The Journey EP A 4 track hip hop odyssey metaphorically exploring one man’s voyage of self rediscovery after the ending of a long term relationship. An intimate allegory told across 4 tracks, The Scribes’ frontman Ill Literate weighs in with emotionally heavy bars that recount the tale of a survivor of a tragic shipwreck. Red raw raps poignantly paint pictures of stormy seas, scorching desert islands and verdant forests, each playing their part in a narrative that stretches across the entire release before culminating in a blissful and heart felt moment of catharsis.
The Scribes x J.Boom
Stir Crazy/Haunted House Party (Single) “Stir Crazy”, a collaboration between Finland's own boom bap beatsmith extraordinaire J-Boom and South West UK hip hop crew The Scribes. "Stir Crazy" showcases J-Boom's trademark MPC production at it's effortless finest, pairing a haunting piano loop with hard hitting drums to create a moody, atmospheric soundscape fitting for these strange times. The incisive vocals, provided by The Scribes alongside dark alter-ego Mr Teatime, talk candidly about the feelings of isolation and helplessness brought on by the various lockdowns of 2020, documenting the artists creation of an imaginary friend who goes on to take over his mind.
The Scribes x AstroSnare
The Totem Trilogy EP - Part 1 (EP) The first step of the Totem Trilogy, this 5 track boom bap journey with producer Astro Snare includes the single 'Im Back' featuring UK Hip Hop legend MC Duke.
Quill Equipped Villainy (Album) Packed with incredible features from Akil the MC (Jurassic 5), Leon Rhymes (Too Many T's) Truemendous (High Focus), Blacksmith (AFT Raps), Goose (In The Balance Records), Bodega Brovas and Phil Jeong. "Superior tunes, stand out rhymes and beats that get inside your whole body. The Scribes are classy, polished exponents of hip hop. And with all that quality they still carry an underground feel. Plus they add that extra element of South West-iness. Quill Equipped Villainy is genre-busting album, put it on your playlist for some devilish enjoyment."
The Long Ting EP (EP) Another foray into live band instrumentation, the Bison Theory's "The Long Ting EP" is a showcase of funk, soul and hip hop with swathed in hooks, harmonies and clever lyricism.
A Story About How (Album) "The album fuses hip hop with beat laden rock riffs, swirling strings , pounding dub step in an array of melodic organised chaos. Clever and well produced with its politically and socially fueled lyrics. It is sharply rhythmic and it has an angst driven angry tone delivered in a sometimes tongue in cheek attitude. It makes for a fascinating listen." - Purezine
Ill Literature (Album) This release from alternative hip-hop outfit The Scribes together with a host of collaborators and guests offers a bass-driven but subtle sound together with a collection of surprisingly melodic takes on urban themes and, well, whatever was on their mind at the time. This is hip-hop with feeling, not the empty material obsessions of the predictable kind of hip-hoppery that descends into self-parody.
AstroSnare & Jonny Steele
The death of Loki (Album) "The Scribes very own & Jonny Steele & Astro Snare (Production) teamed up to drop a brand spankin new 12 track LP showcasing what they do best! Featuring beats and flows which ooze the golden era vibe and take you right back to 1990's for a walk down memory lane! Yet again members of The Scribes prove how versatile they are on wax!" - UnderGround Hip Hop
Mr Teatime & The End of the World (Album) "The Scribes return with a post apocalyptic seven track Sci-Fi Hip-Hopera and a simple, unique andcaptivating tribute to 80s sci-fi movies set in the year 2074. By far The Scribes’ most ambitious and accomplished work to date." - The Unheard Nerd
The Sky is Falling (Album) Coming out swinging, The Scribes first full length LP, " The Sky is Falling" is blazing mix of social commentry, cynicsim and wordplay at it's finest sealing The Scribes imprint on the UK rap scene. Heavy nodding beats and dextrous flows were a sign of even greater things to come.
Waves of Thought (Album) Come on audio journey with The Scribes original scratch master DJ Spinz
The Evolution EP (EP) Where it first started. A 6 track snapshot of the southwests love for freestyling hip hop and def lyricism, The Evolution EP is the gruops first step from house party's and live shows to a product to capture the magic that would put The Scribes on the map in UK hip hop.