Thursday, November 29, 2012

AMERICA RETURNEE P_HYPHA DROPS MUCH ANTICIPATED MIXTAPE "MEMOIRS OF A KING"



With well over 1000 downloads in its first month of release, the most anticipated mix tape project of the year 2012 has not only surpassed the earnest expectations of every music lover worldwide but has also set a new tone for Indie artistes in Nigeria. 

A lot of you might not yet be familiar with the name "Hýpha°" but we strongly suggest that you all do and quickly too. Warri-born, America returnee, Nigerian emcee is a lyricist whose clear-cut vision for music has earned him kudos from music pundits.

His 2nd mixtape project entitled "Memoirs Of a King" premièred in September, 2012 and has since been the toast of both local and international music lovers. This 18-track CLASSIC is hosted by one of London's finest Deejays, DJ SWIFTS and is certain to leave you breathless as every song leads you on an extraterrestrial journey. 

Here's the DOWNLOAD link to his 2nd and newest MixTape project;

P_Hýpha° - Memoirs Of a King [Hosted by @DJSWIFTS]

DOWNLOAD MEMOIR OF A KING

FRESH VIDEO "CHANGE" FROM E.M.E ALL STARS (BANKY W, WIZKID, SKALES, SHAYDEE & NIYOLA)




This is the 7th video off the #EMEAlbum.. the "Empire Mates State of Mind". Released in 2012, the album has churned out hit song after hit song, and epic video after epic video.

Now however, the EME All stars take a break from their more up tempo feel-good songs, to address the situation in their home country, Nigeria. Teaming up with the International Republican Institute (I.R.I), McNally Temple Associates (MTA) and the Nigerian Leadership Initiative (NLI), the "Change" clip, sees the EME team speaking on the problems in Nigeria, and attempting to inspire young Nigerians to be a part of the change they seek in their country. 

Directed by Clarence Peters, the video features each member of EME speaking their minds, and it also features footage from some of the incidents that occurred in Nigeria in 2012. The video for "Change" sets the tone for the much larger and more in-depth Documentary "#Dream4Naija" which was directed by Ray McNally of MTA, and funded by IRI and USAID. The documentary (which will be aired on TV Stations across Africa and online on youtube) also seeks to inspire young Nigerians and Africans to get involved and be a part of the change they seek.

Hope you are inspired by watching the clip. Change is inevitable. Be a part of the change, or get changed yourself.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

L.O.S RELEASES VISUALS FOR "BAD GUY P"

L.O.S 

Nigerian hip-hop super-group LOS is maintaining its global appeal with an amazing new video for the hit single, 'Bad Guy P'. Shot in Lagos, the video sidesteps the norm by portraying LOS as a group of high-flying young men planning and executing a daredevil heist. 




Credits
Wardrobe and styling: Zed-Eye
Makeup: Kazim (Kashogi)
Hair: Ola Hair

KENDRICK LAMAR IS THE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kendrick Lamar; Rookie of The Year
Kendrick Lamar has been crowned the Rookie of the Year, by HipHop Bible, The Source Magazine, this was after handing out the Man of The Year title to 2 Chainz. With the release of Kendrick Lamar's debut album good kid, m.A.A.d. city and features on uncountable singles, it’s no surprise he’s wearing the crown.
Check out footage from his shoot here.

CHRIS BROWN FANS THREATEN TO KILL JENNY JOHNSON



Chris Brown got beaten by a woman on Sunday, quitting Twitter after lobbing sexist insults at Houston-based comedy writer Jenny Johnson. Like clockwork Brown's army of fans (Team Breezy) has sprung into action, showering Johnson with a tornado of constructive and gentle notes about why they are upset with her. Oh who are we kidding, they WANT TO KILL HER.

"It's alarming how many death threats I'm receiving via @ replies," she wrote Monday morning. "I encourage everyone, including @Twitter to look through them. Not cool."

Indeed, the vitriol being directed at Johnson isn't pleasant and crosses into some scary territory. So in the spirit of public shaming, and to provide a good document for possible future employers of these individuals, here's a collection of the most blood-thirstiest, stabbiest, unstable-est members of Brown's loyal team.

WORDS COURTESY OF http://www.billboard.com/column/the-juice/chris-brown-fans-threaten-to-kill-jenny-1008028152.story#/column/the-juice/chris-brown-fans-threaten-to-kill-jenny-1008028152.story

AMERICAN/NIGERIAN SOUL/FOLK SONGSTRESS TOSINGER DEBUTS NEW SINGLE "ONE DAY" FROM HER 'AFROSPIRE' PROJECT



Following the release of her 6-track debut EP, Finally at the start of 2012, U.S-based Nigerian Indie Inspirational Afro-Soul/Folk singer and songwriter TOSINGER unveils her brand new project titled AFROSPiRE 3:2:7 - three new singles that are a true reflection of her music style. The AFROSPiRE project is a mixture of songs with African sounds, Yoruba proverbs and lyrics delivered in a contemporary style full of inspirational messages to uplift her audiences' spirit and soul. The first single, "ONE DAY" is an inspiring song to encourage people to keep their dreams alive and always selflessly help and support others while in the pursuit of their own dreams. 

TOSINGER says, “I sing this song to encourage everyone that a "ONE DAY" of dream realization and ultimate success will come, despite challenges and shortcomings. Never give up, keep believing. And it’s OK to help others while on the path of your journey to success; in fact we are more productive that way”. The other two singles from the project - "Olugbala" and "Whatever" will be released on December 27, 2012 and January 27, 2013 consecutively. A music video is also in the works for "ONE DAY" to be released soon, in the meantime, listen to and enjoy "One Day" below...


SOLIDGBEDU'S LARGEMAN DROPS "KULUBO" TO MEGA APPLAUSE



Gbedu Awards 2012 nominee, Oladipupo Adelaja Emmanuel who performs under the stage name Largeman has returned with another banging single "KULUBO" meaning Shake It, a follow up on the success of his debut single "Do Something" featuring veteran rapper, Ruggedman. The Ogun state born singer draws inspiration from the likes of Wyclef Jean, Fela Anikulapo, and Tuface Idibia amongst others .

Largeman, a former memeber of Melayties Bird, that also had Indomix as a member, has released two singles under his new imprint Solidgbedu Records including "Do Something ft Ruggedman"-which has earned him two nomination off the 2012 Gbedu Awards staged for the first of Dec, 2012- and "Mammy Water".
 
The third single "Kulubo" produced by the Bum Bum hitmaker "Young D" is a fresh fruit from Largema and  is set to cement a commanding position amongst the elite in the industry. 

JO PEARL ENDOWED - LAMBANO [PROD. BY FRANKIE FREE]



Gospel-act, Jo Pearl Endowed is one unique artiste who navigates various blends of music. The South-based sensation who is currently working on his self-titled, yet-to-be released debut album, "Jo Pearl Endowed" teams up with one of the best music producers also from the Southern region of Nigeria, Frankie Free to produce this highly energetic/spiritually filled track titled "Lambano", which is their word for "praise - crazy praise".

From the moment one hits the PLAY button, this song is bound to set you up on a 3:25 mins cruise of pure rhythm; this is gospel music in pure form of art from the South-based act. "Lambano" would set the tune for the course of his debut album project which is already in works, as it would also serve as the first of ficial single off the act's self-titled album. Play, enjoy and download, please feel free to share!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Ms. CHIEF'S SIZZLING HOT SINGLE "SLOW"



She is officially one of the most hard-working  fastest rising and consistent female rappers to ever rock the mic. Ms. Chief who has been making the rounds giving us nothing but classic hits is out again with her second official single "SLOW" Produced by TinTin. 

Ms.Chief is back with a different flavour and trust she delivers yet another classic piece. Her versatility has never been under doubt!. Currently Under the management of Beatbuxx360 Entertainment. Let's rock to "SLOW"



 

SOG RECORDS' UNLEASHES MYNZ WITH "RUN THE SHOW"



The highly anticipated hit-song by SOG RECORDS’ signing MYNZ is finally here. Produced by Ex-O, the song titled RUN THE SHOW serves as an introductory piece which showcases the highly talented singer’s vocal ability and versatility. The video is to be released October. 

SOG RECORDS is breaking new ground by giving unsigned hype a chance to prove their worth on the mic and to test the ground listen to Mynz on "RUN THE SHOW"

IDENTICAL TWINS "2SEC" RELEASE NEW SINGLE "GWULIME"



You may remember them from their previous single/video "Lamborghini", if not, here is another one. Identical twins, Onyisi and Agiliga, popularly known as '2SEC' are here with a brand new single titled "GWULIME" -an eastern song which shows a different side of "2SEC". Listen and hear 2SEC sing in their mother tongue.



"We have been mute for a while,but thanks to our new management,we are BACK and here to STAY,"GWULIME" video drops shortly,followed by a CLUB BANGER/2nd single- "MA-FOWO" ,Stay tuned and thanks for staying with us,We love you all"- 2SEC

INTRODUCING BIZZY 1 IN "MATERIAL GIRL"



Delta State born Micheal Uifoma Otobo a.k.a Bizzy 1 started music in his secondary school , representing the school in various inter school singing competitions, he slowly and steadily built a fan base. 

Bizzy 1 took a professional step in 2009 and was signed by Rhyme-squad Entertainment in late 2010.  Here is Bizzy 1’s debut single titled "Material Lady". Download and enjoy!


Friday, November 23, 2012

OMAWUMI DROPS "JEJE LAYE" FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON



Much anticipated single from amazing singer Omawumi, here’s Stay Alive (Jeje Laye) fresh off Oma Records studios. Just the perfect music for the season, to my understanding the video is ready.  Press Play & Share Your Thoughts!!

DOWNLOAD "JEJE LAYE"


WEIRD MC PROTEGE SHULEY DEE DROPS TWO SINGLES

WEIRD MC PROTEGE SHULEY DEE DROPS TWO SINGLES
Shuley Dee is a Fierce Emerging female Artiste signed to Weird MC’s Label Imprint 0907 Entertainment.


She hails from imo state, her direction is deeply rooted in Reggae and New Age High-life. She is a prolific Songwriter. Her Major influences are faze, J.Martins, Flavour, Timaya Onyeka Onwenu and Weird MC. These first set of singles showcase her massive potential. She is Most Definitely One to watch.

“Adure'' and ''Go Down low'' Both drop on the 23rd Of November.

RAPPERS NICKI MINJA AND GAME GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITY FOR THANKSGIVING

Thanks to their service to the community this week you can now add rappers Nicki Minaj and Game to the growing list of artists giving back this holiday season.
Earlier in the week the Pink Friday rapstress visited her former elementary school in Queens to speak to students and to also give out turkeys while Game again returned to Compton’s Mount Pilgrim Church to give back to the community.
Watch video of both Game and Nicki Minaj giving back below.



IS LIL WAYNE RETIRING FROM MUSIC

Weezy contemplating retirement
On this February 19, 2013 Lil Wayne will release the highly anticipated sequel to his 2010 album I Am Not a Human Being. Yet despite this news of the LP's impending release, Weezy says he may soon call it quits on his music career.
In a recent interview with MTV, Lil Wayne said that he's planning to retire from making music after releasing Tha Carter V, the fifth instalment of his critically acclaimed series. The New Orleans rapper explained that in his decade-plus professional career in Hip Hop, his interests have expanded to other activities while his passion for recording tunes has increasingly waned.
"I know y'all want me around for a little bit, [but] Tha Carter V is my last album," he revealed. "I've been rapping since I was 8 years old; I'm 30 now. That's a long time, and I like to do so many more things, and when I like to do something, I end up loving to do it real quick. And I love to do something, I'm fully focused on it and it only, and music sometimes is not that 'it.'"
WORD FROM HIPHOPDX.COM

Thursday, November 22, 2012

TANA MONTONY (BAD PASS) MERIX, A SPOOF OF TONY MONTANA FT D'BANJ BY NAETO C



Totem Visuals and X-Hitz Media Productions made a parody of Naeto C hit single "Tony Montana remix" feat. D'Banj. And they called the spoof version "Tana Montony (Bad pass) merix" This is one hella funny piece. Good picture quality and professionally done. Check out the video. uhmm this is not the real Naeto C or D'Banj, this is a parody made of the actual song.

EBUBEDIKE DROPS OJB PRODUCED "NARA EKENE" AMIDST FRENZY FOR A NEW STYLE

EBUBEDIKE DROPS OJB PRODUCED "NARA EKENE" 

Gidi based rapper Ebubedike, formerly known under the moniker Kage re-surfaces  again with a new single Nara Ekene meaning Take all The Praises

His Reason for Dropping this new single is simple. According his publicist, Ebubedike conceived the idea for the single under one hour; he found himself writing the verses based on personal Experiences after so much struggles. The single takes a lot from his Christian background, this influence he brings to bear in the track produced by the indefatigable OJB Jeezrel.

This a zen-like Ebubedike on a vintage OJB bass-heavy beat...


GOLDIE HARVEY DROPS "MILIKI" FEATURING UGANDAN RAPPER NAVIO

GOLDIE HARVEY DROPS "MILIKI" FEATURING UGANDAN RAPPER NAVIO
Hard-working pop-diva, Goldie Harvey has dropped one of the hottest tracks from her forthcoming album scheduled for 2013. The single aptly titled Miliki  from the 3 Naughty Singles series features the Ugandan rapper Navio. Miliki is a party-friendly anthem unleashed in time for the holidays.



The other singles to be released soon are "Shibobo" and "Give it to Me".

The Kennis Music diva who's currently in South Africa shooting the video for "Miliki", and the two of her other singles has been very busy working on her the new music project which drops in 2013, and will feature 12 African artist, from 12 different African countries.

BEYONCE'S SIBLING SOLANGE DROPS "LOVERS IN THE PARKING LOT"

                                           Solange – “Lovers In The Parking Lot” | New Music

“Played around with your heart, now I’m laying around in the dark,” Solange sings remorsefully on her gently grooving new single “Lovers In The Parking Lot,” taken from her upcoming True EP produced entirely by Dev Hynes.
Premiered by NPR, the song is one of seven to feature on Ms Knowles’ new project; a welcome return from the Texan songstress, younger sister of Beyonce, since the release of her well-received sophomore album, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, in 2008. Also featuring the lead single “Losing You,” her True EP is released on November 27 through Terrible Records [and available to pre-order] with Solange also scheduled to play a headline gig at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on December 11th.
Listen: Solange – “Lovers In The Parking Lot”

Words Courtesy of http://www.soulculture.co.uk

LIL WAYNE, WILL.I.AM, SKYLAR GREY, ELLIE GOULDING IN BEATS BY DRE COLOUR TV AD: ALL EYES ON US

                                         Beats By Dre ad [Video]

Dr. Dre pulls out all the stops to ensure the continued success of his “Beats By Dre” ad campaign, featuring a host of stars in his newest commercial, All Eyes On Us. Watch below as the likes of LeBron James, Skylar Grey, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Azealia Banks, MGK, Skylar Grey, Ellie Goulding and Will.i.am pose in different colour versions of the headphones throughout the upbeat, 30-second video to the sound of Britney Spears‘ single Scream & Shout.

Find out more about the products and join the self-proclaimed #BeatsArmy at the Colors website.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

BRITISH/NIGERIAN RISING STAR LOLA RAE UNVEILS DEBUT SINGLES, “HIGH” FT BRIDGE (L.O.S) & “WATCH MY TING GO”

LOLA RAE "HIGH" FT BRIDGE (L.O.S)

Introducing 21-year old British Nigerian singer, songwriter and rising Pop star LOLA RAE - real name Rachel Funmilola Garton - with her excellent debut singles, the sultry smooth “High (Wanting More)” which features BRIDGE from L.O.S and the massive Afrobeats club banger “Watch My Ting Go”.

After impressing none other than Simon Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent back in 2010 and turning down an invitation to X-factor UKLola Rae is paving her own way in today’s music landscape, starting with these two records that will literally knock your socks off...

Produced by P2J, “High (Wanting More)” is a sultry mid-tempo R&B opus which sees Lola Rae in flying form as she shows off her enchanting vocals and vivacious lyrics over a resounding drums-led musical milieu with Bridge from L.O.S adding that enthralling Hip-Hop edge to complement Lola Rae’sinfectious R&B vibe and make “High (Wanting More)” a very exciting collaboration.

LOLA RAE "WATCH MY THING GO"

Watch My Ting Go” on the other hand, is an exceptional dance floor filler from the 21-year old who is also of Ghanaian heritage. Highlighting her versatility and the fact that she can shine on an Afro Pop/Dance track as well as she does on an R&B/Soul record, Lola Rae rides this P2J-produced Afrobeats backdrop to perfection, with her lush flow, vocal performance and catchy wordplay.

Sure to be a huge favourite among radio listeners, party goers and club revellers, we dare you to sit still as you listen to the “High (Wanting More)” and “Watch My Ting Go” below:


LAWALE FT DEMMY-DISTANCE



The song "
Distance" as produced by Cobhams Asuquo was recorded by Lawale, a singer, song-writer and guitarist who has been on the music scene for a while.

 Having previously worked with some of the finest producers in Nigeria, Lawale brings on board a fellow artiste by the name Demmy [who we would recall from his recently released "Tuale" track] and they both apply nothing short of pure finesse on a song that analyses the outcome of distant relationships. 

Laced on beautifully patterned instruments, Lawale comes through like a perfectionist, and the same goes for Demmy, another wonderful R'n'B singer we should watch out for. 

Kudos to both singers, as well asCobhams Asuquo for churning out a song that would come as a breather to the Nigerian music scene of today and would definitely remain on the playlist of music lovers. 

FEATURING ELDEE THE DON, YETTY D & MUCH MORE - WATCH THE BEFFTA AWARD-NOMINATED GIDICULTURE TV, EPISODE 5!


 ELDEE THE DON

 
Welcome to Gidiculture TV - The Heart of Urban Africa!
 
Fresh from narrowly missing out the BEFFTA Award for Best Online TV recently, Gidiculture TV returns with episode FIVE of the award-nominated series as we continue to showcase the very best of Urban African Culture. This episode brings you an in-depth interview with Trybes Records'CEO and Nigerian megstar ELDEE THE DON who talks more about his plans for the first major African record label and much more. Gidiculture TV also catches up with burgeoning fashion designer and film-maker Yetunde Ogunnubi of the Yetty D label to talk about style insiprations and African fashion. 

On Gidiculture TV's Style & Beauty segment, What's Hot & What's Not takes a closer look at what the fashionistas are calling 'Mid Rif Bravado' and shows you how best to rock this daring look, Gidiculture TV's Entertainment News gives you the very latest on the likes of M.IJoke SilvaTiwa Savage and Femi Kuti while our Film & TV review discusses plans for a Taken 3 movie and a newScary Movie film among other interesting developments on the BIG and small screens. Watch it all below:

T.I. TROUBLE MAN: HEAVY IS THE HEAD'S TRACKLIST AND COVER ART

T.I. "Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head" Tracklist & Cover Art

T.I. has revealed the new release date for his oft-delayed album Trouble Man.
During an appearance on BET's "106 & Park," Tip announced that the project is slated for release on December 18th.
"Trouble Man is coming on December 18th, we've actually settled on it," confirmed T.I. "I'm proud of all the material that's on there. I think i'm gearing up to present a classic album because that's the material that people deserve."
He also confirmed guest appearances from DJ ToompPharrellAndre 3000 and Cee Lo Green, though he said that there are more features to be announced on the LP.
Check out the appearance below.
UPDATE: T.I. has revealed the cover art and tracklist for his upcoming album Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head, releasing on December 18th. Check the official cover and tracklist below.
trouble
1. The Introduction
2. G Season (Feat. Meek Mill)
3. Trap Back Jumpin
4. Wildside (Feat. A$AP Rocky)
5. Ball (Feta. Lil Wayne)
6. Sorry (Feat. André 3000)
7. Can You Learn (Feat. R. Kelly)
8. Go Get It
9. Guns and Roses (Feat. P!nk)
10. The Way We Ride
11. Cruisin’
12. Addresses
13. Hello (Feat. Cee Lo Green)
14. Who Want Some
15. Wonderful Life (Feat. Akon)
16. Hallelujah



ICE PRINCE - MORE - PROD. BY CHOPSTIX (OFFICIAL VIDEO)




This song was produced by Chopstix of the Grip Muzik and was directed by Mr Moe Musa in London.

TEENAGE DUO "YEYEBOIZ" RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE "YEYE BOY"

YeyeBoiz


The YeyeBoiz represent the new wave of pop frenzy about to stir up the industry. Made up two teenagers - Oladapo Akinmuyiwa aka DPO, and Edwards Olujuwon aka LOC who individually bring their impressive and eye/ear-catching taste in music to the table, to make the incendiary pop duo known as YeyeBoiz.

The YeyeBoiz debut single, tagged as "Yeye Boy" bounces off as a mid tempo electro production laced with an unforgettable chorus. Loc says "We chose this song as out debut single as it subtly introduces our style of music to the general public, whilst still taking time to praise the ladies who we love".  Sample the sweet sounds of Yeye Boywith its infectious beats cooked up by T-Flava, and soulful harmonies put together by the duo. 

The name YeyeBoiz was coined to identify with their playful and child-at-heart nature. Currently unsigned, the YeyeBoiz are managed by emerging PR/Management outfit - RXN


MR FLAMES - MY COLOUR ft X-Trim



Mr Flames is a force to reckon  with in modern rap music...having gone on beats with the likes of M Trill, A-Q, Phero The Great and Wordsmith to mention a few,

There is no limit to his prowess. And as the Nigerian born rapper and MY COLOUR crooner points out: he got a double barrel mouth so now he pumps action!! 

Let me not bore you with many words... The music speaks...