Posts tagged ‘Mr Kool’

January 21, 2014

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

This duo are an unstoppable force and 2014 begun with a whole host of artists remixing their hit track ‘Don’t Waste My Time’ including Lady LeshurrShystie and A.DotDru BluYoungs TeflonBonkazStormzySwift and many more.

Krept & Konan made another power move last week, flying to New York to visit the Bad Boy head office where they became the first UK rappers to film for Diddy’s Revolt TV. I can’t wait to see the footage, and we can only expect bigger and better things from them this year.

Giggs released the video to ‘Mr Kool’ featuring soul legend Anthony Hamilton; it’s my favourite track from his ‘When Will It Stop’ album. I guess he’s really not stopping for anybody, as him and Lolo also released the video to their track ‘Gangsters’. Lolo, who hails from Memphis, enlisted the South London rapper to feature on her soulful track to give it that Bonnie & Clyde edge with his bars.

After the success of his first track ‘What You Got’ to be heard off his ‘The African Dream’ EP that is slated for a release date of February 17, Negash Ali returns with his lead single ‘Fire In The Sky’ produced by Focus and featuring a hook from Siff.

The 23-year-old has already worked with Chris Brown and Jadakiss and opened for Ne-YoNasDamian Marley and Wiz Khalifa. Expect to hear more from him this year.

South East London rapper Snap Capone released his 24-track mixtape ‘The Memoir’ last month and last week dropped the video to ‘Gangster’s Tale’ from there. Snap Capone is rated highly in the scene and this year I’m looking forward to seeing his progress and what is to come from him.

Two members of USG last week released music. The first was Exo who gave fans a free mixtape of 18 tracks which saw features from DVSScorcher, Ard Adz, Sho Shallow and more. You can get ‘The Best Of Exo Vo.1 from Hood Tapes for free now.

Manchester based Geko and youngest in charge got influenced by Mic Righteous for his track ‘Mind Games’ – instead of a pen, he talked about headphones and a bed… you’ll have to listen to it to understand.

Until next time!

January 13, 2014

Giggs (@officialgiggs) – Mr Kool (featuring Anthony Hamilton) [Official Video]

Giggs releases the video to a lot of people’s favourite track off his When Will It Stop album. Mr Kool features the vocals of soul singer Anthony Hamilton.

 

 

December 29, 2013

Giggs (@officialgiggs) – Mr. Kool – Behind The Scenes feat Anthony Hamilton [Video]

I’ve been looking forward to seeing this video for a while as it’s one of my favourite tracks off Giggs album When Will It Stop. Mr Kool is blessed with the vocals of the legend that is Anthony Hamilton, so have a preview of the behind the scenes of their new video.

 

December 18, 2013

Giggs – Mr Kool BBC 1Xtra Live Lounge

Giggs takes to the 1Xtra Live Lounge with Trevor Nelson for his live session of Mr Kool which features Anthony Hamilton and is taken from his recently released album When Will It Stop. This is pretty cool check it out.

 

October 15, 2013

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

There was a few bits of bad news last week as Giggs took to Youtube to announce that the police had cancelled his show at Under The Bridge. The news was upsetting as it gave his London fans the opportunity to hear him perform tracks off his new album out today ‘When Will It Stop’. As Giggs says in one of his lyrics on track ‘Slow Songs’ “They talk about they wanna cut crime down, I do something positive and they fly down”. This was a direct statement about how the police are trying to hold him back. Fortunately he has too many fans and supporters for that to happen! So support real rap and go and buy the album now.

On Saturday night Giggs also gave BBC Radio 1/1Xtra DJ’s Mistajam and Charlie Sloth two exclusive plays. To Mistajam he handed ‘Mr Kool’ featuring legendary singer Anthony Hamiltonwho lent his soulful voice produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E League for a cool laid back 70’s vibe. Charlie got the harder cut ‘What It Gets Like’ featuring another legend in the game Styles P.

The second bit of bad news came from J Spades who took to Twitter and Instagram yesterday to announce he was moving away for music. Permanent or not it has not been confirmed. He stated on Twitter,

“They keep cockblocking the movement! Pity the fans don’t know wagwaan but I’m sure they gonna start asking questions soon!”

“1 more cd then I’m out! Goin to have fun somewhere else! Lol ‪#PowerMoves”.

On Instagram he wrote “right now my mind state is to step away from music! The industry is too fake & full of sh*t! #NewMoves #BusinessVentures”. Hopefully we’ll hear more on the situation soon, and that the Hackney rapper will change his mind.

Heard of Little Torment yet? Well he’s one to keep an eye out for right now. Last week he dropped the visuals to ‘So Close But So Far’ with the video looking like it was shot in the summer with a BBQ and drinks and generally nice vibes. The track is taken from his ‘Behind Closed Doors’ mixtape.

Little Torment also featured on Harry Shotta’s track ‘What Would You Do’ which was off the ‘Twelve Months’ mixtape. The track questions and looks at complications within the music industry and issues that can hold people back or make them untrue to themselves.

One of iRecords team Young Mad B dropped the video to ‘Big Homie’ off his forthcoming mixtape ‘MV3 Stress Relief’. The track is quite though provoking, expressive and moving.

October 13, 2013

Giggs ft Anthony Hamilton – Mr Kool [Audio]

Giggs gave Mistajam the first exclusive play of hot new track off his When Will It Stop album. Mr Kool features the soulful vocals of Anthony Hamilton with production from J.U.S.T.I.C.E League that has a very old school 70’s vibe to it.