Saturday, March 20, 2021

Urbanize: Future Local Heros Vol. 1 (2005)

Further R&B and Hip Hop music out of Manchester, UK with “Urbanize” featuring a selection of gems hailing from the city’s “fruitful” urban scene back in the mid-2000s. I posted the second volume here which was supposed to be spread across 3 limited edition 12” promos but I was only ever able to find the first disc. Much like the first volume, there is an overabundance of sketchy hip hop but there are a few gems here, notably Mica Townsend’s “Back In The Day” and the beatbox gem “Runaway” by Gemin-Eye and Mad Rush. Another mention goes to “Nobody’s Fool”, the finished version of which can be found here by former MOBO Runner’s Up LB & QT. 

Let Me Tell Ya    3:04    (MC Dizzy)
Tru 1    3:32    (Tearror & Da Lecturaw)
Nobody_s Fool    3:54    (Serina Wain feat. Akosua Mensah)
Get Up Off Ya Backside    3:21    (Northern Monkees)
Back In The Day    4:13    (Mica Townsend)
Bounce!    3:21    (Flava Combined)
Tears    3:47    (Versies feat. Crystalize)
Yes    3:52    (Raw T)
Nubian    3:53    (Peachez)
Lonely Girl    4:12    (Venus)
Black Butterfly    4:04    (Diemond)
When The Sun Goes Down    3:27    (David Thomas)
Runaway    4:33    (Gemin-eye & Mad Rush)