Archive for October, 2012

October 31, 2012

Benny Banks – Trouble [Music Video]

Benny Banks heads to Amsterdam for the video to his new track Trouble

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October 31, 2012

Joe Grind & Steelo – Obstacles Ft Erica Iji [Audio]

Joe Grind and Steelo get together for a brand new track Obstacles from their forthcoming collaborative album Steel Grinding

October 31, 2012

Ikes – Concrete [Music Video]

Rapper Ikes is back with a brand new single and video Concrete from the latest in his The Intermission mixtape series Sliding Doors out this November.

October 31, 2012

Hotwire – Did You Know [Music Video]

Hotwire are a new exciting and edgy super group and have just launched their brand new video Did You Know.

October 31, 2012

MTV Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

Winter is officially here! The clocks have turned back and the weather last week was unbelievably cold. Myself and The Wrap Up’s editor Maz braved the cold on Monday for Clement Marfo + The Frontline’s show in Camden, where they were supported by Charlee Drew and Josh Kumra. The collective are known for their rowdy shows and this was one of the rowdiest I have been to yet! The audience got soaked as usual by Clements water throwing antics and there was a big moshpit before Clement tore off the ‘no stage diving’ sign and jumped off the stage…

On Wednesday night I was invited to Tzar’s listening party for his new joint project with VersA Beatz, ‘XO.VS’ at a luxury penthouse in Westminster. We were treated to drinks and a spectacular view as everyone including rappers BigzSmilerMega and Mayhem sat down and listened to the full-length project, which is an ode to the high life and true love for luxury possessions. The two are already working on a follow up to the project, so watch out for that.

Benny Banks warmed up for Pusha T last week, and although I wasn’t there, he performed his new track ‘Trouble’ which is currently floating about online.

The video to K. Koke’s first official single was released – and what a moment it was. The video was more like a mini movie, a tale of struggle which showed Koke’s ability to appeal to a more varied audience but without losing his authenticity. Rappers can learn a lesson from this, as he shows you don’t have to compromise who you are.

Steel Banglez got the first play of his new track ‘Wafey’ on DJ Target’s show last week; of course it featured Cashtastic who works with the East London producer on a lot of his own tracks. We also hear some bars from Margs.

Young Don and Fekky had a few releases last week. Young Don released the video to his collaboration with Fekky called ‘ Gwup Boyz’  from ‘The Weather Man’. The 13-track mixtape was released last week and features UK rap peers such as J Spades, SqueeksArd AdzSho Shallow and more. Fekky also dropped the video to ‘No Worries’ featuring Slic Vic – look out for it.

Political Peak released the video to ‘Times Have Changed’ featuring Tayong off his ‘Dreams 2 Reality’ mixtape that also came out last week. The 19-track free download includes features from DVSJaja Soze and Exo and is definitely worth a listen.

Until next Monday!

October 31, 2012

Mic Righteous ft Ry Rose – Thoughts Of A Dying Man [Music Video]

Mic Righteous tells the Thoughts Of A Dying Man in his brand new hard hitting track with accompanying video produced by Red Skull Beats.

October 30, 2012

Maxsta ft Squeeks & Ghetts – Pop Off Remix [Music Video]

Squeeks and Ghetts jump on the remix of Maxsta‘s Pop Off which will also be on his forthcoming Gear 6 mixtape.

October 29, 2012

Benny Banks – Trouble [Audio]

Benny Banks samples Amy Winehouse on his new track Trouble.

October 29, 2012

Mic Righteous – Daily Duppy EP.13

Mic Righteous brings the 13th segment of GRM Daily’s new Daily Duppy’s series.

October 29, 2012

Youngs Teflon – Mellisa [Music Video]

Youngs Teflon tells the story of Mellisa and Tom through this new video a harsh love story.