Tuesday, 22 August 2017

BrymO – Do You Know Me?

As we anticipate the music maestro 'Brymo' sixth studio album in the coming year, he has decided to grace our space with this amazing number titled '' Do you Know Me?''
Produced by Adey Omotade.
Check on it!


Friday, 18 August 2017

YEMI ALADE - Knack Am (Prod. By DJ Coublon, Strings By Flokee)

''Yemi Alade closes the lid on her critically acclaimed and top selling sophomore studio album "Mama Africa: The Diary of an African Woman", with end of the U.S leg of her "Mama Africa World Tour"; as she ushers in a new era with the release of a new single.
The award-winning diva glows on "Knack Am", as she delivers a melodious high-life masterpiece about her wild thoughts over a terrific production by DJ Coublon, enriched by glorious guitar stings played by the raved Fiokee.
The mid-tempo number will be housed on Miss Alade's third studio album rumored to be titled #BM, slated for a late 2017 release.''
Check on it!


Bisola x Jeff Akoh - Water & Fire

''Temple Music artistes, Big Brother Naija Runners-Up, Bisola Aiyeola and ex-Project Fame West African winner, Jeff Akoh team up to deliver a new hot single, Water & Fire.

The talent of the two amazing artistes is matched by the production skills of fellow label mate, award-winning producer, Tee-Y Mix on the smooth dancehall tune.

Water And Fire is a teaser to Jeff Akoh’s highly anticipated album entitled 'Lokoja' which will be released worldwide on October 27th. Bisola is also scheduled to release her body of work in the first quarter of 2018.

The song is officially the first offering from newly established Temple Music (TMPL), a sister firm of leading creative talent agency, Temple Management Company (TMC).

In collaboration with Roc Nation, Temple Music is coordinating with Temple East Africa and Temple South Africa (Touch HD) to release Water And Fire. The hot new tune is now on all digital platforms including Music Plus, Boomplay, Tidal, Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer and Amazon.''


Thursday, 17 August 2017

DJ Spinall – TheCrazyAzzParty [Mixtape]

Dj Spinall has just dropped a new mixtape titled ''The Crazy Azz Party'' and its hosted by ace hype man ''Ben Foster.''
Check on it1


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Victor Velmo - Sprout 2 In Progress

Multi - talented artist ''Victor Velmo'' has released a sequel to his first solo project titled '' The Sprout EP'' and this new extended play ''Sprout2 In Progress'' consist of five (5) tracks with a line -up of productions from ''Fredibeats'', ''Brace'', ''Loudah'',  ''Smylez'', and features from KKTBM artist ''Yung6ix'' and ''Simon Sniper.''
Check out this new project below:



Ebonylive Films Presents: Royal Hibiscus Hotel [Trailer]


 Ebonylive Films have announced the scheduled release of their highly anticipated movie titled ''Royal Hibiscus Hotel'' at the Toronto Film Festival as the only Nollywood featured film. This movie has a line up of stars which include: ''Rachel Oniga'', ''Joke Silva'', ''OC Ukeje'', ''Charles Inojie'', ''Zainab Balogun'',  ''Kenneth Okolie'', ''Deyemi Okanlawon'', ''Lala Akindoju'', ''Akah Nnani'' and ''Ini Dima Okojie.''
Royal Hibiscus Hotel is directed by: Ishaya Bako
Check the trailer of this exciting feature below.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Album Review: M.O.P (Shadybizniz /Jumar/Hench/Dugod) - M.O.P Africa Album


Nigerian's Hip Hop/Rap,R&B &Producer Shadybizniz /Jumar/Hench/Dugod  Popularly known as ''Movement of the People (M.O.P)'' have released a joint album titled ''M.O.P Album'' and it consist of seven (7) tracks and was released in 2017. This project is certainly a welcome development for the Nigerian music scene because we often don't see successful joint albums or even any at all executed in Nigeria. Therefore, making the ''M.O.P'' album a unique one for the industry.  

Low Life: Kicks off the album with this number titled ''Low Life'' and it has this modern day trap mixed with some soul on the chorus as ''Jumar'' brings the hook to life with ''Dugod''  and ''Hench'' kicking in with amazing bars about real women who keep it real regardless of the status of the ''Low Life'' hommie they are with. ''Shady Bizniz'' came correct on this record with his production skills as he gives the record a mix of the hip hop and R&B vibe that gets listeners ready for a good listen.

Tell A Friend: Now ''Shady Bizniz'' comes hard in a subtle way on this beat as both ''Dugod'' and ''Hench'' layout amazing lyrical wordplay on ''Tell A Friend.'' On the other hand ''Jumar'' brought that modern touch on the track with his vocal texture and delivery, giving the track that overall balance for it to have made this project.   

Lokaci (Time): This is by far the most interesting track of this album and most likely my favourite. ''Lokaci'' which means ''Time'' in Hausa language encompasses that overall hard-core hip hop/crunk vibe and we see ''Hench'' and ''Dugod'' go hard on their verses. This is an easy favourite number for hustlers as the record talks about time being money and doing the needful to achieve that and in the case of ''M.O.P'' the creative art is that means so don't waste their time. Lol. The production skills by ''Shady Bizniz''  was incredible and ''Jumar'' chorus adds extra value that the song deserves.

Love Over Hate Feat. Maka: ''M.O.P'' recruits ''Maka'' on this track titled ''Love Over Hate'' giving the record that alternative sound as she delivers that funky vibe on the chorus with the hook holding sway for listeners attention. This is a true hip hop record as ''Dugod'' and ''Hench'' are painting a perfect picture of staying positive in a world full of hate. This is one of my favourite records of the ''M.O.P Album'' as the artists convey a positive message in a  hip hop world full of booty and twerking.

Night Train (Ride In): ''Jumar'' brings on his 'A' game on ''Night Train'' was we see him display is vocal prowess on a ''Shady Bizniz'' laidback beat laced with heavy strings of the bass guitar which gives the record a solid baseline that draws you in easily with the soothing vocals of spoken word which added great dynamics to this love record. This is by far the best record off the ''M.O.P Album'' and it sure deserves a visual to unveil the creativity of this track.

Never Give Up: This is yet another uplifting record off this project as we see ''Hench'' and ''Dugod'' tells a story to everyone with a dream to ''Never Give Up'' as there is always a light at the end of the tunnel and the track reminds you never to forget where you coming from. This is an instant classic of this project as great attention was paid to details on the production, the content of the verses, down to the adlibs on the chorus and verses. The record certainly deserves a well thought out video to interpret this great hip hop jam.  

Give Thanks: ''Jumar'' kicks off this record with his verse and afterwards he goes straight into this very catchy chorus and then he holds sway on the second verse before ''Dugod'' drops his verse at the end of the track which was accompanied by the alluring strings of the bass guitar. This was a well thought out song because I like the arrangement and the content of the record and what a way to end this project.

Here are my final thoughts on the album review for  ''M.O.P Album'' I enjoyed listening to the project and its certainly a great first effort from this young MCs and producer, however, this project grew on me over time because it wasn't such an exciting first listen. M.O.P album is an above average project considering the quality of work put into the project and how they showed versatility in the concept of a joint project to deliver this embodiment of work. The production effort by ''Shady Bizniz''  was brilliant but for the sound engineering skills I would say not top-notch and it could have been better maybe the reason my first listen wasn't so exciting and easy to listen. The ''M.O.P Album'' had only one (1) feature by ''Maka'' which was valuable to the project and not misplaced and reasons in my conclusion I would rate ''M.O.P Album'' a 6.5/10 because of a few hit and misses and based on the fact that this project should have been tagged as an extended play (EP) and not an album based on the length of the body of work. ''M.O.P'' are some artistes to watch out for, both as an entity and as individual artist in the Nigerian music scene and beyond.
I look forward to more material from M.O.P in 2017 and beyond.

In case you haven't listened or downloaded M.O.P Africa Album by Shadybizniz x Jumar x Hench x Dugod  Please download it for free here: 

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

DyDy - 2 Can [Official Video]

''Known to her followers as @OfficialDyDy, Bad Gyal DyDy, or just DyDy, Dyrana Mcintosh has built a name with her witty, expressive, and comically lewd videos on Instagram, where she comments on topics ranging from relationships to personal hygiene. An advocate for women with her “Fi Di Pum Pum” movement, her fledgling music career has allowed her to bridge the gap between Insta fame to actually becoming an artist. But, as she told us, “the aim has always been music. That was the whole point of making videos, to build a fan base for music.”
DyDy, who we recently featured in our Top 10 list of female Caribbean artists on the rise, now has a certified hit on her hands with “2 Can,” and Mhmmm, the video for the single is finally here. It is directed by Megaboi, and features cameos from U.S.-based Afrobeats artist Gabzy (a member of One Nation Records, to which Dy Dy is newly signed), who plays Dy Dy’s boyfriend; and David Francis, better known for his comedic videos on Instagram under the handle @Prnc_Charming, as the guy she is messing around with.
Shot in New York by Super director Megaboi, the video starts with Dy Dy in bed checking a message on her man’s phone, which appears to be from another woman. She then confronts him and an argument ensues, during which Dy Dy tells him “2 Can play that game, and anyting you do, mi can do ten times better…”
The song is an expression of Dy Dy’s own personal experience: “I got my heart broken. I explained it to my producer, Trackstarr, and the song came about.” It plays up the theme of romantic disloyalty, termed by Jamaicans as “bun fi bun,” with lyrics like “two can play that game… You bun me, me a bun you back.”
In the video, we see both her and her boyfriend being disloyal to each other, with her guy entertaining another girl, while she consequently sneaks around with Prnc Charming. She is the same fun, sexy and confident Dy Dy that we love from Instagram, and her creativity and humorous personality translate effortlessly in this video. Her authentic self shines through: She even has a pineapple with a wig posing as her – a known symbol for her “Fi Di Pum Pum” movement. You saw it here first, peeps… “2 Can” by Dy Dy.''


Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Mojeed – In Search Of Higher Frequencies EP


Ace rapper ''Mojeed'' releases his extended play titled ''In Search Of Higher Frequencies'' and it consist of six (6) tracks which include some notable features and production credits. This EP promises to be a good listen so I urge you to hit the play button.
Check on it!    


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Ray Okpara - ‘Blue Hunt’ EP


''Following a hugely successful joint release from Chris Carrier and Gauthier DM on AMA Recordings, boss man Ray Okpara steps up with the ‘Blue Hunt’ EP to commemorate the landmark 30th release on his very own label.
Deep, dubby and aimed firmly at the dancefloor, title track ‘Blue Hunt’ is Ray Okpara at his best. On the track, Ray said, “I was inspired while listening to my track ‘Green Hunt’, so I’ve started a series of ‘Hunt’ tracks. I found some old jazz vocals and chopped them up, turned on my Minimoog for some bass and the ride began …”
‘Espionage’ is much in the same vein, and hits hard in all the right places. According to Ray, “I found this whispering vocal and started to play around with beats and samples. This weird synth sound gave me a dark feeling but at the same time a funky, happy feeling and there it was.”
On remix duties, American producer Brett Johnson, who’s released for Eats Everything’s Edible and The Martinez Brothers’ Cuttin Headz, steps up to give ‘Blue Hunt’ a tribal feel. German drum & bass outfit Bassline Generation turn ‘Espionage’ into a lethal bass weapon of a track.''