Friday, 30 December 2011

iMusic... Mystro - UK Rap Up 2011 (BBC 1Xtra Radio Rip)

UK veteran rapper Mystro comes through the Charlie Sloth show on BBC 1Xtra with the hugely anticipated UK Rap Up 2011. Check out the radio rip above and get involved! #UKRapUp2011


iMusic... SBTRKT - Ride To Freedom

London-based experimental producer SBTRKT comes with the very lush and very bassy B-side to his forthcoming new "Hold On" single to be released via Young Turks. This one is titled "Ride To Freedom" and it's a real dream, this one. Check it out below...



iVideo... Gabrielle Aplin - Home (SBTV A64)

The amazing Gabrielle Aplin gets her SBTV A64 on with her latest single "Home". "Home" is the lead single and title track off of Gabrielle's forthcoming third EP Home which is out on January 9, 2012. Check out her performance above and pre-order her Home EP below...


iMusic... Jill Scott - A Long Walk (Madlib Remix)

As the story goes, a Jill Scott Remix EP was apparently in the works to be released but for whatever reason will not see the light of day. This DOPE Madlib remix of Jill Scott's smash hit "A Long Walk" was allegedly supposed to be on the Remix EP and the DJ Rahdu over at Bama Love Soul recently gave us the pleasure of checking it out. Now, that pleasure is all yours below...


Thursday, 29 December 2011

iMusic... Chockz - Worldwide (Produced by Nutty P)

Emerging East London Hip-Hop artist/vocalist Chockz unveils some brand newness before 2012 rolls around. This one is titled "Worldwide" and it's produced by the one they call Nutty P, check it out below...


iMusic... Wait What + Drake + Gil Scott Heron & Jamie xx - Take Care of U

I love San Francisco experimental producer Wait What. I think he's an amazing producer and his mash-ups are beyond amazing! Do you remember his Jay-Z/Something Corporate mash-up? That was insane and this is equally as special - Charlie (Wait What) goes back to the Gil Scott Heron & Jamie xx song "I'll Take Care Of You" and fuses it with Drake and Rihanna's recent hit collaboration "Take Care" which samples the Gil Scott Heron and Jamie xx original, you really need to check it out so I'll stop talking now. Press play below...



iVideo... B-Mus + English Frank + Jaja Soze + Craze24 - The Don't Like Us

Underground UK Hip-Hop at its finest with B-Mus, English Frank, Jaja Soze and Craze24 going in on the Zee-produced "They Don't Like Us" off of the forthcoming Hood Music mixtape, check out the Toxic TV-directed visuals UP top...


iVideo... Cerose + Ghetts + Black The Ripper - Reppin' London

Brand NEW Morgan Keyz-directed visuals for Cerose's ode to his city featuring Ghetts and Black The Ripper. Check out "Reppin' London" UP top and purchase the single right now via iTunes.


Wednesday, 28 December 2011

iMusic... MNEK - If He's The One

16-year British Nigerian old singer, songwriter and producer MNEK - signed to Moshi Moshi Records - unveils a brand new song titled "If He's The One" for FREE download and it's one helluva catchy New Jack Swing-influenced number. Listen below and get your download underneath...


Tuesday, 27 December 2011

iVideo... UK JumpOff TV x Top 10 UK MCs of 2011 (Debate)

Special guests Poet off of Dats A Wrap Show, Snakeyman, Remel London and Claira Hermet join the regular UK JumpOff TV debate crew to tackle the all important Top 10 MCs of the Year list. The UK Jumpoff TV list of Top 10 UK Mcs was finally as follows: Lady Leshurr, Ghetts, Lowkey, Krept & Konan, English Frank, Wretch 32, Pepstar, S.A.S, Chipmunk and Tinie Tempah. Your thoughts - if you have any - below in the C-section!

#PS loving the bants between DJ Snips and Poet still...


iMusic... Eliza and the Bear - Trees

Here's the brilliant new demo single from emerging Essex-based 5-piece Folk/Rock band Eliza and the Bear titled "Trees". Listen below to the lush vocal harmonies, guitar and drum arrangements on "Trees" and keep an eye for their forthcoming debut EP due out in 2012.

Keep Tabs on Eliza and the Bear: Facebook // Website


iMusic... Rick Ross + Meek Mill - No Church In The Wild (Freestyle)

The bawse Rick Ross and MMG signee Meek Mill go in over The Throne's "No Church In The Wild", listen below...

Download: Rick Ross + Meek Mill - No Church In The Wild Freestyle


Monday, 26 December 2011

iVideo... Brewer - Questions

Just got sent over these really DOPE Olan Collardy-directed visuals from emerging East London emcee Brewer for his James Blake-sampling new single titled "Questions". This is really really good and the visuals are beautifully crafted, check it out UP top...


iVideo... Blink 182 - After Midnight

Here's the brand new Isaac Rentz-directed visuals for Blink 182's latest single "After Midnight" off of their comeback album Neighbourhoods from earlier in 2011. Check it out UP top...

Spotted at CoS


iAfrica... IYE - Nothing + Hello

Nigerian record label Knighthouse Entertainment introduces us to their latest signee - Afro Soul Fusion singer/songwriter IYE - with two new records, both produced by Red Bull Music Academy alumni DJ Klem. Check out the beautifully soulful ballad "Nothing" along with the lush Dance-infused "Hello" below...



Download: Iye - Nothing // Iye - Hello


iVideo... Jessie J - Domino

Brand new visuals for the Dr.Luke and Cirkut-produced "Domino" from British Pop star Jessie J off of her re-released debut album Who You Are. Check it out UP top...


iDownload... The Quaranteam - The Quaranteam EP

Emerging London emcees Loudmouth, Skillit, Mentalist, K-Nite and Pyro - collectively known as The Quaranteam - also dropped a FreEP over the Christmas period titled The Quaranteam EP with in-house production from Loudmouth and K-Nite. Tracklist and FREE download after the JUMP...

iMixtape... Piff Gang - Mary Piffmas

Fast-rising London Hip-Hop 7-man crew Piff Gang unveiled their sophomore mixtape Mary Piffmas on Christmas Day and I'm about to press play on this so let's check it out together. Listen below to the 17-track tape after the jump and get your FREE download underneath...

iVideo... Ryan Leslie - Good Girl

Here's the third in the series of TEN videos that Ryan Leslie will be releasing to make up his forthcoming visual album Les Is More. This is one is titled "Good Girl" and sees Mr. Leslie getting his R&B rapper game on, check it out UP top...


iVideo... Fat Joe + Chris Brown - Another Round

Happy Boxing Day everyone! We're quickly gonna post up some of the new music that hit the interwebs over Christmas and first up is the new Colin Tilley-directed video for Fat Joe's latest single titled "Another Round" featuring Chris Brown. Check it out UP top...


Sunday, 25 December 2011

iVideo... Ghetts - Story of The Pauper

Some brand new music - and visuals to go with it - from veteran UK emcee Ghetts titled "Story Of The Pauper". Do check this one out UP top and make sure you pay attention to the words on this...


Saturday, 24 December 2011

iMusic... Radiohead - Putting Ketchup In The Fridge (Unreleased)

Who is the mood for some throwback/vintage Radiohead? Well here is "Putting Ketchup In The Fridge" - a previously unreleased song from the legendary band's The Bends/OK Computer 90's era. Listen below, enjoy & thank me later...

Spotted at SkoA


iMusic... Lana Del Rey - Miss America

Here's something new-ish for you and by new-ish, I do mean "recorded in 2008 but mysteriously appearing on the interwebs in December 2011" new-ish! "Miss America" is a previously unreleased song from the girl of the moment, Lana Del Rey. Her debut album Born To Die is due out on January 27, 2012 but in the meantime, enjoy this unreleased gem from the NYC singer/songwriter. Listen below...


iVideo... Pepstar - Daily Duppy Freestyle

Emerging London rapper/producer Pepstar drops off this massive freestyle for Grimedaily's Daily Duppy series, check it out UP top...


iVideo... Josh Osho + Angel - Someone Like You (Adele Cover x SB.TV A64)

British R&B singers Josh Osho and Angel get together to cover the Adele smash hit "Someone Like You" for SB.TV's A64 series. Check it out UP top...


iVideo... Shakka - Take Our Time

I have literally gotta jump outta the house now (Guess who does Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve? Yes that's right!) but NOT before I share this one. Shouts to Yin & Yang for the heads UP as well. One of the songs of 2011 finally gets its visual treatment, what am I talking about? None other than Shakka's "Take Our Time", check it out Up top and enjoy!

I do really feel that for one of the songs of the year (in my opinion), Shakka and his team could've and really should've capitalized and made this video release an event but hey, that's just me!


iPoetry... Jodi Ann Bickley - Driving Home + I'm A Dickhead But I Love You (Live @ Writer's Block)

Birmingham Spoken Word artist and writer Jodi Ann Bickely performs two spoken word pieces - "Driving Home" and "I'm A Dickhead But I Love You" - at Writer's Block. Check it out UP top... If Adele's "Someone Like You" was a Spoken Word/Poetry piece, I'm 100% sure it would be "Driving Home", let me know your thoughts...


iMusic... Lana Del Rey - Yayo

Shouts to Pinboard Blog for alerting us to this one. Brand new music from the one they call Lana Del Rey titled "Yayo" off of her forthcoming debut album Born To Die which is due out on January 27, 2012. Check it out below, "Yayo" is apparently Lana's favorite song on the forthcoming record...


iRemix... Rihanna - We Found Love (Star Slinger Refix)

Not one but TWO Star Slinger refixes today, now that's what I call Christmas Cheer! Star Slinger completely turns the Rihanna smash hit "We Found Love" on its head! Absolutely genius stuff!!! Listen + Download below...


iRemix... Mount Kimbie - Before I Move Off (Star Slinger Refix)

Manchester beatsmith Star Slinger spreads some Christmas cheer the way only he can by unleashing this dope refix on us of Mount Kimbie's "Before I Move Off". Listen below and get your download on underneath...


iVideo... L Marshall - Traktor (Acoustic)

Fast-rising London singer/songwriter L Marshall (previously known as L) gives this resoundingly captivating acoustic rendition of the Wretch 32 smash hit "Traktor" which he featured on. Check it out UP top...


Friday, 23 December 2011

iMusic... Thai Matic - Play It Cool + Up + Up (#EndOfTheWeak 1 & 2)

We're playing catch up on this one but I'm sure you don't mind. Emerging London rapper Thai Matic began a new weekly music series titled The End of the Weak or #EndofTheWeak about three weeks ago now which sees Thai dropping new music every Friday for however long. Check out the first two installments below titled "Play It Cool" and "Up & Up" which features Brae Leni on vocals... Head over HERE to listen to the third installment of the #EndOfTheWeak titled "Give Me Your Love".

"Play It Cool":

"Up & Up":


iVideo... K Koke - Lego House (Ed Sheeran Acoustic Cover)

Roc Nation's K Koke performs an acoustic rendition of Ed Sheeran's "Lego House" for Max's Sunday Sessions on Choice FM, check out the footage UP top...


iMusic... G FrsH - Echoes of Silence

In pure coincidental fashion, UK emcee G FrsH unveils a brand new Thy Maryan-produced track titled "Echoes of Silence" on the same day that Canadian singer/songwriter The Weeknd releases his brand new mixtape titled Echoes of Silence. Listen to G FrsH's brand new cut below...


Thursday, 22 December 2011

iDownload... Lykke Li - The Lost Sessions Vol. 1

Swedish Alternative Pop princess Lykke Li spreads some Christmas cheer with this 3-track FreEP of demos and alternative versions of songs off of her latest album Wounded Rhymes aptly titled The Lost Sessions Vol. 1. You can listen to alternate versions of "I Follow Rivers", "Jerome" and "Youth Knows No Pain" by downloading Lykke's The Lost Sessions Vol. 1 right HERE!


iVideo... Ed Sheeran + Mikill Pane - Little Lady (BBC 1Xtra Live Lounge Special)

Yesterday (December 21), Ed Sheeran along with a few friends - Mikill Pane, Wretch 32, P Money and Devlin - joined Trevor Nelson at the legendary Maida Vale Studios for a special offering for the renowned BBC Live Lounge. Among the songs performed, was this beautiful gem titled "Little Lady" which features Mikill Pane off of  one of the projects of 2011 - Ed's No. 5 Collaborations project. Check out the visuals UP top and download the full 5-track (MUCH better quality audio) Live Lounge set below...


Wednesday, 21 December 2011

iVideo... Amplify Dot - King Kong

Fast-rising UK femcee Amplify Dot (A Dot) comes hard on this brand new Moe Musa-directed video for "King Kong", her first single off of her forthcoming Short Black and Sides EP. Check it out UP top...


iVideo... Sneakbo + Stylo G - Call Me A Naija

British Naija emcee Sneakbo is back on his Jet Ski Wave with this brand new video for "Call Mi A Naija", his remix of Stylo G's original "Call Mi A Yardie", check it out UP top...


iVideo... David Guetta + Sia - Titanium

One of the biggest dance tunes of the year and one of my favorite songs from David Guetta's massive Nothing But The Beat album gets it's visual treatment. Check out the video for David Guetta's "Titanium" which features Sia on vocals UP top...


iVideo... J2K + Ayo - Never Know

UK rapper J2K and rapper/producer Ayo hook up once again for this brand new video for their collaborative track titled "Never Know" in memory of their friend DJ Trend, check it out UP top...


iVideo... Adenike - Yes (SB.TV Acoustic 64)

UK singer/songwriter Adenike is joined by The Curious Incident to offer this soulful acoustic rendition of her single "Yes" for SB.TV's Acoustic 64 series, check it out UP top...


iVideo... Logic & Last Resort + Klashnekoff + Lowkey - True Talk

The promo campaign for Logic & Last Resort's collaborative album True Talk which is OUT NOW is in full swing this week with the visuals for the album's title track now being unveiled. "True Talk" features UK Hip-Hop veterans Klashnekoff and Lowkey, check it out UP top...


Tuesday, 20 December 2011

iAfrica... 9ice - Everyday (Video)

Off of one of his latest albums Bashorun Gaa, popular Nigerian singer/songwriter 9ice unveils the visuals for the Ty Mix-produced track titled "Everyday", check it out UP top...


Monday, 19 December 2011

iVideo.... Quadron - Ex-Factor (Lauryn Hill Cover)

While on tour in Vienna, the amazing Danish duo Quadron covers Lauryn Hill's "Ex-Factor" so effortlessly, you really just need to see it. Watch it UP top and marvel at Coco's amazing vocals...


iVideo... James Blake - A Case Of You

Here's the Seb Edwards-directed visuals for James Blake's "A Case Of You" off of his Enough Thunder EP. This one stars the very beautiful Rebecca Hall as seen on Vicky Christina Barcelona and Frost/Nixon, check it out UP top...

Purchase: James Blake - Enough Thunder EP

Spotted at Pitchfork


iVideo... L Marshall - The Wait

London singer/songwriter L Marshall (previously known as L) is ready to set sail on his own solo career after assisting Wretch 32 with his massive debut single "Traktor" about a year ago. The singer/songwriter comes with the brand new track titled "The Wait" which is the title track for his debut mixtape which is out NOW! Check out the visuals for "The Wait" UP top, listen to The Wait mixtape below and get your download on underneath...

Download: L Marshall - The Wait (Mixtape)


iAfrica... 2Face Idibia x Amaru Don TV (Interview)

While out in London for his UK concert at the IndigO2 a few months ago, African music legend 2Face Idibia got the chance to sit down with Amaru Don TV to discuss a wide array of things from juggling parenting and music to his recognition to comparisons between being solo and in a group to his work with NAFDAC and so much more, check it out UP top...


iVideo... Logic & Last Resort + Big Frizzle - Essence

Here's "Essence", the official second single/video from Logic & Last Resort off of their forthcoming album titled True Talk. This one features Big Frizzle and is another massive record from the rapper and production duo. You can Pre-order their album True Talk right now via iTunes or HMV! Do it NOW!


iVideo... The Stow - I Need (Maverick Sabre Cover)

Emerging London Indie/Hip-Hop band The Stow do a cover of one of my favorite songs of 2011 - Maverick Sabre's "I Need", check it out UP top and check out the original HERE...


iVideo... Ed Sheeran - Small Bump (SB.TV Acoustic 64)

UK singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran performs an acoustic rendition of "Small Bump" off of his debut major release + exclusively for SB.TV's A64 series. Check it out UP top...


iVideo... The Hippy Mafia - King Of The Sky

Introducing "21st Century Commonweath Soul" band by the name of The Hippy Mafia with their brand new single titled "King Of The Sky". The Manchester/Toronto band can count Liam Gallagher and Andy Bell of Beady Eye and Oasis as fans so it does mean you might wanna pay attention here, check out the visuals to their new single UP top...


iMusic... Dukus - Disturbed EP

Emerging UK Hip-Hop artist, producer and songwriter Dukus unveils his brand new 7-track EP titled Disturbed available right now for FREE download below. The EP is a collaborative project with Producer Crankz (Piff Gang) and is in anticipation of Dukus' forthcoming full length album scheduled for release in 2012. Listen to Disturbed below:

Download: Dukus - Disturbed EP


iDownload... Ese Peters - The Acoustic EP

New Nigerian Soul Singer, Guitarist and Song Writer Ese Peters, releases his self produced Debut EP for us to end this year with and to start the new one, o so beautifully. The Acoustic EP contains 5 tracks, three of which are originals and two covers. 

Ese covers Asa's "Baby Gone" and kills it with his smooth yet powerful voice, reminiscent of John Mayer or James BluntHis rendition of Darey's "The Way You Are" is guaranteed to make you appreciate the song in a way you never have before.

The EP aims to give his audience a feel of what to expect from his debut album, and that will certainly be the very best in GOOD Music, a mixture of Jazz, Soul and R&B. 

Press Play and Listen to "Baby Gone" and don't forget to hit the download button down


Saturday, 17 December 2011

iMusic... Blu & Exile - Give Me My Flowers While I Can Smell Them (Album Stream)

Finally we're blessed with some "new" music from Blu & Exile. Give Me My Flowers While I Can Smell Them was recorded in 2009 according to reports and you can listen to the entirel album in full below. Unmixed and unmastered BUT who the hell cares? Press play below


iMusic... SWV - Cosign

Brand NEW music from legendary 90's R&B group SWV titled "Cosign" produced by LAMB! Listen below to some classic throwback R&B music... Glad to hear the ladies not just back on a record but back sounding good!


iVideo... Wiz Khalifa - California

Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa is gearing up to release a brand new mixtape titled Taylor Allderdice and "California" is the first offering from the forthcoming project, check out the Bill Paladino-directed visuals UP top

Spotted at the Dope House

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iDownload... Shad - Besides (Mixtape)

Toronto emcee and Juno Award-winner SHAD recently unveiled a brand new mixtape titled Besides, a compilation of his favorite and lesser-known verses off of a plethora of projects over the last few years. According the emcee:
"Here's a little joint I thought some fans might like; a 25-minute mix of some of the guest spots I've done on other projects over the past couple of years. Mixed by my man, the former DMC and Scribble Jam Champion, DJ TLO. Be sure to check out the tracks in full if you dig!"


Friday, 16 December 2011

iVideo... Cynikal - Losing My Balance (J.Cole Cover)

London rapper/producer Cynikal comes with brilliant PHDLDN-directed visuals for his version of J.Cole's "Losing My Balance", check it out UP top and get your FREE download below...


Thursday, 15 December 2011

iReview... Style & Substance: Battle of the Sexes @ Queen of Hoxton (December 6, 2011)

Last week Tuesday (December 6), I had the privilege of being invited to the last Style & Substance live music showcase of the year put together by London-based event managers Sistova Production. This showcase - tagged Style & SubstanceBattle of the Sexes - saw the otherwise all-female music showcase invite some of the most promising emerging UK male artists and performers to pit their talent against a selection of up and coming UK female artists and performers plus it was also in aid of the Fibromyalgia Association UK charity...

iInterview... Nardwuar vs. Ghostface Killah

Nardwuah and Ghostface Killah discuss Solomon Burke, Soul Music, Samples, Staten Island music veterans, eating noodles, Stanford & Sons and so much more...


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

iMusic... Young Jeezy + Ne-Yo - Leave You Alone (Produced by Warren G)

Off of Jeezy's forthcoming album Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition comes this Warren G-produced gem featuring R&B crooner Ne-Yo titled "Leave You Alone", listen below...

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iMusic... Burial - Ashtray Wasp (Radio Rip)

Last night, London's Rinse FM had the privilege of previewing the brand new single from Burial titled "Ashtray Wasp". Not too sure whether this one will be on the producer's forthcoming EP Kindred which is due out via Hyperdub. Check it out below...

Spotted at Hypetrak

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Monday, 12 December 2011

iMusic... Rax - G-Shock Freestyle + The Wholemeal Freestyle

This has been long overdue on here! Rax is a fast-rising London emcee who has been releasing brand new music and accompanying visuals every two weeks for the past couple months or so and will be doing so for six full months as part of his project called The Black Crook Project. Today marks his sixth video in the series and this one is titled the "G-Shock Freestyle", check it out UP top and check out my favorite one from the #TBCP project so far - "The Wholemeal Freestyle" - underneath....

iMusic... Zaki Ibrahim - Something In The Water

Here's the brand new single "Something In The Water" from Canadian/South African singer-songwriter Zaki Ibrahim off of her forthcoming album titled Every Opposite due out in January 2012 via Motif Records, enjoy it below...


Saturday, 10 December 2011

iVideo... Wizkid - Pakurumo

EME sensation WIZKID delivers yet again with his amazing visuals to the hit song of 2011, "Pakurumo". The song simply tells you to dance and you are definitely more apt to do just that when you see the Clarence Peter directed video.

The message is clear, this song will have even your grandmother dancing and with a stellar cast that includes Funke Akindele, Pasuma, Tiwa Savage, Mo Cheddah, to name a few on the - Samklef produced joint, this song gets a revival into the Christmas Season and the New Year.


Friday, 9 December 2011

iAfrica... T-Flava - Who's Dat Girl

Here's the massive brand NEW single titled "Who's Dat Girl?" from Nigerian singer,songwriter and producer T-Flava. This one is his third single off of his forthcoming new album dropping in 2012. Check it out below and get your dance on...


Thursday, 8 December 2011

iVideo... Lilygreen & Maguire - Come On Get Higher (The Mahogany Sessions)

Good friends Jon Lilygreen and Jon Maguire - known as Lilygreen & Maguire - from Newport in Wales are a really talented singer/songwriter duo who have been singing since they were children. Recently signed to Warner Brothers Records UK, the duo are working on their debut album for release in the Summer of 2012. Before that, the good folks at The Mahogany Sessions present us with this exclusive showing of the duo in action on this cover of Matt Nathanson's "Come On Get Higher", check it out UP top...


iFilm... The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (8 Minute Trailer)

The film adaptation of Steig Larsson's novel The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - written by Steven Zaillian and directed by David Fincher - hits the cinemas on December 21 and in anticipation of the film release, here's an 8-minute long trailer of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - which stars Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara - that is worth its weight in gold, check it out UP top...


Wednesday, 7 December 2011

iMusic... Professor Penguin - Pilot

Professor Penguin are a new London-based band that is being compared to the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club, Bon Iver and The National so I just had to press play on their debut single titled "Pilot" and I have to say, it's a really good record and even though the comparisons listed above might be somewhat premature, Professor Penguin - with this new record - are definitely worth checking out. Already being supported by Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music) and Nick Grimshaw (BBC Radio 1), "Pilot" is the lead single for the band's forthcoming debut album Planes which is due out in February, 2012, listen below...

Download: Professor Penguin - Pilot


iVideo... Tennis - Deep In The Woods

The good folks at Rolling Stone recently premiered the brand new video from Denver Indie-Pop duo Tennis for "Deep In The Woods", the B-side of their latest single "Origins". Apparently the video above is supposed to be a visual representation of Shirley Jackson's 1962 novel We Have Always Lived In A Castle. I haven't read the book so I couldn't tell you but what I can say is that "Deep In The Woods" is certainly worth a good few listens, check it out UP top...


iVideo... The Roots - Tip The Scale + The Other Side (Live on Late Night with Jimmy Falon)

Joined by Bilal, D.D Jackson and the Metropolis Ensemble at Jimmy Fallon's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the legendary Roots crew take center stage to perform two album cuts from their latest album, undun. Check out "Tip The Scale" above and "The Other Side" after the jump...

iMusic... Maverick Sabre - Lonely Are The Brave (Album Sampler)

Maverick Sabre's debut album titled Lonely Are The Brave is due for release on February 6, 2012 but before that, you can preview the entire album by listening above to snippets of all fourteen tracks that will make the Lonely Are The Brave album, including my favorite Maverick Sabre song right now "I Need" and what sounds like a really brilliant cover of "A Change Is Gonna Come"... Listen Up top!


Tuesday, 6 December 2011

iMusic... Wande Coal - Private Trips

Nigerian R&B/Pop star Wande Coal and his record label Mo'Hits Records threw the interwebs and the twitterverse into a frenzy earlier this morning with the announcement that they were gonna be releasing THREE BRAND NEW singles from the African star later tonight! Well it seemed the suspense was killing everyone and as a result, they let go of all three singles soon after that announcement...

Listen below to my early favorite of the three songs at the moment, the Jay Sleek-produced "Private Trips" which sounds like it samples Drake's massive "Headlines" single rather heavily and makes use of Lex Luger's trademark synth arrangements... 

Download: Wande Coal - Private Trips


iMusic... Naira + Talib Kweli + Angelique Kidjo - Stand Up (People Power Remix)

Nigerian American female Hip-Hop artist Naira joins up with 350 Radio Wave to remix their original song titled "People Power" which features Hip-Hop veteran Talib Kweli and African music legend Angelique Kidjo and is aimed at fighting Climate change via the power of the radio. Listen below to the new song titled "Stand Up"


iAfrica... CON.tra.diction - Fimisile

Nigerian Alternative Pop/Rock singer and songwriter CON.tra.diction releases the final single before her forthcoming debut album Pop Rock Soul And Jara drops. This one is titled "Fimisile" and is produced by Coldflames, check it out below and get your download on underneath...


iAfrica... D'tunes + Dammy Krane - Ogajuu (Afro Juju Mix)

"In line with his recent fusion tracks and mixes, D'tunes enlists fast rising singer Dammy Krane on this Afro Juju mix - Ogajuu which samples some bit of the old classic from Sir Shina Peters. Over a groovy club beat, Dammy Krane seals the tune with some quick-tongued, boisterous vocals.This is as usual top notch performance from the producer who has been dropping hits since his debut - Money Nah Power." - Press Release
I'm digging the Sir Shina Peters sample on this one and even though the young producer D'tunes is yet to touch this opus from Kid Konnect (and there isn't any competition by the way), this "Ogajuu (Afro Juju Mix)" is definitely one to groove to! Listen and download below... 

iMusic... Kaleem Taylor - Smooth EP (Free Download)

Fast-rising UK R&B/Soul man Kaleem Taylor recently released his debut EP titled Smooth for FREE download. After supporting Miguel at HMV Forum and performing at the London leg of BBC 1Xtra Live 2011 last week, Mr Taylor lets go of this amazing 6-track EP for your listening pleasure. Listen below to the entire Smooth EP and get your download on underneath...

Download: Kaleem Taylor - Smooth EP


Monday, 5 December 2011

iVideo... Hamil - Makin' Moves (Produced by Kensaye)

The Kensaye-produced debut single from Hamil titled "Makin' Moves" gets its visual treatment. The single is off of his forthcoming EP Soul Light/Soul Love, check out the Parveer Ubhi-directed visuals UP top...


iVideo... S.A.S + Chipmunk + Cire (Eric Bellinger) - Ready

The latest single from UK veteran Hip-Hop duo S.A.S (Streets All Salute) which features Chipmunk and Eric Bellinger (now known as Cire) titled "Ready" gets it's long-awaited visual treatment, check it out UP top...


iVideo... Miski - London's Finest (Tony Montana Freestyle)

In the run up to her forthcoming single titled "GameFace", emerging London-based female emcee Miski takes on Future's massive "Tony Montana" single, check it out UP top...