With the much anticipated Lil Wayne project, Tha Carter V being released today, that will be what the hip hop community is focusing on. Kanye West has also announced he will be releasing his new project Yandhi as well this weekend.
In a tweet Ye, has paid homage to Lil Wayne and respectfully announced he won’t release his project on the same day, but a day later. This is what I call Real Recognising Real, and Legends work together instead of against each other.
After a short break, I am back with my Tunes Tuesday feature, i know this upload is on a Thursday, I forgot to set up the post schedule.
Smerker and his manager Magic, brought me in as his PA DJ for his Butterfly Effect Festival performance in July, which in simple terms, was a shut down over all other performances in the mixtape madness tent on the day, FACTS.
Smerker was toying with the idea of remixing his hit banger Stars in the Wraith, but didn’t want it to be the same cliche MC’s doing this, so he sought out 3 of the current U.K. realist rhymers, Pak-Man, Deep Green, and my favourite J Spades. Shout to Dukus on the beats as always.
Have a watch of the video, and then watch it again, because its a certified banger! Look our for Smerker’s next track dropping soon, we got work to do.
Residing in the epicentre of luxury and affluence Dubai resident Foreign Geechi digs up a diamond in the rough in ‘Pot of Gold’. Synonymously exuding an eclectic aura established by his diverse up-bringing and multi-genre sound, Foreign Geechi is a master of trades. His sonic diversity is a tribute to his Zambian roots, combined with the experience of living in the progressive city.
For his new single, ‘Pot of Gold’ melodically mirrors the conventions of trap music through his disjointed yet punchy flow. The weighty track is paired with cinematic visuals taking us on a destination through the stunning desert backdrops. Circulating within the depths of the exclusive Dubai music scene former member of SOS Music, Foreign Geechi has been grafting ever since.
Building a wealthy fanbase and an established reputation not only within SOS Music, who became known for the highly playlisted track ‘Abu Dabbin’ ft Ayo Beatz, which gained over 1.2 million views on YouTube, but also a solo act, Foreign Geechi has performed alongside international acts such as Wiz Khalifa and headlined with SOS Music at Abu Dhabi – ‘The Beats On The Beach’ festival amongst artists such as J Cole, Travis Scott, Big Sean, Krept & Konan and Enrique Iglesias.
Adhering to the mythology that there’s a ‘Pot Of Gold‘ at the end of the rainbow, Foreign Geechi delivers a treasure with his new single and with his forthcoming album ‘It Will Make Sense Later’ set for release at the end of the year, this is one rainbow that isn’t going to fade.
South London natives YoMenza & EazyMan have linked up to bring you a fresh U.K. street banger, “Tripple OGs”. The track it self, is solid, no mumble raps on this track, just the raw U.K. hip hop as we appreciate. The visuals for this track was filmed in our home town of Croydon, and the creative on this video is a release from all the same old videos with booty shaking and no story telling content.
Check out EazyMan’s mixtape available via – goo.gl/XmzD56
Fekky keep delivering quality music, if you don’t recognise this, then you need to really tune in. His latest track of his debut album ElClasico titled “AVIREX” has taken me back to my days of being on Upfront 99.3FM & Delight 103fm, when I had, and still have to this day, my all black, triple leather Avirex jacket. Back when UK Garage was the sound, and Grime was making its start. Fekky has teamed up with So Solid legend MC Neutrino, and Grime ambasador Chip for this one. The video, is a glimpse of what the UKG life was like, and a glimpse into a true pirate radio set up. You can pre order ElClasico now.
One of the most anticipated albums of 2017 has to be the new offering from Gorillaz, and the latest update surrounding the release comes from Pos of De La Soul, who recently talked to The Guardian about collaborating on the still-untitled project. “We actually sat down with Damon two weeks ago and he played us some of the new Gorillaz album, and it sounds amazing,” said Pos. “He played us a track that he wants us to get off on his album so we got to get in the studio and put that down.” Additionally, Pos disclosed that Snoop Dogg will also make a guest appearance on what will be the fifth studio album from Gorillaz. Vic Mensa, composer Jean Michel-Jarre, songwriter Liam Bailey will also contribute.
Happy 2016 to you all, 2015 was a year not to be forgotten, especially within the Hip Hop music community. Meek Mill caught a major “L” in 2015 when he tried to expose Drake for not writing his own raps, fair dues Meek. But when one of Drake’s diss tracks gets a Grammy nomination, you have to re-evaluate what you really are doing. Enter 2016, January 16th to be exact, and Meek was previewing music via his social media feeds, which had fans thinking he was ready to drop the much anticipated Dream Chasers 4 mixtape…..but now, he instead has dropped a 4 track EP titled 4/4. Simple, 4 new tracks to keep the fans happy for now. I’ve listened to the tracks now about 5 times, my favourite track has to be FBH. He tries to clap back at Drake over the “I’m The Plug” instrumental, and in my opinion flops, all he did was expose more personal information to get the internet guessing LOL.
Have a listen to the EP via the SoundCloud stream below, and if you want to download it, hit this LINK
Rihanna has now dropped her official video for Bitch Better Have My Money, and it’s a very fierce, aggressive, story telling video. In which, she shows you why, you should never mess with her money, or things will happen. I’m looking forward to the new album and more bangers from Rihanna.
Following the huge single ‘I Don’t F**k With You’ currently dominating US Top 40 radio and clocking over 30 million views of the video on You Tube, Detroit artist Big Sean announces his new album ‘Dark Sky Paradise’ released via Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music and Def Jam / Virgin EMI.
I’ve given this album my 24 hour listening test, and I can confirm this is worth the money. Big Sean drops some heat in the form of tracks IDFWU, Paradise, Deep and the newest club banger Blessings. The album features appearances from PARTYNEXTDOOR, Drake, Lil Wayne, John Legend and of course G.O.O.D. Music General, Kanye West.
My personal favourite pick from the album is the track “I Know” featuring Jhen Aiko, produced by DJ Mustard. Not your usual DJ Mustard production, and certainly not what you would expect from Big Sean. He promised a new direction, new creativity, and new energy with album, and he has delivered just that. I will keep this album on my iPhone for a while, and certainly continue to play his club bangers in my sets.
Mr “Hah” returns with a smooth roller, club anthem, sing along track, featuring Jeremih. It’s been in rotation in my sets and is now a firm track in my weekly playlists, check out the video…full of them Bad B#tches.
This is a continuation of my QuickMix series, and this mix has tracks chosen by La Familia aka My friends whom we had a very long journey back home one night. Click the image for the FREE Download via my Soundcloud.
1) Pusha T – Nosetalgia feat. Kendrick Lamar
2) French Montana – F#ck What Happens Tonight
3) Busta Rhymes – Twerk It Remix
4) Chris Brown – Look At Me Now
5) Dem Franchise Boyz – I Think They Like Me Rmx
6) Meek Mill – House Party
7) Tyga – Throw It Up
8) Sage The Gemini – Gas Pedal
9) T-Pain ft. B.O.B. – Up Down
10) Kid Ink ft. Chris Brown – Show Me
11) Mavado – Give It All To Me
12) Storm Queen – Look Right Through
13) Gregor Salto – Azumba
14) Gyptian – Hold You
15) Fuse ODG – Antenna
16) Young Dro – F.D.B.
17) Jay-Z ft. Rick Ross – F#ckWithMeYouKnowIGotIt
18) Ciara – Body Party
True to creative form, Maybach Music Group artist Meek Mill has released his third volume in his Dream Chasers mixtape series via Datpiff (free download). I was very reserved about this mixtape, due to the massive disappointment of Self Made 3, so I expected more of the same, which isn’t good. To my great surprise and enjoyment Meek Mill has once again delivered a mixtape that should and could succeed as a iTunes purchasable album.
Dj Drama once again is the host for the mixtape, and once again the main club bangers in this mixtape has Dj Drama talking all over the tracks and dropping his samples, so for many club goers you won’t be hearing any professional DJ playing these in the clubs, which I feel is bad promo when they can become hits like House Party from Dream Chasers 1.
The mixtape has features which include Nicki Minaj, O Melly, Travis Scott, Birdman, Puffy, Yo Gotti, French Montana, and of course the MMG Boss and Meek’s mentor Rick Ross is on there as well. The tracks that I feel are the heavy hitters and stand out over the rest are Lil Snupe, Meek’s tribute to his artist who was fatally killed before he made it stardom. On the mixtape you can hear the hunger and natural lyrical talent of Lil Snupe, it’s a shame and lost for the hip hop industry, he could have been a great artist. The other track that has been on replay is Heaven or Hell featuring Jadakiss & Gourdo Banks.
Meek Mill didn’t spare any expense on the producers, which included Boi-1, Super CED, The Mechanics and top producers Scott Scorch. This tells you the levels Meek Mill has pulled together for Dream Chasers 3, and yes it’s worth the Free download from Datpiff, you won’t be disappointed.
Conclusion – Meek Mill has once again delivered a timeless mixtape, and I look forward to his next release.