Song of the Day: Mine – Kute Lee (ft. Tonee C)

Mine is the lead single from KUTEE LEE‘s EP ‘0 4 6’ which features rap prodigy Tonee C. The alternative rap song sees both artists discuss the affinity of a love interest for money and how that isn’t a problem for them on a quest to win her over. It’s one of those songs where the first and proceeding lines of the chorus could live rent-free in a listener’s head, with lyrics like “You got a fetish for dollar signs”.

A native of Anambra State but Based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria; Kutee Lee – whose real name is Chibuike Paschal Metu – began making music professionally in 2019 after he made a crucial decision of making a switch from his medical profession to building a career in music – a decision that wasn’t met with good reception from his family, but his affiliation with the renown creative collective Black Federation has been his center of support on a musical journey that has had it’s fair share of ups and downs.

He’s an artist with a voice that can fill a packed arena, firm, bold and unruly. His style of music could be described as Alternative because he plays across diverse genres with his music, and at each point tend to pass his message which mostly touches across subject matters like family, love, betrayal, life experiences especially back in the hood, amongst other things.

So here’s your chance to get acquainted with Kutee Lee; have a listen to ‘Mine’ below…

Song of the Day: Essence – AC3 (ft. JAY.P)

AC3‘s second solo single ‘Essence’, sees the Irish rapper taps fellow rap artist JAY.P to work their magic on a summer-charged, Afroswing beat by JBJ.

AC3 displays his vocal capabilities with flowing melodies while singing about a broken relationship. Upon completion of recording, he felt something was missing and approached JAY.P about laying down a verse. JAY.P spices things up with his straight to the point rap verse.

Expect a string of pumping music and striking videos from this promising upriser…but for now, check out the video for ‘Essence’ below…

Ricardo Williams Comes Through With ‘He Ain’t Me – Radio’ (Remix)

Hailing from Birmingham, RICARDO WILLIAMS has a REAL treat for us this summer as he drops the remake of his 2018 single, ‘He Ain’t Me’, featuring Slick Rick. Originally a R&B/trap infused production, the single receives a New Jack Swing-esque treatment from Grammy award-wining producer Kyle West.

As well as working on original music over the last few years, Ricardo has done backing vocals for a number of high profile artists including Stormzy, Tweet, and on Emeli Sande’s latest album, quickly gaining the reputation as one of the strongest vocalists in the UK.

After coming to BBC 1xtra DJ Ace’s, attention in 2018 and signing to his newly formed independent record label ‘Recordbox’ with the release of ‘Come Over’, Jamaican-born Ricardo gained critical acclaim for the track which featured R&B royalty Teedra Moses. His year continued to see his profile rise seeing him support Faith Evans at O2 Indigo in London and he has since teamed up with some of R&B’s leading lights on both sides of the Atlantic.

Here’s your chance to hear the master-on-the-rise; have a listen to ‘He Ain’t Me – Radio’.

Listen To Credle’s new single ‘The Chase’

Introducing upcoming artist CREDLE and his new single titled ‘The Chase’, which no doubt will be an instant favourite for those who love house music and Afrobeats. A deep soulful four-on-the-floor pattern perfectly blends with Credle’s vocals which gives off a rich Motherland feel.

Born and raised in South Jamaica, Queens Credle’s love for music ignited when his father began directing the choir where he was a member until he was in high school.

After leaving the choir, Credle began to fall in love with the art of poetry. He saw his words on the page and felt he had found an outlet to express the emotions he often could not share as a young black kid growing up in Southside Jamaica Queens. After some time, he began to explore the combination of melodies as well as rhymes and took to the art of rapping. During his college years, Credle fully committed himself to creating music.

Also a songwriter and music executive, Credle is a CEO/Founder of Credle Entertainment.

Check out the lyric video for his irresistible single below…

Oxlade drops official visual for single ‘DKT’

Causing serious waves across the international music scene since the release of his dazzling debut EP ‘Oxygene’ which has since amassed over 70 million streams and its addictive lead single ‘Away’ being named as one of Rolling Stone’s ’50 Biggest Songs of 2020’ – Nigerian Afro-fusion sensation OXLADE drops the brand-new, official visual for his smooth single ‘DKT (Dis Kind Thing)’.

The follow-up to the ‘Oxygene’ EP, the Spax-produced single has now received over eight million streams since its release last year. The dreamy, visual depicting love’s ups and downs, was directed by Dammy Twitch (Davido, Teni The Entertainer, Mayorkun) and stars Nigerian model TaraGold.

Check out the video for ‘DKT’ below…