EP Review: Intermission Vol.1 – Ricardo Williams

The build-up to the release of RICARDO WILLIAMS‘ EP, ‘Intermissions Vol.1′ has been PHENOMENAL, especially when it comes to the Come Over challenge – one of the singles from the collection – which offers different remixes of the original. More recently, R&B queen Teedra Moses graced her soothing vocals on the afterhours joint.

Now, finally, the big man of UK R&B has graced his presence with the eight track set, released via BBC 1Xtra DJ Ace’s label Recordbox late last month.

After the introduction, a very familiar mist of afterhours sets the tone with Williams’ powerful vocal instrumental effortlessly piercing through the bed of feathery soundscapes, starting with the original version of ‘Come Over’. That misty and airy tones continue on all the way through with tracks, ‘He Ain’t Me’ and ‘All I Need’.

In just a few years, It has been great to witness such a journey where a upcoming homegrown talent, who (in my opinion) exceeded his mission on pushing REAL R&B to the forefront, to flourished into one of the most promising R&B powerhouses to excite, not just his UK hometown, but across the globe.

There’s nothing else left to say, a part from go check-him-out below:

Must Listens: Come Over, He Ain’t Me, All I Need

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Song of the Day: Old Town Road (Lil Nas X Remix) – A1

Guess who’s back hogging today’s hot spot by tearing up Lil Nas X’s hit, ‘Old Town Road’? Better check him out below…

New Music Video: Run – A.M. SNiPER

After gaining almost ONE MILLION Spotify streams, topping the iTunes charts and being added to over 100 Spotify playlists, A.M. SNiPER unveils the highly anticipated and sharp new visuals for ‘RUN’.

The international rap star and businessman is renowned for his quality aesthetics and delivers a spectacular vision of colour, which draws on a movie like storyline synonymous with backdrops from Suicide Squad, Alcatraz and Shawshank Redemption for his latest visual. Prison walls, prisoner comradery and the stark, cold industrial environment contrast against the warming tones from the bright orange theme throughout and the splashes of colour from graffiti filled walls and artwork.

Having built a cult following of over 155k IG followers thanks to his notable rap career and lavish lifestyle that regularly documents him teaming up with exclusive clothing brands and displaying his collection of super cars, clubs and jewellery, A.M SNiPER also regularly treats his followers to behind the scenes exclusives from his shows.

Hitting the European leg of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s tour circuit last year, A.M. SNiPER went on to take part in a summer of festival appearances and was nominated for ‘Man Of The Year’ in Cyprus MAN Magazine. About to kick off his summer of 2019 live events with Plug Nation in Ayia Napa alongside Young Thug, Gunna, Fredo, Yxng Bane, M Huncho and Charlie Sloth, followed by his weekly appearances at KANDI EVENTS every Friday from 14th June, it’s time to stay tuned to his Instagram for an exclusive insight to the world of A.M. SNiPER.

Check him out below…

Song of the Day: Stories – Dan Onkar

Coming off his second EP ‘UnStable’​, North London’s DAN ONKAR has dropped his seamlessy hazy J Dilla-esque track, ‘​Stories’ into today’s hot spot.

The track documents the singer/songwriter’s battles with mental hindrance while simultaneously brags about what he brings to the table and also lessons he has learned in life.

This is a great one to get over your Humpday…check it out below…

New Track: Pretty Little Thing – Will.i.am (ft. FT LADY LESHURR, MS BANKS & LIONESS)

LADY LESHURR, LIONESS and MS. BANKS team up with Black Eyed Peas frontman WILL.I.AM for the fiery, empowering anthem ‘Pretty Little Thing’ that is set to be a soundtrack for young queens throughout the world.

Dripping with confidence, sauce and female pride, ‘Pretty Little Thing’ captures everything that it is to be an independent lady in 2019, from self-love, integrity and fashion to a fiesty go-getter attitude, and the track couldn’t be presented by three more fitting women.

With strong, bold imagery that is set off by bountiful, deep orange highlights to open the video, the whistling melody and catchy, self-vocalled hook, sit upon a deep rumbling bassline making for the snappiest of joints courtesy of WILL.I.AM and producer DJ Ammo. Colours stand as a strong message throughout the video, representing both the individuality of each emcee, and women worldwide, and their solidarity as a group, as hues of orange and pink dominate the storyline, whilst powerful lyricism and performances deliver an empowered and genuine message.

First to step up to the mic is LIONESS who wastes no time in claiming the number as an unapologetic UK offering and delivers her articulate, lyrical verse with sheer tenacity and a knock out performance to camera. Sliding in to grab the mic for verse two is ‘Snack’ barrer MS BANKS who spits her mantra to always remain unashamedly unique, followed by the Birmingham rap queen LADY LESHURR who brings her impeccable lyrical skill, genuine attitude and raw honesty to wrap up proceedings.

Framed with edits and snapshots that make the video feel like it’s straight from a fashion contact sheet, ‘Pretty Little Thing’ is the perfect collaboration of music and fashion brought together by the PrettyLittleThing fashion retailer themselves.

So here’s your chance to check out the video for ‘Pretty Little Thing’ below…