Sunday, 27 May 2012

Family Guy (No Stewie)...

Family Guy (No Stewie)...

Hey People.

I'm back again for another update. Told ya I’d keep you informed as to what’s been happening. May has been a very hectic month for myself, the ESP team and also the R2S team.

To start off, I've been getting down to some writing for my next solo project. I’ve had a few concepts that I've been formulating in my head for awhile now and got some of them down onto paper this week. I've also been arranging features; from producers to rappers and singers. It’s all coming together really well and I'm really confident that this is going to be a very solid body of work that will live up to expectations.

I also have a little 'side project' that I am working on. By now, I'm pretty sure that you’ll know I am a very ambitious guy who is always thinking of other aspects and avenues to work with. This way of thinking hasn't left me and won’t anytime soon. I’m unable to speak too much about it at the moment but I can give a little clue; just like I said as the last 4 words to close the KROnicles Of IntelLEK mixtape - “it’s more than music”.

When you surround yourself with motivation and drive, it only fuels your own fire. I'm Blessed to have two camps to push me and you know what they say: Family is as Family does...

The ESP team has been going hard as always. You already know that the ES in the P never stops. She’s got her hands in a few pies that I can’t talk about publicly or I’ll never hear the end of it, just know it is BIG! Always stepping up the levels, making the rest of us play catch up; that’s ok, we don't mind, she just needs to sleep more...Drassick has been back in the studio, laying down those killer vocals. He also recently did a videoshoot for ‘SteamRollin’, a collaboration record with Breddwinnaz’ Stirra and my friend Panic Phaze from Slough amongst others, with very energetic production from CDot. Charli-Anne has been working on Deer Oh Deer stuff for their Friday showcase at Old Spitalfields Market with magnificent results! Seriously guys, if you've not been checking their stuff out you REALLY need to. 

My R2S family have been working as always as well. We've been in the studio finalising tracks for 'The Rebelution Part 2' and more 'Underground Gems'. We’re working on a very exciting sound and cannot wait to get it to you guys. Some good music is being made at the moment! I want to give a shout out to TrixCity for giving me a PREVIEW listen of his new mixtape ‘Arts Of Facts’ which is out very soon. I've got to say he’s done really well on this. The content is thoughtful, enjoyable, relatable and so organic. The features that he has on there for production and vocal duties all help to play their role in shaping this project which will pleasantly take people by surprise. Very powerful music indeed.

That’s it for now; as always, keep up with what I'm doing right here. If you haven't before, take a minute and go through the blog fully, I've got a lot of content for you all. Take care of yourselves out there beautiful people.


Sunday, 20 May 2012

Dreams Work When the Team Works...

Dreams Work When the Team Works...

Hey People,

I hope you guys have been enjoying the weekend.

Last night in front of over 300 Million TV viewers, my beloved Chelsea won the Champions League title for the first time in our history. It's also the first time that a team from London has lifted the trophy.

Already being classed as one of the best final in years by some, it was definitely a game that lived up to all the expectations and more. Our opponents Bayern Munich are a very strong team and on a another night, I'm almost sure the result would have went another way but Lady Luck was with the boys in blue.

Luck has played a major part in Chelsea's European conquest this season, just like any team that's won it before. That stroke of luck needs to be present and it was for us.

Congratulations to Chelsea FC and the players on gaining their very well-deserved Champions League winner's cup and medals. They went to Germany as the underdogs and have left as winners.



Sunday, 13 May 2012

Spring Into Action...

Spring Into Action...

What’s happening people!

You know when you haven’t heard from me in a little bit, it means that I've been working hard. This time around it’s been no different whatsoever. Right now, I'm going to give you guys a little catch up on what I’ve been getting up to...

So here we go, in no particular order, check how we've been cruising down LekLane.

I've had the opportunity to place some beats to a pretty-well known and respected young R&B/Neo-Soul singer. It’s all for an upcoming project that she’ll be working on and knowing her calibre, there will be some big name artists/producers on that project as well. If I'm fortunate to get myself on there then that’s going to be another pretty good step in the right direction.

As I am sure you're familiar with by now, I am a part of R2S; the now 14-strong hip hop collective reigning from West London. January of this year saw the release of the long awaited mixtape, The Rebelution Part 1 (you got that yet?). Well, this month we've started the mixing process for the eagerly anticipated follow up, The Rebelution Part 2. This is shaping up to become one of the most powerful and professionally executed mixtapes to come out of the UK Hip Hop scene this year. Myself, Krome and Evo AC (the same trio that did the mixing and mastering for the ‘KROnicles Of IntelLEK’ mixtape) have started to work on these songs. With hot tracks from all the members that you’re already familiar with, there’s also new fire from the newest members of the group: Seta Trend, Trix City, and Evo AC. Closer to the release date, there will be more preview tracks being uploaded but until then, here’s a reminder of that preview I shared with you guys a little while back.

'Why Don’t They Know' features Myself, Seta, Trix. Up and coming vocalist CC provides a magical gloss for the chorus... 

I also had a meeting with R2S's TaYshan about my acting role in one of his videos, where we sat down and went through the script and storyboard that he wrote. We already had some filming done from previous shoots so this meeting was a bit more about the direction etc. We’ve got a lot more in store for you with that project than even I had realised, so I can’t wait for it to all start! Make sure you look out for TaYshan’sSparta’ video coming real soon!

You’ll be glad to know that I am working on my next solo project as well. I’ve been getting down to a lot of writing and beat selection etc. and although I've not selected a title or a release date just as yet, there’s one thing that I can guarantee right now though:

'Str8 Out Da Oven'
available for Download from 'The Food'

after the feedback from 'Hold Up Ur Lighter'
off of the 'Str8 Out Da Oven' mixtape...

'The Raise EP'
also available from 'The Food'

and ‘The Block
off ‘The Raise EP’...

I’ll be making sure to have more of my own productions on this project.

And that’s basically it! There’s a bit more info I could give you; but then the people signed up to my Membership wouldn't be getting exclusive info and where’s the fun in spoiling all the surprises right away anyway, lol!

Before I go, I’ll just say that I’ve been working on some stuff that people would not expect from me, which I think you guys will enjoy. Im not going to give a clue about whether it’s a new song, new productions or even if it’s got to do with music at all ;)


Thursday, 10 May 2012


Hi #LekLaners!

It's literally THAT time again! ESP Ltd. Partners Unsigned Hype UK have released their latest compilation: 'MayDay Mayhem'...

Also featuring a track from his ESP brother Drassick; the latest release is available under the 'Compilations' section of 'The Food'. Be sure to get this month's offering which features an EXCLUSIVE, NEVER BEFORE HEARD TRACK:


Talking of LEXSCLUSIVES...have you checked out 'Tell Me Why' (Parts 3 & 4) over at 'Poetic Justice' yet? You know we also want to hear from you Spoken Word fans - fancy getting your work up there for Lek's audience and maybe even getting a mention in his Member Mailing? Get submitting (two piece maximum per month).

And about that Member Gift Mailing... the next goes out A WEEK FROM TODAY! You know the drill by now; hit the 'Subscribe' tab above, fill out your details and get every benefit of a paid Membership for FREE! And because Lekhem always likes to show his appreciation for your support, every month on his birthdate, he sends YOU a gift! Tell me where you get a sweeter deal than that?!

Phew and on that note...Goodnight folx!

ES ;)