Tuesday, August 31, 2010

VIDEO: DIPP - Pop Off Selecta



After breaking grounds with his first video Dangerous in 2008, he is back with a sci-fi themed music video that is set to leave the music industry buzzing for a long time Pop Off Selecta was directed by Nigeria's special effects King, MEX and in this video he has definitely set the pace and is the undisputed leader of the pack. A good product doesn't need too much selling. Click play and travel into the Future.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

ModeNine - Lose You


1ST SINGLE OFF PAY ATTENTION   "LOSE U"  PRODUCED BY ALIAS (A SOUTH AFRICAN HIPHOP PRODUCER). Another joint about his love hate relationship with hiphop.



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YungDrug feat. A-Q - Black Berry Swag

  
Rapper, Yung Drug teams up with controversial Nigerian emcee A-Q on a black berry-inspired song. It's worth listening to nonetheless. Enjoy!





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Redkad - Born Me For Lagos

RedKad is not a newbie in the Nigerian rap game, and for those who still don't him...he was on our first compilation mixtape..."Diamond In The Rough Vol.1". Check out his new single "Born Me For Lagos".






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Friday, August 27, 2010

MTV Africa Music Awards Comes to Nigeria in 2010.


MTV Networks Africa (MTVNA) and Bharti Airtel (formerly Zain) have confirmed that they will be holding the 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) in Lagos, Nigeria.   MTVNA’s jubilant celebration of contemporary African music and creativity will be held at the EKO EXPO Hall, Lagos on 11 December 2010, focusing the spotlight on Africa’s most outstanding musicians, from the heart of one of the continent’s most vibrant cities.
The 2010 MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel will take the form of a stunning live music event and global television spectacular, featuring performances from contemporary African and international music giants and hosted by a major music celebrity. Artists from around the continent will battle to win a coveted MAMA trophy in one of twelve award categories including: Best Male, Best Female, Best Video, Best Group, Artist of the Year, Best Lusophone Act, Best Anglophone Act, Best Francophone Act, Song of the Year, Brand: New Act, Best International Act and MAMA Legend.
Commented Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, MTV Networks Africa, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Airtel to bring the MTV Africa Music Awards with Airtel to Lagos for the first time and look forward to delivering the most exciting MAMA yet on 11 December.”
Said Mr. Beyers, “Airtel is proud to be at the forefront in nurturing talent in Africa and connecting the passions of millions of youth across the continent through music. Our support for the MAMA awards is founded on our commitment to empower the youth through initiatives that will help Africa to identify and celebrate talent.”
The awards celebrate contemporary African and international genres loved by the youth and young adults across sub-Saharan Africa including Hip Hop, Hip Life, R&B, Afro Pop, Afro House, Kwaito, Boomba, Bongo Flava, Coupé Décalé, Dancehall, Soul and Rock.
The inaugural MAMA was held at the Velodrome, Abuja in 2008, while October 2009 saw the awards move to Nairobi, Kenya, with performances from 2Face (Nigeria), Amani (Kenya), A.Y. (Tanzania), Blu3 (Uganda), Brickz (South Africa), Da LES (South Africa), D’Banj (Nigeria), Fally Ipupa (DRC), HHP (South Africa), Lizha James (Mozambique), M.I. (Nigeria), Mo’ Hits Allstars (Nigeria), Nameless (Kenya), Pype (Nigeria), Samini (Ghana), STL (Kenya), Lira (South Africa), Wahu (Kenya) and Zebra & Giraffe (South Africa), alongside international stars Wyclef Jean and Akon.
Past winners have included 2face (Nigeria), Nameless (Kenya), Samini (Ghana), Wahu (Kenya), HHP (South Africa), D’Banj (Nigeria) and Patricke-Stevie Moungondo (Congo Brazzaville).

Monday, August 23, 2010

Cremy & Fecko - Always Strapped Freestyle


Cremy, who recently won an edition of the GLO BAM open mic contest and also featured on Knight House/DJ Klem's "Six8Ten" EP ...teamed up with Fecko Tha Emcee on a wicked freestyle. These boyz ain't smiling!!



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Sauce Kid – Edondemadt

Taken off the brand new “African American” album. Sauce Kid unleashed this joint at the 2010 Nigerian DJ’s summer jam in Houston and the crowd lost it. The album is certified! A collection of some of Sauce Kid’s finest work, with collaborations with artists like 9ice, Banky W, Meaku, and Pype.

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Phenom – My Time Feat. Willybang


Phenom (Real name: Topa Onimowo), 18 year old Lagos born emcee, already well known in the underground circuit & a house favourite at the #1 open mic hiphop event in lagos ‘Wax Lyrical at Koko lounge’ hosted by Loose kaynon. just penned a deal with Knighthouse and is currently working on a debut mixtape slated to drop soon.The single ‘My Time’ features Willybang and is produced by DJ Klem. Its a prelude to what is to be expected from young Phenom, who has been endorsed by artistes like M.I Abaga, Zara, Rooftop M.Cs & Teeto

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VIDEO: R2BEES Ft Wande Coal - KISS YOUR HAND

Check out the official video of Kiss Your Hand by Ghana's finests, R2Bees, featuring Wande Coal.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Terry Tha Rapman - Roger That (Freestyle)

Terry Tha Rapman is still not smiling....recently he decided to murder Young Money's "Roger That" beat once and for all. Multikraft witnessed the slaughter in the vocal booth.

Monday, August 16, 2010

VIDEO: D'Banj - Mr. Endowed

Check Out this brand new video from D'Banj for the MR ENDOWED single. This video is very crazy and funny, showing D'banj at his very best.

Monday, August 9, 2010

VIDEO: Fecko - Nollywood ft. Terry Tha Rapman


Highly anticipated!! This video features Fecko Tha Emcee and Terry Tha Rapman, song aptly titled "Nollywood". Boyz Are Not Smilin'!!! Directed by CYPHA BOX in association with MultiKraft Media.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Doin' It In The Park (AfricanHipHop Festival)

Named after a song by 1970′s jazzfunk group Blackbyrds which became a big b-boy anthem in the early days of Bronx hip hop, the annual Doin’ it in the Park festival in Amsterdam (Netherlands) represents hip hop culture not just from a historical perspective but with a wide scope. Artists from Africa perform alongside diaspora-born and bred emcees and singers.



The second edition of Africanhiphop.com’s open-air festival featured some of the most remarkable new names on the scene including NYC’s Blitz the Ambassador who represents Ghana and the multinational super crew of Congo Groove (Fredy Massamba, Lexxus Legal and Pitcho). Artists from the Netherlands included Pan Afrikanz & Furlan, C.I.A., Vieira & Kable, Geoffy G & Scorpio, Esperanzah and Renee Neufville, one half of American 90s supergroup Zhané made a surprise stage appearance! The host of the evening was Quest One who is certainly one of the most energetic emcees in the Netherlands. Prior to the musical program, British-Jamaican visual artist Kevin Dalton-Johnson launched the exhibition of work made during a residence at the venue.
All of these performances kept the crowd on their feet from 5PM to midnight in the magical ambiance of Tolhuistuin, a city garden that was private property until recently and is now used for cultural events. Big up to the Tolhuistuin crew, the loyal audience and our clothing sponsor Puma.
Admire some of the pics below and if you want more (including snaps from last year’s edition of Doin’ it in the Park), check out this Flickr page.

SIX8TEN EP -- DJ KLEM

Fast rising Nigerian Hip-Hop producer, DJ KLEM, known for some of his major productions on the KnightHouse Street Scriptures album recently released his SIX8TEN EP. Support real Nigerian music today!

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH MixTape Vol.1

Shortly after we launched our e-magazine, we decided to drop a Digi Mixtape Compilation featuring some of Nigeria's most promising artistes. Every song on this tape is sure to catch public attention. This compilation is a blend of powerful lyricism, smooth rhythm and groovy beats. Powered by MultiKraft baby!

TRACK LISTING
01. O'dreel - Atiko
02. Doggext - Hard Remix feat. Rihanna
03. Yesi - U Got It
04. Fecko - Phunky Something
05. Bionic - Jones
06. Pope - Enjoy
07. MiekHarry - File Fun feat. O'dreel
08. HarrySong feat. D'Supremes & Ego - Hold Yuh Remake
09. Orion - Strong Thing Remake
10. Chrest - Your Love
11. Cyclone - Lagos State Of Mind
12. Pryse - PH like ABJ
13. Cremy - Bobo E Ti Fine Ju feat. Kraft
14. Osagz - Successful Remix
15. RedKad - One Deal
16. Ik Sl!ck & BixF- Hustler
17. Shawn Jessa - Talking Music ft. Sleek

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VIDEO: Kole Hash ft. Mode9 - Grind

A blend of true ghetto tales and hopes plus wordplay that could knock your favorite MC out of balance, KoleHash delivers two verses of well scripted ambitions and hopes for a brighter day. Modenine takes the hook and…. Dodo is for foooooooooools…lol.

VIDEO: Nas & Damian Marley - As We Enter


Nas and Damian Marley gon' switch up the flow and move to Ghana. "As We Enter" off the Distant Relatives album. Conscious music for conscious minds.

Q & A Session With Nigerian Artiste D'Crow


Let's do a few questions and see what we got
1. Lets meet you?
Name ADEDA Omohwo Martin but better known throughout the music industry as D'CROW

2. How did you get into music?
It started during the A-levels when i used to be this VERY shy kinda guy and a classmate of mine had this book of Poems that used to get a lot of the ladies flocking around him and i thot to mysellf dat if i started writing mine i would get the same kinda reaction which was wat i did and the results were outstanding to say the least...got me my 1st girlfriend. After skool i kinda just graduated into writing songs bcos by then i was an Eminem fan so Rap music was just the next step for me.

3. What instruments do you play?
None at the moment though i'm still re-learning the keyboard (used to play when i was much younger)

4. What has it been like since you started?
Its been ups and downs here and there, Highs and lows you can say but through it all i'm still here and i released my first album March 15th which is saying something

5. Why exactly did you start Music?
Honestly at the time i decided to go into the music, there used to be a lotta of un-creative material that i used to hear from the radio and after properly assessing my talents i realised i could do a whole lot better than what i was hearing but you know as a matter of fact, that reason cannot hold water right now because of the level of improvement in the music scene currently.

6. So are you worried you won't be able to keep up?
Of course NOT because i believe in my ability and i know that it would still shine through regardless of the amount of competition and i also have an open mind for evolving to the next level cos for example i look at people like elDee who have been there for a long time and still find a way to make themselves relevant today which is my aim for D'crow

7. Lets talk about Knighthouse.
What is it about them?

8.You were one of the few people dat started out with them right?
Yes i was

9. So what happened that you left and how was the whole experience?
Well i joined Knighthouse when i met one of the members Rougewave (Saks) at a radio interview way back in i think 2003 give or take a couple months and he told me about a group of people who were basically music lovers like us and were interested in starting something, so i basically met them up one day and the rest they say is history. We started from a small room, going from studio to studio and finally to the current home "51".

10. So why did you leave if things seemed promising since they had finally gotten a stable place to work from?
I would just like to say that i was not the only one who left for reasons best know to each person but personally i realised that it was gonna be a while before the rappers in the group ( Rougewave, Othello and myself) got an opportunity to be able to make the music scene like we wanted to so i figured instead of just sitting and waiting for manna to fall from somewhere i could not see, i decided to move on and try to make it on my own.

11. Is that why you dissed them in your upcoming mixtape?
WHAT!!!!!I aint dissed nobody because we still fam and i basically grew up in the music thanks to each and every one of them so i have NO REGRETS which coincidentally is the name of my proposed follow up album to THE TRUTH.

12. Whats your relationship with Mo-cheddar
Its cool, she's a nice girl, one of the later people to join knighthouse and she's now the franchise celebrity.

13. So what has been keeping you going?
Well you can say that the love of music is wat has kept me going bcos if its not something that one has a passion for, when you encounter the numerous challenges that music throws at you, its so easy to give up, so i just keep the bigger picture right at the back of my mind whenever things are not working out bcos at the end of the day, the road to "heaven" is paved with thorns.

14. Which Nigerian musicians do you like?
I presume you are talking in terms of their music so, elDee like i said earlier, i also like Banky W (that his Don't break my heart is still one of my fave songs), Omawunmi etc etc

15. What you think of Nicki Minaj?
Talented, Obviously sexy.

16. Now that you mention it, tell us more about your Sugar Mummy.
Hmmm.....seriously ask me no questions like this and i'll tell you no lies.

17. Well i just asked and i require The Truth since thats what you preach.
Lol...well i don't deny getting a lot of love from both older and younger women though not in an LL Cool J sorta way and i do my best to replicate the love shown to me by the ladies and my people that know me know that i dont discriminate against any lady cos i strongly believe that everyone has a right to be loved equally.

18. Very very interesting, so do you have a girlfriend?
I do not have A girlfriend.

19. Lets get back to the music
Yes please

20.So what's your angle? What new thing are you adding to hip hop music? What way are you different from what we have been listening to?
First of all i'm a Hip hop artist and i'm adding intelligence, style and creativity to the already existing stuff on ground.
How am i different, well i like to think of myself as a music lover so what everyone would get after listening to anything i do is a musician who is in love with his music and she loves him back

21. How are you able to balance between "commercialisation" and true hip-hop
Frankly you know we live in a capitalistic society and one has to find a way to sell your way of doing music to the populace in general while still staying true to the art form which has been passed down to us to carry the baton, so i basically experiment with my style to reach the wider audience while still retaining components of the core reason why my music is termed hip hop in the first place

22. What's your message to people?
Well my message to everyone is that no matter how outlandish or un-achievable your dreams may seem, remember that "our limitation is not a function of our conditions, but rather a function of our decision" so Dream Big, and remember that the bigger the dreams the harder the challenges and the bigger the rewards.

23. What else would you like to tell me?
Well the album(which is my 1st) titled "THE TRUTH" by D'crow is one i would encourage everyone who believes that Music in Nigeria has taken a giant leap forward to go out and get and they should watch out for the upcoming mixtape titled UNCAGED which is pretty much literal where i do not have to bother myself with sales and just go back to the real reason i fell in love with hip-hop in the first place.

24. Thank you D'crow for your time.
No thank you and cheers

Monday, August 2, 2010

~Terry da Rapman Set To Release New Album This August~

 
Hip-hop World Awards winner and veteran rapper Terry da Rapman has been one prominent artiste throughout this year. From dropping a mixtape to collaborating with Sound Sultan and Terry G to winning “The Best rap Single” at the 2010 Hip-hop World Awards to launching his own “Boyz Are Not Smilin’” clothing wear...phew(now that’s a lot for one person), he hasn’t lost it when it comes to making good music.

He intends to drop his highly anticipated “Boyz Are Not Smilin’” album. His sophomore album which has been long awaited will definitely shake the entertainment scene. The album oozes hits upon hits, a perfect blend of urban music and hip-hop materials; every track has its story to tell. Guest appearances include Modenine, Kefee, Sound Sultan, Pherowshuz, Cartiair, Mo’Cheddah, Terry G and others.

VIDEO: LAGBAJA --- Did I



The masked-one Lagbaja is back with a brand new video. Very Afro-centric if you ask me. Enjoy!

Talonted Performs @ NYC's Time Square Arts Center



Check out Talonted's most recent performance at the Time Square Arts Center, where he debuted his new song entitled, "A Day In the Life," and delivered a verse about his love for music over Alicia Keys' "Unthinkable."

DJ DON X Presents Unstoppable Soar Mix 6

This is a continuation of the Unstoppable series mix that focuses primarily on Nigerian music with the usual flavor Don x is know to add to his mix. After all what is the point in eating (hearing) the same thing over and over again. There is always room for something new and that is what Don X brings. So come on a journey and Soar with the most innovative DJ yet.......

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(Hype) Mo'Fame

Maxwell Omo-Osagie a.k.a Mo'fame born August 30th 1986, from Edo State of Nigeria grew up in Lagos but the onward part of his life was spent in benin where he schooled and he currently is, elevation starts from home according to him, he cant say he was born into HipHop as he grew up listening to lots of Gospel songs, but later got introduced to HipHop by his elder Brother and he started to love it. Done with School (at least for the meantime) he is hoping to do hiphop big...influences were a whole lot of MCz old and new but my biggest influence in Nigeria is Mode 9.


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HANDS OFF THE MIC.mp3

Shakar El Swagga - Nzogbu

Uk-based Nigerian artiste, Shakar has just released his brand new single, Nzogbu Nzogbu....Check it out!


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