Paige Young – All the Way ft Chip

I love this one from Paige Young, although I’m not a huge fan of Chip, or his verse on this track, overall I love the vibe and the hook. Beautiful vocals.

 

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73V3N & Colz – Make You Mine (Official Video)

“Make You Mine” is the first song with 73V3n and Colz together and is a fun, afropop, summer song. The video is lighthearted and amusing, showing the story of two males (73V3N and Colz) going after a girl, but in the end she goes with someone else (RJay) and ends up paying for it.

Although there is evident autotune on this track, Colz’s singing is getting better and better, no doubt, as is his ability to create HITS. His work rate is high, much like his standards. I look forward to his future releases.

 

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Mr. Mini – Hi, I’m Mr. Mini (Official Video)

Mr. Mini has been around for a little while (although this is the first I’ve heard of him), so this track is no real introduction, however it does show off his wordplay skills and fun energy.

“Hi, I’m Mr. Mini” reminds me of Eminem in his We Made You days, although maybe that’s just the video, either way I thoroughly enjoyed both the song and video. The hook is catchy and I look forward to what he produces next.

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Double S – Do It Like Me (Official Video) || The Flow Farda EP (Download)

Double S aka The Flow Farda aka Billionaire Bashir released The Flow Farda¬†EP yesterday (Sunday 14th May). The last project¬†you heard from him was Marvell FM5, well over a year ago and now he’s gone solo! Double prove’s straight up that he has earned his title with back to back bangers! This EP’s one and only feature is Shocka, who’s own solo project is coming out next month.

The Flow Farda EP is a 5 track long long grime EP that’s only ¬£2.49, you get paid more than that working in McDonald’s, don’t be cheap support talent.

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Colz & StarBoy – Caro ft. LAX & Wizkid (Music Video)

Colz takes his music very seriously, and his progress has shown. His vocals, lyrics and overall delivery has been improving over the years. In addition to this, “Caro” shows off his personality, his sense of humour and positive energy. The videos are always of high quality and this one is especially enjoyable to watch. This song makes you want to get up and dance with him, and when he performs this live, he makes sure to get everyone up on their feet, he’s quite the showman. Lot’s more in store so watch this space!

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A.M. Sniper – Sniper Skills (Mixed by Jaguar Skills)

This mix¬†skips between rock, grime, hip hop and UK garage showing the wide variety of genres both of these names can master. With A.M. Sniper on the mic and and Jaguar Skills on the mix, they provide a powerful 30 minute long track to listen and enjoy. It’s also doing very well across album charts. including:

  • #76 UK Album Charts
  • #6 UK HipHop Charts
  • #1 Greece Album Charts
  • #1 Cyprus Charts
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Illusion – Get Money (Official Video)

Illusion has grown up with music from a very young age, and he believes that music is a way of inviting others to experience a single moment of their life with each song. And that is his main focus with each track and each project. I love the heavy bass in this, too.

“Get Money” will be available for download on iTunes on the 21st June.

“This is the root of all evil, what does that say about us?”

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Jay Carter√© – The Love Story

Yesterday, Jay Carter√© released his fresh new 8 track long EP called “The Love Story”. It showcases his abilities to produce dance music, which is currently becoming a more and more popular genre.

Jay is what you call a DIY artist, he produces, films and edits, sings and raps. Not only does this minimise expenses for him, but also means he is a force to be reckoned with as he is able to work at his own pace and doesn’t ¬†have to depend on others to get the projects done. The EP is available for ¬£5.99 on iTunes, which is less than most of Burger King’s meals. Be healthy, support a cause. People don’t understand the importance of buying music. Just like you working in Tesco, this is their job. They provide you with music that you can listen to every day for the rest of your life if that’s what you want to do. You wouldn’t steal clothes, or food or shoes (some of you might), so don’t do the same with music. Hit download, it’s well worth it.

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Lenzo Zeus – Drop Out/Her Fears

I am very happy to present to you the very talented and humble, Lenzo Zeus. A 19 year old singer-songwriter and poet that describes¬†his style as “Musical Poetry”. I am extremely excited to announce that I will be managing Lenzo from now on as part of YDK Management! We’re both excited to start working together and push the boundaries whilst spreading a positive energy.

I’ve always wanted to educate others and provoke thought via the medium of music. There are a lot of issues that need to be addressed in this world and a lot of positive energy needs to spread around the world and I’m certain that’s exactly what we’re going to do together.

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Shocka – My Revolution (ft. Russell Brand)

Shocka (1/3 of rap trio Marvell) has released his first solo piece of work and it is full anger, rage and insight on how the human race has diminished to follow a political/economic system that no longer functions to serve the people it’s meant to. My revolution is taken from his forthcoming 10 track EP, “F.I.S.T” which addresses other issues including racism and inequality. It gives me great pleasure to hear an artist using his talent for the greater good, to inspire and educate others. If only we had more people from all backgrounds coming together to inspire and fight what is right, for what has been taken away from us over the past few hundred years. We now live in a system that we know nothing about, where the world is ruled and governed by banks and corporations and politicians still have to do all the dirty work. When FIST is out, I beg you listen and take it in, it is one of the most inspiring pieces of work to come from the London underground scene for a long time. I would love to see Shocka work with the likes of Akala, Mic Righteous and Suli Breaks.

I had the pleasure of filming the clip with Russell Brand at the beginning of the video myself, and what is said is very true. We need to come together and realise how much power we have if we really want to make a difference. Also make sure to be on the lookout for the accapella freestyle Shocks did for YDK, as well as my interview with him!

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  • [Thought of the Week]

    "Maybe cheating in a relationship isn't the worst thing you could do, maybe it's just human nature?"

    Remember when you were a child, and your parents would tell you you're not allowed to eat sweets, or make a mess in your bedroom, and you'd do the complete opposite and crave it even more just because you're not allowed? Or if you're on a diet, you know you're not allowed cake or carbs, but simply because you know you're not allowed it, you want it even more? Well surely the same applies in relationships?
    Firstly, I want to start by saying we're not perfect, but perfection is something we should strive towards. Honesty is the best policy.
    A friend of mine is genuinely one of the loveliest people I know, with the best heart and the best intentions and I don't want to show him in a negative light whatsoever, simply provide you with an alternative idea. I've known him for a few years, however we only started speaking properly about a year ago. We both found each other attractive, blah blah blah, so we decided to book a hotel room. He ignored me for a few days, so obviously something was wrong, then he told me there's another girl he loves (obviously I didn't know this before), as they weren't together. I didn't think much of it, actually I was extremely envious of this girl, and that she has someone in her life that is so dedicated and faithful. A few months later, conversation escalated, and we once again decided to go hotel, and a few days beforehand he once again cancelled. This time I was pretty angry and upset, because he'd lead me on and then cancelled. Obviously we're not together but I'm my own person too at the end of the day and don't want to be lead on.
    Another few months later we started talking, innocent conversation about gym, films etc (this time via dm on twitter as I deleted his number and vice versa, I assume), and I had calmed down over the previous incident, he was a genuinely lovely person and I admire the faithfulness to his yet to be girlfriend, I hope I find someone like that in the future. But anyway, we decided to have a gym session together, as we live near each other we went to the park, and for the majority of it, it was a really good session, fun, productive (my legs KILLED the following day) but there was sexual tension, especially towards the end. My back was super sore from gym the previous day and he offered a massage, it was rubbish and he didn't get very far unfortunately as he was starting to give in, and couldn't resist the attraction any longer. Not a lot happened as I stopped him, before it escalated too far. I'd hate for my future husband to cheat on me, so I could only give this couple the same respect (they were together a few months at this point). The following day he thanked me, and was grateful for stopping him.
    The point of this example is, I know my friend loves his girlfriend very much but none of us are perfect and we all give in to temptation now and again. Many males/females cheat because they have a craving, and a hoe gets in the way that has no respect for the relationship and only wants his/ her needs fulfilled, few will have a conscience and stop anything

    Alternatively, on a separate occasion I was speaking to another friend about this topic. He told me that he's seen a sidechick/man save many relationships. His reasons were that if you have an argument with your partner, instead of ending the relationship, you go to see a sidechick/man, relax, then go back to your partner happy and proceed as normal. I disagree with his reasoning however I see the point behind it.
    As long as you don't make a habit out of temptation, and are honest... maybe we're too extreme when it comes to cheating? I disagree with cheating, and don't condone it, however this is just a thought. Everyone get's bored of everything eventually if you get too high a dose, it's just a matter of balance.

     

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