Friday, 27 November 2015

@BillyBoiArtist - In My Zone EP (Free Download)

We are excited to unveil the brand new EP from #KIPGANG member Billy Boi entitled "In My Zone".This EP features the original mix, a grimey remix by DJ Kdubz and two allstar remixes featuring a whole group of MC's.

 As an extra little treat we have also included the Acapellas for all you producers out there which can only be download by grabbing the EP via our bandcamp HERE

Thursday, 26 November 2015

@AkelleWSTRN - Feel My Pain (Music Video)

Im one of those people that knew of Akelle Charles way before his recent rise to fame with his group WSTRN, back when he was simply called Astar and was already making a big impact on the scene. Brother of uk singer/artist Angel, Akele has made a name for himself nationally this year after him and WSTRN made a big splash with their debut single "In2" and even featured Wretch 32, Geko and Chip on the official remix!

This is an example of just how sick his solo music is as well so please dont sleep on him as a solo artist! Take this in and show a friend.

@OfficialDotz - The Life & Times Of John Rockwell (Review)

We've followed Dotz and his music for a few years now, whether it was his career in UK battle rap upon the Dont Flop stage or his releases alongside Si Philli as Philli'N'Dotz. This year has brought many an accomplishment and after a successful release with his Filthy Funk side project (If you haven't check out that album HERE) hes back with yet another project!

"The Life And Times Of John Rockwell" is a collaborative EP with well known producer Richy Spitz, combing big ballsy instrumentals with Dotz usual venomous, composed lyricism. One of my personal favourates from this release if the track "Be Honest" with its catch hook and boom bap beat, the way Dotz constantly seems to battle with his self lyrically does nothing more than grip me and throw me into a trance of pure uk hiphop pleasure.

The release is combined of a few freshly written tracks and a couple dug out from the vaults for good measure. As it stands this is more of a teaser than an EP as it provides you with an insight of what's to come on Dotz debut solo album which will be produced entirely by Richy Spitz. Go support these two and pre order the release right now!

@LoickEssien Ft @KokeUSG - Glory (Music Video)

"Glory" sees the return of the legendary K Koke alongside talented vocalist Loick Essien who has also been quiet for a bit. If this is the kind of music that Koke is sitting on then lets all pray that he drops a new project real soon!

@SatanDave1 - SBTV Warm Up Session

Every now and then, an mc graces a platform or media channel and makes a big impression on the scene with a debut performance or moment of genius. Dave had one of these moments as he spat some absolute realness for his SBTV warm up session. Im not sure about you guys but im definitely going to keep an eye on this guy from now on!

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

#10YearsOfKIP At DC Studios - #KIPGANG, Scumfam, Invasion Alert & More 30/01/2016

Join the event on Facebook HERE to stay in the loop for line up additions!

Saturday January 30th 2016
3PM - 5PM
£5 entry on the door

In January 2016 we at Knowledge Is Power Promotions will be celebrating 10 years of our brand and what better way to do so than to throw a bunch of sets at the legendary DC Studios just as we did earlier this year!

If you didn't manage to reach the first event, fear not as you can check out the audio from it HERE

This time around we are bringing a hole heap of friends along with us, full Invasion alert & Scumfam teams as well as Local, Breeza, Tantskii and many many more!

DJ's on rotation - Meenz, DJ Kdubz & DJ Command

We are also excited to announce that Sheffield based clash platform Duppy&Leave - Clashes will be putting on two clashes at this event. Announcements will be made shortly with the names of the artists that are clashing.

As always the majority of the proceedings will be filmed by our business partners DeLaHayeTV and also a special mention goes out to PeakStreet Clothing

Keep an eye on this page for more announcements and news coming real soon!

@JamieRokins - Real Recognise Real Shit (Music Video) @Delahayetv

Directed By S.De La Haye

The brand new visual from underground visionary Society is this hood anthem entitled "Real Recognise Real". Taken from the forthcoming "Obsessive Lyric Disorder" mixtape that will be out on Knowledge Is Power Promotions very soon!

Also look out for the forthcoming #KIPGANG cd "Fifth Element" and don't forget to catch Society at then ten year anniversary of KIP in January, full details HERE

@FrakturedPlanet - @BillyBoiArtist - Big Bars Freestyle (Part 2)

#KIPGANG member Billy Boi linked up with Fraktured Planet TV to drop a second "Big Bars" freestyle for the channel over a naughty little refix by So Real Sounds!

Don't forget that Billy Boi & Strategy Ki's new cd "You Don't Know The Half Of It Volume 2" is available now in hardcopy format and iTunes link coming soon! With features from the likes of Invasion Alert, Scumfam, Killa P, Lady Shocker and many more this is definitely one for your collection! drop us an email of hit us up HERE to get yourself a copy!

Also make sure you head to Eastbourne on the 28th of November to catch Billy and a bunch of the other #KIPGANG members supporting Bugzy Malone, Shystie & Eyez! More details HERE

@SRS_Producers - Surrealism EP (Out 8th December)

Heres an exclusive look at the forthcoming "Surrealism EP" by our producers So Real Sounds. This 5 track free release is dropping on the 8th of December exclusively via ourselves and includes a whole bag of fire!

Track 1 - Theories Instrumental
Track 2 - MSN Bootleggers Instrumental
Track 3 - Hells Gate Instrumental
Track 4 - Growth In Numbers Instrumental
Track 5 - Head On Instrumental

Friday, 6 November 2015

New @Peakstreet14 Snapbacks Are Here! Limited Edition!

The brand new limited edition Peakstreet Snapbacks are now on sale, A grade quality (Yupoong)  as used by such brands as Nike and many more. With a range of 4 colours to choose from (Red, Black, Grey & Navy) and the classic Peakstreet white logo in 3d embroidery, these are a must buy for any snapback collector!

Hit up Phil Furness to place your order HERE

For just the low price of £25 including post and packaging these are a real bargain and are selling out fast!

PayPal and bank transfer accepted

Don't forget that there are still stock of the new "Gastronaut" t shirts and others available via their main website HERE

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Sheffield: The Home Of Modern Grime

Many cities and areas of the UK have previously been crowned the new leaders of the uk grime scene over the years but without much confirmation as to why they are considered to be the hub of the genre. I can already sense the angry replies of Londoners in my inbox before ive even posted this but i stand firm in my statement that 2015 has been Sheffield's year.

As our beloved genre grows in popularity it leads to a growing scene of up and coming artists in every city, which in turn only feeds more fuel into the fires of the genre's takeover. Ive had a lot of conversations with people in my ten years of running KIP and the general consensus is that Grime originated from London. I believe this to be an incorrect statement as other cities such as Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester all had their own scenes around the same time that people became aware of the growing scene in London but due to the locations of these scenes i feel that they don't get credited for their history.

Unlike most people, i don't like to just judge the strength of a cities scene by simply just the music that comes from it but also the loyalty to their own scene and each other as one big united force. Never have i come across and area that has as much unity and loyalty as i have with Sheffield, this year has proven that to me as throughout the year ive worked with a growing list of artists and collectives from Sheffield. Not once has a Sheffield based artist approached me with a cocky attitude and complained about my service pricing yet i can think of hundreds & thousands of times where other artists from other areas have acted like i (and the rest of the world) owe them something.

This willingness to invest in their own talents and local/national scene is a huge factor in why i consider Sheffield to be the new hub of uk grime music. Their scene is growing rapidly with the likes of legendary crews/labels such as Scumfam, JDNG, Coco, Forca, Project Allout Records all putting in a continuous amount of time and effort into pushing their sound and a growing list of up and coming talents such as Swiftz, Alcohol Infused Music, Mr Flo, Got It On Box, Nitro Clack all grinding as hard as possible to pave a career path for themselves within the scene.

2015 has also seen the arrival of the steel city's very own clash platform Duppy & Leave which is seeing a growing response of support for its events and clashes over the last few months and continues to spread and grow rapidly. Artists such as Tez Kidd, Kdot, Ak and many more paved the way from day one, pushed the northern sound to its full extent and continue to broaden and benefit the Sheffield sound/reputation just as Skepta, Wiley, JME and many more have done for the London scene. This combined with the rise of fresh young talent over the last few years and the willingness to invest and progress their own scene is simply what sets this city and its work ethic apart from the rest.

If you dont want to take my word for it or feel you need to decide this for yourself then feel free to grab a whole bunch of Sheffield/northern music below release via ourselves over the last few years:

@MaleeBiZz - CannaBiZz (Free Mixtape)

We are proud to unveil the brand new mixtape from Sheffield veteran BiZz! BiZz has remained a relevant artist in the northern scene for many a year now and if you don't believe me on that im sure all the Sheffield greats will co sign him. With 21 tracks full of fire and some sick features, this is definitely one to grab straight away and take in whilst kicking back with a warhead.

Monday, 2 November 2015

@DelahayeTV Now Offer Free Video Hosting!

Our business partners over at Delahaye Tv have an exclusive offer via ourselves at the moment that appeals to all you musicians out there that film visuals for your music.

Are you and artist or producer that has a music video or net video but not sure which channel to drop it on? Or perhaps you have a video planned with a cameraman but want it on the right platform to justify its quality? Thats where we can help

Please send all submissions to and one of the team will respond to you as soon as possible!

Get your video featured on this well established channel that also features videos from the likes of #KIPGANG, Scumfam, Invasion Alert, Highrise and many more!

Check out the channel and subscribe HERE

Sunday, 1 November 2015

@DxttyDvg - One House Of Beats EP (Free Download)

We are excited to unveil the first project from Wolverhampton based producer Dutty Dog! Grab it for free, 4 brand new grime beats and 1 rap beat. Don't forget to look out for his brand new collab with Ezzski for which the visual is dropping on JDZ Media very soon!

Saturday, 31 October 2015

@Eyez_Uk Ft @UncleMez - Midnight (Music Video)

The latest single from Derby legend Eyez is due to drop on iTunes very soon now and to start the campaign he has just dropped the visual for it via JDZ Media! LOTM7 contestant Mez also makes a feature on this track which is due to make a big splash. Catch Eyez performing alongside #KIPGANG, Shystie and many more supporting Bugzy Malone next month in Eastbourne, Full details HERE