RKZ’s latest track, Favourite Song, is free to download and produced by fellow UK producer Handbook. While you prepare for the Notting Hill Carnival festivities today, you might want to consider throwing this track on to keep the vibe going. The multitalented RKZ (who recently became the Head of UK Content here at Sampleface) continued along his spiritual hip hop/spoken word journey with help from…

Rapper and poet Badbelly performs his track Docks for the first episode of AFTV’s Spoken Word series. When executed properly, dramatic readings of poems are pretty dope. Badbelly’s rendition of his track Docks is an example of this. He recited the lyrics as part of the first episode of AFTV’s Spoken Word series. The delivery may sound different to what you’d be accustomed to hearing…

UK duo The Fullest give us a Standard Of The Evening with their new video. If you liked Yellow Man, you’ll definitely like these guys. Hailing from South London, The Fullest are an electronic-tinged hip-hop duo comprised of members MyrrhSea (the lady) and Qotaye Nelson (the gentleman). If giving their track Standard Of The Evening away for free wasn’t kind enough, they also shot a…

Brooklyn-born spoken word artist Verandah-Maureen Shepard is our One To Watch. Here at Sampleface we try to have a varied spectrum when it comes to the music and culture we discuss. Spoken word poetry is a vastly underrated genre, despite its rich history as a performing art, dating back to the Ancient Greeks performing spoken word poetry at the Ancient Olympic games. In the modern…

Our team has expanded once more with the acquisition of writer and poetess LD Henriquez. You may recognise that name from a previous post about King I Divine’s dope cut Fly. Clearly she’s a talented individual and we’re all very pleased to have her in the family. You can catch a few of her tracks on her Soundcloud (one of which actually features one of…

So, I found this. I’d like to point out that I am NOT a general fan of “comedy rap” but I know some of you are – I am sacrificing myself for you by posting this! This album is from George Watsky (aka Watsky), an American rapper/poet from San Francisco. Watsky performs slam poetry, and was featured on Season 6 of Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry on HBO, so he’s pretty good at…