Thursday, 22 April 2010

iRate... Proto (Chiddy Bang) - Over You

So this record surfaced online a couple months ago over at notJustOk but Florida-based producer Kid Konnect just shot this over to us & I've been feeling this record from day SO I thought I'd share it with you still! You might know 'Proto' by the name Chiddy (full name Chidera Anamege, Nigerian? Yes lol!) who along with Xaphoon Jones make up the Philly-based Hip-Hop duo Chiddy Bang & their smash hit 'Opposite of Adults'... Well 'Over You' sees Chiddy or shall I say Proto go RIGHT IN with a lil freestyle on one of Kid Konnect's trademark soulful musical backdrops... iLove this record! Enjoy it!

In other relevant news, Chidera | Proto | Chiddy and his Chiddy Bang buddy Xaphoon Jones dropped a mixtape  a couple of weeks ago which is, shall I say... Pretty Much Amazing! It includes their brilliant remix of Tinie Tempah's 'Pass Out' which you can hear HERE + that amazing Xaphoon Jones remix of Ellie Goulding's 'Under the Sheets' which is also HERE... You like these then pick up the entire mixtape for FREE right underneath & if you're feeling the Kid Konnect production then you can pick up his latest Beat-Tape 'The Epic II' from HERE... Well that's kinda all still!

Download: Chiddy Bang - Air Swell

Until the Next Time...

#sidenote... I reckon Proto should just be called Chiddy btw


Wednesday, 21 April 2010


YES YES!!! The big homie Mr. Folarin dropped this one last night via his Twitter and truth be told, every since he mentioned that he heard the record & wanted to go in on it, I've been waiting for this freestyle to drop! Asked him about it last week & he still hadn't gotten his hands on the instrumentals BUT I guess that was last week... THis is THIS Week!!! Enjoy the record + download link & oh yeah something A LOT of the major blogs will NOT do have NOT done, show love to the original record by Naeto C... All After the JUMP!

Tuesday, 20 April 2010


YUP! Some Nigerian Hip-Hop Music that I can actually vibez with! It's got that commercial Hip-Hop | R&B Sound to it BUT the rap verses from Beazy & Teeto are SO on point although I've heard Teeto spit so much better & that's my only beef with the record + that Chykay brother sounds proper, ain't even gonna front on dude... The Production, courtesy dude by the name of Just-A-Melody is on all kinds of HEAD-NODDING goodness!!!

You're NOT nodding your head? You might need to check your headphones or your speakers still!

Download: Beazy + Teeto + Chykay - From Las Gidi

& Be UP on LAS Gidi's Fynest: Beazy | Teeto | Chykay


Just IN... Eazy - SheRoze

OK So check out (below) 'SheRoze', the first single from Georgia Native, Emmanuel Little aka Eazy off of his Summer 2010 project titled 'The Raptism' (More on that over on We Plug GOOD Music when the time is right)

<a href="">SheRose by Eazy</a>
"It's called "SheRose"... The song is about empowering women, telling 3 different stories with rapped verses and spoken word" - Eazy
I especially like the mix of Spoken Word & Hip-Hop verses that essentially makes this really soulful track that much better + the story-telling on this is ON point... So yeah, that download link below? USE IT!

Download: Eazy - SheRoze

On some more music tip, I just realised that his debut album 'The Public Speaker' is out on his BandCamp for free download so get on over there & lemme know what you think please... Thanks!

Be UP on Eazy: Facebook | Twitter | Website

#sidenote - This is the 1st of 3 Music Updates TODAY so check back later for some more goodness... Next Stop after this? Las Gidi | Nigeria

Until the Next Time...

Thursday, 15 April 2010


YES! YES! ALL you Glastonbury Festival HEADS are gonna have a WHALE of a time this year guaranteed, courtesy of two-time Grammy Nominated Afro-Beat LEGEND... Afro-Beat god... FEMI KUTI! Arguably one of Nigeria's BIGGEST Musical exports & Son of the Late Great Fela Anikulapo Kuti will be gracing the MAIN Pyramid Stage alongside the likes of U2, Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Vampire Weekend, Dizzee Rascal & Corinne Bailey-Rae and ALSO the West Holts along with the likes of Mos Def, Bonobo, Tune-Yards & Nouvelle Vague... ALL ON FRIDAY, JUNE 25TH!!! IT's GONNA BE Epic!!! Check out the full-line up HERE!!!

Check out the JUMP for some CLASSIC Femi Kuti...

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

iMusic... Jus Like Music & Apple Juice Break present: Oscillations Part 2

"Oscillations is a FREE digital compilation presented by Jus Like Music and Apple Juice Break designed to help spread the word of amazing music by amazing artists from the genres of hip-hop, electronica, neo-soul, dubstep and anywhere in between! Featuring primarily exclusive, or at least previously unreleased material, each of the two parts contains around 20 tracks. The release also comes packaged with a pdf booklet full of info on the artists, plus a showcase of art by an array of incredibly talented visual artists. 
After the phenomenal success of Part 1, we're very pleased to finally be able to announce that Part 2 is now available to download via our Bandcamp page. Featuring 21 amazing tracks, including exclusive works by Slugabed, Alex B, Kidkanevil (feat. Oddisee), Suzi Analogue, 00Genesis and loads more, Part 2 is sure to turn more than a few heads!" - Gavin Handley for Jus Like Music Records
Released for your listening pleasure yesterday, April 12th, officially... All I can say is this is the BUSINESS for any Music-Loving Connoisseurs out there... 

<a href="">Roll Upon You Like XLII by Jus Like Music Records</a>

Do the do & download this Opus right now for FREE below!


Monday, 12 April 2010


We finally get some visuals for the lead single 'Ossie Baba' off of the soon-to-be-released Ossie Baba E.P by Emerging UK-Based Musician/Producer/Remixer Ossie... Check it OUT after the JUMP!

iVideo... DRAKE - OVER

"I can teach you how to speak my language - Rosetta Stone"

YUP! The REVOLUTION will be Televised!!!

'Thank Me Later' out June 15th


Friday, 9 April 2010

iRate... Benin City - The Invisible Cake EP

OK Erm I have been sitting on this 'Invisible Cake' EP from Benin City for a good few weeks now and I really CANNOT keep it to myself any more so while this may not be the full-length EP review as I'd have liked to bring you, this little expose does seem apt...

First of all, let me introduce you to Benin City although for some of you, no introduction is even necessary BUT alas... So who are Benin City? Benin City are an ecclectic 5-Piece Band consisting of two amazing spoken-word artists Joshua Idehen & Musa Okwonga (Nigeria STAND Up) + a trio of a saxophonist, bass-guitar player & drummer that apparently sound like a mash-up between Outkast & James Brown... We do have some music for you to vibe with right after the JUMP...

Thursday, 8 April 2010


You already know how I fux with the music that be coming outta the Netherlands recently... From Full Crate & Mar, to Dean High, to Sharlena, all of whom I've played on my radio show on Melody One (Catch the Re-Runs HERE) over the past few weeks & NOW to an amazing female singer by the name of Joya Mooi! Her album 'Hard Melk' is a MUST-HAVE for any fan of good music.. It is really just that GOOD! Check out  the amazing visuals for the album's leading single + one of my favourite records (this record will calm you the f**k down still) from this amazing 10-Track album after the Jump...

Tuesday, 6 April 2010


I just knew there was a reason I hadn't posted anything since Friday... I was subconciously waiting for this! Its the VERY AMAZING video for the VERY AMAZING first single by TY Chijioke, simply known as TY, off of his soon-to-be-released album 'Special Kind of Fool' that's due out on the 19th of April... That's in 13 days... LET'S GO!

#teamTY #allday #everyday!!!

Until the Next Time...

Friday, 2 April 2010

iMusic... JUDAH - The "Amber Rose" Instrumentals + 'Choose Wisely' Video

So I received some new music earlier today by way of a DC Producer named Judah & 'The Amber Rose Instrumentals'... Initially, I was like 'So Who's this Judah fella then & Amber Rose???' BUT then I peeped the video WHICH you should definitely check out after the JUMP...

Just IN... Kid Konnect - The Epic II (Beat Tape)

It's Good Friday... April 2nd 2010 & Nigerian & Florida - based producer Kid Konnect releases his latest project, the Free Beat Tape aptly titled 'The Epic II'. Having had the privilege of listening to this before today, I can tell you first-hand that IT is REALLY good... The discerning Musical heads out there will quite enjoy this & all you emcees will have something to play with over the weekend, that is if you can come correct with it... ENJOY!!! 
"Finally!!! Put a variety of genres in it... Listen and lemme know what u think, Thanx!" - Kid Konnect

Until the Next Time...

Thursday, 1 April 2010

iFilm... The Movie (OFFICIAL TRAILER)

From Noel Clarke, the Creator of KidultHood + AdultHood, comes the movie Check out the Website for some more Details! The Film is out on the 2nd of June.. Now normally if you know me then you know I don't do cinemas BUT for some reason, for this right here... iCANNOT Wait!

"From the BAFTA winning British Actor/ Writer/ Director. Noel Clarke comes, a sexy, gripping thriller following three days in the lives of four very different girls. Starring some of Britain and Americas most exciting rising stars including Emma Roberts (Nancy Drew, Wild Child), Tamsin Egerton (St. Trinians), Ophelia Lovibond (Nowhere Boy, London Boulevard) and Shanika Warren-Markland (Adulthood), the four intricately woven stories are about four best friends who become involved in a major diamond heist. Whilst Jo (Emma Roberts) is chained down in a dead end supermarket job, her friends are all out on their own separate adventures: Cassandra (Tamsin Egerton) is jetting off to New York to meet her internet boyfriend; Kerrys (Shanika Warren-Markland) is on a one woman crusade fighting for female liberation and Shannon (Ophelia Lovibond) is on a one way trip to meet her maker. But a chance encounter with some diamond thieves sends their separate worlds on a collision course with not only each other, but fate itself. These 4 girls are about to have 3 days they will never forget, spanning to 2 cities. That is if they survive." - The Movie


iFashion... Ann-Sofie Back - Dripping Sunglasses

A whole lot of you will have caught Ms. Erykah Badu on BET's 106 & Park the other day rocking that really cool get-up with those amazing Sunglasses... Well they ARE called Dripping Sunglasses and they are by Ann-Sofie Back who debuted them in her Autumn/Winter 2009 Runway Show, check em out some more + pics of Ms. Badu in em... ALL after the Jump!