Shakka – The Bootlegs EP

“From a city where Women do not exist, and Music is forbidden by law, come The Bootlegs. These are the lost audio capsules that wash up on a distant Island, where Laila & Sisi live. Laila has history with this city. From this discovery, she knows something’s coming. So begins the story of The Lost Boys.”

I have been a huge fan of Shakka for a long time and first blogged him back in August 2012. Since then his progression has been phenomenal and he is now working with all kinds of artists from Blizzard (the next #YDKasks will be with Blizzard, so look out for it) to Lethal Bizzle. This EP showcases Shakka as a songwriter and as an artist.

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Status support Omarion at Musicalize!!

If you weren’t there you missed out big time! The night was packed full of crazy talented artists and groups, but I must admit Status were the best by far. They killed that stage! They murdered it and then set it on fire. I’ve seen these 3 boys live before but never seen them perform like this; they really shone on a big stage and felt right at home up there receiving an incredible response from the audience who included the likes of Flawless and NangTV.
Their 10 minute set included Usher – Nice and Slow, Tyga and Chris Brown – Ayo, Montell Jordan – This is how we do it, two original tracks (one of which they brought out Mr. DJ Ironik for) and my personal favourite a Jessie J – Bang Bang and Chris Brown – Look at me now combo. Whilst some of the other acts could only fit around 3 tracks into their 10 minute set alongside lots of talking, Status played it smart and were able to show their diversity with their choice of tracks not only in genre but they put a few throwbacks in there and it wasn’t even a Thursday…
Their dancing was definitely a highlight with all 3 of them pulling off a flawless backflip to the beat (see video). On occasion the vocals were sacrificed but on the whole the performance was definitely very, very flawless, even with the intense choreography they still managed to get some sick harmonies in. Their clothing was simple but looked effective and somehow they still managed to look like a trio with subtle colour coordination (whether it was intentional or not).


Their set was so jam-packed with energy, they definitely deserved to be later on in the night as I know a large proportion of the audience showed up much later and missed their performance (their loss). I hope this was a huge platform for them and I only expect to see even bigger things from them. They are already like 3 mini Chris Browns so by the time they reach his levels, they’re going to be an unstoppable force.
The likes of Rasharn Powell, Courtney Bennett, Tanika and Rough Copy took to the stage after Status and in my opinion, despite sick vocals the energy and performance was not on the same level as Status.  Omarion OBVIOUSLYYYYY had everyone hyped.

YDK had the pleasure of award winning actress Adi Alfa interviewing 2/3 of Status after their show to get the gossip on how they think it went, their inspirations, celebrity crushes and more importantly whether they’re single or not!! 😉 The interview as well as sneak previews of their performance will be out on YDK’s YouTube by the end of the week so look out for it! In the mean time find the boys on:

Twitter | Facebook |Soundcloud |Instagram

Also look out for their upcoming video: “Get it” featuring DJ Ironik, shot and edited by NangTV.
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Che Lingo

Have a flick through Che Lingo‘s soundcloud. I guarantee there will be something you like on there. A talented lyricist

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Albert Gold – Say Hi ft Jessica Carmody

A well thought through track from Abert Gold & Jessica Carmody, I love this!

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Uncle Mix – Smile

If Uncle Mix doesn;t make you smile… 😉 with this track, then I don’t know what will, everyone loves a cheese pizza now n then

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Breed – Kingsville (Free Download & Review)


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Breed (of Club Mango Music) has released a mixtape with LinkUp TV and trust me it doesn’t dissappoint, if you’re still unsure please read the review below!

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Breed is a rapper from Club Mango Music, a group hailing from London. This is Breed’s warm up EP and is his first solo project since 2011. His upcoming mixtape Studio Therapy is bound to be a hit.
Breed mixes mellow jazz sounds with soft hip-hop beats and vocals them to produce a mixtape that is bound to get you relaxed and just enjoying the music. The track listing is carefully set out to take you on a journey of sound and genre, each track telling its own story. I definitely recommend it you’re a fan of rap, Frank Ocean or even Kendrick Lamar which I think track 5 – “Stand Down” has similarities to.
This EP also features some interesting skits that will get you in the mood and start thinking. “Someday you’ll sit on the throne and the truth will be what you make it”.
You can tell this EP is not of album quality just yet but is well on the way it won’t take too long before I’ll be expecting to hear this guy being played on 1Xtra, for sure! Especially by the next mixtape.
Keep a look out for the rest of CMM on YDK… if you like what you’ve heard so far!

Sosa – Lift Off Freestyle

I’m listening to a few tracks from Sosa now, and I really like him, have a flick through his Soundcloud

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“Them bitches love Sosaaaaaaaa”

BaddaboomTee – The Tribalist

This is one of BaddaboomTee‘s productions, I haven’t showed her to you before, but watch this space! She beatboxes, writes, spits AND produces!

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Ki Oshi – Stand & Fight

I’ve loved Ki Oshi for so long, blogged a couple of her songs before too, but not these ones! Her voice is beeeeeeeeutiful, she’s on a mixtape, her track is only the first one however the others are also worth listening too!

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Sophia (Mix)

Here’s Sofia‘s soundcloud, only a few tracks on there for you to listen to atm, but keep watching, more to come very soon! She vocals mainly dubstep beats, there aren’t many singers that do that!

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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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