[VIDEO] PJ & Duncan - Let's Get Ready to Rhumble (Live)

A bit of a tongue in cheek this post, however, north-east rappers would do well to bear in mind that these two went on to a platinum selling album and are officially the biggest selling hiphop artists from the North-East. The LP "Psyche" was, undoubtedly, a commercial rap record. Obviously aimed at a younger audience, and riding the success of TV Show "Byker Grove", they actually managed to make Geordie Rapping mainstream and went on to be two of the most successful entertainers ever from the region. I guarantee a lot of you will remember this track with great fondness. I know I do. Don't hate. Big up Ant & Dec!!

[INTERVIEW] Original People Evolve presents... AEMS

The OriginalPeopleEvolve.com crew drop this excellent and detailed interview with Aems MC. Going into his influences, his favorite gigs and much more, this is well worth the watch to find out the background behind Newcastle's leading DnB and Dubstep MC. A good look

[VIDEO] Topman & Bizz - Wild Boys

North-east grime lads drop another great video. Well worth the watch

[VIDEO] RC-50 #48 - KAYAZ

Another RC-50 drops, this time from young up and coming KAYAZ. She's been pretty active recently, battling Jack Sexton for NO BEEF, and recording a free for our very own Speakeasy. Keep an eye on this one.

[VIDEO] Ken Masters - Smoke & Mirrors

Ken Masters- Smoke N Mirrors Offical Music Video from James Coyle Films on Vimeo.

New video from the North-East veteran Ken Masters. And it's a goodun! Peel your eyes away from Facebook for a few minutes and give this a watch. You'll be happy you did.

[VIDEO] Speakeasy TV - Aems - Freestyle

We dropped in on Aems early one morning to grab a quick freestyle for the channel. As leading DnB and Dubstep MC in Newcastle, we've seen an increased presence from Aems back on the HipHop circuit, and look forward to hearing more from him soon...

[TRACKS] Ken Masters - This Is Not A Mixtape - Bonus Tracks

Ken Masters drops the bonus tracks previously unavailable as digital releases. If you enjoyed "This Is Not A Mixtape, you'll want to complete the collection by grabbing these...

[VIDEO] DON'T FLOP NEWCASTLE - Suus & Deff vs Villun & Carloss


[VIDEO] Rex Regis ft Enya Jade - Are You Ready?

Only just discovered this video. Great beat, and a well filmed video coupled with energetic bars and the lovely tones of Enya Jade. Cracking.

[VIDEO] Coolio in Newcastle

Recently, our friends at 90s HipHop House Party booked Coolio and we were sent this video...

[FREE TRACKS] Chattabox presents CHATAPELLAS

CALLING ALL PRODUCERS! Killamari boss Chattabox drops a whole album of accapellas for you to remix, sample and DJ with. Some absolutely banging verses on here, so grab this and get yourself in the studio.

[FREE TRACKS] Faux Flux & Chattabox - Life in Motion

Absolute quality as usual from the Killamari camp. you need this in your life.

[VIDEO] Toops - Freestyle

Newcomer Toops drops a freestyle to camera. Some nice lines in here. Props.


A deep one this, covering the sensitive subject of Heroin use in Jarrow and the North-East. All three of the crew drop on this Panik-produced beat in this straightforward and sombre video.

[TRACK] Jister - Sick

We love this. A tense instrumental carries you into a great concept track from Jister. Some lovely imagery and some crackin bars, while sounding crisp and well recorded and mixed. Recommended.

[VIDEO] Duble G - You Can't Touch This

No sooner had we pressed "publish" on our previous post, than we were sent a link to this recent diss video from Duble. Griefing Eddie Vegas this time, the video is EXACTLY what you expected. MC Hammer. Yes. I don't even...

[VIDEO] Duble G - The Quadfather of Rap

Duble G comes with his first single "The Quadfather of Rap". A few too many gun bars for our liking, we preferred when he was dissing people, but, just watch it.


The RC-50 train steams forward and death-defying speed and ploughs through their 46th(!!!!) video with a verse from veteran UCALLMESIR. Get subscribed to the RC-50 YouTube channel if you don't want to miss anything, because we can't post em fast enough!!

[TRACK] Big Cal - In For The Kill

Big Cal goes in for a peak time track, spitting bars over a chopped up Skream remix of "In For The Kill" by La Roux. Although overdone a few years back when In For The Kill was at it's peak, it's been long enough that the sample draws you in instantly.

[TRACK] Conscript - Unravel My Scriptures

New track from Conscript dropped with the array of multis we're used to hearing from Con. This one will stick in your head...

[VIDEOS] Speakeasy TV - Reidy // Rick Fury

Newcomer REIDY drops us a verse for the channel, showing off his multis and adlibs, whilst veteran RICK FURY goes in with a stoned freestyle straight off the cuff on a bright Newcastle afternoon. To get involved with Speakeasy TV, drop us an email at Speakeasyncl@gmail.com...


A HUGE thank you to everyone who came to Don't Flop Newcastle. The team were overwhelmed with all the enthusiasm and support that the North-East offered, and the atmosphere was CRAZY in the venue. For the most part, people had mad positive feedback and, save for the few arseholes who couldn't handle their drink heckling from the back (you know who you are you wasteman MCs), the night ran pretty smoothly with barely any trouble. This is an achievement in itself for a hip hop event in Newcastle, so well done to you the crowd!

The battles were excellent, with Suus and Deffinition dominating in front of their home crowd, despite the opposition having some great bars also. Footage from the event will be uploaded to the Don't Flop youtube on the 18th March for you all to check if you missed it.

However, that's not all for Speakeasy. Oh no. We're back on the first Friday of EVERY month at the Hyena, bringing you the finest battle MCs from around the country. Our first event is MAY and we've got some great events lined up over the rest of the year so please, make sure you get down, support, and take part. Any local MCs who want to battle at future events, please get in touch with either Speakeasyncl@Gmail.com or the lads over at No Beef who are collaborating with us to bring you the best of the locals. Again, thanks to all who came down to Don't Flop, and we'll see you all in May for Round 2.


Our Youtube channel is filling up slowly with verses from Newcastle's hiphop artists. The first 6 are embedded above, with verses from BARRABUS, H-MAN, REX REGIS, KAYAZ, CYPHA and MIZER. We've got more to upload in the following weeks so keep your eyes open and hit that "Subscribe" button NOW!