Posts tagged ‘DJ Drama’

July 4, 2013

My BET 2013

I’m back after a very busy but four fun filled days in LA covering the BET Awards. Arriving after an 11 hour flight on Thursday 27th June, we headed out to the infamous Hooters restaurant in Hollywood to grab some food. We then headed to Couture nightclub for a few hours just off the main Hollywood strip to check out the LA night time scene.

Friday was an extremely busy day as we headed towards the Staples/Nokia Theatre to pick up our credentials and then headed back to the hotel to get ready for the late afternoon international party on the rooftop of the Marriott hotel. After relaxing there with a few cheeky free drinks we were given two GOLD free tickets to watch Beyonce at the Staples Centre next door. Not bad! Her performance was incredible as expected for the 1st show of her North American leg of her tour.

Leaving at 11pm, with the area being so busy, we got the Metro a few stops to Hollywood/Vine where the BET experience Kick Off Party was, hosted at the Drais Nightclub on the rooftop of the W Hotel complete with a pool. Celebrities in attendance were producer duo Da Internz, LoveRance, upcoming rapper Problem, Miley Cyrus who walked in behind us, and too many more to name.

Saturday was time for a bit of relaxation as the BET’s were the next day and we hadn’t stopped since we got there. We headed down to Santa Monica beach had some nice food at Bubba Gump’s and lay on the beach for a few hours.

Sunday was the day of the BET Awards. Arriving at 12.30pm to check in for the red carpet it was extremely hot around 34c. Luckily it started to cloud over as we were standing outside till 4pm. The first artist to walk down was Trinidad James, although he didn’t stop for many press and wasn’t looking too happy! I spoke to celebrities 2 Chainz, French Montana, Tyson Beckford, Bridget Kelly, Robert Townsend, Elijah Blake, Elephant Man, DJ Drama, Marsha Ambrosius, Jamie Foxx and more. We also spotted Pharrell, Chris Brown, J Cole, Neyo, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose, Ashanti, Kendrick Lemar, Yo Gotti and Gabrielle Union.

The official after party was hosted at the Belasco Theatre a 5 minute drive for the Nokia Theatre where the awards were held. Nick Cannon, Jerimah, Problem and Chris Brown were all in attendance and set to perform. Other stars in attendance were Tyga, DJ Drama who did a set, Bridget Kelly, Elijah Blake and more. We partied there for a few hours and left around 2.30am as we had a flight to catch the next day.

September 25, 2012

Freddie Gibbs – Baby Face Killa (Hosted By DJ Drama) [Free Mixtape]

Freddie Gibbs drops his anticapted Gangsta Grillz mixtape Baby Face Killa hosted by DJ Drama. The 18 track project has features from appearances from Young Jeezy, Jadakiss, DOM Kennedy, Curren$y, Kirko Bangz, Jay Rock, YG, Krayzie Bone, and more. Notable production credits go to Statik Selektah, DJ Mustard, Cookin’ Soul, and DJ Dahi.

Download: Freddie Gibbs – Baby Face Killa (Hosted by DJ Drama) here

September 17, 2012

Chip – So Sophisticated [Music Video]

Chip covers Rick Ross and Meek Mill’s So Sophisticated as he gears up for the release of his London Boy mixtape hosted by DJ Drama.

July 31, 2012

MTV Wrap Up – The UK Rap Rundown

The Olympics is what everyone was talking about last week, with the opening ceremony on Friday being rather explosive and extravagant. We saw familiar faces such as Mr BeanJames Bond and the ‘Queen’ jumping out of a helicopter…

Dizzee Rascal was given the honour of recording the official Olympic Song of the London 2012 Olympic Games. At the ceremony, he performed the track ‘Scream’ which features the first lady of Dirtee Stank, Pepper along with ‘Bonkers’. Wretch 32 opened the Olympic Torch Relay Finale in London’s Hyde Park. This was a great moment for the urban music industry, showing the popularity and strength it has.

Margate rapper Mic Righteous previously released a diss track to Tim Westwood called ‘Sack City’ which has now been taken off YouTube after the ‘Big Dawg’ put in a complaint about it. Mic tweeted a picture of the video, which has a message on it stating, “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Tim Westwood.” Considering the track came out over a month ago in June, it has taken quite a while and everybody has probably heard it by now anyway…

Hip-hop collective Caxton Press have been hard at work releasing video after video. Last week the visuals to ‘Touch The Sun’ came out, which is the eighth video from their ‘Shame The Devil’ album.

Sho Shallow showed us another side to him as he took a more laid back and melodic approach for new track ‘Weed In My Lungs,’ a refix of Kirko Bangz’s ‘Drank In My Cup’ – which has also previously seen remixes from J. Cole and 2 Chainz.

Manchester’s Lyrican put out the first joint US and UK hosted mixtape ‘The Problem Child’ with Charlie Sloth and DJ Drama. The 15 track project includes the internet hit ‘Simon Cowell’. He is becoming one of rap’s most promising figures and the mixtape proves why with his intelligent wordplay and strong delivery.

There are two freestyles that have caught my eye this week; the first one goes to USG’s youngest member 15-year-old Geko, who brought heat to Charlie Sloth’s Fire In The Booth. He tells us a few stories through the first track and then gets into an emotional freestyle.

With the re-launch of the Grime Daily website and the name change to GRM Daily, rapper DVS was the first artist after the re-launch to put out a Daily Duppy. He slows it down with some deep bars for the first half before switching it up over the ‘Rack City’ beat – check it out!

July 27, 2012

Lyrican – The Problem Child (Hosted By Charlie Sloth & DJ Drama)

Lyrican enlist’s the UK’s very own people’s prince Charlie Sloth and the US’ infamous DJ Drama to host his Problem Child mixtape.

Tracklist:

1.Joint Operations 101 – Words by DJ Drama x Charlie Sloth (prod by Kone x ManuMan) 

2.Bright Lights (prod by ManuMan) 

3.Fuck A Redlight! (prod by ManuMan)

4.MamaMia (Prod by Hayzeus x ManuMan) 

5.The Problem Child (prod scratches by icekream x ManuMan) 

6.Faded Zombie (prod by Troyboi) 

7.Lord Knows 2.0 (prod by ManuMan x Hayzeus) 

8.Simon Cowell (prod by ManuMan)

9.Separation (prod by ManuMan)

10.Ask About Me (prod by ManuMan) 

11.Strippers In Paris (prod by icekream x ManuMan) 

12.Grindin (prod by HD Hitz x ManuMan) 

13.On My Hiphop Shit (Remix)

14.Strange Clouds (Remix)

15.Selfish (remix) 

Download Lyrican – The Problem Child here

July 9, 2012

BET Awards 2012 Red Carpet

We flew all the way from London to LA to bring you exclusive coverage of the 2012 BET Awards. We bring you up close and personal with the guests that attended the Awards with exclusive footage.

 

July 1, 2012

DJ Drama Feat. 2 Chainz, Meek Mill & Jeremih – My Moment

Drama unites the dopest MCs Atlanta and Philadelphia have to offer with Chicago’s finest vocalist for My Moment. This track will be on Drama’s Quality Street Music s out on September 18

June 7, 2012

Chip – Cashin’ Out

T.I. and the Hustle Gang get involved for Chip’s new track Cashin’ Out. Watch out for his forthcoming DJ Drama hosted mixtape London Boy.

June 1, 2012

50 Cent Isn’t Worried About The New Generation Of Rappers & Has A Message For Young Buck

After the release of the Lost Tapes with DJ Drama, 50 Cent spoke with All Hip Hop, and in part two speaks on the younger generation of hip hop artists and why he has nothing to worry about. 

His ten year run of the Forbes list of the of the Wealthiest Hip Hop Artists is why he isn’t sweating. This year he ranked as 5th, not bad for someone who hasn’t released an album in 3 years.

“I been on the Forbes list 10 years straight – consecutively,” he said. “When I came on the Forbes [list] this year, I’m like, ‘Would you look at that? I’m still there.’ I’ve been on a motherfuckin’ lunch break – I’ve been on vacation and I’m still there. Now I’m telling you I’m hustling in a different way and it’s paying off. If you look at it, I ain’t put an album out in three years, and I’m still in the list? Okay, let’s see the other guys do that.”

He then spoke on former G Unit rapper Young Buck who he gave a lot of support to and how he shouldn’t have “bit the hand that feeds.”

“Where I’m from, we got a code of conduct that we follow: don’t bite the hand that feeds you,” he said. “If somebody [wants] to make you a success and comfortable in every way, down to the point that I pay your taxes for you after you [mismanage your money]…and you still [act] disrespectful and say the kind of shit you saying? Niggas is lucky you don’t just kill ‘em. Niggas shot me for $5,000…[I] feel fuckin’ sorry for somebody that has no opportunities; [I] don’t feel sorry for the person who did something stupid.”

May 23, 2012

50 Cent – The Lost Tape (Hosted by DJ Drama)

50 Cent serves up his long awaited Gangsta Grillz mixtape hosted by DJ Drama. The Lost Tape is as can be expected from 50, street. A 15 track project including features from Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Jeremih, Kidd Kidd and more. The Lost Tape is something to keep the fans entertained as they wait for his fifth studio album out later this year.

Download 50 Cent – The Lost Tape here