Monday, 31 January 2011
The amazingness that is Naomi Campbell takes her AMAZINGNESS over to Russia as she graces the cover of the February issue of the Russian version of ELLE Magazine! Check out the rest of the lush feature spread below...
Sunday, 30 January 2011
The visuals for this one dropped a few days ago but now the MP3 has been liberated of the new single from the Hip-Hop man of the moment, the one they call Wiz Khalifa called 'On My Level' featuring Hip-Hop veteran Too $hort, produced by Jim Jonsin. It remains to be seen whether or not this makes it unto Wiz Khalifa's forthcoming album 'Rolling Papers'. Enjoy...
Download: Wiz Khalifa + Too $hort - On My Level
The visuals for 'Price Tag', the official second single from Jessie J's debut album 'Who You Are' officially hit the interwebs today. The single features 'B.o.B' and has an acoustic version and a remix which features UK emcee Devlin as the single's B-side.
Purchase: Jessie J + B.o.B - Price Tag (iTunes)
#Shouts to (Free) OnSmash
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
I LOVE THIS SONG!!! 'Keep Your Head Up' is the amazing first single from LA-based Pop singer Andy Grammer who made a name for himself from busking on the popular Santa Monica pedestrian mall, Third Street Promenade
Watch the Rainn Wilson featured interactive video for the catchy feel-good Pop song below and make sure you get involved with creating your own version of the video! It's TRES fun!
Watch the Rainn Wilson featured interactive video for the catchy feel-good Pop song below and make sure you get involved with creating your own version of the video! It's TRES fun!
Purchase: Andy Grammer - Keep Your Head Up
Brand NEW Music from the colossal one they call Theophilus London featuring Sara Quin of indie-rock outfit, Tegan & Sara. This one is titled 'Why Even Try' and is the lead single off of Mr. London's forthcoming 'Lovers Holiday' EP due out on February 8th.Very funkadelic and very soulful from Theophilus London and Sara Quin's hook and background vocals are just the lick!
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
New music from LA-based emcee Co$$ featuring Blu titled 'Through the Flames' produced by independent Somerset-based producer Beatnick Dee from the 'Before I Awoke' recording sessions.
Co$$'s 'Before I Awoke' album is slated for an April release via Tres Records
21-year old emerging South African Soul singer Ternielle Nelson does an amazing cover of Norah Jones' popular song 'Don't Know Why' at a recent performance at the Blues Room in Johannesburg. What an amazing talent she is!
Monday, 24 January 2011
#LatePass! check out the amazing
new visuals for the latest single from emerging UK-based Zimbabwean singer/songwriter Thembi that was released last month! 'Paint By Numbers' is off of her soon-to-be-released début mixtape titled 'An Introduction To...'. I like it a LOT!
Saturday, 22 January 2011
Brand NEW Music from R&B sensation Mr. Raheem Devaughn and Maryland Hip-Hop artist Phil Ade in what is the latest instalment in the 'Produced by Boola' series. I call this week 12 of Boola's music series and the music doesn't sound like letting up! Listen below...
#Spotted at GoWhereHipHop
Emerging NY-based Producer and club DJ Bill Silas aka Brenmar takes Rihanna's smash hit single 'What's My Name' and remixes it into one hell of a club BANGER laced with some of the sexiest Reggae-tinged drum patterns ever. You cannot keep still with this one playing, trust me!
Ever since Mr. Blake performed a live version of this song at BBC Radio 1's Maide Vale studios about three weeks ago, I have NOT been able to go one day without playing back that footage. 'The Wilhelm Scream' is the reported brand NEW single off of the amazing producer/musician/artist's forthcoming self-titled début album which is scheduled to be released on February 7th... This might be the best single piece of music I've heard so far in 2011!
Check out the mind-blowing live performance for BBC Radio 1 after the jump...
Mac Miller is NOT to be slept on, I'll tell you this now! The Rostrum Records signee is proving that he is much more than second fiddle to Wiz Khalifa on their label and you should pay attention. Listen to this smooth Hip-Hop cut below and tell me it ain't that good good music and with Young Scolla on the hook, this has goodness written all over it!!!
"Yeah I'm White But You Can't Put A Colour On ILL" - Mac MillerDownload: Mac Miller + Young Scolla - Winner
New music from the one they call Matt Sesoo on some real Hip-Hop s**t! This one features a plethora of emerging Nigerian Hip-Hop artists; Yesi, Blink, Roger Ro & Ajebutter 22 (Soyinka's Afro) all going hard over this soulful hip-hop beat! Listen below and get your download on right underneath...
Download: Matt Sessoo - Super Fantastic
Here's the first single from Musiq Soulchild off of his forthcoming album 'TheMagicTheMusic' titled 'Anything' which is produced by & features Swiss Beatz. Since when is Swiss Beatz making music with Musiq? No offence to Swiss or nothing because this sound quite lush but I was just wondering I guess...
Download: Musiq Soulchild - Anything
Friday, 21 January 2011
Thursday, 20 January 2011
Emerging Portland-based Hip-Hop artist, Luck One liberates the brand NEW visuals for 'More', which is the lead single off of his latest EP, 'Truth Theory Outtakes'. Enjoy it...
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Emerging Toronto based producer/rapper, Emay unleashes on us a bout of brand new music by way of a FREE Mini LP titled 'Mind Altering Dynamics'. This 8-track musical and lyrical treat is brought to you by the good folks at Pigeons & Planes and Potholes In My Blog so you know it's already coming very highly recommended. Enjoy the opening track from the LP right below and get your download on already. Look out for a more comprehensive review of 'Mind Altering Dynamics' over on We Plug Good Music in the coming few days.
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Daughter is Elena Tonra, an emerging London-based folk singer that I just found out about from Confusion over at Pigeons & Planes. I hopped on over to Ms. Tonra's Myspace page and found this. Simply beaiutiful!
I cannot stop laughing!!!
ROTF at Johnny Depp's face + Robert De Niro's face + Halle Berry's face + Alec Baldwin's face!
Monday, 17 January 2011
Here's the new single titled 'Beautiful People' from Chris Brown... Yet another Electro/Euro-Pop/Dance record off of his forthcoming album F.A.M.E. Enjoy (or NOT!)
Download: Chris Brown - Beautiful People
Saturday, 15 January 2011
"On the last day of his Lightdreams & Nightmares UK tour, Young Money star DRAKE digs deep within his back-catalogue of lyrics [three mixtapes, one EP, one album and countless collaborations deep to date] to give SoulCulture.TV his Favourite Verse. Watch as Drake speaks on the back-story to "The Calm," from his Juno Award winning So Far Gone EP (2009)" - Soulculture TV
I ain't even gonna lie, not even close to my favourite Drake verses BUT he does go in on that whole song so I definitely fux with the choice! Listen to 'The Calm' below if you don't know what we're on about OR just to refresh your minds on the dopeness of it!
#Shouts to Soulculture TV
UK Garage at it's very finest reincarnation, the kind only Mike Skinner of The Streets could conjure up! Mr. Skinner describes it as 98' style 'twice as nice' and those who know will know! This is the 'The Streets Remix' of Spark's début single 'Revolving' and it comes overly HARD! Enjoy...
The new album from The Streets, 'Computer & Blues' is scheduled for release on the 7th of February and the original 'Revolving' single from 18-year old Indie-Pop newcomer Spark is available now so get involved!
Here's a beautiful musical revamp of the John Legend & The Roots' 'Shine' off of their 2010 'Wake Up' album from Ahmed Sirour which he entered into the Indaba Music John Legend/The Roots remix competion for a chance to win $1000 and some decent exposure... This musical arrangement is really amazing and not to take anything away from the original or any other remixes floating around BUT this is different!
"Aside from John (of course), I kept ?uestlove on drums and the horn section. All other original parts I left out. I wanted to make an orchestral remix so added strings, french horns, harps, kettle drums, and windchimes (and that's just the intro lol). I changed many of the chord progressions and then arranged a bassline that was played live by my amazing bassist friend, Joel Powell. I also played the piano and organ parts, edited new breaks, mixed, and finally mastered it. That's about it. Compare it to the original and I guarantee you'll hear the differences. This was mad fun!" - Ahmed Sirour
If you like it as much as I do or even remotely, please take a moment to cast a vote for Ahmed Sirour via the little device below OR via this link here!
Friday, 14 January 2011
POP songs aren't always bad and Detroit-native Indie-Pop singer/songwriter Alex Winston proves this one more time with the Knocks-produced brand NEW lead single 'Sister Wife' off of her forthcoming debut EP of the same name. This is one for all the polygamous people out there, you all finally have an anthem for 2011! I bumped into this the other day over on The Guardian's Music Blog (What am I turning into? The Guardian? Really?) and I thought you'd like it, check it out below!
If you like the sound of Ms. Winston then you'll be glad to know that she's got a couple gig dates coming up over in London on January 27th (Bush Hall) and on February 21st (NME Awards Show) that you might wanna check out!
Download: Alex Winston - Sister Wife (Right Click + Save As)
Thursday, 13 January 2011
"For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world - Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before." - Official Synopsis
A brand new trailer for the forthcoming alien invasion film by Jonathan Liebesman hit the net a couple of days ago and we thought we'd share it with you as it looks like it's gonna be an AMAZING film! It stars Aaron Eckhart, Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan as well as R&B singer Neyo.
Battle: Los Angeles is out on the 11th of March, 2011.
Until the Next Time...
"Adidas Originals brings back its Superstar 80′s for another seasonal run, this time focusing on the classic white/black colorway. The kicks featuring vintage detailing, including pre-yellowed midsoles and toecap along with gold accenting on the tongue. These are now available through select adidas Originals accounts, including Shoelosophy online." - Hypebeast
These were the only brand of sneakers I wore all through my under-graduate days (circa 2003-2005)! Had the black stripes! Had the laminated stripes! Had the light blue stripes! We used to call em 'shelltoes' lol! Check out for more pics after the jump...
Brand new visuals from Nigerian-American singer/songwriter Zaina for her latest single 'Moving On' off of the forthcoming album scheduled for a 2011 Second Quarter release... Enjoy!
#sidenote: We've been tryna get Zaina on 'We Plug Good Music' since 2009 because we see the amazing talent that she is and we need to get that out there BUT alas, to no avail. If her people are reading this then maybe 2011 will be the year, what with the album coming and what not.
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
The artwork for the official second single from Roc Nation's 18-year old singing sensation, Alexis Jordan titled 'Good Girl' off of her forthcoming self titled début album... Is she gorgeous or is she GORGEOUS? The artwork below which is as glorious was designed by a fan of Alexis Jordan by the tagname - Kylerrs.
Listen to 'Good Girl' below if you haven't already...
Sunday, 9 January 2011
Lemme draw your ears to the recently released first single from emerging Australian singer/songwriter Barry Southgate titled 'Don't You Think?' off of his forthcoming EP 'Epitome' to be released this quarter. This has been sitting in my inbox all year for some stupid reason but alas I came back to my senses after Barry sent me a reminder email the other day. Check it out,, why don't you?
I'll hold off on the comparisons this early in Barry's career. He's doing his own thing and his voice sounds amazing + this song is a really good pop song with a little reggae sprinkling that just works and if you like it, support Barry Southgate and purchase his single right below...
Purchase: Barry Southgate - Don't You Think?
Saturday, 8 January 2011
We dropped the radio rip the other day and now MysDiggi has just liberated the CDQ for your listening pleasure! Enjoy IT & have a NICE weekend Mutha Luvaz!!!
Download: Mystro - UK 2010 Rap Up (CDQ)
Friday, 7 January 2011
I never ever beg you to listen to a song BUT I'm begging you to press play on this one... This song is simply beautiful and I was sceptical at first to even listen to it BUT I'm so glad I did + the fact that this song emanates from Nigeria makes it all the more amazing! 'God Is On Her Remix' is the lead single from Nigerian-based emerging Gospel rapper Phishaman aka Mr. Phisha off of his forthcoming mixtape, 'ER Music' and it features Bem Iordaah on vocals!
I would never expect to hear something like this from Nigerian artists and that is why I'm extra impressed. Sounds like something Talib Kweli or Common would be on! Lemme know what you think though...
I bring to you 'Afrodisiac', the first single from emerging British born Afro-Jazz Singer Teni which dropped back in December and features the legendary Tony Allen off of her forthcoming debut album of the same name... Teni describes her sound as kinda like a fusion of Nina Simone, Sade Adu & Fela Kuti but why don't you press play below and find out for yourself?
No official word on when the 'Afrodisiac' album will be released but if you like what you just heard, pick up your free download right below...
Download: Teni + Tony Allen - Afrodisiac
Thursday, 6 January 2011
Star Slinger is a BEAST first and foremost & an amazing HIP-HOP producer (dead that electro box you try to put him in), let this NOT be mistaken! The UK-based beatsmith/musician/remixer just released a FREE EP of six instrumental tracks he said have just been collecting dust in his flat and these beats are simply the business. This is pure genius stuff! Prepare to hear some dope samples (vocal & instrumental) being flipped the heck out + heavy synths & percussions + all around beautiful music!
Check out my favourite CUTS from the EP and then download the whole lot before you leave... This first one is NSFW (you've been warned!)
I've only gone and posted half of the EP, I could post all the songs because they're that good! You need this in your life so get to downloading!
It would be futile for me to describe what you're about to hear so I will NOT do so + it's 1am and this song is taking me on a proper trip right now so I suggest you just press PLAY. I am absolutely drawn in as soon as the guitar strums set this song on its way and by the time the hauntingly lush vocals (is it a coda?) join in with the minimalistic drum patterns, the song has taken me somewhere different AND by the time the crescendo of an instrumental chorus hits, well why don't I let you tell it?
'It Goes Down' is the lead single from
emerging San Diego-based Alternative/Indie band, Tape Deck Mountain's forthcoming 'Secret Serf' EP due out on January 11th via independent label, Lefse records
Download: Tape Deck Mountain - It Goes Down
Pre-Order: Tape Deck Mountain - Secret Serf (EP)
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
YOU need to check out these brand NEW songs that the good folks over at M.et.al just put me on from emerging Nigerian-based Singer/Songwriter, former Choreographer and all around RISING Pop Star, Sammy who's recently signed to Bit Bender Entertainment and is ABOUT to blow the roof off of the whole African Male R&B/Pop scene... Check out Sammy's lead single right below as produced by the one they call Sleekamo, it's called 'Oh My!'
Everything from the silky smooth voice of this very promising singer Sammy down to very head-bopping Pop-esque musical backdrop provided by Sleekamo kinda works, doesn't it? At first, it kinda feels like Seeklamo's production might be too big for Sammy BUT from when you hear that first 'Oh My!', tell me you're not just hooked?
And for the B-side, Sammy and his producer cohort Sleekamo come with an every smoother, more chilled out track titled 'Hustler' which you can listen to and download after the jump...
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
Pac Div are the business! Get to know please via here & here for starters! Some new goodness just got liberated at the house that Shake & Meka built and it's 2DOPE!!!
Download: Pac Div - Let Loose
Brand NEW Music from uber Singer/Songwriter/Producer & Ex-frontman of the legendary Tony Toni Tone, Raphael Saadiq off of his forthcoming album 'Stone Rollin' to be released in March. This single 'Radio' has got quite the retro 70's Motown feel to it and will be out on January 11th... Enjoy it still!
#Spotted at SoulCulture
BRAND New Music from the AMAZING Nikko Gray as she records over Daft Punk's 'Night Visions' for what she's titled 'Beautiful You Are'... For "Love Purposes" she says and she's exactly right. Please listen below!
Download: Nikko Gray - Beautiful You Are
Brand NEW music from UK-based emerging Hip-Hop artist, Kay Young titled 'Inception' produced by Blackmale Beats and featuring Joel Culpepper, Art Daley and GeeBee, off of Kay Young's forthcoming mixtape titled 'The Smell of Winter Project'... iLike this one very much, it comes with that soulful hip-hop vibes that I love so definitely check it out below
Monday, 3 January 2011
Tinie Tempah lands the guest spot on the official remix of the Willow Smith smash hit, 'Whip My Hair'! Listen below!
Download: Willow Smith + Tinie Tempah - Whip My Hair (Remix)
#Spotted at SoulCulture (via DJ Semtex)
"Well its the first monday of the year 2011 and you know we had to do something special to kick off the new year, so we give to you 'Bad Guy Remix Pt.2' featuring Teeto, KB, D-Black, X.O Senavoe, Show Dem Camp and El Flaco delivering some killer verses with Shank, Efya, Myst, Djinee and Chykay each giving us their version of the 'Bad Guy' chorus." - BeMe Records
Hip-Hop Music outta Nigeria at it's very FINEST!!!
I'll let you decide who took it BUT for me, KB smashed it + this must be my favourite 8 bars from Ghost of Show Dem Camp + El Flaco does his thing still (he needs better hooks on his songs and he's laughing) but like I said, I'll let you decide who took it. Get your download on below as per usual!
Sunday, 2 January 2011
I love this flurry of NEW Skepta records!!! This one is called 'BIG' & it features the one they call Chipmunk off of the forthcoming Skepta album 'Doin' It Again' due out on the 31st of January... Listen below!
Shouts to Danielson over at London to MK for the liberation! Like I said before in my previous Skepta post, this is reminiscent of the very dope 'Reflecting' off of the rather lacklustre 'Microphone Champion' and I hope much of the new album will be in this vein.
Download: Skepta + Chipmunk - BIG
Saturday, 1 January 2011
Brand NEW Single from Nigerian Hip-Hop artist, Naeto C titled 'Share My Blessings', featuring the very amazing Singer/Songwriter Asa on vocal duties... 'Share My Blessings' is the Tee-Y Mix produced off of Naeto C's forthcoming sophomore album 'Super C Season'. Listen below and get your FREE download before you leave... You seriously want this one in your collection!
Download: Naeto C + Asa - Share My Blessings
"A TALE ABOUT FAIRNESS AND GETTING IT GUARANTEED. AT ALL COSTS." - Mikill Pane
You will remember Mr. Pane from HERE. Well check out his new song, 'Fairlytale' and it does what it says on the tin... Make sure the message is NOT lost on you!
This is the sheer visual quality with which Nigerian films should be made! If you can't bring this video and sound quality in your films then you really shouldn't bother! I Just peeped this (very short) trailer over at Gidilounge of a 2011 short film titled 'Nkiru', produced by Nkechi Bakare and directed by Bolaji Kekere-Ekun & 37th State Film Studios
"Nkiru 37thState releases a trailer for the first in a trilogy of short films set in Lagos, Nigeria. The story of NKIRU centers around a group of friends who go to the beach and disappear under mysterious circumstances. With stellar performances from all of its fresh up and coming cast, this supernatural thriller takes a modern look at a familiar myth in Nigerian and African society." - 37th StateKeep Tabs on Nkiru's Release Date: Website // Facebook // Twitter
|Spoken Word Artist, GREEDS|
|Host & Spoken Word Artist, Carol Ohemaa|
|GREEDS & Joshua Idehen (Benin City)|
|Soul/R&B Singer, Shanaz Dorsett|
|UK Hip-Hop Artist, Infecta|
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Here are some amazing pictures as captured by Erik Erxon & AVD from the Christmas/End of Year Party that We Plug GOOD Music put together alongside the dMp & the Playhouse Club about a week ago... Check out the rest of the pictures right after the jump!