Northampton may not come to the front of your mind when you think British hip-hop but, I assure you, the talent comes by the bucket load. It's all blowing up on Hammtun!, the only place to be if you're a true N'hants rap fan. They get the latest freestyles from Smash Down TV, all the hot new urban fashion from Blok Shop and UK wide hip-hop and grime tunes (basically the cooler version of Bedge Music).
However I make no secret of the fact that my favourite rapper ATM is, hands down, Ill Murk. He's destroyed all barriers with his latest Wade In The Water mixtape; it's loaded with leaps and bounds between fun and gentle, to heavy and meaningful, and then back to soothing again. I couldn't choose any one to play so I decided to scrape together a little mix of some of the bestest bits and rework it old-skool. To be fair, it's my first attempt and I had two weeks plus some rubbish free software that's about ten years out of date. Safe to say - it's not great. The actual original tracks are superb, though, so make sure you go to GrimeTime Promotions for a heartfelt observance of politics, romance and the hip-hop/grime scene today.