Shocka Freestyle (YDK Exclusive)

Shocka has a way with words that I’ve never heard from any other artist. He is SO underrated, but I seriously hope his forthcoming mixtape, “F.I.S.T” gets the credit it deserves. Shocks is on the same wavelength as me, as is “F.I.S.T” which is why I’m SO excited about it. I love seeing an artist that has a message to send, so this freestyle is a little exclusive of what’s in store!

If YA DONT KNOW, ya do now ;)

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.

If YA DONT KNOW, ya do now ;)

YDK asks: Rough Copy || Same Formula Video

Rough Copy shot to fame with their appearance on X Factor and did very well. They recently opened for Omarion at Musicalize, too. YDK got the chance to interview them and ask how they thought the performance went.

  

YDK: You killed your performance at Musicalize. How did you find opening up for Omarion in Camden?

 

Rough Copy: It was Immense. As supporters of B2K and especially Kaz being a Fan of both B2K and Omarion’s solo career it was an honour to grace the stage and support him. We felt like we made part of history.

 

YDK: Did you get to meet him? If so, what is he like? Did he give you any advice or say anything interesting?

 

Rough Copy: Yes we was able to to meet the man himself and we must say he is the most humble person you could meet, its funny because you have a perception of artists and when you finally meet them it could go two ways but for us it went the right way. 

 

YDK: Another group, Status were also performing at Musicalize. Do you feel like there was any competition or tension between the two of you?

 

Rough Copy: No competition at all we know the boys pretty well as we shared some of the x.factor journey with most of them. We are in two separate paths of music so no tension was or is present. 

 

YDK: How much of a boost did X Factor give you? Do you regret anything or wish you did anything differently?

 

Rough Copy: We don’t regret anything about being on the Xfactor apart from the whole losing a member drama, but on the flip side that made us stronger and more determined to prove our worth in the music / entertainment business. We made a lot of friends on stage and backstage, contestants and production crew, we would do it all again. X-Factor gave us a platform to be able to showcase our talent and show the world that RNB is still alive and getting more and more prominent in the music industry.

 

YDK: I’m sure the female fans would be very interested… are you all single?

 

Rough Copy: Yes apart from Kaz as he’s a family man.

 

YDK: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

 

Rough Copy: Perfecting our craft and spending time with our loved ones. 

 

YDK: What have been your biggest struggles in music so far?

 

Rough Copy: The biggest struggle in the music industry is not being able to make the music you love, music that got the attention from labels in the first place. We don’t believe in compromising your sound to sell records! If that was so, we would be lying to our fans and we like to keep it real. There’s not enough diversity in genres hence why we are fighting for the RNB cause; we call ourselves the #RNBAvengers

YDK: How would you describe your sound?

 

Rough Copy: Our sound is described as sweet but street. The sweet is the strong melodic soulful spine tingling vocals, the street is the edgier, gritty rough side of us and reminds us where we came from and how we started.

 

YDK: Lastly, YDK (Ya Don’t Know) is about educating people about things they “don’t know” whether music or otherwise. Do YOU know any interesting facts?

 

Rough Copy: The Music Industry is totally different to the Music Business.

 

 

 

 

Rough Copy’s upcoming single is called Same Formula and is available for preorder now on iTunes, available for download 3rd May. Catch the boys here:

Twitter | Facebook | Web | Instagram | Soundcloud | YouTube

 

If YA DONT KNOW, ya do now ;)

YDK – Status interview with Adi Alfa

Above is the official Status interview that happened after the Omarion show with Musicalize a week ago. The beautiful and talented Adi Alfa interviewed the boys to see how they felt their performance went.

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Jesse Gamage – Turbulance

The talented Jesse Gamage brings you the last track from his EP. Beautifully crafted. I could listen to him all day and I can’t wait for more from him.

If YA DONT KNOW, ya do now ;)

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.

If YA DONT KNOW, ya do now ;)

 

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!

If YA DONT KNOW, ya do now ;)

Review

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!

EXCLUSIVE – Chloe May (Acoustic – Fall/Hope – Original)

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The latest YDK exclusive is from Chloe May, from Thanet – Yes we do have SOME talent here I’m happy to say! What a talented girl, she’s been on local radio already – this is just the start! Another exclusive from her soon I hope! look out for the next EXCLUSIVE also from Tevyn J!

If YA DON’T KNOW, ya do now 😉

EXCLUSIVE – Lilia Grossmith – Original Track (Acoustic)

Both songs are ones Lilia has written, love this girl, very talented and a lovely person to be around! (P.S. the 2nd is only a snippet)

If YA DONT KNOW, ya do now ;)

EXCLUSIVE – Key Figga Freestyle

Key Figga freestyles over 50 Cent’s You Don’t Know beat! Coincidence? I THINK NOT! It’s siiiiiiiiiick spread the word! Like, comment, share, subscribe etc. You know the drill!

And guess what?! He has a free mixtape out available to download HERE! Go geddddit!

If YA DONT KNOW, ya do now ;)
  • [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.

     

    If YA DONT KNOW, ya do now ;)

     

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