R Jay – Time Will Tell Vol. 2 (Free Download)

Time Will Tell Vol.2 is RJay’s 2nd R&B mixtape, with his first (Time Will Tell) being released just over 2 years ago. This tape consists of 11 tracks + 3 skits, and only has one feature (Colz). 
This release from RJay is a very mature one, and showcases his talents as a vocalist and songwriter. He has consistently been improving — although the majority of his improvements have happened behind the scenes as he hasn’t actually released many singles — the progress from the previous project to this one is unbelievable. TWTV.2 almost sounds like an album, I would have definitely paid for this. “Wanderlust.” and “Ride” are probably my favourites on this project.
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RJay – What I Miss

I cannot give RJay enough credit and praise for his progress. He has found himself as an artist, he’s found his sound and has developed his vocals hugely, I’m sure he’ll be able to tackle a few ballads with ease by now, and he’s even giving rapping a go, as we heard in his “Feeling Myself” freestyle with the lovely Colz. In addition to this his writing abilities have come on over the past year or so. His grind has paid off.

What I Miss” is taken from RJay’s forthcoming mixtape called “Selfish. Love. Mistakes“, and is set for release on June 14th, only a couple of weeks away, and I cannot wait for it, I’m certain it will be his best work yet, by far! We’ve been seeing more and more songs being released that don’t tend to have a set structure, and are without a chorus/verse/bridge etc, it’s been more common with rappers like JME and his “96 F#ckries”.

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Jay Carteré – The Love Story

Yesterday, Jay Carteré 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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Razor – Other Side ft Jay Soul

Other Side is by far my favourite track that Razor has ever released (that includes anything from his mixtapes/EPs). His deep and intense lyrics tell a snippet of his life and is complimented by the beautiful voice of Jay Soul. Razor has taken a long time to release the official video for this, following his Illacoustic but it’s been worth the wait. He’s now performed twice at “I luv live” since he released the Illacoustic, which he says he’s been waiting to do for 5 years! Good for you, keep working hard, I look forward to hearing more from you, Razor, we need more lyricists, too much air and meaningless messages in music these days.

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Valentine’s Day Special – Nego True, Jordan King and Jay Carteré

Nego True – Wear My Love Ft. Mr Damention

 

Jordan King – Say My Name

 

Jay Carteré – Lighthouse

 

I hope you’re all enjoying Valentine’s Day with your loved ones this evening, and if you’re single then I hope you’ve got your buddies Ben and Jerry around to get you through the night. Regardless if you’re alone or with someone, I know Nego True, Jordan King and Jay Carteré are going to make tonight that little bit better for you.

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R Jay – Don’t Leave (Omarion Cover/Acapella)

Inspired by the Shakkapellas from Shakka, R Jay does a beautiful cover of Omarion’s Don’t Leave. It’s been a hot minute since R Jay put a video out and it was well worth the wait. He’s been very busy writing and recording (not just for himself) so believe me when I say he’s got a lot of good music coming!

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YDK – Jay Carteré Interview (EXCLUSIVE)

YDK brings you the first ever exclusive interview with London rapper Jay Carteré. More interviews and exclusive videos to come from the likes of Jareth, Kadiata (Clixx), R Jay & Shocka as well as more educational blog posts and good music, so watch this space!!

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Jay Carteré – Strawberries and Chocolate

Jay Carteré is back with his third dance single and Strawberries And Chocolate is where Jay flaunts his versatility as a songwriter. Opening with a rap verse, the song chases a night out with a girl with Jay’s approach to women almost as smooth as the simile-fuelled hook. Strawberries And Chocolate is also available for free download via his Sound Cloud.

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Jay Carteré – Mirrors (Cover) /Like This

Not only is the original an absolute classic already, but Jay Carteré‘s cover is great too! ENJOY

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Malick IV – Ruler’s Back/Blood of a Martyr (Free Download)

Taken from Malick’s recently released mixtape – “Blood of a Martyr” which is available for free download HERE

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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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