Multi-genre artist SAMSON releases his latest self-produced track ‘Come Over’, which explores the themes of abstinence and celibacy when it comes to his latest love interest, SAMSON showcases his versatility as an artist with this R&B sample.
Born of Nigerian heritage, Samson was initially raised in North West London until age 3 before moving to Borehamwood where he spent the rest of his young adulthood.
Inspired by Hip-Hop, Funk, Jazz, Rock and Grime, and influenced by artists Tyler The Creator, Little Simz, Joey Badass and Chance the Rapper, over the years he has become comfortable with his unique sound and says he now feels okay with being the “odd one out”.
Samson has received national radio support from Tiffany Calver on BBC Radio 1Xtra as well as BBC Introducing and many community radio stations.
With plans to release a mixtape later this year, SAMSON is undoubtedly here to stay. Check him out below…
Florida rapper, singer, producer, and hitmaking CEO JORDAN HOLLYWOOD‘s single, ‘The Ugly Song,’ is one hell of a speaker-rattling joint. Featuring Timbaland, ‘The Ugly Song’ serves up as the lead single from his upcoming album, ‘Only the Paranoid Survive’.
“It’s crazy how 20 years ago how I enjoyed this song as kid and now it’s part of my legacy. It’s one thing to get a Timbaland beat or to get him to clear a sample but it’s special when the legend himself steps in the booth with you and adds his touches to your vison,” says Jordan Hollywood. “I never in a million years thought I’d get to work with the hitmaker. With the video I told the director ‘I want this shit to feel like an open world video game where I have freedom to randomly do things my way.’ “The Ugly Song” is just the start.”
An homage to Bubba Sparxxx’s Timbaland-produced single “Ugly,” “The Ugly Song” is a banging reinterpretation that flips the early 2000s classic for a new generation. The instrumental deftly chops Timbaland’s Bollywood-influenced melodies and pairs them with quaking drums and trap percussion. Offering both his blessing and his vocals, Timbaland delivers his signature ad-libs (“ficky ficky”), while Hollywood effortlessly glides over the beat.
The video, directed by Austin McCracken and filmed in Los Angeles, makes liberal use of visual effects (and openly nods to that at the end), dropping Hollywood into a wheat field accompanied by a horse who eventually kicks him in the head. The rapper continues to get knocked into or out of various colorful scenarios. Both the video and the song break from expectation, showing that Hollywood is willing to challenge himself, share a laugh, and execute a variety of vibes.
‘The Ugly Song’ is Hollywood’s first release since 2019’s “Testament,” wherein he recounted the hurdles and hurt he’s endured on his rise. Check out the epic video for the single below…
Rapper, producer and songwriter COLL comes through with his next highly anticipated and highly energetic new release ‘Who’s That’, accompanied with a fun, quirky, character-esque style video. His second single of 2021, ‘Who’s That’ follows ‘L8 Nights’ an anthem made for the motivated which dropped in April.
Showcasing a new side to COLL, ‘Who’s That’ stands as a more light hearted offering yet remains consistent with the top quality from the Norwich-based artist. With the electric beat, quick witted lyrics and ridiculously catchy chorus proving as strong trademarks for COLL, ‘Who’s That’ is another glorious string to an ever growing bow.
Promoting the importance of positivity and hard work, COLLs music remains a welcomed breath of fresh air in the Rap & Hip Hop world. Emanating an incredibly uplifting energy, the young Rapper discusses the importance of self-love, motivation and accomplishes this in an assured, empowering and well-versed way.
COLL continues to keep the momentum going as he leads up to the release of his third upcoming mixtape, Blue Magic 3…until then, hit play on the video for ‘Who That’ below…
JIMIDAKILLA’s long-awaited debut EP, ‘Cognac Arcade’, has finally touched down with the release of the two part video ‘This One’s For/Cognac Arcade’. This intricately themed musical journey is an interwoven tapestry packed with storytelling, humour, personality and hip-hop/pop sequenced beats. ‘This One’s For / Cognac Arcade’ offers the listener ‘goldfish bowl’ access into the crazy and colourful world of our Derby native.
Although ‘Cognac Arcade’ is Jimi’s first ‘solo flight’ he’s been performing, recording and releasing with his ‘widely respected’ Derby rap collective Local Geezers for some time. With co-signs from the likes of SBTV’s Jamal Edwards, Grime MC Kamikaze & Link Up TV, Local Geezers have built up a solid reputation in the UK Rap scene for quality music over the past few years, releasing two solid EPs, a handful of high-end music videos, hilarious video and audio podcast programs whilst continuously developing and honing the Local Geezer’s brand position and strategy.
With this video, along with the 6 track EP ‘Cognac Arcade’, is looking to take the crown as one of the most exciting underground UK rap releases of 2020…
The UK rap scene has never been such a hive of cultural influence as it is right now and R CHOPPA delves into his Asian heritage for the release of his latest joint, ‘Cold Naan’.
Bringing an alternative hip-hop flex to the wider mainstream, R CHOPPA delivers ‘Cold Naan’ with a carefree attitude and freestyle flows that feel almost completely created on the spot. His confidence and personality shine through in abundance as he delivers an eccentric, versatile and abstract rap record that is deep with choral chants, thumping drums and emblazoned with the vibrant sounds of India, whilst also managing to make an anthem from the subject of pizza and ‘Cold Naan’.
The record is taken from the recent release of his ‘Animal Behaviour LP’, which is a 17-track project laden with an array of influences making it a refreshing, alternative and interesting playlist that refuses to adhere to the simplicity of mainstream sounds. Blurring the conventional lines is exactly what R CHOPPA stands for whether it be with genre, lyricism or character – he’s not here to deliver a tried and tested recipe that has been here for generations but instead he finely weaves a multitude of flavour to cater to every taste with new, experimental energy.
Making his visual debut with the self-directed and idiosyncratic video, ‘Cold Naan’ is the perfect introduction to R CHOPPA. Packed with fun, character, quirk and everything that goes against the grain of the polished, mainstream, it retains clarity and is a bold statement for the rising young star….
Check out the the video for the ‘Cold Naan’ below…