Written by rumcomPosted in NewsJune 15, 2012Comments Off
Last night we had the honur of supporting the legendary Pharohe Monch in Brighton, the whole night was great and it was a pleasure to see the concorde 2 at capacity, packed wall to wall. Big up all involved – Kung-Fu Brighton for putting a great night on, Boogie Blind for showing us how nice he is on the turntables and to Pharoae himself for a flawless performance – Lastly everyone in attendance for creating an amazing atmosphere!
Written by rumcomPosted in NewsMarch 26, 2012Comments Off
Pick up issue 9 of wordplay magazine (HINT: It’s Free, BOOZETOWN you lot can find one at rarekind), top interview with Captain Bukioe and comes with a dope CD with an exclusive Committee jam… GRITTY COMMITTEE PART TWO… and the Running Punch jam Haymaker. COP IT OR COP IT. www.wordplaymagazine.com
Written by rumcomPosted in NewsFebruary 19, 2012Comments Off
Check out Ceezlin’s new video for Bad Trip Produced by our good pal Scizzahz and Directed by man like Nathaniel Rodriguez. Another big smasher from Ceezlin’s debut album ‘Ceezlin Season’ (available for free download from our “Music” section) The kid’s work rate is unparalleled and 2012 looks set to be a HUGE year for him.
Written by rumcomPosted in NewsJanuary 22, 2012Comments Off
Gi3MO and Ceezlin went up to Lowlife studios last week to hit up a freestyle - this is what happened..
Think you’ll agree these videos prove Rum Committee spitters are on a next level! We’ll be looking foward to seeing more from lowlife sessions especially appearances from Prince Kong, Captain Bukioe and Rag’N'Bone’s all coming soon!
Secondly on the 26th you can catch Ceezlin, Gi3MO and Prince Kong and representing RAP & squaring off against poets in the annual POETS Vs EMCEES’s event. It’s always a big one so get tickets early (and at £3 you can’t go wrong!)
Written by rumcomPosted in MusicJanuary 10, 2012Comments Off
There are some who say that heavy drinking is not big or clever. There are others – Ernest Hemingway, for example – who’d argue that it is very big and clever indeed. We introduce the latest exhibit to support the latter thinking, Boozetown, the debut album from Brighton’s Rum Committee – MCs TC Johnston, Prince Kong, Gizmo and Captain Bukioe, singer Rag ‘n’Bonez Man, Producers Sherlock Bones, Direct, Kid Danger, Dan Dastard and DJ Choice.
Boozetown is not just an album – it’s a guided tour of the underbelly of a city, an increasingly inebriated lurch through Brighton’s taverns and fleshpots towards the cold light of dawn, in an unfamiliar place of brawling and bonhomie, of shotgunning bottles on the beach and taxis refusing to take your custom. Album opener Boozetown is an eerie, foreboding premonition of what you can expect from the night ahead, that’ll leave you unsure as to whether you should dive head-first into the city and all it contains, or get on the first train and high-tail it out of there. And then you’re off into rowdy speakeasies, where the soundtrack is that of party bangers and hardcore headcrackers like 50 50, Committee Shindig, F**k Up The Party and Gritty Committee. But when you get to the solemn, darkly introspective Pen Clenchers, the vibe suddenly switches, and all of a sudden you’ve rocked up in an after-hours club, drinking just to keep drinking, running out of hours, all to a smoky jazz soundtrack. As if to remind you that that last double rum was a bad idea, Outside The Window flips the script again, being a sobering cautionary tale of what happens when you let the booze get the best of you. But there’s still time for a grand finale, a rambunctious last toast to the glories of the night with the blowsy Yudunwanadrink.
Rum Committee have created an alternative, slightly skewed reality for the south coast’s own Sin City, with its own sound and language, which is part battle rapper (Kong, Gizmo and TC are all rap battle veterans – the crew that spits bars together, hits bars together, after all) – and part wise-arse 1950s hoodlum, over corpulent breaks that throw in licks of heavy jazz, ragtime, dancehall, ska, blues, torch songs… Whatever fits. And across 14 faultless tracks, it always fits. It’s 18 years since US hip-hop had its first concise, cohesive, filler-free booze-rap classic in the shape of Tha Alkaholiks’ 21 And Over – now, in Boozetown, UK hip-hop finally has its equivalent. It’s a binge of banging beats, bruising bars, bravado and bacchanalia – and beautiful, beautiful booze by the beach.
Brighton is 54 miles from London as the crow flies. But Boozetown? A million miles away and more, brother.