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Thursday, 2 March 2017

Cobhams Asuquo: '‘For You’' Tracklist For Forthcoming Album







This is Just For You!
"For You" - That's the title of the soon-to-be-released album of award-winning producer, musician and songwriter Cobhams Asuquo. The long awaited release drops in less than two weeks after 5 years of writing, recording and collaborating. The 14-track album features Grammy, Stellar and Dove award-winning producer Aaron Lindsey, singer/songwriter Claire Hendershot and our very own Nosa.
The album pre-order goes live in just a few hours! Below is a sneak peak of the full list of 14 tracks on the album which drops on March 12th:

1. Make Our Hearts2. Here It Is3. Highly Lifted (feat. Aaron Lindsey)4. No One (feat. Nosa)5. Oh How I love (feat. Claire Hendershot)6. Let Your Kingdom Come7. For You8. More Of You9. Glorious Deliverer10. Here I Am11. Ordinary People12. Eyin Sa13. Praise To The Lord (feat. Claire Hendershot)14. Angels All Round

CHRISTED RECORDS Presents: Pump up my volume ft Christ Rydaz, Otto Vonpablo, Modallas, Corban, Cylent.





''Christed Records is putting out an EP to celebrate the signing of their new artists to the label Corban, Modallas, Cylent and Dj DREXX. 
The EP feature all the artist on Christed Records roaster like Otto Vonpablo, Christ Rydaz, Corban, Modallas, Cylent, Dj DREXX and other artist that are related to the label. 
 
The label has decided to drop their first hit single off the EP 'Pump up my volume' telling the Dj to pump up and loud up their sound. 

Connect on Twitter / @christedrecords @ChristRydaz  @ottovonpablo @corbansabiboy @iammodallas @iamCYLENT''

TRAEDONYA! Releases Solo Debut Ep to Preorder on Itunes





''Prohibition Entertainment in Association with TRAEDONYA!(aka The Bride
Of New Funk Hipopera) is excited to announce the preorder for her solo debut
Ep 4 Portraits. This is her first official release in over 5 1/2 years.

The 4 Portraits is a multidimensional project tieing together seamlessly music,
sports and art. The songs metaphorically represent the 4 iconic sports figures 
as paintings. The portraits are Derek Jeter(baseball), Kareem Abdul Jabbar
(basketball), Pele(soccer) and Jim Brown(american football).
For the preorder to the official release date of 2/17/17 Prohibition will offer 
some special incentives. There is a exclusive song(portrait) based on 22
time grand slam winner Serena Williams called Concrete Rose. The song
My Favourite Guy(Derek Jeter) is a instant gratification track when you 
purchase the Ep. Finally a special $2.99 price point for Ep.  It has
been 5 1/2 years since i have been out so i wanted to give the listeners 
more of a reason to check me out says TRAEDONYA!

During the preorder period a Go Fund Me campaign has been launched
to assist in the development of a stage design for upcoming tour dates.
I want to give the consumer a more immersive experience says 
TRAEDONYA!. Below are links to connect with TRAEDONYA!:''


Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Mixtape Review: Show Dem Camp (SDC) - Clone Wars 3 :The Recession





Nigerian Hip Hop/Rap duo Show Dem Camp '' SDC'' releases the last installment to their ''Clone Wars'' mixtape series titled ''Clone Wars 3 :The Recession'' with the ''Clone Wars'' volumes 1&2 released in 2010 and 2012 respectively, on the (31st December, 2016). ''Clone Wars 3 :The Recession'' was released and consist of twelve (12) tracks.

Intro: SDC kicks off with this soothing hip hop/soulful vibe with ''Ghost of (SDC)'' introducing the tape with a roll call of shout outs to their day 1s of friends and industry mates. Then the  intro immediately draws the listener in with interesting story telling about the industry, society, economy, and future movements. a pretty good way to let you into the world of ''Clone Wars 3 :The Recession.'' 


Rise of the Underdogs: This track gets you going almost immediately and can end up being one of your favorites of the tape as it was the case for me. Its indeed a track for the champions. The baseline holds you sway as the strings of the guitar ushers you into the depth of the songs wholeness. As the name implies ''Tec'' and ''Ghost''  of (SDC) builds on the ''Intro'' of the tape as they paint a perfect picture of the struggles an artist face trying to rise to the top in a sector which can be quite relative to life in general but with patience and persistence anyone can rise and shine. 

How Far 1: The ''Show Dem season is upon us...'' very creative track i must say. The beat starts with some dancehall vibe to get you grooving and then switches to a very hard Hip hop feel that lays a traditional ''SDC'' storytelling of what a regular lad experiences daily with the hustle. 

D.I.L.L.I.G.A. Feat. Mojeed: This should stand for ''Do I Look Like I Give A...'' and it features Aristokrat Records rapper ''Mojeed'' in ''D.I.L.L.I.G.A''brings on a bit of the crunk/trap kinda music feel and this track goes out to all 'dem fake a$$ dudes who always want to be about where success is happening but ''SDC'' ain't having none of that. Well was looking forward to more bars on this track but my desire was short-lived, as the track felt like an interlude and not a full track but a great jam overall. 

Love Naija: If you live in Nigeria or have lived in Nigeria you can totally relate to this track. ''SDC'' brought to life the struggles an average Nigerian goes through daily and as Nigeria is facing one of its most difficult period in its history with the ''Recession'' which is largely as a result in a build up of poor management. However, Nigeria may have recorded remarkable things and made the history books, possess both human and material wealth, and has loads of potential, reasons you would love to hate Naija. This is the reason we all ''Love Naija.'' Change for the better is eminent as we all need to effect that change as we look within. 

Move Mountains: This ''Jay Z'' inspired kinda track with a classic piano piece and a motivational drive to it simply makes it a Hip hop classic. ''Move Mountains'' sees ''Tec of SDC'' lead on this one after five (5) tracks with ''Ghost of SDC'' leading the pack. This is what you call a beautiful rap sung. Indeed all we need is faith to achieve anything we desire/dream with trust in God.

BMW. Feat. Funbi: I remember growing up my dad bought a BMW car and my mom use to always call it ''Be My Wife'' and she was usually excited when she does that.. I don't know but maybe its something about German cars that get the ladies going... Lol! Anyways, ''SDC'' recruits ''Funbi'' who adds an amazing R&B/Soul touch to this love song and what a brilliant way to describe an attraction for a woman. ''BMW'' is one of my favorites off this tape and it sure deserves a visual for it to take listeners on this cruise they have already laid out on the track. 


10,000 Hours: The wordplay on this record is simply amazing....''SDC'' takes us through a journey as they connect with our ancestors who had left an impact/legacy across the content and beyond and how this has inspired them to becoming better artist. ''SDC'' went further to challenge and task present day leaders on the need to leave a lasting legacy and not be carried away by how to get a piece of the ''National cake.'' This is a key track on the tape as it relates to our past, present, and future realities. 

Respect My Name Feat. IkonSyndik8 Records act/producer ''Ikon'' lights it up on this track ''Respect My Name'' as ''SDC'' spills about the doggedness of the music industry from; deception, intrigues, politics, betrayals, jealously, envy, and the list goes on. But those that will survive need to stay true to self and not get caught up in the hype. ''Respect My Name'' is a very intense track that reveals the rawness of this Hip hop duo. 

Tales Of A Side Nicca: Another favorite off the tape and ''SDC'' takes us into the world of being a side nicca... well i thought it was a man's world but listening to ''Tales Of A Side Nicca'' gave me a different perspective to life but hey! its the 21st century and the world of endless possibilities. Apparently, tables have turned right now... you ever been a side nicca? Lol!

The Interlude (Pay Attention)''SDC'' slows it down on this one and they asking listeners vital questions about the essence of life. What vision are you telling? Why are you here for (purpose)? These are very important questions that leaves us with a food for thought daily so we don't lose sight of the goal. Stay focused! ''(Pay Attention).'' 

Live, Love, Laugh, Eat Feat. Sir Dauda: This track is a deeper essence of ''The Interlude (Pay Attention)'' it exposes the need to know why you on earth for? and living that life each day towards that goal. Life gives back what you give it... life can be as simple as you make it to be as long as you let God be the center. This is yet another track off the mixtape that i feel deserves a good video too.


 Here are my final thoughts on the mixtape review for  ''Clone Wars 3 :The Recession'' I enjoyed listening to the project and its certainly a listeners digest for 2017 and beyond Show Dem Camp (SDC) mixtape ''Clone Wars 3 :The Recession'' is a SOLID project considering the quality of work put into the project and how if reflects our present day Nigeria as well as the world at large. With production /sound engineering skills from the likes of ace producers ''Ikon'' and ''Kid Konnect'' and well thought out features with the likes of; Sir Dauda,Funbi,Mojeed, all added great value to the tape and it is quite hard to fault this mixtape and based on my conclusion I would rate ''Clone Wars 3 :The Recession'' a 9/10. Worth checking out...
Look forward to a Show Dem Camp (SDC) Sophomore Album titled ''That Year'' in 2017.

In case you haven't listened or downloaded Show Dem Camp (SDC) - Clone Wars 3 :The Recession  Mixtape please download it for free here: 
DOWNLOAD HERE

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Richard Osborne - Throwback





''British singer-songwriter Richard Osborne delivers his new R&B record "Throwback", produced by Kris Flava. Osborne last month shared "Owe Me", which featured assists from Mic Righteous and Muckaniks, and is currently penning new material for an EP release that is coming soon.''
In the meantime check out this dope track ''Throwback''.

DOWNLOAD HERE

Paul Martin ft Kin & Calvin - Enda Pasi




Block 101 present the new dance single by Paul Martin titled ''Enda Pasi'' which means ''Get Down'' in English and it features Nigerian Afropop star Kin from Nigeria and Hip-hop rapper from Zimbabwe Calvin. Paul Martin who is also a Zimbabwean native, dabbles into the world of Dance and Afrobeat, and he simply nails it with this impressive number. He's popularly known to have a smooth vocal as he is usually compared to the American star John Legend, this young artiste do have potential to go places. Check out ''Enda Pasi'' and let me know your thoughts are by leaving a comment.

 Produced by Dj Ace Tanner&T_Mahk
Artwork by NetVest

Saturday, 31 December 2016

SHOW DEM CAMP - CLONE WARS VOL 3: THE RECESSION





S.D.C Show Dem Camp release the third part to their successful Clone Wars mixtape series Clone Wars Volume 3 - The Recessionon the last day of 2016."We have just been through what most people would agree was a very strange year and we felt compelled to create something to express some of our thoughts as we reach 2017" - Ghost (SDC)"This project was also created to say thank you to our fans who have constantly supported the SDC Movement and have asked us relentlessly for new music" - Tec (SDC)Clone Wars Vol 3: The Recession is the follow-up to the acclaimed mixtapes: The Clone Wars Volumes 1 & 2 which were released in 2010 and 2012 respectively.Look out for SDC's sophomore album "That Year" which is slated for an early release in the new year."Thank you for continuing to support the SDC movement and we hope you feel inspired by and enjoy the mixtape"Wish you and yours a great 2017BANG!!

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Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Richard Osborne (@rdfosborne) – “Owe Me” ft. @Muckaniks & @MicRighteous





''Brand new music from British singer-songwriter Richard Osborne entitled “Owe Me”, featuring Muckaniks and Mic Righteous on the assist.''
Amazing trACK by this young lad, check on it! 

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AnzoSTAR - Baba Way Sabi





''AnzoSTAR also known as Yhung Wun hails from jos. This very talented young artiste was of part of the 2016 hennessy VS class, he didnt win but he showed them what raw talent sounds like…. No one heard from him ever since, until now. He drops this fire single “Baba Wey Sabi” produced by ill magic, mixed and mastered by clipse classiq.Download & Enjoy''

Monday, 17 October 2016

PIERS JAMES - VIBES & TRIBULATIONS EP




“One of the British rappers to look out for in 2016” - The 405

“One of rap’s brightest young things” – Wonderland

“Set to take the UK music scene by storm” – SBTV

“The sound of a rapper coming into his own, it's confident, dexterous and wholly charming” - Clash


Vibes & Tribulations’ is an 8 track project, where Piers takes you on journey expressing his experiences of how he perceives the world through his perspective. The EP combines soulful jazz infused chords with raw Boom Bap elements of Hip Hop, where Piers exhibits different musical techniques and abilities throughout each song, while still linking each together to form a whole sonic collection, along with comical Skits that fit seamlessly within the Project.
The majority of production for ‘Vibes & Tribulations’ was produced by Piers, however other production for tracks such as ‘Wu Tang Forever’ and ‘The Era’ were produced by Jake Milliner & Muckaniks, featuring the likes of Richard Osborne & Yoji,
The EP is available on Itunes, Spotify and all other platforms
Links to Vibes & Tribulations;

https://twitter.com/piersjames