Tuesday, 31 July 2012

iMusic... Miguel - Use Me

Earlier today, we shared with you the new music video from Miguel for "Adorn" which is off of his new 3-track EP Kaleidoscope Dream: The Water Preview. The EP also includes this brand new cut titled "Use Me" which you can listen to below...

Spotted at Pitchfork


iVideo... Miguel - Adorn

We first heard Miguel's "Adorn" as a skit on Art Dealer Chic and it is also be featured on Miguel's new 3-track EP Kaleidoscope Dream: The Water Preview. Well, here's the Jason Beattie-directed music video for your viewing pleasure UP top...


iVideo... Rick Ross + Dr. Dre + Jay-Z - 3 Kings (MMG Visual Piece)

One of the stand out songs on Rick Ross' latest album God Forgives I Don't - "3 Kings" featuring Dr. Dre and Jay-Z gets somewhat of a visual compliment to it. Directed by Dre Films and Jon J, the "MMG Visual Piece" features old and recent footages of Dre, Rozay and Jay from previous music videos and public appearances among other clips. Check it out UP top...


Monday, 30 July 2012

iVideo... The xx - Angels (Live in Studio Q)

As the excitement and anticipation builds and builds for The xx's sophomore album Coexist, the catalyst for such anticipation - the band's new single "Angels" - seems to get better and better after every listen. Here's some performance footage of The xx offering up a resounding rendition for Studio Q in Toronto, Canada. Watch it UP top...


iMusic... Cris Cab - If You Only Had Today

Here's some new music from Cris Cab titled "If You Only Had Today". Very strong and positive message from the Miami Reggae/Pop kid on this track which he released only a few days ago on his Soundcloud page. Enjoy it below...


iVideo... John Mayer - Queen of California

Off of his latest album Born and Raised, the mighty John Mayer unveils the brand new video for album cut, "Queen of California". Watch it UP top and purchase Born and Raised right now via iTunes


iVideo... Elzhi - Blue Window

A few weeks after releasing the "Blue Window" single, Elzhi comes through with its brand new visual compliment for your viewing pleasure. Directed by Donavan Glover, check it out UP top. Expect "Blue Window" to be on Elzhi's forthcoming album The Weather Man which is due out later this year...


iMusic... R-Kay & Mills - GMTA (Great Minds Think Alike)

Check out this 12-track instrumental album from British producers R-Kay and Mills titled Great Minds Think Alike (GMTA). Weaving between Hip-Hop, Soul, Neo-Soul and Jazz, R-Kay and Mills have created some pretty excellent instrumental sounds for your listening pleasure on GMTA. Listen to the project below and download it underneath if you like it...

iMusic... YJ - The Message EP

24-year old London rapper YJ finally unveils his latest project - The Message EP. Featuring fellow up and coming artists in the UK scene such as ElekticRaheem Bakare, Vicktor Taiwo and Spoken Word artist Suli Breaks among others, The Message EP should make for an enthralling and interesting listen. I am about to download this EP and get stuck in - I suggest you do the same...


Sunday, 29 July 2012

iMusic... Ossie - Supercali EP

Seemingly outta nowhere, East London Producer/DJ Ossie comes through with a brand new 4-track EP titled Supercali - released about three weeks ago via 2020 Midnight Visions. As if his recent project with Black Orange Juice (out now via Somethinksounds) wasn't awesome enough, we're blessed with two more collaborative songs with Black Orange Juice on this new Supercali EP, "Supercali" and "Love Crazy" as well as the unforgettable "Housedabass". Stream the entire EP below and purchase it on 12" HERE!

iFashion... Africa Fashion Week London (August 3 & 4, 2012)

As if London isn't busy enough this week with the continuous influx of tourists for the 2012 Olympic games the city is hosting this year, the 2012 edition of Africa Fashion Week London has also been set for this week so things are only going to get crazier and busier. The good...or bad news however, is the show will only last for two days.

So, free your schedules people, 'cause Spitalfield's Market Brushfield Street, London is the place to be on the 3rd and 4th of August! Speaking of free, entry to some shows will be free but VIP and standard tickets are also available. Standard ticket holders will have access to a 1 day pass to all shows, while VIP ticket holders will enjoy a canapé reception with complimentary champagne, 1 day fast track entry to all shows, reserved seating, an AFWL Goody Bag, invitation to the after party and 10% discount on all purchases from all exhibitors on the day.

iAfrica... Adey + Tiwa Savage - Beremole (Video)

Adey the new kid on the block who is making waves all over Africa presents his high class and top notch video "Beremole" which features the beautiful Tiwa Savage. "Beremole" also features cameos from Iyanya, Flowssick, Tunde Ednut, Praiz plus many more. The video was produced and directed by Gbaymee Phillips. Watch "Beremole" UP above... 


Saturday, 28 July 2012

iAfrica... Ajebutter22 + BOJ - Omo Pastor

Ajebutter22 is back with their second single "Omo Pastor" featuring BOJ (of DRB). "Omo Pastor" is a heavy jam produced by Studio Magic and what you call new school music. Watch out for Anytime Soon (The Mixtape) dropping in August. Listen and Download "Omo Pastor" down below...

Download Link: Ajebutter22 ft BOJ - Omo Pastor


Friday, 27 July 2012

iBlog... London 2012 - Ready, Set... Commute!

With the long awaited and closely guarded secret extravaganza that is the Olympic Opening Ceremony kicking off this evening, London is well and truly awash with Olympic Fever. Wherever you look, there are official Olympic sponsors, retailers and partners, not to mention up-cycled Jubilee banners with the lovely addition of the 'Team GB' logo. One by one, every town and borough in the UK has come out in full force to witness the most unique of relay races.

iMusic... Lucille Ghatti - North Hollywood

Here's some brand new music from emerging LA-based Singer/Songwriter Lucille Ghatti titled "North Hollywood". Produced by DJ Wes, this will be off of her forthcoming project High Grade which will also feature Tay 'Lux' Walker (Odd Future, The Internet). Listen below and keep an eye out for High Grade...


iTelevision... Venus vs Mars (Season 1 Episode 6)

We've been waiting for the season one finale of British online TV drama Venus vs Mars ever since we watched episode five, it was an epic one!!! Well finally here we go! Watch it UP top as we're about to do too...

Hats off to PurpleGeko and Talented & Young for an excellent first season!


iVideo... Mele x Kano x Ghetts - Beamer (SoulCulture TV's The Co-Sign)

"For the latest installment, we hooked up with 19 year old DJ and production wonderkid Melé and one of London’s finest’s lyricists, Kano, at the Red Bull Studios in London to create a special live version of Mele’s new single “Beamer” – adding some napalm to the mixture with a special guest verse from Grime’s hardest working rhyme mercenary aka the emcee formerly known as Ghetto, Ghetts. Strap yourselves in and press play below..." 
Brand new episode of The Co-Sign from the good people at SoulCulture TV. The one features a special live version of Mele's "Beamer" featuring UK Grime legends Kano and Ghetts - directed by Darryl Daniel. Check it out UP top... 


Wednesday, 25 July 2012

iAfrica... Kcee + Davido - Okpekete Remix (Video)

Kcee has joined up with Davido to bring us the remix video to his popular song "Okpekete". The video was directed by God Father Productions. Check out "Okpekete" remix video UP above...


iAfrica... Ozee + Jesse Jagz - Double Double

Following the huge success of his debut single "Designer Girl", Ozee returns with his new single "Double Double" featuring producer, rapper and singer Jesse Jagz. Listen and Download "Double Double" down below.


iAfrica... Ezi Emela + Mista Silva + Skob - Catch My Heart (Video)

Rising Afrobeats star Ezi Emela links up with fellow Afrobeats newcomers Mista Silva and Skob for her rather excellent and infectious debut single titled "Catch My Heart" which is produced by Heavy K. Check out the Moe Musa-directed video UP top...


iAfrica... Wizkid - Dance For Me (Video)

From the Empire Mates State Of Mind compilation album comes the music video for Wizkid's monster hit "Dance For Me" produced by Sarz. Shot on Location in London, England and directed by the one and only Sesan with cameo appearances from Banky W, Wande Coal, Eddie Kadi and Maleek Berry check it out UP top...


Monday, 23 July 2012

iMusic... Midian - Bitter

Our very good friend Midian - you will remember her from this or this - has had a roller coaster few days off the back of the release of her brand new single titled "Bitter". It was featured on VH1's Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta last week Monday night (July 16) and swiftly flew up the iTunes and Amazon charts - peaking at #8 and on #2 respectively. Listen to "Bitter" below...


iVideo... Lemar - Invincible

Veteran UK R&B singer Lemar unveils the music video for his brand new single titled "Invincible". To be released on August 12, the single is off of his forthcoming album of the same which will be released in September. Check out the excellent - albeit sad - video UP top...


iMusic... SBTRKT - Gloss

A brand new week and we've got something new from UK producer SBTRKT titled "Gloss". No idea where this will end up but you can listen to the new opus below...


iAfrica... Praiz - Rich & Famous

Here's some new music from Nigerian R&B/Soul Singer Praiz titled "Rich & Famous" produced by Cobhams Asuquo out now on X3M Group. Check it out below...


iAfrica... Bahbijay - Jeka Soro

Bahbijay who is signed to Dee-Pitch Records has presented us with his new single "Jeka Soro" which is an upbeat tempo song, made for the clubs. Bahbijay is a versatile artist who adds two sides to his music, the philosophical/motivational personality and the sex appeal/commercial style. Listen and Download "Jeka Soro" down below... 

Download Link: Bahbijay - Jeka Soro


Saturday, 21 July 2012

iVideo... Tom Jones + Josh Osho - Black, Brown & White (Big Bill Broonzy Cover)

Here's some footage that British Nigerian Singer/Songwriter Josh Osho recently released on YouTube of him and Sir Tom Jones performing an acoustic cover of Country Blues/Folk singer Big Bill Broonzy's "Black, Brown & White" live at the Hammersmith Apollo. Watch it UP top...


iVideo... JBM - On Fire On a Tightrope

Canadian Singer/Songwriter Jesse Marchant aka JBM unveils the music video for his single "On Fire On A Tightrope" off of his new album titled Stray Ashes via the good folks at Noisey. Check out the Unkwn-directed visuals UP top...


iVideo... Yuna - Live Your Life (Live on KCRW)

Malaysian Singer/Songwriter Yuna Zarai performs her single "Live Your Life" - off of her recently released self-titled album out on the FADER label - live on Jason Bentley's Morning becomes Eclectic on KCRW. Check it out UP top...

Watch the full session HERE


Friday, 20 July 2012

iAfrica... DL - Gala + Pure Water (Video)

SMADE Music introduces their new signee DL with his new single and video titled "Gala + Pure Water". Check out the visuals UP top directed by Visionnaire Pictures and featuring cameos from DJ Yung Milli, SMADE Ent's Don Bazzy and SMADE Music's label boss Junior Adeosun...


iTelevision... Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee (Episode 1)

Here's the first episode of an all new comedy web series by comedian Jerry Seinfeld titled Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee and it stars Larry David from TV show Curb Your Enthusiasm. Check it below...

iMusic... Rick Ross + Jay-Z + Dr. Dre - 3 Kings

The long awaited Hip-Hop collaboration between Rick Ross, Jay-Z and Dr. Dre - and the most anticipated song off of Rick Ross' forthcoming album titled God Forgives I Don't - finally sees the light of day via Funk Master Flex (hence the bombs and tags). Listen below to the Jake One-produced opus...

Spotted at SoulCulture


Thursday, 19 July 2012

iMusic... Carlitta Durand - 100 Nudges of Love

Here's some brand new music from Carlitta Durand for your listening pleasure. This one is titled "100 Nudges of Love" and is off of her forthcoming project titled I'll Be Gorgeous When I Die which is due out on August 12. Check it out below...


iVideo... G FrSH + Yungen + Cashtastic - Grown Ass Boy

Here's something new from G FrSH's forthcoming Legoman II mixtape - this one is titled "Grown Ass Boy" and it features emerging UK rappers Yungen and Cashtastic. Check out the recently released music video UP top...


iAfrica... Mofe - Never Wanna See You Fall + It All Comes Back

Introducing new Nigerian Singer/Songwriter Mofe with her two new singles "Never Wanna See You Fall" and "It All Comes Back" which are both produced by Airis Music's Mr. Chidoo and are off of her forthcoming debut album which is being released on July 29. Listen below...

"Never Wanna See You Fall":

"It All Comes Back":


iVideo... Kyra + Cashtastic - Good Love

The latest single from London singer/songwriter Kyra finally gets its visual compliment courtesy of director Paul Gardner. Featuring emerging UK rapper Cashtastic, the video for "Good Love" also features cameo appearances from Wretch 32, BBC 1Xtra's CJ BeatzJacob Banks, Poet, Remel London, Shakka and a host of others. Check it out UP top...


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

iAfrica... Ebisan - Jowo (Video)

Check out the new video by Ebisan for her new single "Jowo". The video is presented to you in a fresh and witty way. Directed by AK-ONE and with cameo appearances by South African singing sensation, Moneoa, Styl-Plus, Provabs and more. Check out the video UP above...


iAfrica... Wizkid + Banky W + Skales - Baddest Boy (Video)

E.M.E's Empire Mates State Of Mind compilation album get its first visual accompaniment by way of the Clarence Peters-directed video for "Baddest Boy" which features Wizkid, Banky W and Skales. The music video also features cameo appearances from new E.M.E label recruits Shaydee, Niyola and DJ Xclusive as well as label boss Segun Demuren. Check it out UP top...


Tuesday, 17 July 2012

iAfrica... Naeto C + D'Banj - Tony Montana Remix

Naeto C has hooked up with D'Banj in the studio to bring us the remix to his hit song "Tony Montana". Produced by Tee-Y Mix, "Tony Montana Remix" is sure to be a hit this summer. Listen and Download "Tony Montana" down below...

Download Link: Naeto C + D'Banj - Tony Montana Remix


iAfrica... Harrysong - Taiye Kehinde (Video)

Producer and Songwriter Harrysong has finally released the official video to his song "Taiye Kehinde". "Taiye Kehinde" is a catchy, candid tune that carries a unique, fresh quality that sets Harrysong apart as an artist. 

The video was directed by Questionmark Entertainment and Patrick Elis and features a range of cameo appearances from artists such as; Vector, Kcee and Tito the fire to name a few. Check out "Taiyee Kehinde" UP above...


Monday, 16 July 2012

iVideo... The 2 Bears - Warm & Easy

When The 2 Bears released Be Strong at the start of the year, we were one of the firsts to declare it one of the best of the year and we're now in July and nothing has changed that sentiment. Here's their new video for "Warm & Easy" off of the album, check it out UP top...


iVideo... Jack White - Freedom At 21

The exciting guitar riffs-led "Freedom At 21" off of Jack White's debut solo album Blunderbuss gets the Hype Williams directorial treatment in this brand new music video for your viewing pleasure. It's fast cars, motorbikes, police chases, prison cells, gorgeous women - check it out UP top...

Spotted at CoS


iVideo... Sincere - Déjà Vu

UK rapper Sincere comes through with some brand new visuals for his latest single "Déjà Vu" produced by Kid Bass. After premièring on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show as "the hottest record in the world" last week Thursday, we can now watch the video UP top... The single will be released on September 9 via Mercury/Def Jam.


iVideo... K-Nite 13 - Long Road

Off of UK rapper/producer K-Nite 13's forthcoming LP According To Plan comes the lead single and accompanying visuals titled "Long Road". Check out the Darren Rahaman-directed video UP top... According To Plan hits stores on July 23.


Sunday, 15 July 2012

iAfrica... D'Banj - Oyato

D'Banj has released his first official single "Oyato" since his split from Mo-Hits. The single is being released under his new record label DB Records and in conjuction with Def Jam Recordings. Listen and Download "Oyato" down below... 

Download Link: D'Banj - Oyato


Saturday, 14 July 2012

iMusic... Puro Instinct - Dream Lover

Some throw-back 80's leaning music from LA-based Dream Pop duo Puro Instinct for your listening pleasure on this fine Saturday night... Written with Ale Cohen and set to appear on their forthcoming EP, the follow-up to last year's Headbangers In Ecstasy - listen and download down under!


iVideo... Kidderachi + Haze - No Roof

Here's the brand new music video from UK rapper Kidderachi titled "No Roof" off of his recently released Smack N Cheese mixtape. Watch the Morgan Keyz-directed video which also features Euro Gang's Haze...


iVideo... Wax - Rosana

Here's the brand new video from the homie Wax for his latest single titled "Rosana" which you can buy from iTunes right now, right here! Directed by Casey Chan and starring the ever gorgeous Melissa Soria, check it out UP top...


iMusic... Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank)

Here's another single from Kendrick Lamar's Aftermath/Interscope debut good kid m.A.A.d city. This one is titled "Swimming Pools (Drank)" and is produced by T-minus. Listen below...


iVideo... Ellie Goulding + Tinie Tempah - Hanging On

Ellie Goulding brings her cover of Active Child's "Hanging On" to life via this brand new music video.  Unfortunately Tinie Tempah doesn't make an appearance in the visuals. Check it out UP top...


Friday, 13 July 2012

iAfrica... Bracket - Looking At You (Video)

Following the release of their last video "Girl" featuring Wizkid, Bracket is back with another flawless video "Looking At You". The video is presented by Ape Planet in conjunction with Godfather Productions. There is definitely no doubt that the dynamic duo - Bracket has an imprint in the Nigerian Musical Industry. Check out the video UP above... 


iAfrica... eLDee + K9 + Sojay - Higher (Video)

eLDee is back with a new video featuring K9 and Sojay. "Higher" is a spin off video from his last single "Today Today", which shows eLDee in his last moments as a bachelor. The video gets you moving from start to finish and keeps you engaged through every scene. The video was filmed in the spectacular Cape Town Sand Dunes. Check out "Higher" UP above...  


iFashion... Nike 'What the Max' 2012 Collection

This pack includes the Nike Air Max 90 Hyperfuse, Nike Air Max 95 Hyperfuse and Nike Air Max 2012 Hyperfuse. All three share the hyperfuse technology. Now this Hyperfuse construction creates a material composed of three layers; one for stability, one for breathability and the third for durability. This way Nike has a product that is light, yet strong.

iFashion... Chloë Moretz - New Face of Aéropostale

If the name doesn't ring a bell, you should remember her from the action-film Kick-Ass with Nicholas Cage or the academy award-winning movie 'Hugo' by the great Martin Scorcese. Or maybe you remember her from a previous post - the Max Mara VIP party for Chloe?

This talented 15 year old actress (another Dakota Fanning you may call her) has not only stunned us with her brilliant acting but her amazing sense of style as well. Apparently we are not the only ones who have noticed; the popular retail brand for teenagers, Aéropostale have jumped in on an opportunity to attract customers by making young Miss Chloe their new face.

iVideo... Heathers - Forget Me Knots

Irish Sister duo Heathers are about to release their sophomore album titled Kingdom on September 7 and "Forget Me Knots" is the first single to be lifted from the record. Check out the Hugh O' Conor directed visuals for the single UP top...

If you're thinking where you've heard that song before, it is probably on BBC drama Waterloo Road or US TV show Mob Wives or both to be honest...


iVideo... Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments (Black Cab Sessions)

The amazing Jessie Ware performs her latest single "Wildest Moment" for the hundred and eighth chapter of the seminal Black Cab Sessions. Check it out UP top and purchase "Wildest Moments on iTunes HERE!


Thursday, 12 July 2012

iAfrica... DIPP - Owambe

Check out the new single from DIPP called "Owambe", this track is sure to get you moving on the dance floor. Listen and Download "Owambe" down below..

Download Link: DIPP - Owambe


iAfrica... Illrymz + Femi Kuti - Teacher Teacher (Video)

Illrymz has collaborated with Femi Kuti bringing together a mixture of Hip-Hop and Afro-Beat for their video "Teacher Teacher". The video shows an original pure live performance brings boundless energy, gyrating females and never before seen footage from the New Afrika Shrine. The video was directed by Contagious Collective. Check out the "Teacher Teacher" video UP above...


iAfrica... Ajebutter22 - Senrenre (Video)

Ajebutter22 and Studio Magic have finally bought us the video to their hit single, "Senrenre". The video directed by Visionnaire Films has a dance/club feel to it with quick flashing images and the word "Senrenre" used creatively as a drink to define the meaning. 

Ajebutter22 Mixtape called Anytime Soon, drops on the first week of August. Watch the "Senrenre" video  UP above... 


Wednesday, 11 July 2012

iVideo... Stalley - Midnight Satori

Another day in Hip-Hop and we get yet another visual from the Maybach Music Group stable. This time, it's a visual representation of "Midnight Satori" by Stalley which is off of his recent Songs By Me EP. Watch the Slick Jackson-directed video UP top...


iVideo... Daughter - Youth (The Bowery Presents Live)

Elena Tonra's Daughter performs an excellent live rendition of "Youth" for The Bowery Presents Live at a motorcyle shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Watch it UP top...


iVideo... Nardwuar vs. DJ Premier (Interview)

Nardwuar kicks it with DJ Premier in Vancouver, Canada on this really special interview Nardwuar style for iamOTHER. They talk about sampling James Brown, Captain Sky, brawls with M.O.P and bootleggers, seeing Suge Knight and Ice Cube trading punches at a Gangstarr show, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Jaz O & Jay-Z and much more. Watch it UP top...


iMusic... Ellie Goulding + Tinie Tempah - Hanging On (Active Child Cover)

Here's something new from British Singer/Songwriter Ellie Goulding that is sure to lift your mood! This one is a cover of Active Child's "Hanging On"and it features UK rapper Tinie Tempah, listen below... After covering The Weeknd a month ago, is it safe to say that Ms. Goulding is leaning towards Progessive R&B for her next project?


Tuesday, 10 July 2012

iMusic... Azaelia Banks + Shystie - Neptune

New music from Azaelia Banks featuring veteran UK femcee Shystie titled "Neptune" which will appear of Azaelia's forthcoming mixtape Fantasea due out tomorrow (July 11). Listen below...



iFashion... Alexis Mabille Fall Couture 2012

So far we've seen AMAZING couture collections from Versace and Bouchra Jarrar, but there's more. Next we have ALEXIS MABILLEOverall, this collection got bad reviews mainly because of its lack of focus (which is very important in fashion). However there is beauty in diversity so feel free to look at each number individually. Personally, I admire each velvet number. I would say Alexis did a good job.

iVideo... Azealia Banks - Liquorice (Alternate Video)

Here's another "official" music video for Azealia Banks' massive hit "Liquorice" for your viewing pleasure.  Shot on location in Paris as well as a horse stable somewhere, check it out UP top... Apparently this version was shelved for this video which was released last month.


Monday, 9 July 2012

iAfrica... Iyanya - Ur Waist

After his popular first single "Kukere", which is still receiving massive air play on the radio. Iyanya is back with his second single called "Ur Waist" featuring Emma Nyra and Bassey . "Ur Waist" is another track to get you dancing and moving your waist at home or in the club. Listen and Download "Ur Waist" down below.

Download Link: Iyanya - Ur Waist


iAfrica... General Pype - Give It To Me (Video)

Obalende Records is proud to present to you the video to General Pype's club banging single "Give It To Me". The video was directed by Justin Campos of Gorilla Films and features a cameo by DJ Snipes.
Watch the Video UP above and click the link Down below to download "Give It To Me".


Sunday, 8 July 2012

iVideo... Ryan O'Shaughnessy - No Name

Do you remember that sweet shy boy on Britain's Got Talent 2012 who performed this excellent song titled "No Name", his name was (still is) Ryan O'Shaugnessy. I don't know how far the kid went in the competition but that song and that performance was the highlight of the series for me. Apparently he got signed by RCA Records or Simco/Sony or both labels and "No Name" will be released on August 8. Watch the visuals UP top...


iVideo... Blur - Under the Westway

Been meaning to post this video of the new Blur single "Under the Westway" ever since it was released a few days ago. You will remember we posted the legendary British band's two new singles here last week, now we can enjoy their new music video which is an interesting studio performance of the new single - check it out UP top...

Purchase: Blur - Under the Westway (iTunes)


iAfrica... DRB-LasGidi - Amebo

For the last week, individual members of the up & coming group called DRB-LasGidi have been releasing their own individual tracks but finally the trio group, which features Rappers Fresh L and TeeZee and Singer Boj, have released their latest track called "Amebo".

"Amebo" which loosely translates to Nosey, is a fun song that points the finger at all the nosey individuals around the town. Listen and Download "Amebo" down below...

Download Link: DRB-LasGidi - Amebo 


Saturday, 7 July 2012

iBlog... Tax Doesn't Have To Be Taxing

Personally, I think Jimmy Carr had the right idea. We are under the lovely assumption that we are this fabulously ‘free’ country - far more developed than those on the third metaphorical rock from the Earth and definitely more than those who hold less than Western ideals. The truth is, we have a lot more liberties living in an individualistic society where the focus is ‘me’ and not ‘we’ like in a collectivist society. Our life decisions are largely based on ourselves; what I want, what I need, what I choose, some may see it as selfish, we see it as liberation. Upon deeper reflection, we may appear to have been afforded all these freedoms but everything is not as it seems. There is still an almighty ball and chain affixed to every ‘choice’ we make - TAX.

Friday, 6 July 2012

iMusic... Frank Ocean - sweet LIFE

Some brand NEW music from Frank Ocean and after a week the kid has had, it's glad to return back to the music - music that is pretty much amazing! Here is "sweet LIFE", the second offering from his forthcoming debut album channel ORANGE - enjoy it!!!


iVideo... Alt J - Tessellate

The good folks at Noisey premiere the brand new video from Alt J for their forthcoming single "Tessellate" which is off of their amazing debut album titled An Awesome Wave. The visuals for "Tessellate" are directed by Alex Southam and the single itself will be released on July 16 via Infectious Music, watch the music video UP top...

Via Noisey


iAfrica... 2Face Idibia x Toolz (The Juice Interview)

Nigerian music legend 2Face Idibia sits down with Toolz on Ndani TV's The Juice to talk about his recent album Away & Beyond, his time with Plantashun Boiz, his favourite ever song ("Holy Pass"), winning his MTV Europe Music Award and much more. Check it out UP top...


iAfrica... Demola Ogundele (Not Just OK) x Ndani TV (Interview)

Demola Ogundele aka Mola OG, CEO and Founder of Not Just OK sits down with Ndani TV on their new series titled DIGITS to share how it all started for the Nigerian music website, where they are now and what the future holds for Not Just OK. Check it out UP top, insightful stuff from the big homie.


iAfrica... May D - Ile Ijo (Video)

Square Records' rising star May D comes through with the Clarence Peters-directed music video for his second official single "Ile Ijo" which is produced by Flip Tyce. Check it out UP top featuring a cameo appearance from Kaffy of the MTN Danceathon fame...


iVideo... Genesis Elijah - Warm Up Sessions

South London emcee Genesis Elijah puts SB.TV's Warm Up Sessions series to rest with this sick freestyle for their latest installment. Check it out UP top... All we need now is an SB.TV F64!


iVideo... Franklyn Music - Back In The Days

As London-based emcee Franklyn Music gears up to release his forthcoming mixtape Just Being Frank 2, he lets off these brand new visuals for "Back In The Days" which was originally meant for the mixtape but couldn't make the cut in the end. Produced by J Swizzy and directed by Rakeem Russell, watch the video for "Back In The Days" UP top... 


iAfrica... Safarie - If You Want Me

Safarie formerly known as Ego Omalicha is back with a new track called "If You Want Me". Produced by Password, "If You Want Me" is a groovy track described as a reflection of Safarie's personality and a lyrical footing of all the things she loves. In a sentence, "If You Want Me" is playful, slightly soulful and romantic. Listen and download "If You Want Me" below. 


iMusic... Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough (Album Stream)

Lianne La Havas' debut album Is Your Love Big Enough is due out on July 9 via Warner Music UK but courtesy of the good folks at The Guardian, we can listen to the album a full 3 days before its release. Check it out below... (P.S if the player doesn't load, just refresh the page)


iAfrica... EL Emcee + Kiss - Africa Girl

After his last single "What You Got" featuring Terry ThaRapman was well received, EL Emcee is back with a new single called "African Girl" with artist Kiss featuring on the hook. Written and produced by EL Emcee, "African Girl" is something different with a nice beat and is definitely set to break through boundaries. Listen and download "African Girl" below.

Download Link: EL Emcee - African Girl


Thursday, 5 July 2012

iMusic... Jessie Ware - Wildest Moment (Star Slinger Remix)

Manchester beatsmith Star Slinger lends his magical touch to Jessie Ware's new single "Wildest Moments" for the official remix... Listen below! Jessie's album Devotion is due out on August 20


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

iVideo... Devlin + Ed Sheeran - Watchtower

Devlin returns with the brand new single and lead track for his forthcoming sophomore album titled A Moving Picture. The new single features Ed Sheeran, is produced by Labrinth and is titled "Watchtower". Watch the Corin Hardy-directed video UP top starring Neil Maskell and Jamie Winstone among others...


iPoetry... Indigo Williams - Homegrown (Upshot TV)

The latest instalment of Upshot TV's Upshot Poetry series hosted by GREEds, sees British Spoken Word artist Indigo Williams  performing a piece titled "Homegrown"... Listen UP!


iAfrica... Davido + Sinarambo - Overseas (Video)

Rising Nigerian Pop star Davido releases his debut album Omo Baba Olowo: The Genesis later this month and "Overseas" is the fourth and latest visual releases to be taken from the forthcoming album. Shot on location in Miami and featuring label mate Sinarambo, check it out UP top...


iVideo... Ren Harvieu - Tonight

Off of the pretty amazing debut album from Ren Harvieu titled Through The Night, here is the H&H-directed music video for her latest single "Tonight". Check it out UP top... Purchase Through The Night right NOW via iTunes!


iAfrica... Sexy Steel + Vector - Bebedi Alhaja (Video)

Sexy Steel formally a member of High Profile has released the official video of his latest hit single "Bebedi Alhaja" featuring Vector.

This exclusive video is brought to you by Black Water Records in collaboration with Filmboyz Inc, Patrick Elis Pictures, Shawn Gold, and 23rd Productions. Mastered by Jospo, the video was shot on location in Ibadan and Lagos,Nigeria. 


iVideo... Charli XCX - You're The One

Fast-rising British Pop star Charli XCX unveils the music video for her forthcoming single "You're The One" which is off her new EP of the same name - the single is out in the UK on August 19. Check out the Dawn Shadforth-directed visuals UP top as premiered yesterday (July 3) on Wonderland Magazine...