Archive for July 24th, 2012

July 24, 2012

Tulisa feat. Tyga – Live It Up

Tulisa premiered her second single this morning on Capital FM. Live It Up features Young Money’s Tyga, and sees Tulisa taking a different approach to this single, ” I knew I wanted a number one hit as my first release, I got that with ‘Young’, so I went even more urban with this second single.”

July 24, 2012

Lloyd Banks – Can She Live

Lloyd Banks releases the final cut Can She Live, off his mixtape V6, which drops today.

July 24, 2012

Sho Shallow – Weed In My Lungs

Check out Sho Shallow’s recent laid back, melodic track, Weed In My Lungs

July 24, 2012

2 Chainz Feat. Kanye West – Birthday Song

2 Chainz releases his follow up to No Lie, Birthday Song featuring Kanye West, the 2nd single off his debut album Based On A T.R.U. Story.

July 24, 2012

Trey Songz – Simply Amazing

Trey Songz has found his perfect woman in his new video for Simply Amazing, as they spend every last minute together going from place to place.

July 24, 2012

Bartoven – Ouch

Continuing with his impressive work rate, 19 year old melodic rapper Bartoven unleashes the first video from his latest mixtape, The Raggedy Tapetitled Ouch. Ouch being a suitable name as the South London born and bred artist represents and speaks the truth about some of his experiences in the music industry and life as an inner city kid growing up.

July 24, 2012

MTV Wrap Up – The UK Rap Rundown

I’m back to give you what’s hot in the world of UK rap for the week. I went down to the premiere of Ice-T’s docufilm Something to Nothing: The Art of Rap and also to K. Koke’s video shoot for his track, ‘The Only One’. There have been some hot releases out this week too…

Tracks that caught my eye this week went to USG’s boss man Squingy, who released the visuals to his track ‘Find A Way‘. The production of the mini movie showed that Squingy is an artist in more ways than one.

Lady Leshurr and Paigey Cakey released a net video ‘Dam City’. As always with Leshurr, her energy was on point – you can always see her passion for what she does in every video. PDC’s Jaja Soze was joined by Diamond to rework the classic Warren G and Nate Dogg track ‘Regulate’, for ‘What If’, stimulating and empowering minds.

The official theme song to the Offenders film was also released courtesy of English Frank and featured Anamate. The film will be released in the cinema on August 8 and stars English FrankG FrSH and Scorcher – it is definitely worth a watch.

Thursday saw the European premiere of Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap at the Hammersmith Apollo. I spotted many UK rappers there such as Sway, Wretch 32 and Jehst. The film itself took us back to the roots of how elements like battling started and talked business and the technicalities of rap. It was light-hearted throughout and very entertaining, with cheers erupting everytime a hip-hop legend graced the screen.

 

I went down to K. Koke’s warm up video shoot for ‘The Only One’ on Saturday in Hackney. Turning up at 3pm there were so many people there, showcasing the respect and love there is for Koke – artists such as Margs and J Spades were also present. The video itself included some very nice cars, motorbikes and of course lots of women!

I spoke to K. Koke briefly about the shoot and he said: “today is my video, it was in the hood, out of the hood, we brought the hood to another hood. This is going to come out before my first single.” Keep your eyes peeled for that one! Until next time…