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Born in the Armenian quarter of Iran, Blade came to London aged 7. Within months of arriving, he felt the effect of the Islamic revolution back home. Unable to send money out of the country, Blade’s family could no longer support him. So, with no money, no family, alone in a strange country, Blade’s self-reliance and determination were all he had to see him through. The microphone, the studio and the stage provided his only release.

1989 saw Blade’s first release. A string of 12’s, ep’s and a massive double album followed, all of which were released on his own “691 INFLUENTIAL” label. Selling via mail order and on the streets, he amassed sales of up to 60,000 units.

Teaming up with producer Mark B was a departure for Blade. On the duo’s Hitmen For Hire EP, released in 1998, he allowed another man to produce the music he rapped on for the first time. The album they recorded together, The Unknown, remains one of the best selling LPs in UK rap history. They spent most of 2000 and 2001 on the road,. They even got to support Eminem, on his UK tour in 2001.

The album’s first single, You Don’t See The Signs, was re-recorded with a guest appearance from Grant Nicholas of Feeder, crash-landing in the top 20. Unfortunately, the label that had released The Unknown, the Virgin France-funded Source, wasn’t in a position to act. Internal restructuring meant that key people involved in the first record had left the company, and control of operations had reverted to the corporate parent. The only thing that was certain was that Blade and his new bosses did not see eye to eye and it was only a matter of time before they parted company.
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BLADE 1205 Blade (3) - Survival Of The Hardest Workin' album art Blade (3) Survival Of The Hardest Workin'(LP, MiniAlbum) 691 Influential BLADE 1205 UK 1992 Sell This Version
Blade (3) - The Lion Goes From Strength To Strength album art Blade (3) The Lion Goes From Strength To Strength (Album) 691 Influential UK 1993 Sell This Version
Blade (3) - Planned And Executed album art Blade (3) Planned And Executed (MiniAlbum, Album) 691 Influential UK 1995 Sell This Version
Blade (3) - Storms Are Brewing album art Blade (3) Storms Are Brewing (Album) 691 Influential UK 2004 Sell This Version
Blade (3) - Guerrilla Tactics - 'The Only Way Forward Now!' album art Blade (3) Guerrilla Tactics - 'The Only Way Forward Now!' (Album) 691 Influential UK 2006 Sell This Version
NB 3847 Blade (3) - Guerrilla Tactics Sampler album art Blade (3) Guerrilla Tactics Sampler(CD, Enh, Promo, Smplr) HHC Magazine, 691 Influential NB 3847 UK 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

732-1532 Blade (3) - Chart Moves album art Blade (3) Chart Moves(12", Single, Ora) Not On Label 732-1532 US 1988 Sell This Version
Blade (3) - Lyrical Maniac album art Blade (3) Lyrical Maniac Raw Bass, Raw Bass UK 1989 Sell This Version
Blade (3) - Mind Of An Ordinary Citizen / Forward album art Blade (3) Mind Of An Ordinary Citizen / Forward 691 Influential UK 1990 Sell This Version
Blade (3) - Rough It Up album art Blade (3) Rough It Up 691 Influential UK 1991 Sell This Version
Blade (3) - Clear The Way / They Ain't Shit To Me album art Blade (3) Clear The Way / They Ain't Shit To Me 691 Influential UK 1993 Sell This Version
Blade (3) - Survival Of The Hardest Working / Let's Begin album art Blade (3) Survival Of The Hardest Working / Let's Begin 691 Influential UK 1996 Sell This Version
BOMB 2006 Blade (3) - Rhyme Bomb album art Blade (3) Rhyme Bomb(12") Bomb Hip-Hop Records BOMB 2006 US 1997 Sell This Version
MZEE 070 Blade (3) - On The Run album art Zeb.Roc.Ski Feat. Blade (3) Zeb.Roc.Ski Feat. Blade (3) - On The Run(CD, Maxi) MZEE Records MZEE 070 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
Blade (3) - Dangerous album art T>Power* Feat: Blade (3) T>Power* Feat: Blade (3) - Dangerous Botchit & Scarper UK 2002 Sell This Version
BLADE 1210 Blade (3) - Blow You Out The Frame album art Blade (3) Blow You Out The Frame(12") 691 Influential BLADE 1210 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Blade (3) - Reflection / Soldiers album art Blade (3) Reflection / Soldiers (Single) 691 Influential UK 2004 Sell This Version
Blade (3) - It's Like That album art Defisis, Blade (3) Defisis, Blade (3) - It's Like That (Single) SFDB UK 2004 Sell This Version
Blade (3) - A&Rsehole album art Blade (3) A&Rsehole 691 Influential UK 2004 Sell This Version
Blade (3) - Pop Idol album art Blade (3) Pop Idol 691 Influential UK 2004 Sell This Version
Blade (3) - It's Your Time album art Blade (3) Feat. Laurissa Blade (3) Feat. Laurissa - It's Your Time (Single) 691 Influential UK 2005 Sell This Version
Blade (3) - Mumps album art Baby J Presents Blade (3) Baby J Presents Blade (3) - Mumps (Single) 691 Influential UK 2005 Sell This Version
Blade (3) - Four Walls / UK Hip Hop album art Blade (3) Four Walls / UK Hip Hop (Single) 691 Influential UK 2006 Sell This Version
BLADE 1215 Blade (3) - Hunger / Feel The Vibe album art Blade (3) Hunger / Feel The Vibe(12") 691 Influential BLADE 1215 UK 2006 Sell This Version

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BOBSCRATCH-

BOBSCRATCH-

July 17, 2018
one of the best,Uk hip hop pure talent,fat beats,conscious lyrics,fantastic featured d'js,amazing e.ps,Blade one of a kind.
AskeladdenBlack

AskeladdenBlack

January 20, 2017
Name a UK rapper that has done more for the UK scene for as long than Blade.

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