A retrospective compilation and re-introduction...
Skriblah DanGogh has been at the forefront of the UK hip hop scene since his debut as a teenager in 2001, famed for his work with the highly acclaimed TerraFirma collective. This year Skriblah is back with a new direction, a new sound and is finally ready and proud to present his first full solo offering “Sketches”, a retrospective mix blended by DJ Slademan.
Sketches chronicles Skriblah’s 10 years in the hip hop industry and is a reminder of his past accomplishments as well as a closing of the first chapter of his career. The 20 track mixture documents his development though adolescence to manhood, displaying naivety, ego and frustration, alongside his skill, wisdom and
pride, but most importantly Sketches shows his growth as an artist.
This personal collage of classic and unreleased material gives fans and listeners a first opportunity to survey his body of work and a chance to decipher the labyrinthine lyrical ciphers of this enigmatic rapper. Sketches is also the first time Skriblah has ever been found in one place for more than 4 minutes and 40 seconds!
Skriblah first gained notoriety for his multi-layered lyricism as a founding member of the internationally-known hip hop group TerraFirma. His work with the London crew was far from just lyrical, ranging from songwriting and production to artwork and project management. As well as featuring heavily on TerraFirma’s 2006 offering "The Foundation", Skriblah has worked with some of the UK’s best lyricists and producers including Chemo, Beatbutcha, Phoenix the Ice Fire, M9, Diam Ruff,Triple Darkness, Loudmouth, Black the Ripper, Klashnekoff and more, predominantly as one of the most sought after guest vocalists in the UK. In this time he has shared the stage with legends of hip hop such as Raekwon, Ghostface Killa, Nas, and Immortal Technique, and has been played on radio and television stations including Choice FM, Kiss 100, Radio 1, 1Xtra, Deja Vu Channel U, MTV Base, plus many other pirate and online stations.
2010 has already been a triumphant year for the UK music scene and Skriblah hopes to be a part of the rise of the new breed of UK artists. Following on from Sketches, a full length LP is in the works for the latter half of the year, which will showcase the talents of the “Sleeping Giants”, a newly formed production partnership with fellow TerraFirma graduate D.ablo. Add to this a number of planned mixture collaborations with P-Boro native DJ Slademan and 2010 is well and truly set to be Skriblah season!