Thursday, 31 January 2013

iMusic... A-Star - She Likes (Video)

Emerging South London rapper A-Star debuts the brand new music video for his latest single titled "She Likes" which is out now on iTunes. Watch the visuals UP top...


iVideo... 2Deep - Say Your Piece (Certified UK Freestyle)

The latest episode of Certitifed UK's Say Your Piece sees emerging UK rapper 2Deep drop some knowledge over the instrumental for Kendrick Lamar's "Art of Peer Pressure" off of the critically acclaimed Good Kid, m.A.A.d City. Check it out UP top...


Wednesday, 30 January 2013

iAfrica... Rech - Wake Up

Rech is ready to introduce the world to her new single "Wake Up", which is a peace song to bring the nations together and create oneness amongst them. Listen and download "Wake Up" down below...

Download Link: Rech - Wake Up


iMusic... Syron - Here (Video)

One of my favourite songs of the year so far, the brand new single from Syron titled "Here" gets its visual treatment just days after we got to hear the single itself. Check out the music video UP top... "Here" will be released on Black Butter/Ministry of Sound on March 15


Tuesday, 29 January 2013

iAfrica... Shardey + Klu + Cliff Nino - Speaking Chinese

Shardey is back with a new track "Speaking Chinese" featuring Klu and Cliff Nino. This track is sure to get you on your dancing feet. Listen and Download "Speaking Chinese" down below.


iMusic... Amplify Dot + Maxsta + Ghetts - Get Down Remix (Video)

Amplify Dot brings along Maxsta and Grime veteran Ghetts for the remix of her latest single "Get Down", produced by Show N Prove. With the audio premiered yesterday (January 28) by Mistajam on BBC 1Xtra, GRM Daily comes through today with the premiere of the music video. Check it out UP top and download the remix here.


iMusic... Thai Matic + Azekel - Hole In My Heart (Video)

London rapper Thai Matic unveils the music video for his latest single featuring burgeoning singer/songwriter Azekel titled "Hole In My Heart" which is off of his End of the Weak E.P. Directed by Thai himself along with Karina Lidia and Konstantin Ermakov, watch the visuals UP top and purchase the single on iTunes.


Sunday, 27 January 2013

iAfrica... Ice Prince - Aboki Remix

Ice Prince finally released the much awaited remix to "Aboki" and we were not left disappointed. The remix features; Sarkodie, Mercy Johnson, Wizkid, M.I. and Khuli Chana from South Africa. Listen and  Download "Aboki" down below...

Download Link: Ice Prince - Aboki Remix


iAfrica... Ice Prince - Truth (Video)

Ice Prince dropped the visuals to his new and exclusive single "Truth" which was directed by James Mavrik Films. Watch "Truth" UP above...


Saturday, 26 January 2013

iAfrica... ClassiQ - Sama (Video)

Directed by Clarence Peters for Capital Dreams, here is the brand new music video from ClassiQ for his latest single titled "Sama". Featuring a cameo appearance from DJ Sose and a mansion filled with scantily clad female dancers, watch the visuals UP top, presented by Finesse Entertainment.


iAfrica... T.O.C - As I Am (Produced by Samklef)

New and emerging 20-year old Nigerian singer T.O.C links up with super producer Samklef for his brand new single titled "As I Am" which is being released via MDM Music Group. Listen to the record below and download it underneath...


iAfrica... King Ola - Tension (Mixtape)

Nigerian American DJ and radio host King Ola comes through with his brand new mixtape titled Tension featuring the freshest Afrobeats sounds of the past few months. This 55-track mixtape includes some of the heavy-hitters such as Wizkid, Naeto C, Ice Prince, Tiwa Savage and Mo'Cheddah as well as some noteworthy newcomers like Yung LAjebutter 22 and DRB LasGidi. Listen below and get your free download underneath...

Friday, 25 January 2013

iMusic... OneRepublic - If I Lose Myself (Video)

Ryan Tedder and Co. aka OneRepublic unveil the music video for their brand new single titled "If I Lose Myself" which was inspired by Swedish House Mafia's set at Coachella last Summer. Check it out UP top...

iMusic... Chip + Skepta - My Crew (Video)

Hustle Gang's UK representative Chip links up with Skepta for the brand new music video for their latest collaboration, "My Crew" which is taken from Chip's latest mixtape London Boy. Featuring a cameo from JME and directed by Gavin Green with Quason Matthews on editing duties, check out the visuals for "My Crew" UP top...


iMusic... Gabrielle Aplin - Please Don't Say You Love Me (SBTV A64)

UK chart-topper and singer of the 2012 John Lewis Christmas song, Gabrielle Aplin performs her latest single "Please Don't Say You Love Me" exclusively for SBTV on the latest episode of their A64 series. Check it out UP top...


iVideo... K Koke + Daley - Impossible (James Arthur Cover)

North London rapper K Koke links up with Daley to cover James Arthur's "Impossible" exclusively for Sara Cox on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge earlier today (January 25), check out the footage of their performance together UP top...


iVideo... Vicktor Taiwo - Kiss You (One Direction Cover)

Emerging London Soul singer Vicktor Taiwo takes to Reload Sessions to perform a beautiful and bassy rendition of his cover of One Direction's "Kiss You" backed by the Giza Music Group. This sounds 100% definitely better than the original and that is no slight on One Direction, Vicktor Taiwo is just the truth! Watch the visuals UP top, shouts to Reload Sessions for putting this together...


iMusic... Big Tobz + Blittz Gullyish - Overdose (Video)

Emerging East London rappers Big Tobz and Blittz Gullyish from Walthamstow take to the streets for this one, the brand new music video for their collaborative single titled "Overdose". Shot and directed by the good people at Link Up TV, check it out UP top and look out for Big Tibz' forthcoming E.P titled Behind The Music.


iMusic... Dreamers + Noeva - Running

Forthcoming on Uptempo Records is the brand new single from East London Electronic/Dance production duo Dreamers titled "Running". Featuring British songstress Noeva on vocals, this one is a catchy synth-heavy gem which you've gotta blast out loud this weekend. Listen to "Running" below...


Thursday, 24 January 2013

iMusic... Syron - Here

Brand new music from the amazing one they call Syron titled "Here". Forthcoming on Black Butter and Ministry of Sound, to be released on March 24 alongside remixes from Duke Dumont, Calyx and Teebee, TCTS and Great Skies, check out the excellent new single below:


iMusic... Sam Smith - Lay Me Down (Acoustic)

You will remember Sam Smith from "Latch", that massive tune with Disclosure, now he steps into the limelight as a solo artist on his brand new single titled "Lay Me Down". Check out an acoustic rendition of the single UP top and let Mr. Smith blow you away completely!


iMusic... Artful - Unfinished Business (E.P)

U.K Garage legend Mark Hill aka Artful - one half of Artful Dodger and co-writer/producer on the seminal Born To Do It album by Craig David - unveils his brand new E.P titled Unfinished Business for your listening pleasure. Premiered recently by SBTV, listen to the 6-track affair below with features from Terri Walker and Cairo...


iAfrica... Churchill - Sexy Mama (BTS Video)

Shot on location in Cape Town in South Africa and directed by Mark Hofmeyr (Mark. A), the music video for Churchill's latest single "Sexy Mama" is scheduled to be released shortly but before that, Churchill recently released some behind-the-scene visuals from the video shoot. Check it out UP top...


iMusic... Pyyramids - Brightest Darkest Day (Album Preview)

LA-based Indie band Pyyramids are getting some good love over here in the UK and its all for good reason, the band is making some really captivating music. Made up primarily of OK Go's Tim Norwind and Drea Smith from He Say/She Say, Pyyramids are set to release their debut album Brightest Darkest Day on April 15 via Paracadute. While we wait for it, the LA-based outfit have blessed us with a 3-track preview or sampler of sort of what to expect from their forthcoming record. Listen to it below:



Wednesday, 23 January 2013

iAfrica... Emma Nyra - Ori Mi Wu (Video)

Emma Nyra has finally released the finishing visuals to her debut single "Ori Mi Wu" which was released mid last year. The video was directed by Moe Musa. Watch "Ori Mi Wu" UP above...


iAfrica... Ayuba + Vector + TM9ja - Happy People (Remix)

Nigerian Fuji legend Ayuba links up with two artists from the New Skool for the remix of his classic tune "Happy People". Calling upon award-winning rapper Vector and budding vocalist Tm9ja - who is signed to Ayuba's BA Records - the three artists come together to breathe new life into this timeless classic. Listen below:


iMusic... S.A.S + Nicki Minaj - Dungeon Party

Produced by Kid Bass, featuring the one they call Nicki Minaj on the hook and off of S.A.S' forthcoming mixtape Coming To America II (B Side) which is due to be released on January 28, this one KNOCKS! Listen below:


iMusic... Sir Apollo - Sir Apollo E.P (Stream)

New and emerging 5-man Hip-Hop/Rock band and one of SBTV's 'Ones to Watch for 2013', Sir Apollo recently released their self-titled debut E.P Sir Apollo to rave reviews from several online tastemakers. Featuring the latest single "Dinner Time", a collaboration with Ayo Beatz titled "No Boundaries" as well as a CaSSeTTi remix of "No Boundaries", check out the E.P below:


iConcert... PW + Guests @ The Garage (Tuesday, February 26)

After previously supporting the likes of Dappy, Conory Maynard and Mindless Behavior on their respective tours, North London rapper PW is set to headline his own solo gig this February at The Garage. Fresh from having his latest singles which were on rotation on the likes of Channel AKA, Flava TV and BET, the fast-rising Hip-Hop artists begins 2013 with a massive concert of his own where he will be performing tracks "Single" and "On My Way" for his fans who will also get a chance for a meet and greet with PW with every purchased ticket.

Tickets are available HERE


Monday, 21 January 2013

iAfrica... Uchaay - Bad Girl (Video)

Uchaay who started his music career as a teenager after being inspired by his producer Mkjbeat, released his first single called "Down Low"  which  received massive play on the top radio stations now he is back with the video to his second single "Bad Girl". Watch "Bad Girl" UP above...  


Saturday, 19 January 2013

iMusic... Bayoz Muzik - Death of a Beat Maker E.P (Artwork)

Following on from the release of his two latest singles - "Soldiers" featuring J. Spades, Blade Brown and Youngs Teflon as well as "Lemme Get That" featuring Giggs and Wacka Flocka, London producer Bayoz Muzik is gearing up for the release of his debut E.P Death of a Beat Maker which is due to be released on February 11. Check out the artwork UP top and keep tabs on Bayoz Muzik's website where you can download the record - which is set to feature the likes of JME, Paigey Cakey and more - when it is released...


Thursday, 17 January 2013

iVideo... J.Appiah - Heaven (Certified UK)

J.Appiah links up with Certified UK on their latest episode of Say Your Piece to perform his acoustic cover rendition of Emeli Sande's hit single "Heaven". Check it out UP top and download J.Appiah's latest E.P Studiocoustic here.


iMusic... RoxXxan - Power (Video)

Noisey premieres the brand new music video from UK femcee RoxXxan for the Mikey J-produced "Power" which is off of her latest mixtape Prepare 4 When I Land which you can download here. Check out the John Ford and Joey2Bunn-directed visuals for "Power" UP top...


iVideo... Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)

With the US release of Jessie Ware's critically acclaimed debut album Devotion scheduled for April and a forthcoming E.P If You're Never Gonna Move due out on Cherrytree this week, the British Soul chanteuse made her debut US TV performance live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night (January 16) to perform her excellent single "Wildest Moment" with the legendary Roots crew. Check it out UP top...


iMusic... Ty - Like You Never (Video)

Veteran UK Hip-Hop artist Ty returns with a brand new single "Like You Never" and accompanying visuals - which is off of his forthcoming E.P titled A Kick Snare & An Idea to be released on Tru Thought Records in April. Check out the visuals UP top, directed by Bunny Bread and Adam Rogers.


iPoetry... George The Poet - About It (SBTV A64)

London performance poet and Spoken Word artist George The Poet makes his debut on SBTV for a rousing performance of his poetry piece titled "About it", over an acoustic version of Tupac's "Thug Mansion". Check it out UP top...


Wednesday, 16 January 2013

iAfrica... E.M.E + Skales - My Baby (Video)

The 7th single off the Empire Mates State of Mind album, E.M.E presents Skales, in "My Baby". The track is a laid back and classic hip-hop tune produced by Sarz. The video was director Michael Williams and co-produced by Skales. Watch "My Baby" UP above...


Tuesday, 15 January 2013

iAfrica... DRB LasGidi - 3Kingz (Video)

A few days ago we presented you with the audio to DRB LasGidi new single "3Kingz" and now we have the visuals. The video is a montage of DRB's Christmas 2012 and shows them doing a range of activities from; attending shows, radio interviews, video shoots and family gatherings. Watch "3Kingz" UP above... 


iAfrica... Bemyoda - Shima Yam (Ndani Sessions)

"His soulful sound has influences ranging from jazz and the blues to neo-soul and afro-pop, creating the eclectic mix that is Bemyoda. Here, he performs his first official single live on Ndani."
Nigerian Soul singer and songwriter Bemyoda performs an acoustic rendition of his debut single "Shima Yam" exclusively for Ndani Sessions. Watch it UP top...


iMusic... Mystro - UK Rap Up 2012 (Video)

The music video for Mystro's "UK Rap Up 2012" - produced by Black Einstein - is finally here. Enjoy it UP top as the talking points of 2012 - from Russell Brand and Katy Perry's split to Ricky Hatton's comeback to the Sugababes reunion to the return of the Rolling Stones - are excellently touched up...


iEvent... Half A Decade Of Blatantly Blunt @ Vibe Bar (Friday, January 18)

"Five years is a long time in the blogging world, which is why on January 18 Blatantly Blunt is throwing a free party at Vibe Bar in association with Hoochino with donations going to homeless charity Shelter. The night is made even fresher with a clothing sample sale from some of the best up-and-coming brands peddling their garms." - Blatanty Blunt
This month, Grime and Hip-Hop blog Blatantly Blunt turns FIVE and they will be having a free birthday party to celebrate this massive achievement with performances from some of the best U.K Hip-Hop and Grime artists including Melanin 9, Rewd Adams, Chima Anya, Byron, Kwam, Nico Lindsay, Styler, Sicx and INC among others.

While it is absolutely FREE to enter this party, voluntary donations will be accepted at the door which will be going to charity organisation, Shelter.

For more information, click HERE or HERE


Saturday, 12 January 2013

iMusic... Joey Bada$$ - Unorthodox (Produced by DJ Premier)

Fast-rising New York rapper Joey Bada$$ gets blessed with some production from DJ Premier and he does not disappoint! The brand new song is titled "Unorthodox" and is forthcoming on Mountain Dew's record label Green Label Sound. Check out the radio rip below and get the single for free HERE from Monday, January 14.


iAfrica... DRB LasGidi - 3Kingz

Fast-rising Nigerian trio DRB LasGidi unveil their brand new single for 2013 "3 Kingz" with production credits going to burgeoning beatsmith GB. After having an eventful 2012, DRB are already starting off 2013 how they mean to continue, check out the new single below:


iMusic... Destiny's Child - Nuclear

It is Beyonce Season ladies and gentlemen! Here's some brand new music from legendary R&B group Destiny's Child titled "Nuclear" - their first piece of new music in EIGHT years! "Nuclear" was co-written by Michelle Williams, James Fauntleroy and Lonny Bereal. Enjoy it below...

Premiered by Mashable


Friday, 11 January 2013

iMusic... Nick Brewer x The Confect - Ashamed (Video)

Emerging East London rapper Nick Brewer links up with fast-rising production collective The Confect for this brand new offering titled "Ashamed" with SoulCulture recently premiering the music video for the new collaboration. Simple yet compelling visuals, excellent production and Nick Brewer is on flying form on this one, check out the "Ashamed" video UP top...


iAfrica... Olu Maintain + Olivia - Hypnotize

Olu Maintain has hooked up with ex G-Unit first lady, Olivia to bring us this new track "Hypnotize". Produced by Tayo Adeyemi, "Hypnotize" is a funky fresh track with a blend of Nigerian and American style added to it. Listen and download "Hypnotize" down below...


iPoetry... Zora Howard - Before Bed (Live In London)

The Strivers Row's Zora Howard performs a rather resounding rendition of her poetry piece "Before Bed" live in London on the first night of the Strivers Row's recent UK tour The Exchange. Enjoy it UP top...


iMusic... Focus The Truth - Drug Music (Video)

Emerging NYC Hip-Hop artist Focus The Truth unveils the brand new music video for the Smoking Indoors-produced "Drug Music" off of his recently released mixtape Discourse Under Influence. Directed by K. Elizabeth Rodriguez, check out the visuals UP top...


iFashion... Beyonce Covers GQ Magazine (February 2013)

She is the star we love to love and love to hate but however you feel about her, I think everyone would agree that there is something we all find intriguing about Beyonce that keeps us always wanting to know what she is up to. Well, this time, it's a sexy sports-themed photoshoot with GQ Magazine for their 100 Sexiest Women of the 21st Century issue, taken by Terry Richardson, where the star reveals herself in fewer clothes than she has since the birth of her daughter.

Check out more pictures below:

Thursday, 10 January 2013

iPoetry... Sophia Thakur - Drunk (Certified UK)

16-year old Poet and Spoken Word artist Sophia Thakur makes her debut on Certified UK with this rendition of her poetry piece titled "Drunk" for their Say Your Piece series. Check it out UP top and if you like what you hear, listen to more of her poetry here...


Wednesday, 9 January 2013

iAfrica... Lola Rae - Watch My Ting Go (Video)

Lola Rae has released the visuals to her single  "Watch My Ting Go". The Afro-pop/dance single which features cameos from Comedian T-Boy, Emma Nyra, Iyanya and the talented CEO Dancers is sure to be a massive dance floor filler this year. Watch "Watch My Ting Go" UP above...


iMusic... Lewis Watson - Live In London (E.P)

Very reminiscent of early Ed Sheeran, down to the kids artistic website, is new and emerging Oxford Singer/Songwriter Lewis Watson with his latest offering, a free 3-track E.P of his performance at his sold-out show at Borderline. Looking forward to hearing more from Lewis who embarks on his nationwide your soon and will be supporting Birdy in Australia later this year, in the meantime, listen and download his Live In London E.P below...


iFashion... Blake Lively Steps Out in Isabel Marant

Blake Lively is certainly no stranger to the world of fashion. Her impeccable style, endless legs and all-round beauty are why she remains one of the most talked about celebrities on the red carpet. The gorgeous actress and recently-turned wife makes a bold statement at a recent Hurricane Sandy relief concert event in New York City in an Isabel Marant mini dress which she paired with a pair of tan Christian Louboutin caged ankle boots. We see you, Mrs Reynolds, keeping it bright even in the winter!


Tuesday, 8 January 2013

iMusic... George Maple - Uphill

This is absolutely amazing from emerging Electronic Soul songstress George Maple! It's titled "Uphill" and is out now on Justus Recordings - the same house that is home to Two Inch Punch and Bondax - so make sure you go get it now! Check out the visuals HERE!


iVideo... Mic Righteous - The Power Of Love (BBC 1Xtra Live Lounge)

"Mic Righteous performs his cover of Gabrielle Aplin's version of The Power Of Love in the all new 1Xtra Live Lounge - all as part of the 1Xtra's Hot 10 for 2013." - BBC 1Xtra
 Fast-rising London rapper Mic Righteous was on BBC 1Xtra's Live Lounge earlier today (January 8) and along with performing his latest single "Ghost Town" for Trevor Nelson, he offers up this poignant and dark cover rendition of Gabrielle Aplin's Christmas single "The Power Of Love". Check it out UP top...


iMusic... Lex Jones - The Space Tourist II (Video)

"This is the story of Mr JJ, an isolated and forgotten elderly man who has spent his entire life building a dream-fuelled spaceship out of rubbish with the hope of leaving humanity behind and escaping to the Moon." - Lex Jones
The second installment of Cine-Grime artist Lex Jones' Space Tourist series is now upon us, this one is titled "Blast" and as with part one, German pianist and composer Hauschka supplies the music via "Union Square" as we continue on with the epic tale of Mr. JJ. Check it UP top... 


iAfrica... Joelschild - Forever (Dear Temi)

Drawing influences from the likes of Asa, Bez and 2Face, here is introducing Nigerian emerging singer, songwriter Joelschild with his new acoustic single titled "Forever (Dear Temi)", complete with some lush vocal harmonies and produced by Atta Lenell. Definitely check it out below...


iAfrica... Runz - The Closer I Get To You

Y! Naija's Next Best Thing Runz unveils his brand new single for 2013 titled "The Closer I Get To You" for your listening pleasure. Produced by Funkmasta and off of Runz' forthcoming E.P The Rehearsal, check it out below and download it for free underneath...


iMusic... Chip - Beautiful (Net Video)

Hustle Gang's very own London boy, Chip comes through with this short but sweet net video for "Beautiful" which is off of his latest mixtape London Boy which is out now. Check out the Gavin Green-directed visuals UP top, filmed and edited by Quason Matthews...


Sunday, 6 January 2013

iMusic... Catch'em - Prestige Hennessy (Video)

London rapper Catch'em aka Ash Catch'em unveils a brand new video for "Prestige Hennessy" off of his latest E.P titled The Rum Cream Diary. Premiered by SBTV, check out the visuals UP top and download the new E.P below...

Download: Catch'em - The Rum Cream Diary (Bandcamp)


iAfrica... Iceberg Slim + M.I. - Ayanfe Remix

Iceberg Slim has returned with a remix to "Ayanfe" featuring rap artist M.I. "Ayanfe" is a catchy love song which means "beloved" in Yoruba and was produced by Spellz. "Ayanfe" remix is sure to be a certified hit. Listen and Download "Ayanfe" Down Below...


iAfrica... Yung6ix - Zombie

Hip Hop rapper Yung6ix has started off 2013 with his new single titled "Zombie". The song produced by Joshbeatz features a repetitive soul-wrenching sample by Afro-beat legend, Fela Kuti off his own iconic, similarly named "Zombie". Yung6ix looks to position himself as the one to look out for this year. "Zombie" is the first song off his upcoming album "6IX'O Clock". Listen and Download "Zombie" Down Below...

Download Link: Yung6ix - Zombie


iMusic... Short Stories - On The Way

To be released via Young Turks on January 28 along with its b-side titled "Let It Go", here is Short Stories - aka Sampha and Koreless - with their brand new single titled "On The Way". This one is magical, listen below and check out a live performance of the b-side HERE...

Pre-Order: Short Stories - On The Way/Let It Go (12" Vinyl)


iVideo... Jennah Bell - Big Poppa x Luxurious (Notorious BIG x Gwen Stefani Cover)

Jennah Bell offers up this exciting cover slash mash-up rendition of "Luxurious" by Gwen Stefani and Notorious BIG's classic "Big Poppa" live at the Brooklyn Bowl for the sixth Annual Okayplayer Holiday Jam. Check it out UP top...


iVideo... HAIM - Falling (Live at Maida Vale)

BBC Sound of 2013 HAIM performs a brand new song exclusively for BBC at the legendary Maida Vale studios in London as they show exactly why they've been hotly tipped for greatness in 2013 by everyone that is anyone! Check it out UP top...


Friday, 4 January 2013

iMusic... Hayley Cassidy - So Gone (Video)

As she prepares to release her forthcoming E.P titled Stripped, British Singer/Songwriter Hayley Cassidy unveils a brand new music video for her latest offering "So Gone (Interlude)" which is produced by 3Mindz and gives us a sneak peek into some of what to expect from her forthcoming E.P. Check out the DVisionaiir-directed visuals UP top...


Thursday, 3 January 2013

iMusic... Ryan Hemsworth - Colour & Movement (Video)

Recently premiered on Pitchfork TV, here's the brand new music video from Ryan Hemsworth for "Colour & Movement" which is off of his Last Words E.P, enjoy the trip UP top...


iMusic... Tom Prior - Changes (Video)

We've only recently just got introduced to 19-year old Singer/songwriter Tom Prior and here is his latest music video for his cover version of 2Pac's classic record "Changes" for your viewing pleasure. Already a Spirit Of London award nominee, Tom Prior has also supported the likes of Katy B and Devlin in concert and will be working with the likes of Battle Roy (Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland) and MckNasty this year. Look out for more goodness from the young singer, songwriter and musician. Check out "Changes" UP top...


iMusic... BenZel - Fallin' Love (Video)

Most of us first heard BenZel on their resounding collaboration with Jessie Ware titled "If You Love Me" which covered 90's R&B veterans Brownstone, now the Japanese teenage production duo are back to start the new year with a brand new video for their latest offering "Fallin' Love". For the visuals, they've called upon Haley Wollens once again for direction and the outcome makes for enthralling viewing.