You know we don't usually do radio rips BUT you need to hear this one! UK's very own natural born spitta, Mystro comes with the OFFICIAL UK 2010 Rap Up!
Happy NEW Year Mutha Luvaz!!!
"I Hear They Say Life's a Bitch BUT I ain't Scared of a Girl" - Benny Banks
"Its been a fantastic year for the Franchise Celebrity. With multiple award nominations, two major African Awards (Channel O for Most Gifted Female and MTV for Best New Act), one Nigerian Entertainment Award (Most Promising Act), becoming the 1st Nigerian to be showcased on MTV's Brand New Initiative, the release of her debut album and several lucrative performances; including one for the president, Mo'Cheddah can only thank God all the way. Last year she released her Christmas album (a Nigerian 1st) and this year, after becoming the Youngest Nigerian to take home a MAMA Award, she closes the year out with a new Christmas song to add to her earlier Christmas compilation. 'Keresimesi' is a play on a popular Yoruba carol. With DJ Klem on instrumentals and the usual Knighthouse touch, this one goes out to everyone celebrating the season today." - Knighthouse Creative
"Gabriella Cilmi came down to perform at St. Pancras International to launch Christmas at the station, also turning on the Lanson champagne bottle Christmas Tree lights." - The Station Sessions
"In the second excerpt from our recent interview, Teddy Riley talks to SoulCulture TV in London about the “final four” members of Blackstreet and their plans to “go out with a bang”, with three songs currently complete for their new album along with their forthcoming "incredible" re-make of ‘Heaven Can Wait’, from Michael Jackson‘s Invincible album. Riley also speaks on the other Blackstreet members’ trust in his judgement, using their lack of belief in their 2006 single ”No Diggity” [resulting in Teddy singing the first verse] and its subsequent platinum success as an example of his vision coming through. Attributing Blackstreet’s success to their willingness to cater to their fans, he goes on to explain the hurdles that prevented the Guy comeback from going any further." - SoulCulture MediaCannot wait to hear this new Blackstreet material, I hope it's as amazing as he says it is!!!
"All year round, One Mic and The Playhouse Club have showcased the very best of London's Up & Coming Talent, now they have come together to bring you 'The Red & White Party'; This Winter season's exclusive party to celebrate a year of our home-grown EMERGING MUSIC. It goes without saying that 2010 has been ground-breaking BUT 2011 is going to be even bigger so come party, network & celebrate Emerging Music with US at the BIGGEST PARTY of the year." - Press Release
“For the December edition, I chose the christmas song most in need of a variation. After years and years of airplay, this song simply lost its message. Well… Even without the airplay it did.” - Mar
"Sumit from The Hip Hop Chronicle UK (www.thehiphopchronicle.com) sat down with UK Hip Hop Artist Genesis Elijah. In this interview Sumit ask Genesis about how he hooked up with Krate Krusaders for their collaborative album 'Before I Was Famous'. The Hip Hop artist also speaks on what he has learnt in between albums and what this album will be bringing to the game. If you haven't already, go buy 'Before I Was Famous'!" - HHCPurchase: Genesis Elijah + Krate Krusaders - Before I Was Famous
"This is something fictional about the concept of remaining "Just Friends" with a girl I met; I don't want to ruin what we have/could have. Slightly confused as she's giving me weird signals, and I'm trying to figure out what it is that SHE wants from ME." - Cynikal
"A band based in the northern city of Leeds from where they have overseen the propagation of their delightful new song on both printed sheets and wax cylinders to be enjoyed at leisure in households across the nation. 'All My Journeys' is a simple song - a few chords on Rhodes keyboard and guitar, sampled strings, drums but no bass and Karen Pirie's heartbreaking vocal. 'All My Journeys' is Air without the aloofness, quiet but passionate." - Press Release
“B4 The Night Is Thru is about looking for someone to share love in rhythm. When producer Machine Drum and I created this tune it started as conversation on how you go out just to party and dance the night away; but how hard it is to find that someone to move with because of culture of the time we’ve living in. The song is merely reminiscent of those times when you could dance with someone you didn’t know all night with no pressure, no expectations… just the rhythm and movement.” – Jesse Boykins III