Thursday, 30 August 2012

iMusic... Universal Minds System + Stacey Phipps - Lay Into Her Body

Here's something new from London production duo Universal Minds System titled "Lay Into Her Body" as they gear up to release their forthcoming EP. This one features Stacey Phipps and sonically, this is pretty dope work from the production duo - expansive sounding too and that soulful final third of this record is worth waiting for, trust me. Listen below:

You should definitely check out "London Town" if you wanna hear a different sound from Universal Minds System, listen HERE...


iMusic... Frank Ocean - Forrest Gump (Cosmos Edition Remix)

A couple weeks ago, our good friend DJ Isyss (aka DemDrums) sent over this absolutely exquisite remix he put together of Frank Ocean's "Forrest Gump" taken from Ocean's debut album Channel Orange. It's so good that we just had to share it with you guys - he's labelled his head-bopping remix the "Cosmos Edition" and you'll find out why when you listen to it below:


iAfrica... Fuse ODG - Antenna (Video)

After creating an Azonto buzz around the world, Fuse ODG is back with his new song and dance called "Antenna" keeping the Azonto buzz alive. The "Antenna" is based on the dance steps featured in the Azonto.   Watch the "Antenna" video UP above...


Wednesday, 29 August 2012

iVideo... Rick Ross - Amsterdam

Off of God Forgives I Don't, here's the brand new music video from Rick Ross for "Amsterdam". Directed by DRE Films and starring Antonique Smith, check it out UP top...


iAfrica... Gaze - Zukeke (Prod. by D'Tunes)

Produced by D'Tunes so you already know it's a banger. The song is titled "Zukeke" and is from Afro-Pop freshman Gaze. Listen below:


Monday, 27 August 2012

iVideo... The Staves + Keaton Henson - Icarus

Folk/Rock girl group The Staves collaborate with one of our favourite British Folk artists Keaton Henson on one of their previously released songs titled "Icarus" and this version with Henson on it is pretty much amazing. While you can get your free download of their collaboration below, check out the visuals UP top...
The Staves debut album, Dead & Born & Grown is out in October, you can pre-order it here.


iVideo... Mayer Hawthorne - No Strings

Mayer Hawthorne unveils this brand new music video for "No Strings" off of last year's How Do You Do and it is especially befitting for this time of year. Directed by Worker's Child and filled with scantily clad gorgeous women amongst other gorgeous women, check out the Summery visuals UP top...


iVideo... Sleigh Bells - End Of The Line

Directed by Sleigh Bells' very own Derek Miller alongside Gregory Kohn, here's the brand new and melancholic music video for "End Of The Line" - starring both Miller and Alexis Krauss - off of the band's latest album Reign Of Terror. Check it out UP top...

Premiered by Pitchfork


iVideo... Ed Drewett - Summer

I like this song a lot and I think Ed Drewett has so much potential, I hope he gets his big chart success soon - this song might just be it to be honest. In the meantime, check out the recently released music video for "Summer" UP top.


iMusic... Rainy Milo - The Other Way

Just peeped this peach of a track over at Pinboard Blog and I figured I'd share it with you guys. The artist is Rainy Milo, an up and coming singer and songwriter from London and the track is produced by DMV rapper/producer Oddisee. It's a good one, check it out below (as premiered on TKIAP)


iVideo... Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments (Acoustic)

British Singer/Songwriter Jessie Ware offers up this exquisite acoustic rendition of her single "Wildest Moments" exclusively for WatchListenTell. Ware's debut album Devotion debuted at number five on the UK album charts over the weekend. Massive achievement for the London native. Check out the acoustic performance UP top...


iMusic... Benjamin A.D - Chapter 0.5 - The Prologue (Mixtape)

Universal Records signee Benjamin A.D recently released his latest mixtape titled Chapter 0.5 - The Prologue. With production entirely coming from Ash and Shin of Dumb Beatz and feature appearances from the likes of J Warner, Joe Black and Little Dee, the 13-track offering from the 22-year old South Londoner sounds really good with well-crafted production over which A.D shows off his commanding flow, vocal cadence and word play. Listen below and download underneath:

Download: Benjamin A.D - Chapter 0.5 (The Prologue)


Saturday, 25 August 2012

iAfrica... DRB-LasGidi - Toyin (Video)

Finally after a long wait DRB-LasGidi are back with a brand new video to their track "Toyin" which was produced by DJ Caise. The video has been worth the wait, Watch "Toyin" UP above...


iVideo... Danny Dyer x Nothing To Something (Interview)

We Hustle in association with GRM Daily bring to us the second episode of their bio-documentary series titled Nothing To Something and this episode features British actor and all-round bad man, Danny Dyer. Check it out UP top as Danny talks about everything from growing up in Canning Town to his relationship with his siblings to his first acting gig to his roles in Human Traffic, Football Factory and The Business to movies he wished he had never done (The Basement, Just For The Record) and much more.

This is a great watch!


iVideo... The Flaming Lips + Amanda Palmer - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (NSFW)

So here we go again, the video for "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" has been re-done by The Flaming Lips and as you must have guessed it, Erykah Badu and her sister Nayrok Badu - along with all the gold dust, "blood and semen" - are no where to be seen. Instead, Amanda Palmer, lead singer of The Dresden Dolls takes their place - well in Erykah Badu's case, both vocally and visually. Personally, I think the song sounds better with Amanda Palmer on it and yes, the visuals are still NSFW. Check it out UP top...


Friday, 24 August 2012

iMusic... Letting Up Despite Great Faults - Visions

Indie-Pop/Shoegaze band Letting Up Despite Great Faults are gearing up to release their sophomore album titled Untogether on October 9. "Visions" is their incredible first single from the forthcoming album - it is ethereal, atmospheric, richly organic and emotive. You can listen to it below:


iVideo... Tubetops + Kyiki - Silent Eyes

Up and coming New York City "sex-wave" band Tubetops recently premiered their brand new music video (on Noisey) for their very excellent single "Silent Eyes" which features Kyiki. The visuals are directed by Dan Kagan and tell a story of a serial "man eater", check it out UP top...


iTelevision... Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee (Episode 5)

The new episode of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee is titled "A Taste of Hell From on High" and his special guest on this here episode five is Joel Hodgson. I don't know Hodgson but this is another funny episode in what is turning out to be an excellent comedy series.


iVideo... Beanie Sigel x The Breakfast Club (Interview)

Beanie Sigel, the broad street bully links up with DJ Envy, Charlamagne the god and Angela Yee on The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 to talk about his forthcoming album This Time, his upcoming prison time, Meek Mill, State Property, Roc-A-Fella and much more. Check it out UP top...


Thursday, 23 August 2012

iAfrica... Wande Coal - Go Low (Video Premiere)

Wande Coal is back with a new video to "Go Low". The video was shot in London and directed by Moe Musa. Watch "Go Low" UP above...


iAfrica... Itunu - Dis Is Love

Wild Mystery Inc and Chordnation's First Lady Itunu drops a new single called "Dis is Love" produced by Chordatic beats. Listen and Download "Dis is Love" down below...

Download Link: Itunu - Dis is Love


iAfrica... Bantu - Oya Oya

Bantu aka Brotherhood Alliance Navigating Towards Unity is an Afrofunk/Afrohiphop/Afrobeat musical collective led by Nigerian-German artiste Ade Bantu. The 11 piece Bantu collective are back with a high energy dance track called "Oya Oya", whilst working on their 5th studio album. Listen and Download "Oya Oya" down below...

Download Link: Bantu - Oya Oya


iVideo... Krept & Konan + Sneakbo + Siah - Light Up

UK rap duo Krept & Konan link up with fellow up and coming rapper Sneakbo and Bashment artist Siah for their latest single titled "Light Up". With Quason Matthews behind the cameras, check out the recently released music video UP top...


iCandy... Kate Upton x Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2012 (Video)

The title says it all ready. Swimwear model Kate Upton models Sports Illustrated's 2012 Swimsuit issue - the footage above is of Kate Upton's photoshoot in Florida for the issue. Click play UP top...


iTelevision... How She Left My Brother (Episode 1)

"An experimental sitcom about a webcam, siblings, high heels, hidden cameras - and getting rid of your older brother's obnoxious girlfriend."
Brand new Nigerian web series titled #howsheleftmybrother, starring OC Ukeje, Eku Edewor and Ivie Okujayo as Ejiro. The short web series is written and directed by Victor Sanchez Aghahowa. Season one has seven episodes and will be released every Thursday, watch episode one UP top. I'm liking it so far.


Wednesday, 22 August 2012

iTelevision... Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Episode 4)

Here's Just A Lazy Shiftless Bastard, the new episode of Jerry Seinfeld's comedy series titled Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. This is episode four by the way and it stars the one and only Alec Baldwin. My apologies for not bringing you episode three yet (Brian Regan is Seinfeld's special guest and it's funny as hell). Episode one starred Larry Davis from Curb Your Enthusiasm while the second episode features British comedian Ricky Gervais and episode five airs tomorrow (August 23).


iVideo... Grimes - Genesis

The very excellent "Genesis" from Grimes' latest album Visions finally gets its visual treatment. Directed by Claire Boucher (Grimes) herself, the video was released earlier today (August 22) and you can check it out UP top...


Tuesday, 21 August 2012

iAfrica... Ruby - Okay (Video)

This was one of our picks for Best New Music of 2011 and now thankfully, we get an accompanying visuals for it! Directed superbly by Clarence Peters, here's the music video for "Okay" from Loopy Music's Ruby. Absolutely amazing!


iAfrica... Remi - Sumo Mi

Remi is a versatile artist who as well as being able to sing also produces, song writes and plays the guitar. His style can be described as pop with a hint of African roots. Remi is known for being in a band called D.O.S and has also produced hits such as "Confam" by Black Magic ft Sasha P.

Remi is now launching his solo career with his debut single "Sumo Mi" which means "Come closer to me" in English. "Sumo Mi" is a love song which tells the story of a man who though he barely has the means, tries to woo the one he loves by. Listen and Download "Sumo Mi" down below...

Download Link: Remi - Sumo Mi


Monday, 20 August 2012

iAfrica... Iyanya + D'Banj - Kukere (Remix)

Fast-rising Nigerian crooner Iyanya gets G.O.O.D Music's D'Banj on the official remix of his already massive hit single "Kukere" with D'Tunes on the beat. Listen and download below...

Download: Iyanya + D'Banj - Kukere (Remix)


Sunday, 19 August 2012

iMusic... L Marshall - Da Baddest

British Singer/Songwriter L Marshall drops off this brand new tune titled "Da Baddest". No information as of yet as to if the song is off of a forthcoming project from the Londoner but it sounds good and will be available for free download soon so while we wait for that, you can listen to "Da Baddest" below.


Friday, 17 August 2012

iAfrica... Toppy Banks + M.Y.Kesh - Boyfriend

New Act Topman Bankole Jefferson popularly known as Toppy Banks features fast rising rap sensation M.Y.Kesh on his latest offering "Boyfriend". It's a unique blend of Azonto and Pop sounds produced by Kiddominant. Listen and Download "Boyfriend" down below...



iAfrica... Jeff Jones + Deinde - Obimo (Video)

Jeff Jones and Deinde who came onto the UK Afrobeats scene a few months ago with their popular single "Kilode" are now back with their new single "Obimo". Watch "Obimo" UP above and download the track down below...

Download Link: Jeff Jones & Deinde - Obimo


iAfrica...R2Bees - Life (Video)


 R2Bees are back with another hit single called "Life" (Walaahi). The single was produced by Killbeatz with the video directed by Big O.J Films. Check out "Life" UP above...


iVideo... Ben Howard - Only Love (Late Show with David Letterman)

British Singer/Songwriter and musician Ben Howard made his US Television debut last night (August 16) on Late Night with David Letterman to offer up this divine live rendition of his latest single "Only Love" which is off of his incredible debut album Every Kingdom. Watch the footage UP top, thanks to The Audio Perv.


iMusic... Gang Colours - Fill Me In (Craig David Cover)

This is magic!!! Southamption's Will Ozanne aka Gang Colours transforms Crag David's 2000 Garaga hit "Fill Me In" into an ethereal chillwave piano-ballad that will blow your mind! Listen below and of course get your download on underneath...


iVideo... ItsNate x Jon Phonics - Hardware

On  his good days, up and coming London emcee ItsNate is a BEAST on the mic! The brand new Jon Phonics-produced "Hardware" sees him on one of those good days. Check out the accompanying video UP top which is directed by Stay Hungry. "Hardware" is the latest single to be released from ItsNate's forthcoming mixtape titled Never Average Talking Excellence.


Thursday, 16 August 2012

iAfrica... Kwarmz, Flava + Mista Silva - Say Brap (Video)

Kwarmz, Flava & Mista Silva are back with another Afrobeats hit called "Say Brap". This track is sure to to be a summer anthem in the UK Afrobeats scene. Check out "Say Brap" UP above...


iAfrica... Weray Ent - Weray (Video)

 A few months ago we was introduced to a new UK Afrobeats group called Weray Ent who released their first single called "Skankulu". The group are back with a new freestyle video called "Weray". The video shows how people get down Afrobeats style in the hot summer with Weray Ent. Check out the video UP above...


iFashion... Africa Fashion Week London 2012 (Pictures)

You'll remember that a few weeks ago, we brought you info about this year's Africa Fashion Week London. We know it's been over for a good few days and all interest has probably shifted to the Paralympics and even the Carnival weekend but we also know that for one reason or the other, some of you might have been unable to make it to the AFWL shows so we thought we'd share some pics with you - 'cause we're just that thoughtful, hehe! Several designs including those from Yutees, Keto Couture Collection, Afro Fanatic, Green Mamba and Remi Lagos Collection were showcased, here are some of our best bits.

iMusic... Daughter - Smother

The brand new single from Daughter is the very excellent "Smother" which will be released on 7" Vinyl on October 1 via 4AD and Glassnote (North America). Listen below as Elena Tonra and co shine on "Smother" with amazing lyrics backed by buttery acoustic music and melodies.


Wednesday, 15 August 2012

iCover... Azealia Banks x Dazed & Confused (September 2012)

Banned in seven countries already, here's the cover of the September issue of British Style magazine, Dazed & Confused featuring the one and only Azealia Banks holding up (and smoking) an inflated pink condom. She looks amazing!


iVideo... Michael Kiwanuka - Bones

Directed by Tom Henze, here's the music video for Michael Kiwanuka's "Bones" off of his debut album Home Again.


iVideo... Lucy Rose - Bikes

While we patiently wait for Like I Used To, the debut album from Lucy Rose which will be released on September 24 on Columbia, we have been blessed with the brand new visuals for her forthcoming single titled "Bikes". Shot in Los Angeles, check out the video for "Bikes" UP top...


iVideo... Luck-One & Dekk - Searchin'

Off of their recently released collaborative project Beautiful Music II, Portland-natives Luck-One and Dekk unveil the music video for one of my favourite cuts, the hugely soulful "Searchin'". Watch the visuals UP top and download Beautiful Music II here.


iVideo... Michael Kiwanuka - Waterfall (Jimi Hendrix Cover)

BBC Sound of 2012 Michael Kiwanuka offers up this rousing acoustic cover of "Waterfall" which was originally be the late great Jimi Hendrix. Check out the performance below which was recorded and filmed in North London.


iMusic... Wretch 32 - Wretchercise (Mixtape)

Featuring some bright up and coming UK singers such as Mark Asari, Kyra and Jayd Alexandra as well as veteran UK names such as Scorcher, Chip, Kano and Beverly Knight with production coming from the likes of Wizzy Wow, Knox Brown, Show N Prove and S-X, BET Award winner Wretch 32 unveils his brand new mixtape titled Wretchercise. Listen below:


Tuesday, 14 August 2012

iMusic... TheNext2Shine - Discovery Part 3 (Mixtape)

US music blog TheNext2Shine recently released the third volume of their #Discovery compilation mixtape. Featuring ten of the best new R&B talent around, including Timothy Bloom, Ronnie James and Hal Linton, you can stream the full mixtape below...


iConcert... Rick Ross & Maybach Music Group @ Wembley Arena (Wednesday, September 12)

"WEDNESDAY 12th September 2012 - will see Rick Ross return to London, only this time, the rapper who performed to a sold out Proud2 crowd earlier this year will be accompanied by the likes of fellow MMG members Meek Mill, Wale, Stalley and newly signed former B2K member Omarion (also known as “Maybach O”). Performing hits from Self Made 2 and Rozay’s long awaited album God Forgives, I Don’t, the concert will definitely be a date for the diary as for the first time in the UK we shall witness all MMG members perform alongside one another." - Press Release
Ticket Mad and AirFi.COM present Rick Ross and Maybach Music Group in their first ever UK concert taking place next month (September 12) at the legendary Wembley Arena. This one is NOT to be missed ladies and gentlemen!

Purchase your tickets at Ticket Mad and you can check out the official video drop for the MMG UK Tour from Rick Ross himself HERE!


iAfrica... Beazy + Jaywon - Go Down Low

Here is Beazy's second new single called "Go Down Low" featuring Jaywon. "Go Down Low" brings a fresh perspective to the stereotypical Nigerian party sound. Remember to watch out for the visual video for "Counterfeit" which was recently shot by PXC Mex and will be released in a few weeks. It promises to be his best video yet and is the first in a series of videos to be released in the coming months. Listen and download "Go Down Low" down below...

Download Link: Beazy - Go Down Low


iAfrica... Beazy + Chykay - Counterfeit

Beazy is back with some brand new music. These two singles; the first off his forthcoming album due out in November, feature longtime collaborators Chykay and Jaywon. "Counterfeit" sees Beazy making a statement and a promise to his fans that from here on out he will stay true to himself and make music that represents him.Watch out for the "Counterfeit" video coming out soon mean while listen and download "Counterfeit" down below...

Download Link: Beazy - Counterfeit


iAfrica... EFA + Dammy Krane - Open and Close

Efa Iwara is back with a certified banger. The rapper/songwriter, is proud to announce the release of his first official single titled "Open & Close". The song, which features Hypertek Records recording artiste Dammy Krane and was produced by DTunes of "Kukere" fame, has already been sampled and approved by industry heavyweights amongst who are Sound Sultan, eLDee and 2Face. Watch out for his debut album due out later in 2013. Listen and Download "Open & Close" down below... 

Download Link: EFA ft Dammy Krane - Open & Close


iAfrica... Gidilounge Radio x Soundbuzz - Afrohouse Special (Mixtape)

Gidilounge Radio and Soundbuzz present Afrohouse Special - a mixtape curated by ATL-based DJ King Ola featuring music from DJ Cleo, Black Coffee, Zakes and Big Nuz among others. Listen below:


Monday, 13 August 2012

iMusic... Wretch 32 + Chip - Drinking In The Sky

Veteran UK emcee Wretch 32 is gearing up to release a brand new mixtape titled Wretchercise and this recently released SX-produced cut "Drinking In The Sky" is the latest taste of the forthcoming mixtape. It features Grand Hustle's Chip (formerly known as Chipmunk), listen below:


Saturday, 11 August 2012

iTelevision... Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee (Episode 2)

As promised, here's the second episode of Jerry Seinfeld new comedy series titled Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. You will remember that the first episode featured Larry Davis from Curb Your Enthusiasm, this second episode features British comedian Ricky Gervais and it's another glorious episode of comedy gold.


iVideo... Angel - Wonderful (Freshly Squeezed)

British R&B Singer/Songwriter Angel offers up this resounding acoustic rendition of his latest single "Wonderful" for Channel 4's Freshly Squeezed. Watch it UP top, the single is out now via Universal Island Records.


iVideo... Ben Montague - Another Hard Fall

Following up from his amazing debut single "Love Like Stars", the very outstanding Ben Montague unveils his  brand new single "Another Hard Fall" and its accompanying visuals. To be released on August 26 via Nusic Sounds/EMI, "Another Hard Fall" is off of Montague's eagerly awaited debut album titled Tales of Flying And Falling. Check out the visuals UP top...


iMusic... The Goods - The Goods EP

Emerging UK Hip-Hop group The Goods, consisting of Leonidas, Duncsuei, Verbz and Roman, released their self-titled EP yesterday (August 10). Featuring new cuts "All Day" and "Show You How I Feel", you can listen to the EP sampler below and download it from iTunes here...



Friday, 10 August 2012

iAfrica... Duncan Mighty - Manuchim Soh (Video)

 Duncan Mighty drops his hot new single "Manuchim Soh". Watch the video UP above and Download "Manuchim Soh" down below..

Download Link: Manuchim Soh


iAfrica... Duncan Mighty + Shaggy - Whine It

Duncan Mighty is back with two new singles for his fans "Whine It" featuring Jamaican artist Shaggy and "Manuchim Soh". Listen and Download "Whine It" down below...

Download Link: Duncan Mighty ft Shaggy - Whine It


iAfrica... Keenah - Get It Done

Keenah finally releases her 1st Official single "Get It Done" under the Milounge Music and the LS9C Imprint. The single goes a long way of proving Keenah's rap skills and her readiness to step up to claim she's one of the future female femcee's Nigeria has to offer. Listen and Download "Get It Done" down below...

Download Link: Keenah - Get It Done


iConcert... Love Afrobeats Festival @ HMV Hammersmith Apollo w/ P-Square + Wande Coal (Sunday, August 26)

After a sold out Afrobeats Festival last year at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo, Cokobar in conjuction with Phoenix Media and Smade return to the 5000-capacity live venue this Bank Holiday Sunday (August 26) with Love Afrobeats Festival. featuring live music from P-Swaure and Wande Coal. Alongside live performances from the two award-winning headline acts, we can expect the likes of May D, El of Ghana, Fuse ODG and Ezi Emela on the bill as supporting acts. Love Afrobeats Festival will be hosted by Elenu.

Tickets for this live concert are available from £25 with VIP seating tickets available at £50. Purchase your tickets from Ticket Master. Alternatively, call Smade on 07949806892 to order your tickets.


iConcert... D'BANJ Live @ Hammersmith Apollo (Monday, August 27)

It's been a stellar 2012 so far for D'Banj which has included a top ten UK single with "Oliver Twist" as well  as performances at BBC Hackney Weekend and Wireless Festival. The G.O.O.D Music signee returns to London this bank holiday Monday (August 27) for a live gig at HMV's Hammersmith Apollo. Joining him on the bill this year are Davido, Naeto C, May7ven and a few special guests - remember last year, one of those special guests was none other than Kanye West. The concert is being hosted by Choice FM's DJ Abrantee.

For tickets, visit Ticket Master or Call 07713147013 or Text 07714723230.

#PS follow We Plug Good Music on Twitter as we'll be giving away four tickets to this concert really soon!


iMusic... JD Era + Sarkodie - Turn This Up

Toronto emcee JD Era and BET Award-winner Sarkodie from Ghana trade hot fire bars back and forth on a new cut from JD Era titled "Turn This Up" produced by Canadian beatsmith DZL. I don't know Era too much but Sarkodie I do know and even while largely sticking with his trademark Twi language, he does his thing 100%. Listen below...


iVideo... Tanita Tikaram - Dust On My Shoes

Veteran British Singer/Songwriter Tanita Tikaram will be releasing a new album - her first in eight years - next month (September 3) titled Can't Go Back. The lead single is titled "Dust On My Shoes" and you can check out the music video for it UP top. You might remember Tikaram from her previous hit singles such as "Twist In My Sobriety" and "Good Tradition" from her award-winning 1988 debut album Ancient Heart and if you're a fan of those records, you'll definitely like her new song.


iMusic... DJ Khaled + Nas + Scarface + DJ Premier - Hip-Hop

Premiered by Funk Master Flex a few moments ago, here's the collaboration the Hip-Hop world has been talking about all week. It's DJ Khaled's "Hip-Hop" which features Nas, Scarface and DJ Premier with production coming from J.U.S.T.I.C.E League off of Khaled's forthcoming Kiss The Ring album. Listen below...

Spotted at SoulCulture


iMusic... Jessie Ware - Sweet Talk

Jessie Ware's debut album Devotion is due out on August 20 via PMR Records and as anticipation builds towards that date, she unveils the fourth offering from the forthcoming record. This one is titled "Sweet Talk" and yes you guessed it, it's another amazing bass-heavy showing from the London Singer/Songwriter. Listen below:


Thursday, 9 August 2012

iVideo... Benny Banks + Dappy - Who's The Daddy

Available on iTunes this Sunday (August 12) is the Show N Prove-produced new single from North London rapper Benny Banks featuring Dappy on the hook. Check out the music video UP top...


iVideo... Jhene Aiko - 3:16AM

While we wait for Jhene Aiko's forthcoming album Souled Out, the up and coming singer/songwriter blesses us with brand new visuals for her excellent song "3:16AM" produced by Fisticuffs. Check out the  Topshelf Junior-directed visuals UP top...


iMusic... Pati Yang - Hold Your Horses (EP)

As she gears up to release her fifth solo album in December, Polish Electro Pop artist Pati Yang will be releasing her second EP of 2012 on September 17 titled Hold Your Horses. The 4-track EP starts off excellently with the lead single and title track and closes in style with the 80's sounding sultry Pop tune "Kiss It Better" - these two songs are certainly worth listening to and purchasing. You can listen to the entire EP below...


iMusic... Anita Baker - Lately

The legend that is Anita Baker will be releasing a new album on October 24 via Blue Note Records titled Only Forever. The lead single from the forthcoming record is a deft remake of Tyrese's 1999 hit single "Lately" and if anyone can breathe new life into an already excellent song, who better than the incomparable Anita Baker. Listen to Baker's new single below...


iVideo... Ryan O'Shaughnessy - No Name (Dropout Live)

You will remember Ryan O'Shaughnessy and his beautiful song "No Name" from the last season of Britain's Got Talent. He has gone on to release the single under Simon Cowell's label to mild success, here is Ryan giving a lush acoustic rendition of his new single from Dropout UK. Check it out UP top...


iMusic... Franklyn Music - Just Being Frank 2

19-year old British rapper Franklyn Music released his latest project Just Being Frank 2 last week and I wanted to fully stick my teeth into it before writing about it here BUT my laptop crashed and everything went with it so I'll be downloading this record again now to get my listening on... This time I reckon you should do the same with me if you haven't already. The record features MOBO Award winner Victizzle and Dove Award winner Lola Godheld among others, listen to the record sampler below and download it underneath...


Wednesday, 8 August 2012

iVideo... Chaka Demus & Pliers - Murder She Wrote (BBC 1Xtra Tuff Gong Sessions)

Veteran Reggae duo Chaka Demus & Pliers perform their classic hit single "Murder She Wrote" live at the legendary Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica exclusively for BBC 1Xtra as part of the radio station's recent Jamaica 50 special. Watch the performance footage UP top and let it take you back a bit...


iAfrica... Adokiye + Black 70 - Kulumo Kulumo

Here is Adokiye's second new single  "Kulumo Kulumo" featuring Black 70. Listen and Download "Kulumo Kulumo" down below...



iMusic... Goodbye, Labrador - Memoir

Here's some free music from Goodbye, Labrador by way of the awesomely dark and sombre "Memoir" which is off of their recently released sophomore record titled A Thousand Times Before. Released only a couple days ago on August 6, the EP is available via BandcampiTunes or Amazon. You can listed to EP cut, "Memoir" below and download it for free from HERE!


iAfrica... Adokiye + Olamide - Baby Boy

Adokiye formally known as Adokiye Kyrian Yvonne is a singer and song writer whose musical style is rooted to the afro-fusion genre of music. Adokiye has currently released two singles titled "Baby Boy" featuring Olamide and "Kulumo Kulumo" featuring Black 70. Listen and Download "Baby Boy" down below...



iAfrica... Cocoa - Why

I like this song and I like it a lot the more I listen to it! Emerging Nigerian Singer/Songwriter Cocoa unveiled her debut single "Why" at the start of the week and it is genuinely one of the standout Nigerian songs of 2012. Listen below to the slow-burning R&B/Soul ballad and get your free download underneath...

Download: Cocoa - Why


iVideo... Ikes - The Ambition

Coming off the release of his latest freestyle, The Prologue in March, emerging London rapper Ikes drops a strong freestyle over Wale's "Ambition" and gets Cardy Films' Olan Colitto to provide this really dope visual compliment for the freestyle. Check it out UP top...


iMusic... Last Shop Standing (Film Trailer)

True fans of music are going to love this film and will certainly support it - especially fans of physical music. Last Shop Standing is a music documentary made in the UK about the rise, fall and future of the independent record store. Featuring the likes of Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Jo Good and Norman Cook as well as contribution from legendary record shops such as Rough Trade East and Spillers Records, the Pip Piper-directed film will be released on DVD on September 10. Watch the trailer below and pre-order your copy HERE.


Monday, 6 August 2012

iAfrica... Dammy Krane - My Dear

2Face Idibia (Hypertek) presents "My Dear", the first official single from Dammy Krane under Hypertek. Directed by award winning video director Clarence Peters


iFashion... Victoria Beckham's Line of Prescription Glasses

We’ve seen her conquer the world of music, fashion and even optics (when she launched a sunglasses range two years ago), now fashionista and wife of star footballer David Beckham, Victoria Beckham is delving deeper into the optical world as she launches her own line of prescription glasses.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

iAfrica... Titi Lo'Kei - Fara Kan Ra (No Dey Lie)

American-based Nigerian rapper/singer and NEA Awards nominee Titi Lo'Kei returns in 2012 with a sexy new image and two new singles. Here's the massive sounding "Fara Kan Ra (No Dey Lie)" which features fellow Nigerian singer Shyne and is produced by B Vybes for your listening pleasure. Check it out below...


iFashion... The De La Renta Capsule Summer Wardrobe

Below are three useful tips for your Summer wardrobe from Oscar de la Renta:

iMusic... Hal Linton - Memory Loss

Here's some new music from R&B/Pop newcomer Hal Linton titled "Memory Loss". Produced by HitRoom, this song is the third release from his forthcoming mixtape titled Technicolor which is due out pretty soon. Listen below...


Friday, 3 August 2012

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

West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar comes through with the brand new music video for his latest single "Swimming Pools (Drank)" which is off of his forthcoming major label album good kid m.A.A.d city which is due out in October. Check out the visuals UP top...


Thursday, 2 August 2012

iVideo... Devlin - Fire In The Booth (Freestyle)

Devlin joins Charlie Sloth on BBC Radio 1 for the latest instalment of Charlie's seminal Fire In The Booth series and in true fashion, Devlin completely kills it! Check it out UP top...


iAfrica... Saeon + Flowssick - Lie (Video)

They've teased and teased and teased and now finally its here, the music video for Saeon's latest single titled "Lie" which features Flowssick. Directed by Kewa Oni with a cameo appearance from Big Brother Africa's Uti Nwachukwu, watch "Lie" UP top...


Wednesday, 1 August 2012

iTelevision... Gidiculture TV Season 1 Episode 2

We've had to wait a bit for the second episode of the new season of Gidiculture TV but I think the wait was worth it. This new episode features an in-depth interview with Olu Maintain, some new fashion tips for Summer 2012 and Gidiculture Film/TV Review as well as some entertainment news about the likes of Toni Payne, 2Face and Davido - check it all out UP top...