Werd (SOS) is an award winning, Edinburgh based hip-hop artist well known throughout the Scottish scene. He has worked with, and continues to work with new and old artists in Scotland and abroad, creating music with some of Scotland’s top producers and artists in the genre. Further to performing gigs at venues in the major cities, and hosting rap battles with Scotland Stand Up and UK’s Don’t Flop, Werd has excelled in this field, supporting the likes of Dr Syntax, Stig of The Dump, S.A.S. and Devlin in recent times.
As one of Scotland’s most established rappers, with countless mix-tape release and collaboration projects, it is remarkable that this is Werd’s first solo album. With a variation of styles and content it’s difficult to categorize this release to a specific tone, however that also means whatever style of hip-hop you prefer, there’s something here for everyone. This is a must have for fans of UK / Scottish hip-hop.On one hand we have deep personal songs such as ‘Find My-Sell’ and ‘MY State Of Mind’ that seep emotion, here we listen to Werd reflect on his life and journey within music. However, on the other end of the spectrum we have hard hitting punch lines and high energy tracks that we have come to expect from the Edinburgh emcee.
Production on the album comes in many forms and features an elite selection of Scottish beat-makers such as Nasty P, Bigg Taj, Scant Squad, UVBeatz & more. Furthermore, the vocal features on the release also contain the cream of the crop from the Scottish scene,Madhat McGore, Deeko, Wardie Burns, Conscious Route and Glasgow’s Mog to name a few. This isn’t only a release for pushing his music further, but rather the whole genre in Scotland.
Untitled Scot release 31st July 2012 on Sons of Scotland (SOS)
Available on Itunes, Amazon and all other good digital sites, stream on Spotify or Bandcamp. For CD Digipack copies please visit: http://untitledscot.weebly.com/
Just last week Stat shook the Blogs up knocking some sense into skeptics with his Champ Freestyle f. Redman. This Week He cooked up a brand new EXCLUSIVE Freestyle with none other than Wu Tang Legend Raekwon The Chef. Who else do you know that could get Raekwon to scream out "Peace Connecticut"?
Its been a long summer...its still going..I have been on the road in rental cars and tour buses all summer long and I have gotten an awesome tan. I have not release much music since I have been "making you shop till i drop" and ended up rapping at 18 warped tour dates
After I ran out of 8-900 cds on tour, i decided that I would burn my own cds and make designs on them. I drew little stick figures and wrote KoS H a Di L LZ in all different sizes on the cover...I met a bunch of you out there and I appreciate all those free high fives and hugs you were giving out. That was tight!
So then I was supposed to go out and do these two shows with Rza in Minneapolis and Chicago, but only ended up doing them in Chicago. I got stuck in the Houston airport during a rain storm and barely made it to Chicago.
Shout out to Chi town and the double door!!
Crazy thing was that I was with my long time friend Jonah who drummed for me and DJ Sidereal. Jonah ended up drumming for Rza at soundcheck and next thing you know during Rza's set,
Remember the 11 olympians Murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games
Now that I am back in LA i linked up with Diwon who just moved here to join the West Kosh. I wrote a song years ago to perform live (in 2007) and with all the controversy over the IOC's refusal to hold a moment of silence for the Munich 11 of 1972, I made a song that does the exact opposite thing...
"make noise silence is unacceptable" - (my quote)
The Beat is made by Kentron da Mastodon and the video was made by Diwon.
I was trying to think of stuff to say in the email, so I might as well tell you some things I have learned or reinforced since we last met...
Stay hydrated - it sucks to not have water. You can die!
Getting older is greatest gift ever - with age comes wisdom, and damn am I getting smart, finally
Being yourself never hurt anyone accept your competition's feelings - not to say its competition but I still haven't found any cool rappers that are jewish in Koreatown
If you have to choose between a car and a bus - choose a bus - I never felt so damn cool in my life...literally...the air was like negative 30 degrees in air conditioning
Reading a book never felt so damn good - this summer I finished the first book from front to back in ten years. Im on my 2nd book! Both involve Israel's history, which i deeply love with all my heart.
Collaborating with friends is like sharing lunch. We both get to eat!
Whether in sex or business - giving is "almost" always more beneficial to you in the long run - I always learned that being helpful will help me in the long run
Creating your own thing is 10 times better than joining someone else's thing (instead of playing 40 artists shows in SXSW i threw two shows and put on 40 artists) <--more to come this year!
Being alone is tough and gets lonely - bring a friend - two is better than one - and four is better than two. I think I have the perfect touring crew to be on team kosha and if I make less money its ok, because I will still be way more effective and present.
Stay in touch with your family! Nothing more than I love than speaking hebrew with my Pops, telling my mom i love her and talking about working out with my brother Zach... the picture you see up top is a picture of my new born niece mazel tov to my brother Eilon!
off to UK and Rock The Bells Festival
aug 18/19 - Rock The Bells in san Bernardino, CA. Just like last year i will be performing the parking lot and "special guesting" somewhere through out the place to be. aug 24-26 I shall be presenting programs at Limmud with Coolooloosh! Kent, UK aug 29 - Manchester Limmud sept 1.2 PNC Bank Arts Center x Rock The Bells Holmdel, NJ
My New Album will not be an EP!!
Hey guys...in the world of new music today, everyone is doing Eps. I actually hate EPs and think they are a cop out to doing a full project that exposes the true you with endurance. (sorry if that offended like all of you, but I speak in terms of ME) I know that I have to come out with an album for the people that exposes everything inside of you. My full LP was done with C Rayz in 2008 and now we had Beverly Dillz in 2009 and in end of 2012/2013 "Everything is Kosha" will be the motto. I think a lot of truth lies within that statement, so we might as well roll with it.
Big features and videos are coming so make sure you keep an eye out!
New Video: Meta P "Dragonfly" (My Other Heartbeat)
Courtesy Matt B.
Meta P (Metaphysics) is an artist who originates out of Providence, Rhode Island. He was recently named Providence Phoenix's "Best Rap Act 2012." His catalog includes albums such as "Off the Rock" (2010) and "Edison's Ink" (2012) which are available on Itunes and Meta's forthcoming new project "Evolution" will feature all new material including "Kill Swag" featuring Celph Titled (Demigodz).
DJ'S & BLOGS THIS IS THE BRAND NEW SINGLE FROM DJ PAUL TITLED "WHAT I LOOK LIKE" OFF HIS UPCOMING ALBUM "A PERSON OF INTEREST" THAT DROPS NATIONWIDE ON OCTOBER 23RD JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN. THIS RECORD IS CRAZY I PROMISE YOU IT'S THE SONG YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR FROM HIM.
MP3: Phar-City "In The Zone" from Black Book & "Go Wild" Video
Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.
Here is Phar-City's "In The Zone" from their upcoming album Black Book: The Single Life. Also below is their unabashedly sexy video for "Go Wild", which has already endured a short ban and age restriction from YouTube! So it must be fun to watch, right?!