Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Get Lif-ted!

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  • Mr Lif & Akrobatik - Live At Splash Festival (video)

    The Clawdada/Beantown association continues with the forthcoming visit to the UK from Boston's Mr Lif.

    Hot on the heals of his latest lp "Mo Mega", Lif is on tour with an impressive back catalogue of smoking jammies to draw from. If you like your hip hop real and from the heart, then don't miss this rare chance to catch him dropping some knowledge and conciousness.

    To warm things up, we take it back to previously featured Splash festival back in 2004, with a live tag team of Mr Lif and his fellow Bostonian microphonist Akrobat repping Beantown to the fullest.

    Enjoy and see you in Nottingham!

    ***TOUR DATES***

    19th October 2006 - Glasgow, ABC2
    20th October 2006 - Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
    21st October 2006 - London, Jazz Cafe
    24th October 2006 - Leeds, The Hi-fi Club
    25th October 2006 - Bristol, The Thekla

  • Saturday, September 16, 2006


    Ty's Next Album Comes Closer

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  • Ty feat De La Soul - The Idea (free mp3 download)
  • Buy "Don't Watch That/What You Want"
  • Pre-order "Closer"
  • Ty's MySpace Page

    Well it's almost here, 3 years after the sensational "Upwards", Ty is back with new material.

    The first single is "Don't Watch That/What You Want", which can be acquired directly from Big Dada or your usual UK hip hop emporium.

    The lp "Closer" features the talents of De La Soul, Bahamadia, Eska, Speech from Arrested Development and Taylor McFerrin (son of Bobby) amongst others. It's released on the 16th October, and you can already pre-order it on play.com.

    We feature the De La posse cut "The Idea", to give you a flavour of what's to come. A tour is expected to follow, and you can bet good money I'll be on the case of that as and when!


    Nov 8 2006 7:00 Thekla Bristol
    Nov 9 2006 8:00 Jazz Cafe London
    Nov 10 2006 8:00 Faversham / Wardrobe Leeds
    Nov 11 2006 8:00 Warwick University Coventry
    Nov 12 2006 8:00 Kings Tuts Glasgow
    Nov 14 2006 8:00 Waterfront Norwich
    Nov 15 2006 8:00 Rescue Rooms Nottingham
    Nov 17 2006 8:00 Fat City @ Mint Lounge Manchester
    Nov 18 2006 8:00 The Picket Liverpool

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2006


    Where's Brooklyn At? #5

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  • Masta Ace - Live At Splash Festival (video)
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    It's the Jeep! It's the Jeep! Here we go with the Jeep!

    Oh my gosh, Masta Ace checks in on CHHV (AGAIN!) for a further episode of live hip hop niceness. This time we take it back to the 2002 Splash Festival in Germany, with a selection of hits including "Crooklyn Dodgers", "Sittin On Chrome" and "Born To Roll".

    The legendary Hip Hop & Reggae festival has had some notorious problems with the weather over the years, which has taken it's toll on the organisers finances and puts the 2007 festival in doubt.

    A donation website has been created to make sure that the 2007 show goes on. The good news is that they have already raised 33% of their target, but more money is needed asap. Check the links above for more info, these guys are not doing for this profit, they just have love for the game.

    Check it! check it! microphone check it!

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  • Monday, September 11, 2006


    Here The Drummer Get WICKED!

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  • Public Enemy - Live On Hip Hop Honors (video)

    After a brief summer hiatus, CHHV is back up in this motherfucker!

    We present an awesome video featuring the immortal Public Enemy running through a montage of Black Steel, Fight The Power & Bring The Noise, which was aired in 2004 on VH1's Hip Hop Honor's special.

    PE are back on the road in the UK later this year, so it seems appropriate to give them some long overdue airtime on the 'Vault.

    The Beastie Boys gatecrash Fight The Power, whilst Anthrax bumrush the show at the end, all in all this performance is pure energy - just like their gigs I went to in 1988,1992 and 2003. They are still one of the best live hip hop acts out there, so make sure you check 'em this winter!

    If you liked this video, then hold tight as I have another rare clip of Masta Ace live in concert to upload very shortly, plus a few gems that have been requested on the C-Box.

    Stay chisel, Claw D

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