Posts tagged ‘Young Don’

August 14, 2013

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

This is another visual we have seen to be released from Young Don’s mixtape ‘Weather Man 2’, and he impresses again with ‘I’m About This Life’ as he heads to Miami to link up with US southern rapper Gucci Mane. The track is a heavy trap record with the pair matching the beat with some hard bars… 

We also saw another UK US link up last week this time it was from East London’s J Spades and another rapper from Atlanta Waka Flocka. The southern part of America seems to really be liking the UK rap vibe as we’ve seen a lot of collabs from that part. The track is taken from Spades ‘MMMP2’ tape and whilst Waka was over here the visuals were shot.

A video came out last week of Brixton rapper Sneakbo in a studio session with French rapper Frenchy Le Boss. He has previously recorded tracks with Young Spray, DVS and Jaja Soze and Sneakbo obviously liked what he heard. The track there working on is called ‘Jump In The Car’ and is sounding like a banger. Look out for that coming soon.

G FrSH strikes while the irons hot and dropped a freestyle over his Disturbing London label mate Tinie Tempah’s new track ‘Trampoline’ which was produced by Diplo. He spits some hard bars over the popular track which is being played everywhere on the radio right now and reached No.3 in the official charts.

The last track I’m going to mention comes from one of my personal favourites Giggs. I was so excited to hear the first track from his forthcoming album ‘When Will It Stop’ as he took to his site to post a message for his fans, I’ll let Hollowman do the talking.

 “What’s good to all my supporters out there, since my last album a lot has happened. As you all know, with me getting locked up and everything it’s been quite a f**ked up journey but at the same time I thank God for giving me a second chance at life. Everything happens for a reason. I also wanna thank every single one of you for keeping the faith and not giving up on me. Trust me it means more than you could ever imagine.

“I hope you have enjoyed all the new music I have been giving you to warm things up but now it’s time to stop f**king around and start getting into the new album “When Will It Stop” so without further ado I feel that I owe it to you to, to personally give you a taste of my first single off of the new album. So here it is “(Is It Gangsta?) Yes Yes Yes” produced by Mark Ronson.”

July 30, 2013

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

I flew out to Ayia Napa in Cyprus on Monday afternoon for the Summer Love Festival presented by DJ Cameo. Held on Makronissos Beach on Tuesday, some of the biggest names in music performed including Tinie TempahG FrSHAngel, Fekky, Dot RottenScrufizzer and more. The festival was a great success and it’s always nice to attend one on the beach in the sun! I also hit the afterparty at Club Ice where Ms Dynamite performed…

Sneakbo has kept the visuals coming from his ‘Certified’ EP and yet again has come with a hard beat from Rvssian on ‘Trust Nobody’. He also proves why he is one of the finest rappers at the moment in the UK as he spits some honest and harsh truths.

Young Don released the first video to be taken from his forthcoming mixtape ‘The Weather Man 2’ over two weeks ago. The tape will be hosted by DJ Khaled who is quite a talked about man at the moment after his marriage proposal to Nicki Minaj. For this track Young Don is joined by rapper Smiler and singer Starboy Nathan in this classy visual where they are seen on a private jet sipping champagne for this nicely flowing track.

This week sees another remix of Migos’ ‘Versace’. This time it’s from a West London artist who is one to watch in the UK rap game. Shizzle shows why on this track reaffirming his status with clever wordplay and a relaxed flow.

Ghetts really shows a different side to him after his short hiatus from making music, slowing things down but still oozing passion for this spoken word introduction to his forthcoming project ‘Rebel With A Cause’. Mr J. Clarke takes us on a reflective journey of his life in this mature and poetical piece called ‘Definition Of A Rebel’.

Chip’s been floating around releasing a few freestyles and net video’s but nothing too serious. It’s good to hear he’s fully back on track and working on a new album in LA. Yesterday saw him put out the audio to new track ‘Holy Water’ which sees him looking back on his life, career and decisions he has made and also the future. His lyrical ability is as strong as ever in this track.

July 26, 2013

Young Don ft Smiler & Starboy Nathan – Live For Today [Music Video]

Young Don is joined by Smiler and singer Starboy Nathan for his new video Live For Today which will be on his forthcoming mixtape The Weather Man 2 out in August


July 19, 2013

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

Colours is one of the most respected and best road rapper to come out of London, so when he dropped his mixtape ‘Where’s My Money Reloaded’ he sent the internet ablaze. Respected UK DJ’s Charlie Sloth and Ras Kwame have backed the 22 free downloadable tape which has features from K Koke, Stylo G and Gyptian. He also released the video to ‘Everything’ sampling Mariahs ‘I Give My All’ and like the mixtape sees him spitting nothing but real, life-riddled bars.

Young Don is gearing up for the release of a new mixtape the follow on from his last one The Weatherman, coming back for Part II this time with DJ Khaled hosting. He gives us a teaser of what to expect by dropping the video to ‘Harder Than Them’ a street track which we can assume to be on the tape.

At only 21, Lady Lykez is one of the best the UK has to offer in terms of her witty lyricism, her new track ‘I Love My Butt’ is no different. Topman described it as ‘a hip-hop party cut of the summer’ and she has had artists Lady Leshurr and Blizzard tweeting about it. Make sure you check it out.

Brixton rapper Sho Shallow along with partner Ard Adz puts out video and track after track, constantly impressing with not only the quantity but quality of their work too. This time Sho Shallow goes solo for new track ‘Intro’ which is the first track off his forthcoming mixtape ‘Girls In The Middle’.

Cashtastic released the visuals to ‘London Summer Day’ giving his fans something to enjoy now the sun has finally graced us for the summer. We heard the track last summer, but it doesn’t feel old with Cash tweeting, “Big up ‪@RAPCITYTV we shot this ‪#LondonSummerDay video last year, put it out a year later and it’s still fresh!”

Rap Up UK discussed the subject of haters in their recent mini documentary. They talked to artists such as Dru Blu, Margs, Political Peak, Pak Man, Fem Fel, Pound Sterling and more talking about the reason for haters such as people not wanting you to do better than them and how with success comes jealousy which breeds hate. What’s your thoughts on haters?

Words: Shireen Fenner (@Shireenxoxo) 

*published on Monday 15th July

July 11, 2013

Young Don feat Qozo Medici – Harder Than Them [Music Video]

Check out the new video from Young Don Harder Than Them. This new street tracks shows us what to expect from his forthcoming mixtape  The Weather Man 2 hosted by DJ Khaled.

October 25, 2012

Young Don ft Stylo G,Ard Adz n Shallow – Bad ( Wicked ) [Audio]

Young Don gives us a track for the clubs Bad (Wicked) features Stylo G, Ard Adz and Sho Shallow and is produced by Rowntree.

September 12, 2012

Young Don & J Spades #Big Dawg [Music Video]

Young Don releases the video to Big Dawg featuring J Spades off his forthcoming The Weather Man Mix Tape #MMMP2 

February 10, 2012

Young Don feat Joe Black, Bobii Lewis & Cerose – Money On The Table

Singer Bobii Lewis join some of the UK rap’s heavyweights to bring us the video for Money On The Table