Wednesday, 30 May 2012

iVideo... M83 - Reunion

Anthony Gonzalez's M83 finally comes through with the visuals for "Reunion", the follow up to last year's hit single "Midnight City". Taken from the new album Hurry Up We're Dreaming which is out NOW, watch the Fleur & Manu-directed video for "Reunion" UP top...


iVideo... Jay-Z + Kanye West - No Church In The Wild

Jay-Z and Kanye West finally unveil the music video for their Frank Ocean-featured "No Church In The Wild" which is off of their critically acclaimed collaborations album Watch The Throne. The video for "No Church In The Wild" is directed by Romain Gavras who also brought us M.I.A's "Born Free". Check out the visuals UP top...


Tuesday, 29 May 2012

iMusic... Teen Daze - All Of Us, Together (Album Stream)

Burgeoning producer and Vancouver native Teen Daze is set to release his hugely anticipated All Of Us, Together album on June 5 via Lefse Records but thanks to the good folks at The Hype Machine, we can preview the record a full week before it hits stores. Listen below and let Teen Daze blow you away...

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iVideo... D'Banj - Oliver Twist (SB.TV A64)

Afrobeats star D'Banj links up with SB.TV for an exclusive A64 performance of his hit single "Oliver Twist" and he nails it like a boss that he is! Check it out UP top...


iVideo... G FrSH + Squeeks + Ratlin - Legoman

Prolific UK emcee G FrSH unveils a brand new music video for his new single "Legoman" which features up and comers Squeeks and Ratlin and is produced by Show N Prove. Check out the Elmino Da Great-directed visuals UP top and look out for G FrSH's Legoman II mixtape which is due out soon.


iVideo... Daughter - Home (Live at Assembly Hall)

Elena Tonra aka Daughter recently performed her largest headline gig at London's Assembly Hall and here's footage of her performing "Home" off of her excellent The Wild Youth EP. Such an amazing voice and the songwriting on this song is just exquisite. Check it out UP top...


iVideo... IKES + J Warner - The Game's Back

Premiered a few minutes ago on MTV Wrap Up, here's the latest visuals to be released by fast-rising London rapper Ikes from his most recent EP The Intermission: Last Call. This one is for the J Warner-featured "The Game's Back" which is produced by Maleek Berry.



iMusic... Mac Miller + Benny Banks - Loud (Remix)

Pittsburgh emcee and Rostrum Records' signee Mac Miller links up with up and coming Warner Bros. signed UK rapper Benny Banks for the remix of "Loud", the original of which was one of the stand out songs on Miller's latest mixtape Macadelic. Listen to the collaboration UP top...

Spotted at DJ Semtex


Monday, 28 May 2012

iFashion... 2012 BAFTA TV Awards (Red Carpet)

It was all wins and losses in London yesterday (May 27) as some of the biggest names in the film and TV industry stormed London’s Royal Opera House for one of the biggest Television award ceremonies in the world, the BAFTA Television Awards. Following the other big annual award shows which have already taken place this year, yesterday was London's turn to deliver the goods and you can trust that London didn't disappoint! Moving on to the fashion however, as we all know, with every award show, the outfits worn by the stars in attendance are almost as important as the awards they win. So without further ado, we bring to you fashion from the 2012 BAFTA TV Awards Red Carpet...

iVideo... YJ - Throwaway Bars 3 (Freestyle)

As he preps to release his debut EP, The Message, London emcee YJ comes through with the visuals for the third instalment of his Throwaway Bars freestyle series. Check it out UP top featuring a cameo appearance from British Nigerian comedian A Dot Comedian.


iFashion... Arise Magazine Fashion Week 2012 (Our Top 10 Designers II)

Hey Guys! Here are five other designers from the 2012 Arise Magazine Fashion Week (AMFW), whose designs were also exceptional. If you liked the previous five designers we featured, you will like these as well. Enjoy...

6. Tsemaye Binitie from Nigeria (Label - Tsemaye Binitie)

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7. TeniAba and Tiwa Sagoe from Nigeria (Label - CLAN)

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8. Darlene and Lizzy Okpo from Nigeria (Label - William Okpo)

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9. Telfar Clemes from Liberia (Label - Telfar)

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10. Kezia Frederick from St. Lucia (Label - Kezia Frederick)

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Absolutely amazing work from all the designers, still one walked away with the Designer of the Year award - Amaka Osakwe of Maki Oh. Also, Loza Maleombho won the Emerging Designer of the Year award.

*Fashion Focus* Below are photos of Alicia Keys wearing jackets by Tsemaye Binitie and a neck piece by Christie Brown.

African Fashion is defintely moving in a positive direction, you don't want to be left out. Support African Fashion designers and if you will, share their sites on Facebook and twitter.


Sunday, 27 May 2012

iVideo... Pepstar - Winner

Emerging London rapper/producer Pepstar comes through with the visuals for his massive new single titled "Winner". Check out the Jeremy Cole-directed video UP top...


Saturday, 26 May 2012

iVideo... Esperanza Spalding - Black Gold (Later with Jools Holland)

Grammy Award winner Esperanza Spalding appeared on BBC 2's Later with Jools Holland this week (May 26) to a glorious reception along with music legend Jimmy Cliff and UK Pop duo Scissors Sisters among others. Here's footage of Spalding performing her excellent "Black Gold" single which is taken from the fourth studio album Radio Music Society out now...


iVideo... Bobby Womack - Deep River (Acoustic)

Cancer-free Soul legend Bobby Womack offers up this excellent acoustic rendition of "Deep River" which is off of his forthcoming album The Bravest Man In The Universe, produced by Damon Albarn and Richard Russell and due out on XL Recordings on June 11/12. Check it out UP top...


iVideo... Alexandra Burke - Let It Go (Acoustic)

Former X Factor UK winner Alexandra Burke slays in this acoustic performance of her latest single "Let It Go" backed solely by some pretty classy piano arrangements. Check out the visuals UP top...


Friday, 25 May 2012

iVideo... Adeniké - I Stayed

After tearing it down at One Mic UK earlier on Sunday (May 20), British Nigerian Singer/Songwriter Adeniké unveils the music video for her second official single titled "I Stayed" exclusively on SoulCulture TV. Check out the Olan Collardy-directed visuals UP top...


iVideo... Rax + Andrae Melody Palmer - Up In Da Clouds (Live @ ILUVLIVE)

On the day that he released his debut mixtape Pickpocket, London rapper Rax also offered up a resounding live performance set at urban music showcase I Luv Live to great effect and much acclaim. Check out some footage of him and Andrae Melody Palmer performing one of the standout songs on the Pickpocket mixtape, "Up In Da Clouds"...


iVideo... Thai Matic - Tupac

London emcee Thai Matic unveils the official music video for "Tupac", his first single off of his forthcoming End Of The Weak project which will be released on June 1. Check out the Karina Lidia-shot visuals UP top...


iAfrica... Davido - Ekuro (Video)

Afrobeats sensation and recent signee to D'banj's newly created Def Jam Africa imprint, Davido comes through with the visuals for his third single titled "Ekuro". Shot on location in Miami, check out the Antwan Smith-directed visuals UP top...


iAfrica... Bemyoda - Shima Yam

Introducing burgeoning Nigerian soul man Bemyoda with his debut single titled "Shima Yam". Already garnering a huge buzz online, this kid is gonna be the future... Listen below and be blown away like the rest of us!

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iVideo... Sneakbo + L Marshall - Sing For Tomorrow (SB.TV A64)

London rapper Sneakbo performs an acoustic rendition of his forthcoming single "Sing For Tomorrow" featuring fast-rising Singer/Songwriter L Marshall exclusively for the latest instalment of SB.TV's A64 series. Check it out UP top and purchase the single on June 11...


iVideo... Clement Marfo & the Frontline - Champion

"Champion" - the official third single from UK Hip-Hop band Clement Marfo & The Frontline - gets its long awaited visual treatment. This one is going to be massive for the Summer so check it out UP top and pre-order the single right now from iTunes...


iVideo... Project Alfie - Brief Encounter

Ever since the release of Project Alfie's self-titled debut mixtape, the kid has been working relentlessly on his debut album with the likes of Joel Pott and The Rural and could be featuring on Nas' forthcoming album after working with the Hitmen. Here's a little something to tide us over in the meantime titled "Brief Encounter". Check out the recently released visuals UP top...


Thursday, 24 May 2012

iVideo... Bruce Springsteen - Rocky Ground

Bruce Springsteen's official second single "Rocky Ground" from his latest album Wrecking Ball gets its visual treatment. What a befitting treatment it is for this excellent Gospel-tinged Rock song - full with a spoken word/rap verse - which was also recently released as a 7-inch for Record Store Day. Check it out UP top...


Wednesday, 23 May 2012

iMusic... SBTRKT - Gamelena

This one is gonna be all over the blogosphere tomorrow but not before you good people check it out here right? Experimental London producer SBTRKT goes even more "experimental" on this one titled "Gamelena". Drak-leaning minimalist Hip-Hop for you to vibe to, listen below...


iVideo... Omarion + Rick Ross - Let's Talk

Omarion's official debut on Maybach Music Group is this Rick Ross-assisted jam titled "Let's Talk" which samples the legendary Notorious BIG on the chorus and is off of the forthcoming Self Made Volume 2 album. Check out the visuals UP top...


iFashion... Billboard Music Awards 2012 (Best & Worst Dressed)

The Billboard Music Awards may not be the biggest award show of the music industry but it definitely stirs up the interest of millions of music lovers around the world. Probably because most of the biggest stars in the industry are usually in attendance. As always, the best part of the event is all the new and unique fashion we get to see and its always a pleasure to be able to both criticize and applaud celebrities on what they chose to wear. So YES I do have my thoughts...

Personally, I think Taylor Swift won the crown for best dressed while Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Julie Bowen and Robin Thicke (to name a few) battled for WORST DRESSED. But that's just what I think, Take a look and let me know what you think:

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

iMusic... Jessie Ware - What You Won't Do For Love

Jessie Ware is no stranger to us in this house - she's already featured on our Best New Music series this year and on this fine Sunny evening in London town, she has unveiled this gem of a track for our listening pleasure. Excellently produced by Sampha and covering Bobby Caldwell's 70's classic, Jessie Ware's "What You Won't Do For Love" will give you life... Listen below

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iMusic... Sleigh Bells - Demons (Diplo Remix)

Diplo absolutely turns Sleigh Bells' new single "Demons" on its head and transforms it from its thrashy Pop song origins to one helluva bass-heavy Dance tune. Enjoy it below and get your FREE download underneath...


iMusic... Blu + Mela Machinko - Kiss The Sky

Now this is the BLU that we've been waiting for, not that avante-garde Blu! Listen to some brand NEW music from the West Coast emcee featuring Mela Machinko on vocals and production from M-Phazes titled "Kiss The Sky". The single is out now on iTunes via Coalmine Records so if you do want more of this Blu, hit the purchase link underneath...


iMusic... How To Dress Well - Ocean Floor For Everything

Tom Krell aka How To Dress Well blesses us with the first feel from his forthcoming sophomore album, Total Loss by way of this gem of a track titled "Ocean Floor For Everything". Listen below to beautifully atmospheric tune as we patiently wait for September to listen to Total Loss in all of its expected glory...


iVideo... Laura Sheeran - Live Long

We brought you the visuals for "Forever Love" a few weeks ago off of her recently released album What The World Knows and now Ed Sheeran's equally talented cousin, Laura Sheeran unveils some brand new visuals for "Live Long" which you can download for free HERE. Check it out UP top...


iVideo... Ratlin x Behind Barz (Link Up TV Freestyle)

Emerging London rapper Ratlin drops a few solid bars for the latest episode of Link Up TV's Behind Barz freestyle series. Check it out UP top...


iFilm... Anchorman 2 - The Legend Continues (Teaser Trailer)

For everyone excited about the hugely anticipated Anchorman 2 movie starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carrel and Paul Rudd due out in 2013, here's the official teaser trailer for your enjoyment. Check it out UP top and peep the international teaser trailer below...

iVideo... Yuna - Sparkle

Here's an exciting and unique new music video from Malaysian singer, songwriter and musician Yuna Zarai for her Samsung 'Sparkle' project in her home country. The song "Sparkle" doesn't feature on her recently released self-titled album on the FADER label but it's a gem of a song. Check out the visuals UP top which was shot and animated entirely on a Samsung Galaxy Note...


Saturday, 19 May 2012

iFashion... Jennifer Lopez x Vogue Swimwear Shoot (June 2012)

She just made her way to the No.1 spot on the Forbes Celebrities list and that's no surprise!  She is earning around $20 million for being a judge on American Idol, her new song "Dance Again" is currently number twenty on the Billboard Top 100 and reached top ten positions in Canada, Brazil and Spain while her clothing line at Kolh's is doing pretty good and the list just goes on and on. You could unmistakably call Jennifer Lopez 'Miss Independent'.

iFashion... All Things Black (April's Summer List)

Beach parties, pool parties, dinner parties, concerts… We are going to be doing them all this Summer, and in STYLE too. Getting ready for Summer does not mean our bank accounts have to suffer and you will only survive if you learn to MIX and MATCH. I will list a few items that we SHOULD certainly have in our closets for this summer if we don’t have them already. We begin with... ALL THINGS BACK.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

iVideo... Nicki Minaj + Chris Brown - Right By My Side

I am really interested in knowing what it took to get Nas as the leading man to Nicki Minaj's "Right By My Side" which features Chris Brown. Nice visuals to a song i really love. Check it out up top... Ps. this is the most clothed i have seen Nicki in a video..


Wednesday, 16 May 2012

iFashion... Chanel Cruise Pre-Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

Vanessa Paradis, Tilda Swinton, Haider Achermann and Sam Taylor-Wood were some of the many huge names present at Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel Pre-Spring/Summer 2013 catwalk show in Versailles this week. The show which took place in a fountain-decorated garden, saw designs which ranged from modern and playful to colorful and classic. Not only were the designs engaging, the colorful short fringes the models wore were pretty spectacular too. Safe to say that Mr Lagerfeld was generally going for a bright/colourful show, after all it is S/Summer. Check out the collection described as "Versailles in socialist France" by the legendary designer below...

iVideo... Rumer + Jimmy Webb - P.F Sloan (Later with Jools Holland)

It's just great to see and hear Sarah Joyce aka Rumer again. I remember falling in love with her on her debut performance on Later with Jools Holland in 2010. The BRIT Awards nominee returned to the BBC 2 late night show last night (May 15) along with Jimmy Webb to perform "P.F Sloan" (originally penned by Webb) which is off of her forthcoming sophomore album Boys Don't Cry due out on May 28. Check it out UP top...


iVideo... Ryan Leslie - Ups & Downs (Live in Los Angeles)

Ryan Leslie recently unveiled this very well crafted performance footage - laced even with lyrics - of him performing "Ups & Downs" live for the first time at Supperclub in Los Angeles back in March. Check it out UP top...


iVideo... Ben Howard - The Wolves (Later with Jools Holland)

British Folk singer, songwriter and musician and one of our favourite UK artists Ben Howard finally made his performance debut on BBC 2's Later with Jools Holland last night (May 15). Check him out UP top as he performs "The Wolves" off of his amazing debut album Every Kingdom.


iMusic... Benin City - Baby (LV Remix)

Unveiled literally 24 hours ago and only a few days after the excellent music video for the original was released, here's an equally sublime remix of Benin City's forthcoming single "Baby" by London-based producers LV. Listen below and don't forget, "Baby" is out on Audio Doughnuts on May 30.



Tuesday, 15 May 2012

iFashion... Vogue India Launches Vogue Fashion Fund

Well it seems like fashion is not only on the rise in Africa but in INDIA as well. I don’t know about you but I have always loved Indian fashion - SAREES and all. However times have changed and fashion in India has evolved as well. In fact, fashion in India is now so upscale, that western fashion brands look to it as a “possible Great New Market”.

Well to display India's brilliance in fashion both locally and internationally, Vogue India has announced that it will be hosting its own Vogue Fashion Fund for young Indian fashion designers. The search is presently on and fashion designers have to meet certain requirements - which can be found HERE - to qualify. Prepare to be dazzled. Here are a few fashion designers from India and their works...

iVideo... Rick Ross + Rihanna - Cake (Remix)

After unveiling the audio for his (unofficial) remix of Rihanna's massive "Birthday Cake" single, Maybach Musich Group head honcho Rick Ross comes through with some brand new visuals for it which features cameo appearances from Wale, Diddy, French Montana and loads more. Check out the DRE Films-directed visuals UP top...


iAfrica... Ozzy B + L.O.S - Mike Jackson

Fast-rising Nigerian emcee Ozzy B links up with Storm Record's R&B/Hip-Hop group L.O.S to bring you some new music titled "Mike Jackson" which is produced by L.O.S' very own Yung. Listen + download below...


iAfrica... Bez - Stop Pretending (Ndani Sessions)

Easily one of the best modern Nigerian songs and certainly one of the most underrated ones. Enjoy as Alternative Soul man Bez offers up this excellent acoustic rendition of the excellent "Stop Pretending" in session for Ndani TV powered by GTB. Check it out UP top...


iMusic... Rick Ross + Usher - Touch'N You

I would't call it a follow up to the duo's - Rick Ross and Usher - latest release "Let Me See", just a favor returned. This time we see Usher paying assistance to Rick Ross on his first single "Touch'N You" off his soon to be released fifth studio album God Forgives, I Don't. Check it out down below...


iMusic... Mystikal - Bullshit

While Mystikal is behind bars for the next months for a probation violation, he releases his first single "Bullshit" off his forthcoming album, Origins to be released soon after he gets out. Smart move, say. Check out "Bullshit"  produced by KLC down below...


iDownload... - The Campaign linked up with Low Key to give us the official playoff mixtape, The Campaign, and it features some of the best cats in the business including Fabolous, Ryan Leslie, Maino, Travis Porter, Ace Hood to name a few. Get your downloading on down below...


iMusic... Kanye West - Lost In The World (Tiesto Remix)

Check out this really dope electronic dance remix to Kanye West's "Lost In The World" by Dutch musician, producer and DJ, DJ Tiesto. Check it out down below...


iMusic... DMX + Snoop Dogg - Shit Don't Change

Just about 10 hours till the release of DMX's first project, The Weigh In, since 2006. "Shit Don't Change" is the first track off the highly anticipated EP and this features his old friend Snoop Dogg and is produced by DR. DRE. He will be following this free EP with the release of his 7th studio album, Undisputed, in June. Don't call it a comeback! Check out "Shit Don't Change" down below...


Monday, 14 May 2012

iAfrica... D'Banj - Oliver Twist (Don Jazzy Remix)

Producer Don Jazzy's remix to his former label mate's D'Banj hit single "Oliver Twist" is officially out in the UK and we hope you guys support D'banj in making this the number 1 record this week. We have for your listening pleasure an untagged version, if you haven't already bought it and Don Jazzy makes this record, way more enjoyable than it was before and techno club ready. Check it out below...

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iAfrica... Sinzu + Timaya - L.O.K.O

Finally!! an untagged version of what i suspect will be a smash hit and this one is by Sinzu aka Sauce Kid and it features Timaya with "L.O.K.O". Get your dancing on folks...


iFashion... Arise Magazine Fashion Week 2012 (Our Top 10 Designers)

Fashion in Africa is something we ought to start paying attention to. One thing I’ve noticed which does not necessarily thrill me, is that Africans are being influenced and inspired by the western fashion culture. However, I am pleased to see these brilliant African Fashion designers put a bit of their culture into their designs. They are truly original. This year's Arise Magazine Fashion week was held in March 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria. This fashion show showcases collections from the best fashion designers out of Africa. Out of 77 remarkable designers present that week, 10 stood out for us and here's introducing the first five of these...

iFashion... Adidas Consortium x 'Your Story' Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

Hey Guys! Here is something you might like. Adidas is out with a new limited edition Spring/Summer collection for 2012. This is no ordinary collection; with the London 2012 Olympics Games around the corner, Adidas has asked nine partners to take inspiration from their Olympic memories and translate them into designs for this Consortium collection. The slate was wiped clean by giving them all-white models from the Fall/Winter 2011 Tabula Rasa range, which they've transformed into their own creative visions.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

iVideo... Plan B - Deepest Shame (Later with Jools Holland)

Courtesy of Plan B's recent live set on Jools Holland's BBC Two late night show Later with Jools Holland, we're blessed with another new song from his forthcoming album and film iLL Manors. This one is titled "Deepest Shame", check out the performance footage UP top...


Friday, 11 May 2012

iVideo... Cherri V - Shot Caller (French Montana Refix)

Emerging British R&B songstress Cherri V (Cherri Voncelle) comes through with the brand new visuals for her refix of French Montana's smash hit "Shot Caller". Shot and directed by Hamish Stephenson for Music Hiccup, check it out UP top...


iMusic... Azealia Banks - Jumanji

Now that's what I'm talking about - some actual music from Azealia Banks instead of just talk and cheap shots at everyone. This one is titled "Jumanji" and it is off of her forthcoming mixtape titled Fantastic. "Jumanji" is produced by Hudson Mohawke and Nick Hook and asides from this forthcoming mixtape, Azealia has plans to release her 1991 EP and of course her debut album Broke With Expensive Taste. Listen below:


iAfrica... DJ Unbeatable + 2Kriss + Olamide - Wa Gbayi

Dj Unbeatable finds a way to give props to all other Dj's with this club banger called "Wa Gbayi". It features 2 Kriss and Olamide. Sure to be a DJ favorite, check out the accompanying video up top...


iAfrica... Hayo Niel - If I Fall

PXC Records crooner Hayo Niel is back with another single we like very much. "If I Fall" is again produced by Gray Jon'z  and should be on his forthcoming debut album  Ace, Spades and Hearts. Check it out down below...


iAfrica... Darey + Jozi + Ice Prince - Asiko

One year after releasing his double album “Double Dare” King of R&B Darey Art Alade has released a smashing new cut – the first single from his forthcoming fifth album. Titled ‘Asiko’, the music giant recruits beloved South African group Jozi and acclaimed rapper Ice Prince, to deliver a material that’ll please fans across Africa and beyond.  Produced by Chocolate City’s Jesse Jagz and the Soul Muzik team, we like this one. Check out "Asiko" down below...


iAfrica... Terry G - See Groove

Akpako Master as he is popularly known Terry G, is back with another track straight for the DJ's to spin this weekend. Aptly titled "See Groove" this is sure to have you grooving. Major props to the producer of this track. Check it out down below...


iAfrica... Lynxxx + Wizkid - Fine Lady

Self acclaimed jollof music maker Lynxxx is back with his official single "Fine Lady" off his soon to be released sophomore album. "Fine lady" features EME/Konvict Music's Wizkid, so it doesn't get much better than this. Check it out up down below...


iFashion... Carey Mulligan Auctions Met Gala Prada Dress on eBay

Those who caught Carey Mulligan at the Met Gala in New York earlier on Monday (May 7) can attest to the fact that the actress had a certain glow about her on the red carpet. Could it be the triangular halter-neck custom made Prada dress she was rocking or just that newly-wed glow? Either way, the British star has decided to share some of her red carpet glow with us by auctioning the dress she wore to the ball on eBay and then donating all proceeds from it to Oxfam America.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

iVideo... Ed Sheeran - Small Bump

Brand new visuals from Ed Sheeran for the very excellent "Small Bump" which is taken off of his major label debut release and UK chart topping album + (Plus). + will also be released in the US on June 12, you can pre-order it HERE!


Wednesday, 9 May 2012

iMusic... True Tiger + Newham Generals - Top Of The Chain

As premiered by Zane Lowe on his BBC Radio 1 show last night (May 8), here is the brand new single from Dubstep producers True Tiger titled "Top Of The Chain" which features Newham Generals. The single is taken from their forthcoming and highly anticipated mixtape Eye Of The Tiger Volume 2 which is due out on June 17. Listen to the radio rip below: