Category Archives: Hip Hop

Pimlican release ‘Runaw’y’

If you like your R&B, then make sure to check out Pimlican’s new track, ‘Runaw’y’.

The producer and collaborative artist has a knack for creating infectious hooks, vocal ones in the case of ‘Runaw’y’, and blending them with pulsating beats and innovative instrumentation.

Having spent many a night waiting to meet music industry members in the Pimlico area of London, a name was formed for the project and now Pimlican has his own label, Belgrave Road records.

Lovers of rap and hip-hop will also find something that they love within in Pimlican’s music, his genre-crossing style drawing in crowds from almost all corners of the musical world.

Check out more on Pimlican here:

Links:

http://www.belgraveroadrecords.com/

https://pimlican.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/belgraveroadrec

https://www.facebook.com/belgraveroadrecords

https://soundcloud.com/pimlican-97234536

‘Water Colors’: The New Concept Album From M3staken

M3staken, otherwise known as M3, is a boundary pushing artist and producer to adheres to no genre-defining limits.

The young musician from South Carolina creates a thought-provoking and jarring form of electronic beats with a hip-hop edge, seemingly creating a whole new space where his music doesn’t really belong anywhere. And this is a good thing.

Most artists we listen to can be easily placed in a box of a particular genre, but with M3, it is much more difficult, showing that he is a progressor of music, not just someone looking to fit in with a crowd.

His previous album, Apex, featured this unique amalgamation of sounds, combined with classical piano: something completely unheard of, but M3 was willing to see what it was like and what would happen.

Water Colors continues in much the same vein as his previous record, but it is clear that M3 is perfecting a sound of his own, saying that the new album is a ‘continuation’ of Apex.

You can listen to Water Colors here: https://m3ssi.bandcamp.com/releases

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/m3staken

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeJtRw31YnOdiDgsNhyhKyQ

 

‘Devil Ina Blue Dress’ from Dexman

‘Devil Ina Blue Dress’ is the latest genre-bending single from south London based Dexter Sampson, otherwise known as Dexman. Drawing on African influences, Dexman gives us an infectious blend of rap, hip-hop and afrorap which he is beginning to pioneer as an artist. The new single also features the talents of fellow rapper, J Wanza.

As part of the Leftwing movement, there is strong ethos behind the music that Dexman is creating which can heard in other releases such as ‘Mama Don’t Cry’, ‘Never See Us Gunnin’ and ‘Lean On Me’.

Although Dexman may be placed mainly within the box of rap/hip-hop, he has been known to cross into a number of other genres including reggaeton, drill, house and R&B. His evident wide range of influences only goes to prove that Dexman is a master in picking the best elements from any style to augment his own music.

Dexman also has been given invaluable information on the music industry from Corey Johnson, one of the most influential figures within the urban industry, looking after acts such as Nasty Crew, Lady Fury, Maxsta, 15 Family and Blade Brown and more recently being very closely linked with Drake ft Kyla’s huge hit One Dance. From this, it would seem that Dexman is equipped to go far with his music.

Devil Ina Blue Dress has received a brilliant response and after being featured on Link Up TV and Hackney’s Finest, the video received over 40,000 views on the platforms in under a week.

Not shy to the stage, Dexman has performed at both the O2 and Water Margin, alongside other Leftwing movement members, with great reviews, and this has encouraged Dexman to further his career musically.

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J Keys Is Back With ANOTHER EPIC RELEASE!

I can’t get enough of this artist!!

Stream ‘Beautiful Creatures – The Remix’ on Soundcloud:

Watch the music video on Youtube here:

J has previously worked with artists such as K Koke and Little Mix vocalist Megan Cotton. He also has experience as an actor and has appeared in Eastenders, The Bill and a number of short films.

On top of music, J Keys is also heavily involved with personal training and kickboxing: ‘If I’m not at the studio, I’m at the gym!

Beautiful Creatures is out on iTunes September 19th

Links:

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/JKeysOFFICIAL/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jkeysofficial

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/j-keys-official

Website: WWW.MONEYMUSICGROUP.COM

Young Malak – The Messenger

Fan of Tyler The Creator? Well, you’ve got to check this out! Young Malak’s new mixtape ‘The Messenger’ is making waves in the hip hop scene, mixing a grungy vibe with left-field beats and a vivid introspective rapping style. The mixtape was dropped April 21st, and you can see the promo video here.

Lead track ‘The Messenger’  is an emotional track, but not in a melodramatic morbid way, it’s a dark outpouring of emotion sported by some interesting beats. Malak explains the source of his introspective lyrics: One point in my life I was lost stuck trying to figure myself out as well as my self-purpose and the more I searched inside myself I began to overtime breakdown my thoughts and feelings to help me remember me. The more you understand your own self the more you will understand this world, and if you can understand this world you realise everything in the universe is one.

https://soundcloud.com/the-keyz-3

https://www.facebook.com/The-Keyz-1631478267103846/

https://twitter.com/the_keyzz

Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment – Sunday Candy “Short Film”

It’s only Tuesday, but we’ve been given plenty to be thankful already with the release of Sunday Candy, the first single from Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment‘s upcoming album. Those familiar with the face of The Social Experiment, Chance The Rapper, will undoubtedly find plenty to enjoy here. In an interview with The Fader, Donnie explains “This song specifically is a great representation of [The Social Experiment’s] collaborative efforts.” One listen to the lively, supremely feel good effort and his words make total sense. Like a good organic product from Whole Foods, the record goes down easy upon consumption. If this is what collaborative LP Surf is going to sound like, more than just Tuesday will bring listeners musical sweetness.

Christian hip-hop duo Go2 to release new single ‘Nothin On You’

Go2-Hi-Res1Go2 (Lerish and Vizun, aka. Rick and Dale) combine hip-hop with Christian praise and worship to create a powerful musical outfit. Go2 caught the attention of the rights campaigner and political leader Jesse Jackson, and shortly thereafter they were requested to come and perform in Chicago at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Headquarters run by Jackson and in support of civil rights and social justice.  They have been building a large support base since then: they were nominated for Best Holy Hip Hop Artist at 2009 Gospel Choice Awards, have topped the Christian charts and have even shared a stage with Ludacris.

The duo met in church where Rick was a worship leader and Dale was a minister in training and sound engineer. They formed a friendship out of the mutual ambition to make hip-hop primarily but also because their faith was so important to them and music felt like a great way of expressing their feelings towards God and the ones they loved. Go2 believe that Jesus has blessed them with an ability to make unique music, which can help to spread their message.

‘Nothin On You’

https://soundcloud.com/go2/nothin-on-you-radio-edit

 

Links

http://www.ourstage.com/profile/therealgo2

https://twitter.com/TheRealGo2

https://www.facebook.com/therealgo2

https://soundcloud.com/Go2

 

About “Nothin On You”

I wrote this song with a very simple message in mind, nothing can nor should take the place of God in your life. I didn’t write this song to be against having fun or any of that, I wrote it because I myself had let things like money, houses, career and other materialistic things become more important to me than God. The first verse of this song is about a guy who came to a cross road in his life, in a night club, and realized that the things that he looked for to bring him joy no longer worked. He needed something more. I feel this song is very relatable because I think we’ve all had that eye opening point in our lives where we said, “there’s got to be more to life than this. “  This song has a very danceable beat; it reminds me of the famous line-dance style culture. Some songs that were very popular in this same vein are The Macarena, The Cha-Cha slide, The Wobble, The Cupid Shuffle and
The Electric Slide.  What sets this song apart from the pack is the universal, relatable message embedded in this urban contemporary hit.

Skremz releases debut single – Palm Trees

Fantastic English rapper Skremz releases top quality debut single – Palm Trees

Having always had a passion for the arts, Skremz found Hip-Hop at just nine years old! With a talent for words, it’s no wonder his debut single is so infectious.

Skremz draws on past pain in his life to create his music and uses his previous experiences as a force for good, creating powerful music that really speaks to its listeners.

‘Palm Trees’ came about at a dark point in Skremz life, it was a point of change. The title came about when looking at holidays.

“The Title ‘Palm Trees’ was adopted from the summer of 2013 when I was looking at holidays, mansions, other countries living etc… Palm Trees were always present in the pictures I saw. I heard the beat and subconsciously thought of Palm Trees, which gave me my structure.” – Skremz

Check out ‘Palm Trees’ Here: https://soundcloud.com/skremzworld/palm-trees-radio

With influences spanning the genres, Skremz considers himself a Hip-Hop enthusiast, drawing influence from artists such as; Eminem, Jay Z, and Michael Jackson. Eminem really got Skremz into music, he loved how he used his experiences to create his songs. Skremz now aspires to Jay Z’s lifestyle, the career, the music and the girl.

Having already gained some amazing feedback, Skremz is certainly worth looking out for!

“Skremz has already proven to be successful within his varied fan base. His lyrics and style are unlike most that we hear commercially and underground today ‘with his unique quirky flow, sharp delivery & deep content.’ – Certified UK.”

Originally from Nigeria, Skremz considers himself a Londoner.  Having been into music since he was a child, alongside a love of English – (which was his favourite lesson at school!) Skremz uses these talents combined to create his fantastic lyrics.

Alongside his music, his passions include; art, entertainment and technology. Skremz also considers himself very spiritual, he loves nature and connecting to it.

‘Palm Trees’ is a fantastic introduction to this great rapper who can’t wait to open the flood gates to his ambitions!

Twitter – @Skremz – https://twitter.com/Skremz

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Skremzworld

SoundCloud (Radio Verson) – https://soundcloud.com/skremzworld/palm-trees-radio

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/palm-trees-single/id740523407

Australian Hip-Hop Artist makes UK Debut!

Could Giovanni ‘Gio’ Agosta, a regular 19 year old from a remote farm on the other side of the world, be the next big thing in Hip-Hop? After listening to his songs, the answer is most definitely yes. With his vibrant yet versatile style, Gio showcases his extremely talented ability to be able to play many instruments as well as freestyle.

Growing up in West Melbourne, Australia, personal losses and life experiences have inspired the raw songs on his new album, as well as being exposed to several diverse genres in music. He has taken his influences, such as Macklemore and Bob Dylan, and incorporated them with his experiences to create this edgy yet intimate sound. His new single ‘Dear Bup’ started out as a poem to his ex-girlfriend, who broke up with him because his dedication to music meant that he didn’t have much time for her. Knowing she would never read it, he created the single.

When writing ‘Real’, Gio said his perception of music was enlightened, ‘I didn’t just want to be a rapper anymore, I wanted to hit the right notes. The album is called ‘Real’ because it seems like people are judged as not being real or their music isn’t ‘real’. I feel like the end verse of my first single Real sums it up “See these days we don’t feel real unless someone else agrees. Because people push you to be a certain way, to act like something, to talk about what they think is the sh*t… I don’t need to rap about drugs, but if that’s expressing myself and it’s important to me, then I should. I can say what I feel, because what I feel is real.”’. Gio has played alongside artists such as M-Phazes (who produced a couple of tracks on Eminem’s latest LP the MMLP2), Butterfingers & Mind Over Matter, and has worked with singer Jimmy Cupples and also has received ongoing support from ARIA Award winning rapper 360 since he came to watch Gio’s headlining show in Melbourne.

Gio is not only incredibly talented within the studio, on the stage is where he truly shines. His producer, Mark Belcastro, comments that “When Gio’s on stage, he steps it up to a whole new level…He doesn’t stand up there and just play his songs, but rather wants people in the crowd to join in and be in the show”.

Looking to get involved in urban clothing labels is yet another innovative idea that Gio has had in order to promote his music, alongside releasing his album for free. In many ways, Gio is like any regular kid, going to parties and socialising with friends, the exceptions being his talent, passion and ambition for music and that one day, he will be inspiring many young musicians just like himself.

Real’ will be released in the UK in early March 2014, and his single ‘Dear Bup’ will be released on January 15th, which you can listen to on SoundCloud here: www.soundcloud.com/gioay/dear-bup

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