Friday, 28 September 2012

iAfrica... Wizkid + D'Banj + Tiwa Savage + 2Face + M.I. - Let's Get The Party Started (Video)

The video for one of the biggest collaborations in Nigeria is here. "Let's Get The Party Started" features Wizkid, D'Banj, Tiwa Savage, 2Face and M.I. with all of them bringing their own flavour to the dance track.

iMusic... Maze Hill - Long Haul (LV Remix)

Let this start your weekend off right. Producer Andy Highmore, Vocalist Holly Bestic and Spoken Word artist Joshua Idehen have come together to form this rather exciting band called Maze Hill and "Long Haul" is their debut single which is to be released on October 29 via Wah Wah 45s. Here's the LV remix of "Long Haul" for your listening pleasure...

Listen to the gorgeous B-side "I Can be Your Light" HERE

Pre-Order: Maze Hill's "Long Haul" HERE


iAfrica... Davido - All Of You (Video)

Brand new music video from "Omo Baba Olowo" himself, Davido for "All Of You" which is off of his recently released debut album Omo Baba Olowo: Genesis.Check out the Sesan-directed visuals UP top... LOL at the ending!

Omo Baba Olowo: Genesis out NOW via iTunes


iMusic... Just Viv - Uncommon Sense EP

As premiered by Soul Culture earlier this month, here's the brand new project from London Hip-Hop artist Just Viv titled Uncommon Sense. Featuring 13 fresh and well-crafted songs that transcend the typical UK Hip-Hop "box" and of course for your listening pleasure, check it out below:

iAfrica... Hayo Niel - If I Fall (Video)

This is still very buttery smooth from PXC Records' Hayo Niel. We almost forgot how dope this record is but thankfully the music video is upon us in time to remind us. Check it out UP top, directed by Mex of Pixel Chaos...


iAfrica... B. Saxone + Pherowshuz - Magbagbemi

New music from up and coming Nigerian songstress B. Saxone titled "Magbagbemi" featuring Pherowshuz. Just listen out for Pherowshuz's verse on this record. It goes all the way in! Listen below:

Download: B. Saxone + Pherowshuz - Magbagbemi


Wednesday, 26 September 2012

iVideo... Incisive - Hello

London rapper/producer and My-Ish recording artist Incisive is gearing up for his forthcoming project which is due out in 2013 and the Vol-produced "Hello" is the first single we get to hear from the new record. Check out the recently released music video for "Hello" UP top...


Monday, 24 September 2012

iAfrica... 2Face - Ihe Ne Me (Video)

2Face has released the video to his hit track "Ihe Ne Me" from his latest album Away and Beyond. The video is a Capital Dreams Picture Production and it is bought to you by Hypertek Entertainment. The engaging video brings life to the audio with humor and unique blend of animations without losing an iota of the groove. Watch "Ihe Ne Me" UP above...


Saturday, 22 September 2012

iMusic... Tegan and Sara - Closer

This is probably the Pop song of the week and you wouldn't expect anything less from Canadian Pop twins Tegan and Sara. Their new single is titled "Closer" and in addition to the twins trademark anthemic and catchy Pop song, this new one is sprinkled with lush synths and phasers for your added listening pleasure. Listen below to the Greg Kurstin-produced gem which is due out on September 25.


iVideo... Brackles + Cherri Voncelle - Chasing Crazy

Off of his recently released Rinse Presents: Brackles album, London-based DJ and Producer Brackles unveils the brand new video for "Chasing Crazy" which features fast-rising London singer/songwriter Cherri Voncelle as premiered by Noisey. Directed by Joe Connor, check it out UP top...


iTelevision... Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee: Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks

"I Want Sanwiches, I Want Chicken" is possibly the best episode of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee so far. Featuring comedy legends Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks having dinner at Reiner's home with Seinfeld joining them for some pure comedy gold, watch episode nine UP top...


iVideo... Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)

Soul legend Bobby Womack made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon recently to perform a few cuts from his new album titled Bravest Man In The Universe. Accompanied by the record's producers Damon Albarn and XL's Richard Russell, Womack performed the album's title track as well as "Jubilee" and "Whatever Happened To The Times" which you can watch HERE and HERE. Watch their performance of "Bravest Man In Universe" UP top...


Friday, 21 September 2012

iVideo... Trillogy + Fred The Godson - For You

Up and coming New York R&B/Hip-Hop trio Trillogy unveil the brand new music video for their latest single featuring XXL Freshman Fred The Godson titled "For You". Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Omen, the single is off of the group's forthcoming EP Live @ Stadium Red. Check out the Itchy House Films-directed video UP top...


iVideo... YJ - The Message Concert (Recap)

Emerging British rapper YJ recently released his debut EP titled The Message and a few weeks ago, he held a launch concert for the EP at Shoreditch's Queen of Hoxton. Sebastian Thiel of Upshot TV was on hand to capture the moment, here's how it all went down. Look out for cameos from A.Dot Comedian, Suli Breaks, Vicktor TaiwoDionne Reid and Shakka among others.


Thursday, 20 September 2012

iAfrica... Joshbeatz + Skales + Yung6ix - Owolapo

20 year old hit-making producer Joshbeatz follows up the last song he produced called "Lamba" by Hakym The Dream with another single called "Owolapo". The single also features Skales of EME records and Yung6ix of Storm Records.

Download Link: Joshbeatz ft Skales & Yung6ix - Owolapo


iMusic... The D.O.T + Clare Maguire + Danny Brown - You Never Asked

Mike Skinner's new project with The Music's Rob Harvey is called The D.O.T and they will be releasing their debut album And That on October 22 via Mike Skinner's The Beats label. "You Never Asked" is the duo's brand new single and it features Clare Maguire and Danny Brown, listen to it below... It will be released on October 8.


iVideo... Kal Lavelle - Gypsy Blood

Kal Lavelle is an amazing singer/songwriter who has been putting in the work recently in the UK's live music circuit. "Gypsy Blood" is her latest single which is off of her Shivers EP which is out now on iTunes. The recently released music video for "Gypsy Blood" stars Selina MacDonald - who you will remember from Ed Sheeran's seminal "A-Team" video - in yet another powerful showing and is directed by Jamie Jackson, check it out UP top...


iVideo... Ian Wright x Nothing To Something (Documentary)

The fifth episode of GRM Daily's bio-documentary series in conjunction with We Hustle titled Nothing To Something features legendary Arsenal footballer Ian Wright in this in-depth, personal and no holds barred look into the passionate footballer, father, coach, TV/Radio pundit and all-around top man. Check it out UP top as Ian talks about his father leaving home when he was just 18 months, growing up in Brockley, South East London, living with his abusive alcoholic mother, not being allowed to watch Match of the Day  by his step-father, adopting Shaun Wright Phillips, spending 14 days in Chelmsford Prison and so much more... This is a Must Watch!


iAfrica... M-Trill + Frank D'Nero - Anything

South South Nigerian rapper M-Trill comes through with two new records to whet the appetite of his fans as he gears up to release his forthcoming new single. One of the two new songs is titled "Anything" and it featured Highlife crooner Frank D'Nero, check it out below and listen to the more Hip-Hop leaning "Blackout" over HERE.


iVideo... Early Morning Rebel - Burn Us Down

LA-based Indie Pop band Early Morning Rebel are currently in Europe promoting their new single "Burn Us Down" which will be released on October 14. You will remember the band from their previous single "Lifeboat" which was featured on the recent season of Grey's Anatomy and Keeping Up With The Kardashians (listen HERE), Early Morning Rebel have just performed at London Fashion Week and are scheduled to perform at Paris Fashion Week next week with critics calling them "fashion's 'IT' band" and BBC Radio 2 and MTV Rocks featuring the new single already. Check out the visuals UP top...


iMusic... Curtis Young x Nat Powers - Doctor's Note (Preview)

This is a really interesting project that I think you should definitely check out. It's a collaborative album from Dr. Dre's son Curtis Young and British producer Nat Powers titled Doctor's Note. It was released a week ago and you can preview it below. 

 What's uncanny is that I hadn't heard of Nat Powers before now but he's been getting in the work. Having recently produced for the likes of RUN DMC, Public Enemy, M.O.P, E-40, Jurassic 5, Lady Leshurr, Mystro, and Genesis Elijah to mention only a few, the Leicester native is currently producing the NWA Legacy album and OST which will feature the children of Dr. Dre (Curtis Young), Eazy E (Lil E) and Ice Cube (OMG) and will be released next year. Keep an eye on Nat Powers ladies and gentlemen... In the meantime, check out his latest work with Curtis Young below:


iTelevision... Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee (Episode 8)

"I Hear Downton Abbey Is Pretty Good" is tthe latest episode of Jerry Seinfeld's amazing online TV series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee and it features special guests Colin Quinn and Mario Joyner. The trio (Seinfeld included obviously) enjoy coffee and a chat at Port Defiance in "the new Brooklyn" (I promise you'll understand the phrase when you watch it). Check it out UP top...


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

iAfrica... DXD - Bump N Grind (Video)

DawuniXDawuni also known as DXD is a new artist who is set to take the world by storm with his music. Here is his new music video "Bump N Grind" which was directed by Pascal Aka. Watch "Bump N Grind" UP above..


iCompetition... VINCE KIDD @ Heaven (Wednesday, October 3) - WIN TICKETS

"After the success of Vince Kidd's (BBC The Voice UK) first UK tour with Showcase Live and WME, he has announced his second tour, this time with support from Lady Leshurr who features on the sick love remix, and KLIQ. He will be doing four dates in four cities around the UK. Catch him: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 @ London; Heaven." - Press Release
The very amazing Vince Kidd is going on a second UK tour of 2012 and this time, he is bringing Lady Leshurr and KLIQ along with him for what is sure to be four sensational gigs in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow. After reaching the finals of BBC's The Voice UK and getting signed to Island Records, Kidd is one hot prospect in British Pop music and there is no better time than now to catch the rising star in what will be his biggest concert to date. Find out how to win TWO tickets to the London show below...

iVideo... Jessie Ware - Night Light

Fresh from her MOBO Award nomination, London Singer/Songwriter Jessie Ware unveils the brand new music video for "Night Light" off of her critically acclaimed debut album Devotion. Directed by Chris Sweeney, starring Jessie's sister and boyfriend and premièred by Noisey, check it out UP top...


iVideo... Cherri Voncelle - 999

Off of her recently released Good Mourning Madame Rouge EP, here is the music video for "999" from British R&B/Soul singer and songwriter Cherri Voncelle. Check out the visuals UP top, shot and directed by Think Nameless and Perpetual Arts...


Monday, 17 September 2012

iVideo... XO Man - Quag

Featuring the likes of Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, Mikill Pane, Stooshe, Amplify Dot and more doing the 'Quag' dance, here's the brand new video for XO Man's massive single "Quag". Watch the visuals UP top...


iVideo... TE + Twitch - How It Look

Never ever underestimate a good hook and that is what's got me hooked on new this track from London rapper TE and Twitch titled "How It Look". Check out the visuals UP top, directed by Ade OG for Link Up TV...


iTelevision... Awkward Black Girl (Season 2, Episode 4)

Some of the best TV shows are on Youtube these days and Awkward Black Girl just happens to be one of my favourite ones at the moment. Written by and starring Issa Rae, here's the latest episode of the show which now airs on Pharrell Williams' iamOTHER Youtube channel, check it out UP top...


iAfrica... Poe - Chopstix (Video)

Emerging Nigerian rapper Poe is gearing up to release his forthcoming collaborative project with Syndik8 Records in-house producer Ikon titled Above All Expectations. Here is the music video for the project's lead single "Chopstix", enjoy it UP top...


iVideo... AlunaGeorge - Your Drums, Your Love

We've been gushing about AlunaGeorge's new single "Your Drums, Your Love" for close to a month now and we recently mentioned the song in our monthly column for MTV Wrap Up. This morning, we're blessed with the visual accompaniment for the single as directed by Henry Scholfield and premièred by Nowness. Check it out UP top...


iAfrica... Bonkwe - Girlfriend

19-year old Port Harcourt rising star Bonkwe drops off his new single titled "Girlfriend" via Kashmire Records. Check it out below and download it underneath...


Friday, 14 September 2012

iAfrica... Iyanya + Emma Nyra - Ur Waist (Video)

We've been teased with the BTS pictures and now, Iyanya unveils the brand new music video for his latest single titled "Ur Waist" which features Emma Nyra and was produced by D'Tunes. The video was directed by the very prolific Clarence Peters of Capital Dreams. Check it out UP top...


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

iAfrica... E-Tee - Fire

E-Tee who used to be one half of the dynamic duo "D'Supremes" is back with his back with his first solo single titled "Fire". The track is an alert to his fans and all music lovers that he is  back, fired up and set to light up the music world. "Fire" was produced by KandySugarBeat. Listen and Download "Fire" down below... 

Download Link: E-Tee - Fire


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

iMusic... How To Dress Well - Total Loss (Album Stream)

Stream Total Loss, the forthcoming new album from Tom Krell aka How To Dress Well a week early. No other words are needed for you to press play on this really. Total Loss is the follow-up to Krell's critically acclaimed debut album Love Remains and will be released on September 18 via Weird World.


iVideo... Keaton Henson - You Don't Know How Lucky You Are (Last.FM Sessions)

Keaton Henson offers up this rousing acoustic rendition of the very excellent "You Don't Know How Lucky You Are" which is off of his latest album Dear, exclusively for Last.FM Sessions at the Lightship95. Watch it UP top...


iVideo... Levelle London - Weak

Emerging British R&B singer Levelle London unveils the music video for his new single titled "Weak". Taken off of his forthcoming EP Dawn, check out the Millipix-directed visuals UP top...


iVideo... Hot Chip - Night & Day (Live on KCRW)

British Alt-dance band Hot Chip take the party all the way to KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic with this lush performance of "Night & Day" which is off of the band's latest album titled In Our Heads. Check out the performance UP top and look out for the band as they tour America this month...


iVideo... Maxsta + Deekay + iCon + Justo - Electric Ballroom Freestyle

Blantantly Blunt TV links up with Maxsta, Deekay, iCon and Justo for a quick-fire Grime freestyle outside Camden Town's Electric Ballroom over the Summer. Check it out UP top for some straight Grime barring!


Monday, 10 September 2012

iAfrica.. Timaya - Bum Bum I(Video)

Timaya has finally dropped the video to his club banger "Bum Bum". A video that is sure to get everyone talking, I can see the song becoming even more popular. "Bum Bum" was directed by Clarence Peters. Watch "Bum Bum" UP above...


Saturday, 8 September 2012

iAfrica... Lynxxx + Wizkid - Fine Lady (Video)

Finally the video that we have been waiting for has arrived. Having watched the "Behind The Scenes" video for "Fine Lady", I was not expecting this video to be a disappointment. The video shows Lynxxx celebrating his wedding reception to his beautiful bride Joselyn Dumas (Ghanaian actress) and features a few famous wedding guests such as; Dr Sid having fun and showing off their Azonto skills. The video is a nice concept    and was directed by Tom Robson. Listen and Watch "Fine Lady" UP above... 


iVideo... Benin City - Accelerate

Following up from their previous single "Baby", London 4-peice band Benin City come through with their latest single and visual accompaniment titled "Accelerate. To be released on September 17 via Audio Doughnuts, you can check out the Samuel Hurlock and Joe Beverley-directed music video below...


Friday, 7 September 2012

iVideo... KOF + Dev - Get Out

British Singer/Songwriter KOF unveils the music video for his latest single titled "Get Out" which features BBC Radio 1's Dev on guitar and is off of his latest EP An Alternative Soul. Check out the visuals below...


iMusic... How To Dress Well - And It Was U

I reckon we've arrived in the blogosphere when artists that we completely adore start sending us their new releases. OK all jokes aside, you all know how highly we rate Tom Krell aka How To Dress Well, well here's his brand new single titled "& It Was U" off of his forthcoming album Total Loss and it is an amazing one. Just don't take my word for it, listen below...


Thursday, 6 September 2012

iMusic... Sid Sriram - Day Dream (EP)

Hip-Hop Chronicle UK and Live Mixtapes present the brand new 7-track EP from fast-rising LA-based singer and songwriter Sid Sriram titled Day Dream. After already causing a stir and building a decent following on YouTube, this new EP further showcases Sriram's vocal talents and songwriting prowess. Listen to the full EP after the jump and download it underneath...

iVideo... Explorer's Collective + Dray - Glass Ceilings

South London "hardcore pop" band Explorer's Collective links with up and coming rapper Dray (under management with JLS' JB) for their new single titled "Glass Ceiling" which is due out on October 1. Here's the animated visual compliment courtesy of award-winning Total Thrive Productions. Watch it UP top...


Wednesday, 5 September 2012

iAfrica... Burna Boy - Like To Party (Video)

Aristokrat Records Presents the official video of Burna Boy's smash hit single "Like To Party". The video was directed by Adasa Cookey from Squareball Media Services. "Like To Party" is the third single of  Burna's Debut Album L.I.F.E (Leaving An Impact For Eternity) which is due out later this year. Watch "Like To Party" UP above...


Monday, 3 September 2012

iAfrica... Mo'Cheddah + May D - Coming For You

Here is the brand new single from Mo'Cheedah featuring May D called "Coming For You". Listen and Download "Coming For You" down below.



iAfrica... Klyde Me - Mr. Nobody

I actually like this one, from the beat to the flow to the witty wordplay. It's by Nigerian rapper Klyde Me and the song is titled "Mr. Nobody" off of his Every Single Single mixtape. Listen and download below:

Download: Klyde Me - Mr. Nobody