Well here we are, 2016, a new year, and it starts with a sad note after news came out that Mark B passed away over the new year period, which is very sad news for UK Hip Hop. So we're going to start the year by going back to remember one of my favourite producers of all time.
Mark B is best known for his work with Blade, their LP "The Unknown" is widely, and rightly regarded as not just one of the best UK Hip Hop Albums but one of the best Hip Hop albums of all time. Mark B's production, couple with Blades sniper like lyrics and a who's who of UK MC's and DJ's was a beacon of hope in an American dominated scene.
It would be easy and totally justified to take a track from that album and feature it – Ya don't see the signs and the unknown are about as perfect a Hip hop track as you'll ever hear, but i'm going to jump back a little further to 98 to a release on his own K’Boro imprint teaming him up with the M.U.D family (another group synonymous with indie UK Hip Hop).
There isn't much to say past that other than he'll be missed.