Thursday 30 June 2011

The Greatest Graphic Designer In The World

Ever wondered where my super ill, glossy to fuck, bling bling graphic design came from?

"Obese Aesthetics is a graphic design/illustration platform for a rather charming young man named Sam Stirling...often mistaken for the legendary sasquatch and seen foraging for crayons in the bins outside Lidl he has been drawing pretty pictures with or without permission for some time now, and does it rather well if truth be told. Throw him a few chocolate coins (fee TBC) and he might even fancy up your flyer / poster / brochure / website / face / mum's house."



I can't recommend my man highly enough. Super professional. So professional he had to give Blade some design lessons over the phone during the manufacturing of the album. Real talk.

My mans pen game is not only crazy with the designs, but with the bars as well, AND he makes his own beats too. Go check them shits out -


AAAAAAAAAAND the Facebook pages and blog, standardly -

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Beast/30686974105 music

http://www.facebook.com/obeseaesthetics?ref=ts design

PLUS the blog -


My man ...Beast is truly a don in this shit, so if you want things done right then holla at him to chop it up. Of course, you can own some of his work (and mines) by copping that good Cold Lazarus LP from http://enlish.bandcamp.com. Do it NOW! NO QUESTIONS!

Wednesday 29 June 2011




I'd like to think that I've made my point.




I'd like to think that I've made my point.

The Vintage Vaults - Helly Hansen

We coming back.

Ever since I got hooked on Hip Hop through Wu Tang at age 11, I also became, as many teens/preteens did (they don't anymore, spoilt little fucks) aware of how I looked with regards to clothing and, more importantly, how I wanted to look. For many years I begged my old dear for a Tommy Hilfiger sailing jacket and Air Jordans, and was denied every time. Looking back it was a good thing; if I ever have kids and they start demanding £300 jackets and £100 kicks i'll just put them up for adoption. However, a compromise was made, and my needs were met to a certain extent.

Somewhere back in The Piranha Tank I have a stack of old Source magazines from the mid nineties, most of which I mainly kept for the hilarious No Limit adverts and associated junk. However, when Sadat X dropped 'Wild Cowboys' in '96 he was also involved in a Helly Hansen marketing campaign; they obviously saw what was happening with Hilfiger, Timberland and them and wanted to get involved. If i'm not mistaken, Xzibit is also rocking a Helly in the 'Paparazzi' video too.

Anyway, walking through Falmouth one day, I spied a sailing shop that sold Helly's and found them to be a pretty reasonable price, around 60 quid if i remember correctly. I needed a new jacket so I scraped up whatever P i had and ma dukes covered the rest. Of course I still have it, along with many other items from a bygone age, but you'll have to wait for the rest. I still don't know to this day why I chose yellow, though; not exactly a subtle colour, but handy if i ever got thrown overboard on a crab fishing expedition (I didn't).

Peep -

This Is Fucked

Foot age taken by Lady Jay after the Pete Rock/Smif N Wessun LP launch, I believe last night. Fucking shocking. Not long before the guns start coming out.

Who watches the Watchmen?

Tuesday 28 June 2011




Dope, New, FREE Music

Straight back in this bitch like a horny dog, son.

Some of my fam dem have been mad busy in the lab churning out some absolute heat for your listening pleasure and, seeing as its essentially free, there is absolutely no reson why you shouldn't go and download that shit.

First off, we got my boy Wizard with his new Instrumental joint 'Chill Pill 3', featuring a number of other well respected beatsmiths doing their thing. Wiz is an absolute boss on the boards and has done a few joints for me in the past and also for upcoming projects, which needless to say bang harder than a whore house door in a force 10.

You CAN download it for free, but you also have the option to choose a price to show your appreciation for underground, independent artistis. I chose the latter, seeing as we're in the same boat. How much did I pay? £3.17. Don't ask why, but at least I paid. Ask Wiz if you don't believe me.


Secondly, we have the long awaited EP from another producer that I rock with, the young and up and coming Mad Hatter who also rhymes on this joint alongside my 2nd personal favourite gorilla/human hybrid (after Sean P), Rum Com's own Prince Kong. I downloaded this last night, for free, and bumped it all the way through. I suggest you do the same, otherwise you're a bum ass ninja, and nobody likes them. Go cop that or one yourself with a bayonet.

The dope artwork comes courtesy of RumCom MC/in house illustrator Bukioe, who has also handled business on my very-soon-to-be-released Summer EP. For more info on his works, contact etc click HERE

And, of course, no post would be complete without me mentioning that you can now download the 'Rap Ain't Real' LP (by myself) for FREE (or donation!), featuring production from Wizard, Mad Hatter, Scizzahz and more.



If they're free, what in the fuck are you waiting for? Click download, go and make a cup of tea, it'll be downloaded by then. Listen to them. If you don't like them, delete them. If you do like them, spread the word. They're FREE. Get it? Good.


My name is DAVE.

"The employee of the year, yeah I'm back to work" ^^ LOL

So, if you hadn't noticed, and I doubt a whole lot of you cared anyway, I've been off this blog ting for a while now due to my life in general being an absolute whirlwind shit storm of pressure, stress and obligations, some good some bad, revolving mainly around the back breaking hassle of self funding, promoting, attempting to market and sell an LP all by yourself. I can now say, hand on heart, that I hate the rap game totally (I love it really, I just don't know the rules too well). Additional obligations have been levied in the form of family commitments, weddings, actual work (!) and a subsequent illness that has seen me rotting in the crib for the last 8 or so days.

However, I have returned to spout bullshit, and seeing how its been roughly 6 months since I started the blog and production has slowed down in the last couple months im back to chuck a couple more logs on the fire and get the internet going nuts again. Stay tuned, all new BS talking, clothing, music and free downloads, tales of drink and drug abuse and more coming very soon, and on a regular basis.

Starting today.

As an aside, the Cold Lazarus LP has been out since the 7th of June and is (obviously) still available, just click any painting of me on the blog at the top and you'll be taken straight there. Support is greatly appreciated; I've only just really realised how much time, work, emotion, energy and money goes into this shit, so to everyone out there doing the same, keep grinding. I DO support independent Hip Hop, and I pay for something if I LIKE it, not just because its 'supporting'.

If you feel the same way as I do, and you like my music, please support the cause for essentially what is the price of a pint in the Vibe Bar (plus change). USBs nearly sold out.

New, free EP coming soon. Stay tuned boppers.


Monday 27 June 2011

Friday 24 June 2011

Big Dave TV Vol. 3 - Enlish Does 'Rite Whino'

Does what it says on the tin! I was drunk and lean by the way. That's not an excuse.

Thursday 16 June 2011

"Rap Ain't Real, My Life Is Real" LP Available NOW from Bandcamp!

Only available previously as a bonus download upon purchase of the 'Arrogance Is Bliss' AA single, the LP is now available to download at a bargain price. Cop that!


Hobo With A Shotgun

You should see this flick, but it really is not for the faint of heart. The trailer makes it look pretty tame.

Wednesday 15 June 2011

That's What Eye See #? - Casual Racism

My old man, Eddy Piranha, picked up this postcard in the Sudan in 1960. Amazing.

Note the caption right at the bottom.

No offence intended, naturally. Its amazing to think that this was apparently acceptable only 50 years ago.

The blog is coming back, baby. Watch me.

(Buy the LP by clicking the pic above and to the right, or the banner. See? I'm getting better)

Wednesday 8 June 2011


Available from http://enlish.bandcamp.com on digital, CD, cassette and SUPER LIMITED USB (ONLY TEN LEFT!!!)

In honour of this momentous occasion, I have a competition for you, where one lucky soul will win a CD by answering the following questions correctly. You need to get all three correct, at which point all correct answers will be correlated by my master computer system and a winner will be picked at random.

A) Which Premier League footballer do I mention on the 1st track of Dr Syntax's first LP?
B) Who produced the Imagineers cut 'Carnival Stomp' from So Massive Volume 2?
C) Who was my FIRST EVER Don't Flop battle against? (Trick question?)

Send your answers in to enlishakabigdave at googlemail dot com for your chance to win. Entries close at midnight.

Winner will be announced tomorrow.

Good Luck!!!

Monday 6 June 2011

Pour Out Some Liquor 2 Times..... AGAIN....


This whole putting out an album thing doesnt half fuck with your time. Contrary to popular belief, this blog is NOT going to die a slow and drawn out death, but as mentioned on many occasions all of the red tape surrounding putting out the LP has slowed my roll on this beauty considerably.

Before I get on to new business, however, theres a couple of important entries for me to make that I missed out on last month due to my stupid schedule....

RIP Bugz (D12) - 19?? - 21st May 19??

Prior to a show in Detroit, Bugz attended a picnic at which an incident took place that led to his fatal assault. An argument with a man over a water-pistol fight escalated, the man went to his SUV to retrieve a firearm which he then fired in Bugz's direction. He was shot four times as well as being hit by the assailant's vehicle as he fled the scene. The incident, on May 21, 1999, was captured on video and shown later that day on local news.

Members of the group were shaken by the tragic incident, darkening the mood within the collective. One of his final acts had been to request that Swift join the group. Unfortunately, a few weeks after Swift joined, Bugz was killed. Many of the remaining members started to believe the group was finished. Following the death of Bugz, Eminem volunteered as replacement in order to fulfill the group's forthcoming obligations. This led to Eminem eventually rejoining the group.

In memory of Bugz, the group recorded the track "Good Die Young" on their second album D12 World. The album also included a song titled "Bugz '97", which was a 1997 recording of Bugz, originally from the song "Desperados". All five members of D12 bear a tattoo of his name somewhere on their bodies in remembrance of him. The group recorded their first LP Devil's Night in his memory. Eminem's third album The Marshall Mathers LP was also dedicated to Bugz.

RIP Big DS (Onyx) 1972 - 22nd May 2003

Thursday 2 June 2011

Cold Lazarus LP Launch 2moro.... DETAILS & MERCH

My Brighton LP launch is tomorrow. Cold Lazarus will be available for early purchase on the night on CD, USB and cassette(!).


- It looks like a massive drug pill.
- It is SUPER limited edition.
- It contains all of the following - Cold Lazarus LP, Rap Aint Real LP, Genius Squad - Cleverlution LP, Willy Emotion EP, 2 radio shows (including May Suspect Packages, tracks, interview, freestyles), a file of bonus tracks and dubs and all relevant artwork.

-ALSO, it comes from a VIRUS FREE COMPUTER, so rest assured your mac/PC will not be catching AIDS from the USB.

There are only a handful of these beauties to go around so if you're interested hit me up on Facebook and we'll talk business.