LATE has been involved in the music scene since the late eighties, from the Breakin’ days to graffiti, promoting nights, presenting radio shows, playing in clubs, doing various PA’s, writing reviews and features in magazines, LATE has done it all when it comes to hip-hop! After being involved with a string of local acts, he went on to collaborate with Asian producer JUTTLA, on his groundbreaking 1998 debut album ‘Angels Aliens & Assassins’ on Eastern Pressure Recordings. In 1995, together with TRICKSTA he founded Wolftown Recordings, and a year later in 1996 started to record with TRICKSTA, IMD and PROFESAH 194 as the group VILLAINS. As recording began for the debut album "Welcome To Wolftown", LATE also found time to drop freestyles for various mixed tapes including DISORDA’s "UK Hustlers" series. In December 1999 VILLAINS dropped their debut single "UK Sound", a track that is now considered a 'UK Hip-Hop Classic' with the video getting played on MTV and Rapture TV. It received 5/5 reviews in HHC and DJ Magazine and got supported by a number of top DJ’s including the BBC’s Excalibah, Skitz, Tim Westwood & Steve Lamacq. In the May of the following year VILLAINS dropped the excellent "Gotta Get The Cash", and then the album
Wolftown" in October 2000. A string of live dates all over the UK and numerous radio & Internet interviews, as well as features in all the music press has made the industry know about LATE ‘the artist’ and his label ‘Wolftown Recordings’.
In 2001 LATE continued his hard work with VILLAINS and began to collaborate with overseas acts, as well being one of the executive producers and guest rappers on the VICIOUS CIRCLE's album "Bagged Out". LATE together with TRICKSTA then went on to form the group WOLFTOWN COMMITTEE and recording began. The first release was the limited edition EP called "Artform Technique"/"Could It Be" which was well received by the media and got 5/5 reviews in Muzik and DJ Magazine.
‘Legendary Status’ continued to be constructed with LATE making an appearance on fourteen out of the twenty-one tracks on the album. The full-length album dropped January 2003 and excelled WOLFTOWN COMMITTEE into one of the leading rap groups in the UK, with their video to their single ‘Boxed’ being played over fifty times on the SKY Digital TV Station ‘Channel U’, as well as the same video featuring in the UK hip-hop documentary ‘Independent Hype’. LATE also performing the track ‘Think’ live for the Carlton TV programme ‘Xposure’ that has been screened to over 600,000 people on ITV.
During 2002 and 2003 LATE recorded a mini-album project called ‘International Rhyme Spittin EP’ which features a whole host of underground MC’s from all over the globe. This is a revolution in Independent hip-hop as LATE has got together no less than fifty nine artists to collaborate with him on a CD release that features nine hefty tracks and the biggest posse track in the world ever with ‘Open Mic Session’ (The International Remix). For LATE it’s a showcase of his music and a project he wants to continue to do. From being actively involved in hip-hop for fifteen years, LATE has now firmly stamped his mark in the independent scene. He has featured on a number of home-grown tracks including ‘Spaghetti Junction’ with DADDY ASH, SKINNYMAN, MC SKEME, EASTBORN and CLASS A, the DOYEN D album ‘End Game’ and ‘Rugged Style, Wolftown Collobo’ with CASHNO, JAI BOO and D’BLACK. LATE also featured on US releases by KIDD X on the album ‘X Marks The Spot’ out of San Jose, CEE ROCK ‘THE FURY’ album ‘Bringin Tha Yowzah’ alongside MIKEY D (from MAIN SOURCE) and PROMOE from LOOP TROOP, the DSO album by BUSHWICK BILL (GETO BOYS) out of the South and TA GUERRERO’s compilation ‘Disrapish’ from the West Coast. It makes you think if there are other rappers working as hard as LATE in this UK hip-hop game!
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