Thursday, 30 September 2010

iMusic... J The Exodus - This Is The Answer

New Music from UK Rapper/Vocalist J The Exodus off of his forthcoming '360 Full Circle' mixtape. Get your free download on right below!

Download: J The Exodus - This Is The Answer

Monday, 27 September 2010


"The debut of this mixtape was the spark of a new style of African based sonics and a new movement into the realm of afrobeat. "Its about the progression of the dance". There is no sonic comparison to these mixes. There are so many elements fused between the notes. This release signifies the next step in the evolution. As the groove continues, watch this space, and bring a change of clothes." - Lunchbox Theory
<a href="">AFℝICA &#9751;FRICA இFRICA 3 by Lunchbox Theory</a>

This is that facking goodness! As a blogger, iLive for moments like these! Of course I get excited for that new Kanye/Jay-Z or that new Mark Ronson (the record with Boy George is near enough heaven btw) but this is what it's all about for me... Discovering new underground and emerging music! This mixtape right here is Afrobeat at its core but it treads into dance, house, soul & hip-hop territories with great success, sampling a wide spectrum of artists and musicians from Erykah Badu to Fela Kuti and everyone in between including the likes of Terri Walker, Wasiu Ayinde Barrister (Yup that's right!) & Nebraska! This is amazing trust me!

Download: Lunchbox Theory - Africa Africa Africa (Part 3)

I think my head is gonna fall off my neck with all the head-bopping this mixtape is causing! You need this one spinning at the next house party, rave or dance!


Sunday, 26 September 2010

iMusic... Rumer - Aretha

So in the middle of promoting WPGM's 'A Prelude to the Future' mixtape last week, I was able to catch a bit of The Jool's Holland Show and fortunately for me, I was put on to an artist by the name of Rumer. Check her out below...

I love this song so much! As I've gathered, it's going to be released on the 18th of October and if you're really feeling this, it's taken off of the début album 'Seasons of My Soul' that's out on the 1st of November which you can pre-order HERE.

Keep tabs on Rumer: Myspace | Facebook | Twitter


Friday, 24 September 2010


If you perused our 'A Prelude to the Future' mixtape then you will have heard UK Emcee Chockz (the Rapper) SPAZZ out on that insane beat by EOM... Well the versatile Rapper/Vocalist dropped this freestyle video earlier in the week of his 'I'm So Involved' record. Check it out right below!

iCannot wait for his new mixtape to be liberated. It's gonna be huge! #PS I did call him a vocalist somewhere up there, find out why right after the jump...

iFashion... 10.DEEP x STS x TRUCK NORTH = FALL 2010 LOOK BOOK

"Iconic street wear brand 10.Deep has enlisted STS & Truck North - two-fifths of the Money Making Jam Boys - for their Fall 2010 lookbook.  10.Deep calls the collection "A healthy injection of camo, hearty plaid wovens, down vests, technical jackets and re-imagined vintage military/varsity pieces".  Money Making Jam Boys mixtape COMING SOON!" - Kevin Scully
Check out some more pictures from the 10.Deep Autumn 2010 Look Book right after the jump...

Thursday, 23 September 2010

iINSPIRE... Forbes x Warren Buffet x Jay-Z

#1 Just Watch This

#2 I have that Ben Graham book

#3 I should go pick it up

#4 I should find my truth

#5 Pick up something from This

iMusic... Shadez The Misfit - Taking Place

"We also feature Electro/Indie/Hip-Hop Artist Shadez (The Misfit) on this project, fresh off of his feature on Channel 4’s EVO Music Rooms sponsored by FIAT where he was hailed as one of the UK’s BEST unsigned artists, his in-store performance at the brand new CASIO G-SHOCK EAST Store in London, as well as performing at the astounding Love Box festival alongside class-acts like Duran Duran & N.E.R.D in 2009. Look out for his debut EP, 'Shadez the Man that Fell to Earth’ which is out shortly." - WPGM Press
<a href="">Taking Place by We Plug GOOD Music</a>

You may have heard snippes of this record a while back in June when the Misfit previewed it on his Youtube Channel... WELL Now he's liberated the full record for We Plug GOOD Music's 'A Prelude to the Future' mixtape! Enjoy it and grab your FREE download below!

Until the Next Time...

It's All Taking Place!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

iSpokenWord... Phresh Mentality - Single

"Amber aka Phresh Mentality started her spoken word journey last year and has so far has had the privilege of featuring at events like Ruby Sings at Ronnie Scott'sWord 4 Word at Stratford Theatre Royal, Writers Block at Juno Bar, Rum PunchPhraseologyBeats Rhymes & Vibes & many more. She is a Word 4 Word slam winner, and recently came in 4th at the UK Unsigned Spoken Word Finals. In addition to this she's been interviewed on Colourful Radio and had her work featured on popular sites like Soul CultureBox Fresh and Pin Board Blog." - Phresh Mentality
Granted it's been a busy week thus far and continually so (here's the apology for the lack of content this week), what with this going on but I just had to share this with you before I forgot all about it!

It's a great spoken word piece titled 'Single' by Amber aka Phresh Mentality! I've had the privilege of catching her do this piece live and it was the business. Look out for the sequel to this poetry session via UK Urban Ent

Keep up on the Phreshness: Myspace | Twitter

Secretely #iHeartPhreshMentality! Just thought I'd throw that in there while we're here

#2010 #TheYearofthePoet


"KEL, the Poster Child of Nigerian Hip-Hop, who right now at such an early stage in her career & with the release of her first and only album so far, has already been nominated for a number of prestigious awards in the Nigerian Music industry including the MTV Africa Music Awards (Best Female), the Hip-Hop World Awards (Best Rap Album), the Future Nigeria Awards (Musician of the Year) and the Dynamix Awards (Best New Artiste), blesses us with a Remot-produced exclusive for ‘A Prelude to the Future'" - WPGM
They've been asking for new Kel for months now, well here's the exclusive record that Nigerian female emcee submitted for We Plug GOOD Music's 'A Prelude to the Future'. It's produced by one of the best up & coming producers in the States right now Remot! Check it out and get your download on right after the jump...

<a href="">Little Things (prod. by Remot) by We Plug GOOD Music</a>

Brand New WAJE after this settles


Monday, 20 September 2010

iDownload... We Plug GOOD Music - A Prelude to the Future (Mixtape)

"We Plug GOOD Music' has established an online presence successfully plugging the emerging music that commercial radio doesn’t play, Aiming to push the true artform of music and NOT necessarily what the industry calls 'good' & in their consistent, continuous bid & effort to keep plugging the best of NEW & EMERGING Performing Artistes, they’ve come together with 20 of the most promising emerging artists to create ‘The Future is NOW’ project beginning with this ‘A Prelude to the Future’ mixtape. A Prelude to the Future features 20 of the best emerging artists that we have come across over the last year from all around the word & Specifically hand-picked from the ever-budding global Emerging Music scene is an array of amazing Soul, Hip-Hop and Spoken Word artists from all around the world (with exclusive and unreleased material)" - We Plug GOOD Music

<a href="">A Prelude to the Future by We Plug GOOD Music</a>

Not a lot that I should say without being subjective so I'll let you decide...

Download: We Plug GOOD Music - A Prelude to the Future (Mixtape)


Saturday, 18 September 2010

iMusic... Amede Soundsmith - Without You + Keep Runnin'

"Amede Soundsmith (real name, Amede Unuabona), a 20 year-old, singer and producer hailing from the docks of London. Coming from an African household with him being the first in his family to have a zeal for music, it took Amede Soundsmith a little while before his parents could see that their talented son wanted to do this for real! Exposed to the mélange of sounds & cultures in London, this guy has been working on creating a sound with signature electrorganic edge for your eardrums!" - Amede Soundsmith 
<a href="">Without You (FREE DOWNLOAD) by AmedeSoundsmith //+</a>



Any and everything Chiddy Bang gets a post on this here blog! No exceptions! Especially when it's a banging hot record like this one! (#PS Did I just use 'banging hot' to refer to a record? Kill me now!)

Anyway 'Good Life' is the lead single off of Chiddy Bang's forthcoming 8-track EP 'The Preview' that should be released next month. iCannot wait for that! In the meantime...


Friday, 17 September 2010

iMusic... Chris Rob - Sex, Money & Drugs + Waiting for You

"A native of Chicago, Chris Rob has spent the last several years since moving to New York touring and directing music for artists including John Legend, Kanye West, Laura Izibor, Cee-lo, and many others. Chris and his seven-piece backing band The Powerful Impact, were recently tapped to perform with Stevie Wonder for President Barack Obama's inauguration festivities. He also collaborates heavily with producers like DJ Spinna (Stevie Wonder) and makes club hits including his most recent dance single 'Ghetto People' with co-writer and producer DJ Ian Friday." - Artist Website
Here are two amazing tracks off of the Chicago-native's latest 7-track album 'Mental Notes' that was released three days ago. Listen right below and if you like what you hear, please pick up the album via the link at the bottom of the page!

'Waiting for You' is a serious record! 'Mental Notes' is a serious album! You should get this on your iTunes, iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Media... You really should!

Purchase: Chris Rob - Mental Notes


iMusic... 100 Akres - The Billy Ocean Beat Tape

"Here are my latest works designed to damage the muscles in your neck. Billy Ocean's 1984 album, Suddenly, had gems such as Caribbean Queen and Mystery Lady. Those tracks initially drew me to flip and chop the living sh*t out of this LP. This time around I even remixed Mos Def's Priority (from the Ecstatic album) over one of these Billy Ocean slappers and the outcome....well, let's just say its what made Billy utter the words 'This sh*t is bananas!'" - 100 Akres
This brother just cannot stop! First the Cyndi Lauper Beat tape and then the New Edition Beat tape and now this? All I'll say is hit the play button and listen differently!

<a href="">The Billy Ocean Beat Tape by 100 Akres</a>


Thursday, 16 September 2010

iFootage... John Legend x The Roots - Shine (Studio Performance)

"SoulCulture UK exclusive: John Legend & The Roots Perform "Shine" Live In Studio. Taken from the forthcoming album Wake Up! which features soulful music from the 60's and 70's all with an underlying theme of awareness, engagement and consciousness. "Shine" is the one original composition on the album. John Legend's song "Shine," which is featured in Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim's upcoming documentary film Waiting for Superman. The song, a "Stevie-Wonder-meets-gospel" stunner, clearly demonstrates the strengths of this specific group of musicians. Wake Up! blends Legend's expressive, thoughtful vocal interpretations with an element of funk that only The Roots can provide." - Soul Culture Media

#Shouts to Soulculture for shooting this over

Thank God for John Legend's life because I really dunno what that 'Evolver' album was all about! However this album sounds so good already from the records we've heard so far, it's good to know Mr. Legend isn't fading away

John Legend & The Roots - Wake Up is out in the US on September 21st


iVideo... Bracket + Tuface - Remember (Yori Yori Remix)

I remember seeing this video of this lush remix of 'Remember' by Nigerian duo, Bracket & the big homie, Tuface Idibia, about a week ago and thinking I wanted to post this up but you know how these things go, I just totally forgot! Anyway I was trawling through some Nigerian music blogs and I saw it again so here you go... I really love this song!

I really really like this song!


Wednesday, 15 September 2010

iMusic... X.O Senavoe - The Power

Brand new Kid Konnect produced single titled 'The Power' from Nigerian emcee X.O Senavoe, who's left the Nigerian music scene in a mad frenzy over the last six months. Now this is the first record from X.O that I'm actually really feeling. On previous records, his lyrics and word-play were undeniable as with this record also but now he's switched up his flow so much and its all coming together. Anyway check out 'The Power' right below... You need to steady hit that replay button for a while to catch all of the wordplay on this one.

"My verse is so bloody, Angels pass over like it's passover..." - X.O Senavoe - The Power

Look out for X.O's debut LP 'X point O' that's due out in January 2011

Until the Next Time...

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

iVideo... Kellee Maize - Third Eye

Brand new visuals from the female emcee Kellee Maize for 'Third Eye', one of my favourite records off of her album 'Aligned Archetype'. Check out the video right below & if you dunno who Kellee Maize is or what she's about, then check out our feature on her over at We Plug GOOD Music.

I really like this video... I really like Kellee Maize... She's the lick!


iSingle... K'Jon - Good Morning

Now up until a few minutes ago, I had no idea who K'Jon was & that just goes to show the plethora of music out there that goes criminally unnoticed by loads of us but alas I digress... So about K'Jon...
"K’Jon is best known for his #1 hit single On the Ocean from his 2009 debut full length major album I Get Around, which debuted at #1 on the R&B album charts! According to the New York Times, K’Jon’s album was “One of the years most promising albums, and also one of its least expected.” K’Jon’s smash single On the Ocean set a record for having the longest running single on Billboard’s Hot R&B /Hip Hop song which was 75 weeks, surpassing platinum selling artist Mary J Blige’s single “Be Without You”.  With a compilation of soul infused ballads, this album is the epitome of class and passion which is why Billboard listed it as one of the Top 50 R&B albums of 2009…these are undoubtedly noteworthy accomplishments!" - Maranda Oliver
Yeah, this fella K'Jon is about his business as it goes! Anyway he's back with the lead single 'Good Morning' off of his sophomore album 'Oxygen' and it's not even bad at all. Check it out right below

And if you (like me) have not heard of K'Jon until now then we've packaged some music from his debut album right after the jump

iVideo... Judah - Sundresses & Sandals (An Ode to True Blood)

"A typically ingenious and conceptually enchanting, the producer whose vision is 20/20 through sight and sound delivers another great visual from Simple Videos, based on the hit HBO SeriesTrue Blood. JUDAH goes on a sexy rendezvous with co-star Brittani for an unconventional depiction for the popular song "Sundresses and Sandals" filled with flesh, fondling, and "fangs." Also featured in the video is Chays, the R&B singer who has gained recognition for his vocal contribution for the track. JUDAH, whose concrete-cinematic music production has spawned several supreme images during 2010, pushes "Sundresses and Sandals" (Ode to True Blood) as the second video released from Simple Videos." - Sasha Vann (Ego M&BC)

'Sundresses & Sandals' is OUT Now! Go spend that 79pence the right way!

Purchase: Judah - Sundresses & Sandals


Monday, 13 September 2010

iMusic... LUCK-ONE - MORE

Wow iJust looked at this blog and it looks as if I took the weekend off? Apologies. I'll be sure to catch up with whatever goodness the weekend bore but alas I digress... Remember THIS? Well Luck-One is BACK!

"Portland's top-notch lyricist Luck-One returns with the soulful, feel-good anthem 'More!'. Sit back, relax and get ready to remember why you fell in love with Hip-Hop. In a time riddled with gimmick singles and ring-tone tunes, 'More' is an introspective journey laced with masterful lyricism and a soul-funk musical background that takes us back to a time when music and honesty were synonymous... Or, is Luck-One taking us forward?" - Spread Label Music

Brand NEW Luck-One single for us to bump with! The free EP 'True Theory Outtakes' will be upon is in October (4th to be precise) so make sure you come back here for that as well! 

The début album 'True Theory' soon come also!

Download: Luck-One - More


Friday, 10 September 2010

iVideo... NAIRA - See Me See Trouble

Brand new visuals from the homegirl Naira for her latest freestyle record 'See Me See Trouble'. Y'all already know how much iRate her so I will not harbour on about it today. The picture above is the artwork for her album that's due out in November... Check out the video right below and get your download on below that!

Oh by the way, what was that 'a lil jokativity' scene at the end about? Maybe an in-house joke right but running at over a minute and a half, it was definitely far too long. iDunno why I'm moaning though


Thursday, 9 September 2010

iMusic... Tinchy Stryder + Taio Cruz - Second Chance

Tinchy & Mr. Cruz come back together again and quite frankly why did they bother? You can listen right below to what they've come up with it this time around. Don't forget to pick up the CDQ download below that (well if you're feeling it init?)

Third Strike's out November 7th


Tuesday, 7 September 2010

iVideo... Ironik + Jessica Lowndes - Falling in Love

"DJ Ironik is due to release his 5th single, entitled ‘Falling In Love’, off his forthcoming second album. The melodic ballad features Canadian actress Jessica Lowndes (who plays Adrianna in hit teen series 90210), making her recorded debut before the release of her own album." - Press Release

Single is out October 24th.


We all know the formula now so if a UK Number 1 Single is really the reason you're doing music then you already know what to do!


On the other hand, Jessica Lowndes wins in that urban outfit (not the purple dress lol) BUT iSwear NY was supposed to be on this record? I guess she's not a suitable variable in the #UKNumber1Single formula? Who knows?

Until the Next Time...

iMusic... Tinie Tempah + Kelly Rowland - Invincible

I'm in my CAIA class right now & I should be listening at least BUT here's something for all the Tinie Tempah & Kelly Rowland fans out there! The CDQ has been liberated! Enjoy

DISC-Overy out 4th October

#Spotted at RnBXclusive | #Soundcloud courtesy Kevv2


Monday, 6 September 2010

iNaija... Waje - For a Minute (Video)

Brand new visuals from amazing Nigerian singer/songwriter Waje for her single 'For a Minute', produced by Dr. Frabz. I love this song & iThink you will too... I remember when I first got this record a few weeks ago, it went straight into our radio show playlist. Check the video right below #teamnigeria

'I know you're hers but can I be your girl for a minute or two?' - Waje

Until the Next Time...

Saturday, 4 September 2010

iVideo... The Quotes - Innocent Flow

"From day one, the Reading four-piece have attracted media attention, and their constant gigging and prestigious festival appearances – not to mention album and EP releases – have earned them a well-established fan base. Their epic, sexy and polished rock sound has caught the inspiration of many a radio DJ, promoter and – most importantly – music fan." - The Quotes

YET another great find via twitter! I'm absolutely loving it! So The Quotes are a 4-piece UK-based Rock Band hailing from Reading and 'Innocent Flow' is their brand new single. It took me one listen and I'm already in love with the record. The guitar-strings start the song & I'm thinking 'ok sounds good but...' and then the vocals by lead singer Ben Smith kick in with 'Baby are you cold in Snow...' and I'm immediately sold! Nothing beats a great vocal lead-singer in a band and yes the guitar-strings that form the bulk of the musical backdrop on this record is quite amazing too... Anyway what am I tryna say? This record WINS!

Keep Tabs on The Quotes: Facebook | Myspace | Twitter | Youtube


Thursday, 2 September 2010

iMash... Wait What x Jay-Z x Something Corporate - Making Konstantine Cry

"The follow up to the notorious xx, 'this is real life' seamlessly blends familiar hip hop artists with an array of indie rock tracks to create a mixtape that pushes traditional notions of genre and delivers a mix that showcases rarely heard aspects of each side. this is real life -- available 8.31.10 as a 'pay-what-you-want,' with all profits going to 826 Valencia to benefit youth writing" - Wait What Music
<a href="">making konstantine cry (jay-z vs something corporate) by wait what</a>

So here's the story, I love Jay-Z & I'm a huge fan of alternative rock group Something Corporate and especially their 2003 cult-classic 'Konstantine' so imagine my elation when I was over on Pigeons & Planes and I bumped into this mash-up album by Wait What (Charlie Kubal), the uber dope Producer/DJ behind 'The Notorious XX'. Skimming through the tracklist, I found this gem and I have had it on repeat for ever. The End.

If you liked it, go ahead and listen to the rest of this 21-track mash-up album HERE and get your download on right below

Download: Wait What - This is Real Life


iFootage... Max Juzt at One Mic... The Mid-Summer Edition

I had planned to put this up at some point last month but it is what it is I guess. It's footage of Max Juzt at the July edition of the 'One Mic' live music showcase put together by yours truly & Femi Mode (The dMp) in Camden town, London. Press play & enjoy this acoustic set from 19 year-old Singer/Songwriter Max Juzt, originally from Baltimore & now residing in London.

Keep Tabs on Max Juzt: Facebook | Twitter


iVideo... Marques Houston - High Notes

Brand new video from Mr. Houston for 'High Notes' off of his forthcoming fifth studio album 'Mattress Music'. I'm feeling this record and that's much more than I can say for the other two singles released so far. Check it out below & get your download on right after that...

#datesforyourdiary Mattress Music is out September 14th

Good Morning...

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

iDownload... The Foreign Exchange - Maybe She'll Dream of Me

Amazing brand new music from The Foreign Exchange. 'Maybe She'll Dream of Me' is the first single off of their forthcoming third album 'Authenticity'. Cannot wait for this album but I was just thinking while I was playing this that Phonte is one of the best emcees out there (if you argue against this, you'll die honestly) & his singing is quite up there, quite high up there even (as far as Rapper/Singer type artists go) BUT still doesn't get enough shine outside hip-hop circles. It's a right shambles... Anyway get your download on right below!

#dateforyourdiary: Authenticity is out October 12th

Until the Next Time...

iSingle... Nocturnal vs. I Am One Project - The Movement

"I Am One Project announces the release of an exclusive single created by urban producer Nocturnal through the PC game APB: All Points Bulletin. This is the first time a song has been produced using a PC game and released commercially worldwide. The single, titled ‘The Movement’, has been produced using APB’s in-game music production tool and will be available on iTunes from 13th September 2010. ‘The Movement’ by Nocturnal vs I Am One Project was produced using APB’s music editor. The editor allows players to create either full tracks or 5 second themes. Full tracks can be played in the sandbox world to accompany game play, while a shorter composition will appear as a ‘death theme’ when your character kills another in San Paro." - Press Release

These fellas Nocturnal & I Am One Project made this record using a PC game! Granted I'm not a 'PC game' person & I don't know a thing about APB BUT nothing else can be said about this move. It's ingenious to say the very least and add that to the fact that it's not been done before! Do you know what the trip is? The record sound really good as well! Oli Rose gets me every time with his great and hauntingly unique voice. Make sure you support 'The Movement' when it's released in a couple weeks.

Until the Next Time...


I was listening to this last night and it is actually very dope. It's got the essential mixtape vibe to it so don't expect anything else (there's a lot of song sampling or covers shall I say of your favourite songs). 'Fizzical Education for Dummies' does extremely well to show Fizzie in his element. The wordplay and flow are on point but the punch lines are what gets me hitting the rewind button over again on tracks like 'Light Up the Sky' where he goes '... So I do me like I can't get pussy' or on 'So Hard' where he says rather bashfully 'I'm so hard... Peggy Mitchell of the Yard'. What am I saying? Get to downloading, you'll enjoy this