New Music Video: Real Friends (Kanye West Remix) – A1

Blazing rapper A1 slams down ONE piece of a freestyle over Kanye West/Ty Dolla Sign hit ‘Real Friends’.

The freestyle forms part of the second installment of his series tape called #A1MONDAYS – look out for that!

For now, hit that play button on that slick freestyle…

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Song of the Day: Caesar – Frenzy

Hailing from my neck of the woods – Hackney, baby! – FRENZY comes right through with his first single of 2019 entitled ‘Caesar’, taken from upcoming project ‘Heat of The Moment’.

Produced by Eyes, this new track is nothing short of his trademark – combining a multitude of genres to create a unique and dark hip-hop vibe – which underpins the east London rapper’s matter-of-fact lyricism.

The youngster’s catalogue of music, which reflects his life struggles and seeing close ones locked up or killed in his community, has raised eyebrows from major music tastemakers as well as generating loyal support from BBC 1Xtra DJs Jeremiah Asiamah and Robert Bruce.

Hailed as a local celebrity for his charity work and a mentor for his music to young aspiring artists, FRENZY also runs a workshop called Fast Forward which provides free studio time, production and engineering, which this time has resulted in a compilation titled ‘Fast Forward Vol. 1’.

Check out his first drop of the year below:

New Track: Maytrix – Maydien

Combining hip-hop, neo-soul and future beats to make a fresh new hybrid soundscape, MAYDIEN  first joined the Roche Musique roster in 2017 with his first EP ‘Tea and Loveseats’. Now he’s back with a brand new track ‘Maytrix’, taken from his forthcoming EP baring the name same – due for release on 12th April 2019.

Having supported the likes of Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Snoop Dogg and Anderson. Paak, MAYDIEN has gained support from the likes of BBC Radio 1Xtra, Soulection, HYPEBEAST, Crack Magazine & Mass Appeal.

This guy is effortlessly fly – CHECK-HIM-OUT BELOW:

New Track: Black America – Yung B.E.

YUNG B.E drops his latest track entitled ‘Black America.’

Injecting a lick of a heavy-funk b-line, the offering sees The Live From The Pentagon Entertainment recruit vent on the current issue of race relations in his homeland regarding black people and people of colour.

‘Black America’ features fellow label rapper Cleon ‘3Bubble’ Solomon who, together with Justin ‘J.Gray’ Gray, produced a string of critically acclaimed projects, which collectively received strong support from the likes of Hype Magazine, Huffington Post, True Magazine.

Also an ordained minister, YUNG B.E. has performed for the Mayor of Houston, Texas as well as performing at live gigs throughout the country.

Check him out below:

Follow YUNG B.E. on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YUNGBEDOT/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yung_be/?hl=en
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6ornmIWUL0yhRxSNd1qGur

 

EP Review: The Sickness – Redd Tunes

Featuring a collection of tracks that could be appeasing to nostalgics of the old-school, London-based rapper/producer REDD TUNES slaps down his first project of the year, entitled ‘The Sickness.’

With loops of chill-out sounds that could be easily associated with Fila high tops (unlaced, of course), slick tracksuits complete with thick gold chains, this set pays homage to the real art of britcore and also expresses the concerns of the commercialisation of its parent – hip-hop – suppressing the realism of the sub-genre.

But there’s no chance of that as REDD TUNES and featured artists on this EP, are on a mission to keep the britcore vibe alive. The Sickness EP is a strong reminder that music is an extension of one’s expression – and not a commodity.

This set is definitely worth a trail; check it out here

Must Listens: Kill The Alphabet, The Dopeness, Golden Era.