ALBUM REVIEW AT THE END OF THIS INFO SECTION
Now who says I don't got a high work rate? This self-entitled album "RUKAS" Will be my 8th studio album, and the 2nd album released in a 2 month period. I tried to do rainbow letters on the back cover, didn't really work, so went with another style, hopefully people like it. I know the front covers ill.
Special thanks to M-Acculate & Trippie Hippie for the reviews. One here, one due in the week. Their details can be found here in this long arse info section
To many people to list, but I'll try Dekay Ex dekay.bandcamp.com
Mitchell Wood www.facebook.com/cificMDnative?fref=ts
Artistry Beats www.facebook.com/artistry.beats?fref=ts
Mc Chambers www.facebook.com/mck.chambers?fref=ts
…Respect to Chambers as he took up a very challenging feature that a handfull of rappers had turned down, scared them off I'd say heh heh, so expect more from him on my 9TH album FUTURESCAPE. UPDATE ON THIS TRACK, SOMEBODY ELSE STEPPED UP. SO GONNA HAVE 2 RAPPERS ON THIS EPIC TRACK.
Special shout to Donna DaShit Still
Girl damn near bought all my albums in one go, for top dollar, so I know she got plemnty to listen t for a while. Heh heh nice one D.
Gerard Michael Galvin-Barrie www.facebook.com/gerard.galvinbarrie?fref=ts
…for great vocals and amazing guitar. And Janice Barrie for, well giving birth to him. Also a personal thanks to Janice for all her help and support in my work life, Advise in my private life, as well as always supporting my music, means a lot mate! Wasn't sure wheher yad want your facebook details here so lemme know about aht and I'l add i if ya want.
Big up Fubar who interviewed me recently on his popular growing blog page/website - Much MORE indepth detilas about Rukas, err...me that is lol to be found there, as well as pics and whatnot.
Much thanks to Crux Teneabrae for his production work on WITHIN THE CORE. Expect more frommt he 2 of us in the future. Also nice one for helping me out in the area of production mate, you've given me some great tips, and I know you been at this a long time now. It made my day when you heard my first batch of beats and you exclaimed how surprised you were at the quality, what was it you said? thats right "You're a producer Rukas" HAH! Thanks fella
Shout outs to the following artists who have features on this album to… they are as follows;
Jacob Jay he's on a crap loada tracks of mine and kills it everytime. www.facebook.com/jacob.jay.397?ref=ts&fref=ts
Josh Tate (Ninestein) who smashed it on my LYRICAL GANGANG PART 2, He had one of the best 1st opening lines coming on this one, it’s here on the album check it out. www.facebook.com/josh.tate.357?fref=ts
CFM, No facebook but ya can find him on SOUNDCLOUD and the SHADOWVILLE forums soundcloud.com/califarmerman
M-acculate Lucifers Apostles www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000027172718&fref=ts
…who most of you know he's on a handfulla my stuff, I'm on a couple of his, and we'll be working on other stuff this and next year I guess. He's nearly as busy as me....NEARLY...lol.
And his brother Fedy Mayn
Vitiated Records www.facebook.com/VitiatedRecords?fref=ts
Paul Tomacchio (Chef Paul ) I hope I got that right, people change names and shit. He was on that LYRICAL GANGBANG shit and murdered his verse. www.facebook.com/paul.tomacchio.3?fref=ts
Snypa Of Pain Inflicted - www.facebook.com/jacob.dannenberg.7
Jorden Can't Add Frosty Frost aka Jorden Foster www.facebook.com/pages/Frosty-Frost-aka-Jorden-Foster/54874543151?ref=ts&fref=ts
…Who's done a few things with me and you'll find her scattered about my albums, we both like our religious songs, and are not afraid to show it. Respect frosty Frost (Her artist name)
Symetrik Music www.facebook.com/symetrikmusic?fref=ts
…for beautiful vocal layering to my song SAVE MY SOUL.
Blake Selby www.facebook.com/selbybla?fref=ts
…A great flow on an old song of mine called SPIRIT OF MAN. An upbeat fast track, completely out my comfort zone, but we killed it. I'm also on one of his songs called RAPPERS COLLIDE. Old song too.
Honourable mentions to Chogaia Cristina Longueira Varela for constantly inspiring me with ideas and being my sexy Galician Muse, as well as a film maker, actress and writer. Matt Catlow for his support and recording studio, LOOK OUT FOR A COVER PROJECT coming from us in 2015
Love ya babes.
A talented actress (has been in TV shows in her homeland Spain)
A film-maker, writer and my muse heh heh. She has done a few videos for Dekay
Here are a couple - www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRm6B8AfNco
VIDEO CREATED, FILMED, DIRECTED, EDITED AND PRODUCED BY:
DEKAY & The D'Mans -DARKNESS VISIBLE Promo Video HD
Shit...I'm releasing so many fucking albums at the moment, I better spread'em out lol. I'm also producing my own covers of my fave songs, so that’s 2 cover albums. Not saying anything bout that for the moment, early days. Thanks to my lil band of supporters GM Pits www.facebook.com/GMpits78?fref=ts
thanks for the kind words my man!
Steve White www.facebook.com/realstevewhite?fref=ts
Heeff Hefner www.facebook.com/heathGFYhope?fref=ts
Paul Rafferty www.facebook.com/paul.rafferty.79?fref=ts
Beat'n Streets www.facebook.com/BeatnStreets?fref=ts
…For avidly supporting my music and adding me to quite a few of his projects. And also for that comment that made my day “Best hip-hop album you will have heard for at least a year from the best lyricist around... Yeah I said it cuz its true” Sunken Sounds 2014.
Another shout out to Trippie Hippie (who will be on next album FUTURESCAPE) for taking the time to review my previous album. Respect. www.facebook.com/trippie.hippie.7?fref=ts
Brian Clarke www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005272937084&fref=ts
Daniel Pierson, a great guitarist and producer, (Who produced HOLLYWOOD, Hollywood (Tasha) is dedicated to the mutual friend of myself, my missus Chogaia, and my mate Dekay, also she was partner to my DJ Slasher .RIP girl. You may find Hollywood here - rukas1.bandcamp.com/track/hollywood-gone-not-forgotten-ft-dekay-rip-tasha-prod-dan-ukrapbeats-mastered
And of course the fam Sean Lyness Angela Lyness Kaylee Lyness Katrina lyness Kevin Brannan Tracyann Brannan and my mumzy June Lyness not really mentioned them before so thought I'd better heh heh.
IF I HAVE FORGOTTEN ANYONE PLEASE MESSAGE ME AND I’LL EDIT THIS, I’M ONLY HUMAN SO MISTAKES COME NATURALLY….MORE SO TO ME THAN THE AVERAGE I MIGHT ADD LOL
Rukas Rank #12 UK London, UK Rap REVERBNATION
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT RUKAS;
"I hope it’s not a diss but a honour But you the only artist I've ever said had a chance with Eminem on a track. That's the best I have ever complimented Anybody!"
% MOON - EMINEMS EQUAL?
"Get this from THE UK'S #1 UNDERGROUND ARTIST an our homie Rukas!"
Heeff Hefner (Owner at GFYE Ent)
"Check out the new 7th album from Rukas John Brannan - The Scribe Enlightened - best hiphop album you will have heard for at least a year from the best lyricist around... Yeah i said it coz its true." Sunken Sounds 2014
“THE MORE I LISTEN TO THAT SONG WITH YOU.. THE MORE I LIKE IT YOU REALLY MIGHT JUST BE ONE OF THE BEST LYRICISTS EVER”
KeyWord. - "ONE OF THE BEST LYRICISTS EVER"
- Darez, "MAD SKILL AND IMMENSE WORK RATE!"
"If you don't know get to know this man deserves your listening time! Put your ears on this!!!' Mad skill and immense work rate from Rukas as always. Cop this.. Free but donations welcome (and it's worth more than most!)"
- M-Acculate, RUKAS IS A BEAST!!!!
econd album in two months, eigth in total, cop it! ill be taking some time to
"Ya, I've heard u rap!!! ur HELLA technical!!! lol... but a monster, though...
Bodi Taipo Coangae - RUKAS IS A MONSTER!
Bodi, Producer of THE CROWN.
"HEY I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR MUSIC!"
Max Stenley - Great Music!
“DOPE SHIT MAN. NICE LYRICS, GREAT USE OF MY BEATS.”
Nathanael Forbister - SnowBloodBeats
“SHOUTS OUT TO MY HOMIE RUKAS FROM "RIP THE RIPPA IN MIAMI FL..... THIS BOY SPIT FIREEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!WORD PLAY IS INSANE...”
RIP THE RIPPA - Rank #5 Miami, FL Rap / Hip Hop
"RUKAS ROCKS THE WORLD!!"
M. THAYER - COPSHOP RECORDS
“THIS IS CRAZY U KILLED DAT SHIT I DONT KNOW WAT TO SAY MAN DEY AINT READY FOR DIS IN MY CITY OR STATE !!!! THEY AINT GONNA KNOW WAT TO DO !!!”
“Rukas I love what ya did over my beat man”
Heeff Hefner GFYEntertainment –
“I WOULD PROUDLY LIKE TO WELCOME RUKAS TO THE KILL-A-INSTINCT THIS MIRROR-WRITER IS ONE OF THE ILLEST LYRICISTS OF ALL TYME! WELCOME HIM NOW AS WE WELCOME BACK REAL-HIP HIP IN THESE GRAVE TIMES!”
Killainstinct Record-label - "RUKAS THE MIRROR WRITER, ONE OF THE TOP 6 RAPPERS IN THE UK"
"RUKAS HAS...HUGE POTENTIAL"
Ras kwame - RADIO 1
Quote during 2011 radio show where Rukas won the 16 bar rap competition
ALL SONGS MIXED AND MASTERED BY MYSELF.
"RUKAS" By Rukas The Mirror Writer 2012
Facebook - Www.Facebook.Com/Rukas2007
Email - Rukas2007@Yahoo.Co.Uk
8TH STUDIO ALBUM FROM RUKAS
01 Oh Deadly Tongue - Rukas Ft Phoenix - Prod Hala X - (Mastered)
02 Chasing Stars - Rukas Ft Dekay [On Hook] - Prod Dansonn - (Mastered)
03 Deadly For Real - Rukas Ft Spacific & Artistry - Prod Hala X - (Mastered)
04 Heroes & Legends (Part 2) - Rukas - Prod Oskar Mike - (Mastered)
05 Within The Core - Rukas Ft KChambers - Prod Crux Teneabrae - (Mastered)
06 Layla - Rukas Ft Gerard & Jacob Jay - Prod Vtz - (Mastered)
07 Lyrical Gangbang [Part 2] - Rukas Ft Ninestein, Cfm, M - Acculate, Fedy Mayn, Vitiate, Cystematic, Jacob Jay, Chef Paul - Prod Anno Domini Scarebeatz - (Mastered)
08 No Sense - Rukas - Prod Hitz - (Mastered)
09 A Better World - Rukas Ft Dekay [On Hook] - Prod Dansonn - (Mastered)
10 Rewind - Rukas Ft B. Fresh, Snypa Of Pain Inflicted & Jacob Jay - Prod - Tms - (Mastered)
11 Save My Soul - Rukas Ft Frosy Frost & Symetrik - Prod Dansonn - (Mastered)
12 Spirit Of Man - Rukas - ft Blake Selby - Prod Hitz - (Mastered)
13 Tears Of An Angel - Rukas - Prod Hallofhits - (Mastered)
14 The Hurricane - Rukas - Prod Snowbloodbeats - (Mastered)
15 You Don't Wanna Know - Rukas - Prod Hitz - (Mastered)
16 The Road - Rukas - Prod Hitz - (Mastered)
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“RUKAS” 2014 Self Entitled Album Review by Trippie Hippie
1. OH DEADLY TONGUE gives you the perfect intro to an album that already gives you an idea of what you’re in for. Rukas. Rukas delivers just that. Lyrical Rukas. Phoenix came in and held his own. The flow through the whole track from both artists are pristine. Couldn’t be done any better.
2. CHASING STARS is quite change up in emotion. This track shows once again that Rukas is well in touch with who he is and that he is comfortable in that. Hook from Dekay is a nice touch. Well layered. Well mixed...i know Rukas murders shit in that category too.
3. DEADLY FOR REAL...years ago I spit on this same beat. HALA-X is one hell of a producer LOL. Rukas steps very uniquely to this beat. Lyrical mastermind. I don't know if Yall caught it “Trippie told you that you aint on the level” I don’t know if that was intended about me but yeah. 2 Features come in... Spacific & Artistry…I’ve never heard them before. But it’s not bad. A nice switch up from Rukas and as soon as he can there he is. RUKAS!
4. HEROES AND LEGENDS (Part 2) . Another left turn for your ass. A lovely beat. I love it...Rukas is as versatile as an artist as you will find out there while still delivering that same signature Rukas. Hook is lovely. I love the abstractness of it. I always enjoy a track that is straight Rukas.
5. WITHIN THE CORE A Crux T beat I smile with pride seeing #TRIPPEDOUT on this album. A little self-absorbed I know but still...Rukas came with a crazy scheme. Absolutely murders it on all levels. Its real hard to keep flows and schemes going like this. As a lyricist myself I know this well. You have every bit of bravo and encore I can give. Beautiful shit. K Chamber was also new to me. But I can say right now...I love this cat’s style. I'ma have to connect with this cat.
6. LAYLA is another track showing just exactly how transparent Rukas can be. A tough trait in the industry nowadays. I can’t lie. I vibe with the sample here. Rukas delivers one hell of a verse. Is that Jacob jay??? #TRIPPEDOUT again! Ha-ha....ANOTHER LARGE SMILE ON MY FACE....Jacob is one of my favourite spitters. Anyone on a first listen to him will not be disappointed.
7. LYRICAL GANGBANG (Part 2) I love. #TRIPPEDOUT once again. All over it...NINESTIEN and JACOB JAY...represented properly and proudly. Every spitter did a proper job though. And major shouts to Rukas for mixing all the shit together and making it sound as well as it did... well done.
8. NO SENSE. Another come at you lyrically track executed perfectly. I love the hook and concept. This cat really can’t run outta rhymes right?
9. A BETTER WORLD - I LOVE the vibe on this track. The deep concept delivered in a manner with clouds the mind with clarity. Well executed. Dekay again. This may be my favourite track I’ve heard from her. This might be my 7th or 8th track I’ve heard from her way...cool shit all the way around.
10. REWIND. First off reading the features I'm automatically interested. B.fresh and Snypa are two cats I've been watching for a while on their come up and the beat is an interesting choice...along with the sample. But as Rukas starts to spit your realize it’s all good. All 3 spitters. They come and deliver an absolutely dope track.
11. SAVE MY SOUL. Staying with a feeling of transparency. Rukas displays pain and where he resides his pain in his religion. A deep look into what seems to be a tortured soul....well done.
12. SPIRIT OF MAN. I complete change up and I love it. Well done. Nice hype. Not a beat you would have expected but Rukas once again shows how versatile he really is and spits perfectly. Blake Selby steps quite properly. I’m impressed for hearing him my first time. Not easy to do.
13. TEARS OF AN ANGEL. I love the sample. Really sets the tone for track. HallOfHits in there...right on for the kid. The haunting hook really speaks to one’s soul. I love the track. Anyone of these tracks could easily be called a favourite.
14. THE ROAD. Well done again. It offers the last look into Rukas `s soul. Another well delivered track. Lyrically perfect as it has been the whole time. At this point in the album it’s almost like he is letting down off the “Rukas high” smoothly LOL.
15. YOU DON’T WANNA KNOW. The final track lets know that Rukas is still of his rocker and that there is still no telling what coming next from him...beautiful dope ass hook. This is the perfect finish!!!!!
released 30 September 2014
See "bout this Album.
Credit also given to all producers involved. See song titles.