01 - King Kash Feat. Menace & B.A - We Don't Believe You Remix (Live Performance) 02 - B.A Feat S.K - 09 (Prod. By Viler Dee) 03 - B.A - Note I Do 04 - B.A - Go Hard 05 - B.A Feat Skeeze - There Ain't No 06 - B.A Feat Crow - Rap Freestyle 07 - B.A - Music Is My Wifey Freestyle 08 - B.A - Talk About Me 2 Sample 09 - Bonus - My Mind 10 - B.A Feat. Lil D & Crow - Don't Think
For those of you that don't know, B.A (Bad Attitude) is a talented North London MC that is causing a stir on the underground. B.A started writing music at the age of eleven as a hobby, penning lyrics about his life and his experiences after being inspired by the likes of 2Pac, Biggie & The Heartless Crew. As his passion for music grew stronger B.A started writing down sixteen bar freestyles and then started spitting to crowds at school. The response was positive and everyone began to see the potential of an artist that could make noise in an era when Grime and UK Rap was starting to get signed by major labels.
It was at this time that B.A started to take his music very serious and he soon progressed to join the infamous G.S.M crew which led to him rocking the microphone on London radio stations such as Heat 96.6FM, Boostie FM and Axe FM. There was no doubting that B.A was making noise and it wasn't long before B.A started working with some of the UK's most respected names. His next move was to release the superb 'Bound 2 Blow' mixtape which featured Bashy, Chipmunk, DJ Ironik, Big Narstie and many more. This was the release that would solidify B.A as a name to look out for in the UK game.
After a short break to planning his next movements and building his own recording studio B.A is back with a ten track release entitled 'Talk About Me Volume One'. This is a free download release that UK Rap fans will cherish as it sees B.A on form alongside guests such as King Kash, Menace, S.K, Skeeze, Crow, Lil D as well as some killer production from various producers including well known Grime producer Viler Dee. 'Talk About Me Volume Two' is also due for release soon too and features B.A alongside Flirta D, Lady Leeshur, Blax, Jak Frost and many more. B.A isn't stopping there though. he is also getting ready to launch his brand new mixtape called 'Music Is My Wifey'. This is a release that will feature some killer tracks from one of North Weezy's favourite artists.
Check out the new free download from "Mr. Impossible" from Swollen Members upcoming album "Daggermouth " dropping April 12th.
After going through one of the darkest periods of their musical career, Swollen Members are back and sounding more revitalized than ever. The Vancouver based hip-hop trio has somehow managed to persevere through drug addiction, label collapses, and legal troubles to create their 2009 release "Armed To The Teeth". While writing the album was necessary to empty the skeletons that have been piling up in the group’s closet, the album was a departure from Swollen Members trademark sound.
“'Armed to the Teeth is a dope record, but looking back now some of the lyrical content glorifies negativity a little too much for my liking," commented Madchild. "Along with Dilated Peoples and Hieroglyphics, we come from an era of hip-hop that was a raw and pure art form and just a lot more fun!So when we started the creative process for this record our goal was to record something that feels right and that's exactly what happened.”
Over the course of their decade long career, Swollen Members has managed to develop some of the most electrifying hip-hop chemistry. From the release of their debut album “Balance” in 1999, Swollen Members captivated the underground hip-hop world with live shows that took the raw explosive energy of rock music and powered it with the group’s jaw dropping lyrical abilities. The group’s universal appeal caught the attention of both underground and mainstream audiences and while earning accolades, as well as Juno Awards (the Canadian version of a Grammy), and Video awards.
Swollen Members had developed such a powerful fanbase they were touring the world opening for everyone from Black Eyed Peas to Tech N9ne and collaborating with the likes of Nelly Furtado, Everlast, and Chali 2na (Jurassic 5).
“The past few years have taught me a lot about myself and my music,” closes Mad Child. “Swollen Members’ success has taken us around the world and while I’m thankful for all we’ve accomplished, I’ve learned that everything is secondary to making good music.”
Boston emcee Elemental Zazen presents the second single from his new album Nothing To Lose But Change, also featuring Jean Grae and Canibus. "This might be my favorite track on the record," Zazen says of "Kill 'Em With The Beat". "Fashawn is one of the most naturally gifted emcees in the game. He's blowing up right now, and with good reason. Joe Beats has always been one of my favorite producers, and this beat represents him at the top of his game. Make sure you listen to the end of the track...DJ Slipwax absolutely MURDERS the cuts."