episode two) How did that come about?

Z: I've been making music with Eturnal Suarez since 2007. When we made songs we would bring the best verses out of each other. The concept was simple: 2 crazy Puerto Ricans spitting gutter rhymes over raw beats. Thankfully we got amazing production from our team and some dope Scandinavian producers, with help from our super engineer and mastermind Count Bluntas of Golden Goonz Entertainment... we were ready to go.

P: I remember seeing a Pussy Juice sticker on Rob Swift's Instagram page, then seeing it again at the beginning of your music video for "THC (The Hipsters Came)". What made you come up with "Pussy Juice"?

Z: It's a promo sticker drawn by Lars K. Huse from Norway... I recorded an EDM song with electronic producers "The Products" and shot the video in Oslo 2012. I was promoting the song with stickers and the last 2 years they have spread worldwide... it's nice because lots of people stumble upon the music video and they love it. I reel them in with silly fun, then I hit em' with that raw boom bap! LOL

P: As you're no stranger to the UK, where else have you been?

Z: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Switzerland and all over the US. The last 5 years I've been touring Norway heavy, the last 2 years my tour DJ and good friend Brown 13 has joined me and it's gotten even crazier. Boom Bap Across The Map!!!

P: Is there a performance that you've done and said to yourself that you could of done that better?

Z: Not performances, I'm very confident of my stage show... but a few freestyle contests and rap battles I've done, I think back and say "damn I should have said THIS". But instead of dwelling on it too much I just focus on coming back more sharp and stronger for the next challenge.

P: Last question. What will we be expecting in the future from you?

Z: A shitload of FREE music. My work ethic is ridiculous, I grew up in a working class home and I have that Brooklyn hustle. All I do is grind and I know nothing else. So I keep making good music and I give it to the fans for free. I know its quality stuff, and if I keep having fun and enjoy the ride then the urban legend of ZEPS will grow. I have 4 upcoming projects each with 1 producer on all the beats:


THE MOTTZ produced by Count Bluntas (Brooklyn)


SOUNDWAVE BLASTERS produced by Agonist (Norway)


DISGRUNTLED RAPPER produced by Clear Blue (New Jersey)


GOODBYE MR. NICE GUY produced by Soul Theory (Norway)


And I'll probably drop another free EP called "Not For Nothing" full of random tunes from different studios in August off the strength of 2 music videos I'm shooting this week. That will be a VisionBombing exclusive!!!




THE SPIX are: ZEPS & Eturnal Suarez

Track 10 off THE SPIX: Episode Two "Carajo Land"


This music video is featured in VisionBombing Season 2 Episode 3