Solange’s ‘A Seat at the Table’ comes eight years after her last major album, ‘Sol-Angel and The Hadley St Dream’. This 21 track project is a mix of neo-soul, funk and R&B and features both songs and personal accounts in the form of interludes such as “Don’t Touch My Hair”, “Cranes in the Sky” and “For Us By Us”. Solange has expressed that “#Aseatatthetable is meant to provoke healing & journey of self empowerment.” The album features… Read More
This past Sunday 9 October saw Nigerian rapper Olamide takeover the Eventim Apollo, London for what’s said to have been a recording-breaking headline show. Instead, it turned out to be the most memorable afrobeats afropop concert of the year, for all the wrong reasons. Excited fans descended on the iconic west London venue to see the “Durosoke” rapper alongside his YBNL generals Lil Kesh, Viktoh and Adekunle Gold. The evening’s… Read More
Word on the tech street is that Amazon are set to launch standalone music subscription service later this summer or autumn at that all to familiar £9.99 price point. The media giant already runs Prime, where users can already access a vast but still limited catalogue and according to Reuters, Amazon are still negotiating licensing with labels and the like, so we’ve still got a while to wait.
Manchester MC, Bugzy Malone has announced an 8-date tour for his latest project ‘Facing Time’. Bugzy has seen a boost in his profile over the past year – his EP of the same name recently landed the number one spot on iTunes and his ongoing lyrical beef with Chip has helped to fuel a rejuvenation in grime. Bugzy will hit up cities across the UK, including London, Leeds and of course, his… Read More
East London rapper/producer, Kenkodie puts his spin on the hugely popular ‘Cut It’ beat originally by O.T Genasis and Young Dolph. I’m not usually a fan of covers just because they’re usually a cheap imitation, but Kenkodie’s ‘Cut It’ remix is actually really good. The self-proclaimed Dope Boy shows off his versatility and delivers a cool, calm and confident track, that could easily be a single (if it wasn’t a… Read More
North London artist, Mazi Chukz releases the visuals to his latest single ‘Down’, produced by Chillz. We’re used to hearing Mazi Chukz on upbeat party tracks and this is certainly not that. ‘Down’ shows the softer side of the British-Nigerian as he pours out his emotions over his “ride-or-die” chick. This one’s definitely for the ladies or if you’re looking for a chilled Afropop vibe, but I’m looking forward to… Read More
Freshly premiered on Trevor Nelson‘s BBC 1Xtra show, south London rapper, Tinie Tempah sprinkles a bit of the Wizkid magic dust onto his latest single, ‘Mamacita’. If you’re anything like me, ever since Wizkid joined the Disturbing London camp, I’ve been waiting to hear a solid collab and much to my surprise,’Mamacita’ is it. Taken from Tinie Tempah’s forthcoming album, ‘Youth’ which drops on 16 September, ‘Mamacita’ is a great summer… Read More