Moorish Delta 7

Moorish Delta 7

Profile:
Hip Hop crew from Birmingham, originally formed in 1995.

Members are Cipher J.E.W.E.L.S, Jawar & Malik.
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Moorish Delta 7 Discography

Albums

Moorish Delta 7 The Power And The Glory (Album) Seven Entertainment UK 2002 Sell This Version
RIGHT-1-250 Moorish Delta 7 Life In The City(CD, Album) Seven Entertainment RIGHT-1-250 UK 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

QU-ep-1011 Moorish Delta 7 Taking Four Wicked Heads On The Way To North Africa(2x12", EP) Quartz Records (4) QU-ep-1011 UK 1998 Sell This Version
FF 015 Moorish Delta 7 / The Baptist Moorish Delta 7 / The Baptist - The Rain(12") Fas Fwd FF 015 UK 2004 Sell This Version
MD7* Levels (EP, Single) Seven Entertainment UK 2005 Sell This Version
none Moorish Delta 7 My Girl(CDr, Single, Promo) Seven Entertainment none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Moorish Delta 7 The Rain / From The Grains(12", TP, W/Lbl) Not On Label none UK Unknown Sell This Version
Rights EV 004 Moorish Delta 7 & Judge Dreadi Moorish Delta 7 & Judge Dreadi - Rowdy(12", W/Lbl, Sta) Seven Entertainment Rights EV 004 UK Unknown Sell This Version
SEV-003 Moorish Delta 7 The Art Of Survival(12") Seven Entertainment SEV-003 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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Galaktic

Galaktic

December 5, 2008
Moorish Delta 7 is one of the U.K's most influential hip hop acts of the last 10 years. The group had its beginnings in the early 90's performing on local radio shows with DJ Kingston.

Along with fellow Birmingham act MSI Asylum, Moorish delta 7 galvanised the Birmingham music scene both acts producing groundbreaking music videos which acclaimed rotation on the major networks in an era where independent music rarely received major airplay.

Their first double vinyl E.P 'Taking four wicked heads' (1998) was a record which showed the promise of things to come. Hard anthem like beats, with hard kicks and sharp snares (which became their trademark) and street inspired and deep esoteric wordplay.

They then had an hiatus during which they recorded several tracks, included one with the aforementioned group on the 'Experiment Vol. 1' called ‘dark Skies’ which a six minute “posse track” album and another unreleased songs called 'Assassins'(1999) During this time 1998- 2002 they made frequent journeys to the U.S to do recording and toured the U.K and Europe constantly while building up bigger a fan base.

By 2001 their next official release 'The Art of Survival / Silent Screams / Status / No 1 Sound.' was their breakthrough record. The beats were now much well crafted than before, the lyrics more polished but still retaining a gritty-street-political edge. The videos to 'Art of Survival' and 'Silent Screams' showed a side of British Street life that had never really had mass exposure before the Moorish era. Also in a time when independent music was often shunned, the group enjoyed regular airplay across most of the major music television networks.

The album that followed 'The Power and The Glory' (2002) was a very diverse musical outing that listens like a story and again really is a classic. After this release they did more extensive touring for 2 years having another hiatus between 2004-2006.

Their second album 'Life in the City' (2006) had some good moments but was not as consistent as their eelier work.

In 2008 they began working on projects which combine different styles of music with hip hop including folk, notably working artist Seth Lakeman. Once again showing the groundbreaking nature of this group.

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