South West based hip hop her­oes The Scribes are back with “Quill Equipped Vil­lainy”, a 13 track album avail­able on CD, Spo­ti­fy, iTunes and all good online retail­ers from Sat­urday the 13th of July!

Amidst almost two years of heavy tour­ing that has seen the group become recog­nised from Ibiza to Gla­ston­bury Fest­iv­al as one of the most enter­tain­ing and enga­ging live acts on the scene today, The Scribes have writ­ten and recor­ded their first full length LP since 2015’s sem­in­al “A Story All About How”.

“Quill Equipped Vil­lainy” pays homage to the group’s Golden Age hip hop roots with boom-bap beats, bit­ing bars and bub­bling bass all effort­lessly inter­twined with a thor­oughly mod­ern take on the genre and delivered with the The Scribes’ trade­mark wit and style.

Fea­tur­ing pro­duc­tion from up and com­ing tal­ents Dave Taylor and Fat Con­trol­lers along­side estab­lished beat­s­miths Astro Snare, Vice Beats and Ill Lit­er­ate, the 13 tracks cov­er a vari­ety of styles and moods, from full on head­nod­ders and dusty jazz breaks to filthy bass bangers and dis­tor­tion-filled dirti­ness, all while stay­ing true to the hip hop sens­ib­il­it­ies that under­pin all of The Scribes’ work.

This extraordin­ary range of pro­duc­tion provides the per­fect sound­scape for an expans­ive release that includes clas­sic rap floor fillers and block party rock­ers along­side more reflect­ive moments deal­ing with alco­hol­ism, addic­tion and self-worth.

The lyr­ics remain fresh through­out with guest spots from Akil the MC from the legendary Jur­as­sic 5, Leon Rhymes from Too Many Ts, Bodega Brovaz, True­Mend­ous, Black­smith and Goose mak­ing “Quill Equipped Vil­lainy” a truly inter­na­tion­al affair, with each vocal­ist bring­ing their own unique flair to pro­ceed­ings.

Three years in the mak­ing, The Scribes have man­aged to pack all of the energy, vibrancy and atmo­sphere of their award win­ning live show into 13 tracks of unadul­ter­ated hip hop heav­i­ness, and with lead single “Right­eous” already hav­ing been named BBC Intro­du­cing DC “Upload of the week” and Some Kind Of Awesome’s “Track of the day”, this is one release that simply can­not be missed!




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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.