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People are asking what the hell I shut down Sinoptic for/
Running a record label is something I could not afford/
I don’t think of it as that I lost it all/
I just lost an opportunity to push hip-hop that’s raw/
Bin on it since 0-6 but you didn’t know this/
And most didn’t notice me debut my own disc/
But it’s so shit, so don’t worry about coppin it/
Me and JND collabed and made Freyed Knot exist/
This was proper sick, the seven of us were rockin gigs/
And it made me realise people like rap with funk and rock in it/
Put out two albums ok MoreFire was crap/
But That Bradfunk smashes it – Deep in the Valley’s mad/
So peace to the 7 piece, each member brought good stuff/
Shouts to features, plus Guv and Bruce at Touchwood/
Promoting creative hip-hop has always been my intent/
And through teaching rap wi Phil we worked on the YMM/
Organised some great stuff, shit happened you couldn’t make up/
And out of nowhere came a teenager called Jake Brook/
Known to you and me as Lunar C, just a pimply teen/
He knew a producer named Diz – they were the Missin Peeps/
Angry Nik was even spittin then they came to my flat/
In LS6, by Hyde Park I rented wi Matt/
And we whittled away a year just makin some tracks
We deadened the sound room with just a mattress and that/
That was in fact the first time Sinoptic existed/
Without just me and JND being the emcees listed/
WYdeboi from YMM - came to spit some rhymes/
Told him a dozen times to drop the name “Mr Grime”/
Then he disappeared at the same time I moved in with Ange/
Bought a house together and I had studio plans/
So Luke and his Dad, plus Seb that they kept in the van/
32> Got to workin on building Sinoptic, and never looked back//

..12th of December 2 thousand and 12/
That’s the date I hung Sinoptic up on the shelf/
My boredom with it is summat I couldn’t have helped/
Motherfuckers get used to you doin stuff for them well…
...it was the 12th of December 2 thousand and 12/
That’s the date I hung Sinoptic up on the shelf/
I hate hip-hop as a genre man, couldn’t you tell?/
99% of you are fuckin rubbish as hell//

So it was 09 the studio building was on going/
And they did what they could to finish it when it want snowin/
Meanwhile I set up a booth in the house in the cupboard/
And finished recording the Lunar CD with that fucker/
I remember recording Salad of Wookie late at night but/
The missus was asleep next door had to stay quiet/
Was funny as fuck, back when he was not a diva/
And did shit like sound effects and played the ocarina/
But shit changes and improves and all respect is due/
We printed 100 albums and he sold about two/
Then went and battled Bloodstro and from then on he blew/
And long after Sinoptic’s dead I’ll be sellin a few/
This was the fourth Sinoptic release, by 2 thousand and ten/
Forget Bread in Bradford which by now I resent/
Anyway Freyed Knot were bored and we all decided/
To sack the band off as it had provided/
Enough entertainment for three years graft/
Travelling back and forth, playing gigs and getting smashed/
I had a side project called Kin-L it was dope as hell/
Chris, Jay5ive Samir and this Addverse bloke as well/
Helped me realise that guy is the best emcee/
We did one gig, for kids with special needs/
We disbanded but me and Dan wanted to kill it some more/
So did tracks with JND and Flame Griller was born/
Superfly was the first track to make us realise potential/
I never forget first hearing that instrumental/
Did a low budget video, dopeness certified/
28>(60) Carried on making tracks and blagging Addverse to write//

..12th of December 2 thousand and 12/
That’s the date I hung Sinoptic up on the shelf/
My boredom with it is summat I couldn’t have helped/
Motherfuckers get used to you doin stuff for them well…
...it was the 12th of December 2 thousand and 12/
That’s the date I hung Sinoptic up on the shelf/
I hate hip-hop as a genre man, couldn’t you tell?/
99% of you are fuckin rubbish as hell//

So it’s 20-11 Lunar and Flash doin a track/
This unusual lad called Paul came through to take snaps/
Ended up filming the whole thing, and made it all fit/
And if you haven’t already then Google “Call It”/
Chilled for a bit and Me and Paul get talking/
If only we could create something dope for West Yorkshire/
Maybe a TV show or summat…we didn’t have a clue/
But it was good to link a guy with a good working attitude/
So my missus has Yoga on a Monday night/
So one Monday I was like I’ll text a bunch o guys/
The studios free maybe they wanna come spit rhymes/
And help me up my freestyle game cos it’s fucking shite/
And sure enough they arrived in their hordes/
Some weren’t invited I’m sure/
But that didn’t matter the cypher was born/
Me and Paul spent time tryin make it work/
Sit through hours of footage just to take a verse/
And put it in an episode and release it online/
And it blew up around the time DF was in its prime/
I don’t regret it for a second, that shit was fun/
….and if you’re wonderin yeah Jack Flash is that good/
Bit intimidating to be honest, so are Addverse and Lego /
Imranimal and Matter but everyone brought their best so/
I kept it goin ran Sinoptic parallel/
Hashfinger was releasing EPs each was caramel/
Neverlearn to Hashfinger, nothing short of combustible/
Can’t fuck with his instrumental game his shit’s untouchable/
I also had Illuzual on the ExP team/
He’s a fucking genius with the MPC/
It ended sour between us on some political shit/
His beats are ill as fuck but I still think he’s a ~~/
And was the first time I was thinking that this/
Sinoptic thing isn’t meant for me I wasn’t building with bricks/
No contracts and agreements, I just helped where I could/
People took from me and still made me feel like a cunt/
I was in the studio JND built for me once/
Charging nowt for people to record Jay-Z overdubs/
Shouts to Minas his raps were often good/
99% of the shit I’ve organised has bin off the cuff/
And if you asked me I had no idea what I was doin/
I made it up as I went along, and that’s the road to ruin/
I can be a twat sorry if ever I had a go at ya/
I wanted Sinoptic global started in Macedonia/
DJ Hellblazer, made some nice beats/
Sometimes hard cos he wasn’t in the dubwhy scene/
But was worth it for Flame Griller tracks not to worry/
Shame about all that bullshit with Bill Currie/
Had me apologising to Bill on my honeymoon/
But forgive and forget, shit on the net: it’s nothing new/
We did some vids with that Paul chap raw raps and more laughs/
Apparently someone linked DJ Format/
And he supported the cause, we repped Yorkshire up north/
And on Yorkshire day dropped it and took Bandcamp by storm/
Probably my proudest day, cos I was involved/
And everything else I had just helped to mould/
I’ve been lucky as hell to work with everyone that I did/
Feel like the cypher made Shedmen get back on their shit/
Was dying to have em signed, saw them live in 06/
And they were raw as fuck even then killin the gigs/
Recorded and released “And What” but not long after/
I took a look at my life like a conscious bastard/
Decided to be selfish, social networks had had it/
64>(124) So the last thing Sinoptic will release is Working Classics//

And that’s it…


from We Don't Do S​*​*​t Hip​-​Hop Vol 10, released November 29, 2012


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"We Don't Do S**t Hip-Hop" Yorkshire Hip-Hop Label/Collective. Lunar C, Flame Griller, ExP, Hashfinger, JND, Addverse, Fly Tippers, Shedmen, DJ Hellblazer, Kin-L, Freyed Knot

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