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The Mouse Outfit ft. Black Josh & Lyricalligraphy – Know My Face

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More visuals coming your way from The Mouse Outfit. This joint is straight from their debut album ‘Escape Music’ and features the tag team of Black Josh and Lyricalligraphy (Ape Cult) riding over an up-tempo, funky rhythm. Dope rhymes to compliment the dope track. Make sure you check out the NouGold podcast from October 2012 where Black Josh, Lyricalligraphy and the rest of Ape Cult are the special guests.¬†

Black Josh ft. Wordz of Wizdom – Bong Life (Video)

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Featured on this month’s NouGold podcast, it’s the brand new track from Black Josh – ‘Bong Life’. This is the second video release from Josh’s mixtape ‘Blick Flair’s Ape Mountain’, and the subject matter is as expected. It’s yet another strong release from the Manchester hip hop community, which keeps going from strength-to-strength. Ape Cult dun did it again!

Download ‘BlickFlair’s Ape Mountain’

NouGold Pocast [July 2013]


We’re back, in the heat of the summer madness, and we’ve brought you some underground hip hop sounds to brighten your day further. With all the best in new independent hip hop from around the world, you are sure to find something to groove to. Take a listen as Bedos and A-UP take you on a tour of what’s golden.


Track listing:

Action Bronson, LL Cool J , Lloyd Banks – Strictly 4 My Jeeps RMX

The Bluntskins – Roll Up

Skyzoo – All Black Walls

Black Josh ft. Bayroo Burner – Bong Life

Tut-piece – Follow The Dollar

Shad + Skratch Bastid – Homie ft. Cadence Weapon

Joey Bada$$ ft. Collie Buddz – My Yout

Ezko – Wake Up

Rapsody ft. Wale – Dark Knights

Flipphone – Show You Suck

Bones The Beat Head – Pacaya

Hiatus Kaiyote ft. Q-Tip – Nakamarra

Wrekonize ft Bun B – Easy Money

Chance The Rapper ft. Vic Mensa & Twista – Cocoa Butter Kisses

Omas – Taken Over

Black Josh – THC

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Manchester is not slowing down with the release of high quality hip hop, nor is there a drought of smoke-related music. Black Josh of Ape Cult is here to provide a little of both. With psychedelic visuals and a gritty boom-bap rhythm, how can you not dig this?


NouGold [June 2013]


Damn, the latest NouGold podcast is full to the brim with high quality underground hip hop. We’ve been doing this for over 2 years now and we don’t intend on stopping. We will continue to broadcast the hip hop revival directly to your earholes.

Track listing:
Cold Men Young – The Comeback
Rakim – Get Visual
Joey Bada$$ – Word Is Bond
Thr33 Piece Suit – Can I do My Thing
DJ Bombay – Unapproachable Fog
Blu & Bombay – Summertime
The Mouse Outfit ft. Black Josh & Truthos Mufasa – Sit Back
C Aye Monk – Love Maze
MC Melodee & Cookin Soul – Think Twice
Pragmatic Theory – Stay
L.atasha A.lcindor – Down To Earth Thoughts
Scienze – The Answer (prod. Lord Quest)
Noah Jones & Jay Rock – When The Goons Come Out
Canis Major – Love You So
Lyricalligraphy – Dark Skies (prod. Dom HZ)