Saturday, March 12, 2011

Talonted - "A Day In The Life"


New Jersey-bred Nigerian rapper, TALoNTED is back with a new song off his forthcoming album. Produced by the Ish Pro. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I No Send You (Femcees Version)



CAPital Hill Music & Tha Suspect Presents "I No Send You" the female version off the recently released "I Am Music - The Producer Album" featuring Sasha P, Muna, Blaise, Eva, Mo'Cheddah & Zee

VIDEO: M.I - Undisputed



This the first video off the first single from MI sophomore album MI 2 The Movie !! Remember this is a preview only! Directed by Jonathan Jason Clarke.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Video: Godwon Feat. Ikechukwu & Sauce Kid - 2 Much Money


Check out this new video by former US-based Nigerian rapper, Godwon featuring Ikechukwu & Sauce Kid. And they claim they gat "2 Much Money". Video directed by Clarence Peters.

GINO IS BACK WITH A NEW SINGLE: IM SO FLY FT NAETOC AND YQ.

For rap music lovers, this is more than good news. After a brief hiatus from the rap game, rapper Gino is back in with a new single titled “I’m So Fly” feat. YQ and Naeto C. In 2005, Gino revolutionized the game when he dropped his instant classic video ‘No Be God’ and later released his debut album
(which many regard as being one of the best rap albums in Nigeria) Pain Plus Work. The album also generated another hit Farabale which was a club hanger.

While many thought the rapper took time off, he was actually in the booth taking his time to record a body of work that will be rated flawless. With such high standards it is said that Gino has scrapped songs worth two albums. Now satisfied with what he has, the C.E.O of MOBB Records is finally set to drop his highly anticipated sophomore album.

Kicking his re-entrance is this new single which was produced by the *SoundCity and Future Awards Producer of the Year*, Sossick. Gino’s second album is scheduled to drop later in the year.

NEW VIDEO: ZONE FAM - SHAKA ZULU ON EM


Yessir! It's the Zone Fam's Latest Video and Second Single From "The Business: Foreign Exchange"
Shot and Edited by Ground Xero Crew. African stand up!

Monday, February 28, 2011

TONY® AWARD WINNING SENSATION FELA In Lagos (APRIL 20-25, 2011)



FELA!, the landmark Broadway musical, which won three Tony Awards (Broadway’s highest honor) including Best Choreography (Bill T. Jones), is coming to Lagos from April 20th to 25th. It will be performed at the prestigious Eko Hotel’s New Expo Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. This critically lauded musical will star its original Broadway cast with Sahr Ngaujah reprising his Tony-nominated role of Fela Kuti with music provided by the internationally renowned Antibalas as well as other members of the New York City Afro-beat community.

Concurrently with the Broadway production, FELA! opened and triumphed at London’s Royal National Theater for a three-month sold-out run. That production was nominated for three Olivier Awards, London theatre’s highest honor, including Best Musical, Best Actor (Sahr Ngaujah) and Best Choreography (Bill T. Jones). This Nigerian engagement will be the first since the closing of the Broadway and London productions and the NTLive performance which was broadcast to in 370 cinemas worldwide.

The aim of FELA! in Lagos is to unite and connect Africans in spirit and unity, to serve as a catalyst for cultural revival in Nigeria, and to celebrate Fela Kuti, for the contribution he has made to Nigeria and the world. FELA! depicts the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, whose soulful Afro beat rhythms ignited the spirit of empowerment and cultural awareness in a generation. It is a tale of courage, passion and love featuring Kuti’s captivating music and the visionary direction and choreography of Tony Award winner, Bill T. Jones. FELA! in Lagos is being produced by a Nigerian production company, Broken Shackles in conjunction with Lagos State Government.



Upon its Broadway opening Ben Brantley of The New York Times wrote, “There should be dancing in the streets. The hot (and seriously cool) energy that comes from the musical gospel preached by the title character of Fela! feels as if it could stretch easily to the borders of Manhattan and then across a river or two. There has never been anything on Broadway like this production.” The New York Post’s Elisabeth Vincentelli cheered, “There’s enough energy to short circuit Con Ed.” David Cote of Time Out New York, in giving it 5 stars (out of 5) raved, “Fela! is more than a musical; it’s an ecstatic phenomenon.” And Jennifer Farrar from the Associated Press exclaimed, “An exuberant celebration!”

The English critics were equally effusive after the London premiere of FELA! One critic, Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail, summed up the critical sentiment with his review saying FELA! is a “groundbreaking show that shook Broadway and London’s Royal National Theatre to the rafters. Getting Brits to get on their feet and ‘get loose’ as Bill T. Jones puts it, was a rare feat. FELA! pulled it off by sheer exuberance and theatrical showmanship. At the same time, FELA! explored the soul of an artist and the darkness of a government that tried to block what Fela’s beam exposed.”

In addition to rave reviews from critics, FELA! has also won numerous awards and received standing ovations from such personalities as Mick Jagger, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Spike Lee, Ben Okri, Janet Jackson, Denzel Washington, Professor Wole Soyinka, Robert De Niro, and Hugh Jackman. First lady Michelle Obama, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and President Obama’s Head of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano are but three of the dignitaries who have embraced this show.

Bill T. Jones, director and choreographer of FELA!, was recently honored with the prestigious Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts award along with Sir Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey. The Kennedy Center Honors are awarded annually for exemplary lifetime achievement in the performing arts. FELA!also won two Astaire Awards for its cast and choreography.

FELA! on Broadway was conceived by Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis and Stephen Hendel. Its producers include the entertainment legends Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Will & Jada Pinkett Smith.

A spokeswoman for Broken Shackles suggests that “with a series of media partners and sponsorships, FELA! in Lagos will be the most talked about show in Nigeria for years to come. We have created sponsorship, branding and advertising opportunities for those who wish to be a part of this historic theatrical event.”

For sponsorship, advertising and brand affiliation opportunities, please emailsponsorship@felainlagos.com

For more information on FELA! please visit http://www.felainlagos.com

For all press and public relations matters please email pr@felainlagos.com

For more information on ticketing and group sales please email tickets@felainlagos.com
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/felainlagos

Friday, February 25, 2011

Society HAE Presents AFRIKA21 MIXTAPE

Coverage of Africa’s fundamental weaknesses, - civil war, poverty, and helplessness, has overshadowed the well of talent rapidly emerging from the African Diaspora. With Afrika21, Society HAE will create a massive platform to introduce 21 of Africa's emerging young creatives in the fields of art, music, fashion and film. The Afrika21 project will give audiences a first hand look at 21st century contemporary African culture, and open up a new dialogue about Africa as a go to market place for creative synergy.  The first by product of this project is the AFRIKA21 MIXTAPE, this monthly mixtape will feature songs highlighting the work of Africa's young musicians who are re-defining African music and the continent in general.  Listen and DOWNLOAD the mixtape HERE.



AFRIKA21 vol. 1 Playlist
1.Lakeside - BLK JKS (South Africa)
2.Heartbeat - Nneka (Nigeria)
3.If You Ask Me - Omawumi (Nigeria)
4.See Me Now - MPHO (South Africa)
5.Maria - Tumi (South Africa)
6.Emergency - Iyadede (Rwanda)
7.Dream Chasin - Chiddy Bang (Nigeria)
8.Yaa I Get It - Shad (Rwanda)
9.Mshini Wam - Spoek Mathambo (South Africa)
10.Brand New Masquerade - Mister Rae (Nigeria)
11.Fear Fear Factor - Kahli Abdu (Nigeria)
12.A L'Heure D'Ete - Saison Sรจche - Baloji (Congo)
13.Bonafide - Tabi Bonney (Togo)
14.Music & Lights - Hip Hop Pantsula (South Africa)
15.Share My Blessings - Naeto C feat. Asa (Nigeria)
16.Warm Heart of Africa - The Very Best ft. Theophilus London (Malawi)
17.Licky - African Rock (US)
18.Pracatatumba - Cabo Snoop (Angola)
19.Lagos Town - Afrikan Boy (Nigeria)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Video: Black and Yellow - AFRICAN REMIX!!!


Wiz Khalifa Black and Yellow Official Music Video Taylor Gang kush orange juice lil wayne green and yellow Pittsburgh Steelers Green Bay Packers African Remix Naija Boyz Nigerian Nigeria Crank that soulja boy. BTW, I see the "Boyz Are Not Smiling" Tee. Terry tha Rapman's #BANS brand is becoming global.

Monday, February 21, 2011

VIDEO: STR8BUTTAH - MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO


Official video for Str8Buttah's single Monkey See,Monkey Do, produced by XYZ. Directed by Rcube and XYZ. Taken from the upcoming compilation Illastr8 2(The Sequel)

XYZ – Xperimentz Beat Mixtape

Another freebie from the Str8Buttah camp. Nigerian HipHop producer/rapper, XYZ debuts his beat tape.

VIDEO: Akua Naru - Tales Of Men feat. African Footprint



"Tales Of Men" is the third single off the new and highly acclaimed Akua Naru album, "...The Journey Aflame."

VIDEO: Ice Prince - Oleku feat. Brymo


Ice Prince says he's about to explode. No doubt! Here's the much anticipated video for the monster hit "Oleku" which features Brymo. Enjoy!

The Holstar Featuring Rae Diaspora - B.M.S

Another Single Off The Holstar's Upcoming Album "Champion Music" - Black Man Struggling Features Rae Diaspora of Str8 Buttah Nigeria and is Produced by Teckzilla!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Metaphysical Induction:The Mixtape


McSkill tha Preacha finally debuts his "Metaphysical Induction" mixtape, with producer, Stormatique behind the boards. Guest appearances include:- SYNIK(ZIMBABWE), TEMPO, WALE(TEXAS),
JETLAG(TEXAS), SPELL BOUND, D'FLUX


DOWNLOAD HERE 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

VIDEO: Timi Dakolo - Let It Shine


Another classic tune from West Africa Idol winner, Timi Dakolo.

VIDEO: No Be Money - Mo'Cheddah


Mo'Cheddah who recently won a MAMA award is out with a new video. Check it out y'all!

Wale No Days Off Documentary


Here’s Mr. Folarin’s short film documenting his recent show in Atlanta. Directed by RoyalxRae with features from Waka Flocka and more.

VIDEO: Funbi - Clockwork

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

VIDEO: P-square- Possibility featuring 2face idibia


It's the love season y'all....what better way to set things in motion? Erm..ladies get ready to be swept off your feet by P-square and 2face. By the way, loving the afro-centric feel of the video.

Mr Endowed Remix - D'Banj ft. Snoop Dogg (official Video)


D'banj teams up with the rap legend, Snoop Dogg on the remix of "Mr. Endowed". This is history in the making. Africa stand up!!

Naeto C - 10 over 10 (Official Video)


Naeto C is on definitely on the rise. Check out his new video 10/10 off his new album "Super C Season" which is now in stores. Yes boss!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

VIDEO: 1-20 - 100 PERCENT (2011)




Disturbing the Peace and Conjure present: I-20's official music video to 100 Percent (100 % African) produced by DJ Pain 1.

2FACE TO APPEAR ON MO’NIQUE SHOW


One of Nigeria’s biggest musical exports, 2face Idibia will be hosted on popular American talk show, ‘The Mo’nique Show’.
The one hour talk show which airs on BET and is hosted by American comedienne and actress Mo’nique, will see 2face sharing his experiences on being a recognized African act.
We got a call from Mo’nique stating that she wanted 2face on the show.  We agreed and have arranged 2face’s appearance ’, 2face’s manger Efe Omorogbe tells NET.
2face who is on holidays in the US will appear on the talk show on Tuesday, February 8 2011. You will recall that 2face’s smash hit, ‘African queen’ was a featured soundtrack on the movie ‘Phat girlz’ which starred Mo’nique in the lead role as Jazmin Biltmore.

Fecko the Emcee - Flow Global feat. TALoNTED

Check out this spankin' new collaboration from Fecko the Emcee with New Jersey bred rapper TALoNTED. Produced by Teck Zilla.




Thursday, February 3, 2011

Young N9ne - Salt (Mixtape)

MIXTAPE TRACKLIST:
1) Salt Intro*^
2) Salt Baby***^
3) Look To Him***
4) For The Record**^
5) My Life*
6) Remember**
7) One For Another*
8) Beautiful To Me**
9) Outro*^

PRODUCTION CREDITS:
*Epik The Dawn (1,5,7,9)
**KBeatz (4,6,8)
***Life & Death Productions (2,3)
^Dr. Michael Youssef excerpts from "Salt:The Decay Stopper,Living Out The Master's Manifesto,Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009"



A-Q Feat. Iceberg Slim and Xtrim - New #Blackfriday Music 2.

This week's #BlackFriday's track from A-Q is titled 'The Sickness' featuring Iceberg Slim and X-trim.





#BONUS
A-Q - OVERKILLING FEAT. FECKO & MIEKHARRY


SWIZZ BEATZ VS FELA, PART 1


Supa Dupa Producer Kaseem Dean aka Swizz Beatz decides to put his DJ skills to the test on this week’s instalment of Monster Mondays as he pays homage to Afrobeat & African Music legend - Fela Anikulapo Kuti.


1. “Fela Intro”
2. “Touch It (Touch It / Chop & Quench)”
3. “Money in the Bank / Yellow Fever”
4. “Get Me Bodied / No Agreement”
5. “Swing Your Rag / Who No Know Go Know”
6. “It’s Me Snitches / Kalakuta Show”
7. “Tambourine / African Woman”
8. “Check Up On It / Gentleman”
9. “Fela Outro



Wednesday, February 2, 2011

VIDEO: UCHIE FEAT. 5MICS - TRUE LOVE


True Love music video by UCHIE "African Rockstar" from Music House Records

The Fleet Militant Tribute Compilation



Shoutouts to G.A.M.E,Blaqmynd, Karo,Micworx,Thorougbreds,Blight records,Cash in Records,Knighthouse plus all the artistes that featured and a huge thanks to Fleet Militant’s family

1- A Song For Ramat-Jamal,Venomous

2-The Fall Of One, Rise of many Theme- IllBliss

3-Get Up And Move-Rcube

4-Bounce-Kaliphate,Terry Da Rapman

5-Militant-PC Dre,Venomous

6-Razor’s Edge-Kuma,J 28

7- So What- EX-O

8 Soul Diary pt 2- Deck The Nexus

9- Steps- Rcube,Enigma,Venomous

10 Street Poetry-Rez the poet,Protech

11- The Epilogue-Banjo aka Wong Fei hung

12- RISE(Eulogy)- GQ,Animus,Attitude,

13-ALWAYS-Othello,Hakeem

14- The Revolution- Mifliss, Psalmurai,GQ

15- Farewell Song-Str8buttah

16 The Epilogue-Banjo aka Wong Fei hung Remix

Friday, January 28, 2011

A-Q's Debut Album Sells 15000-Units Worth. Releases First #BlackFriday Freestyle


The 'Names' Rapper released his debut album 'The Past Present and Future' album on the 14th of December. His album which has received good reviews from both print and online media is doing good in sales - putting money in the rapper's pocket and his record label, Hustle Inc's bank account.

Nigerianhiphop.net reviews the album: "All in All AQ Has Delivered one of the Best Hip-Hop Albums  of 2010, Whose Classic nature cannot be denied even by the harshest critics. The Album is Honest, Street, Dark, Lyrical , Humorous, Braggadicious ,Original  and Most Importantly Hip-Hop.What Other Qualities do you need to Label an Album a Classic?? ...and Posterity Would surely Judge him for this Stellar Offering"


"I have a album marketer (AHBU Ventures) that has sold records for every big label in Nigeria but I basically still took on the project with the mindset of an independent artiste. This is all I know, this is my hustle - God blessed hustle with a street team and gigs across town, from Wax Lyrical to Industry Nite with copies of the album" A-Q said. "I can tell you I have made money worth sales of 15,000 CD units." He added.

In celebration and still promoting the album, the rapper would also be giving out music / freestyles every friday via his Twitter account: @ThisisAQ, which he did before his debut album was released last year (last year's Black friday where tracks with complete musical arrangement - verses and chorus but this would just be freestyles). He tagged it '#Blackfriday Freestyle'. The first freestyle where he rapped over Eminem's not afraid instrumental was released today [28 - 01 - 2011].

In the new and first Black Friday freestyle, he raps about his crush on singer Tiwa Savage and reference names of other rappers like Lynxxx,  Rick Ross and CC (Chocolate city)  just after his 'God bless the hustle' opening on the track. While the album might  seem like a mainstream attempt, the lyricist exhibits in this Black friday freestyle - not afraid the very understanding and the technicality in delivery he is renown in the underground Nigeria hiphop circuit.

Digital copies of the album can be bought at Nigerianhiphop.net, Repnaijaartist.com, zoodrums [ with your interswitch card] and soon be available on the Notjustok.com store.

His follow up single, Sold out featuring singer Xtrim would be released in February, just before valentine. It is track dedicated to ladies, to be released just in time as the valentine bug bites.




listen/download track

Saturday, January 22, 2011

10 Gems for (South) African Hip Hop from Chuck D


Chuck D is an icon of conscious hip hop and a true music revolutionary. Chuck D spoke for 2 hours at the Public Enemy workshop at Red Bull Studios in Cape Town, on the state of hip hop and global music culture. He also spoke extensively on the future of (South) African hip hop. 


‎01. Don’t be an ‘Afrimerican’ – don’t copy the US. Be proudly African

02. SA needs an infrastructure that supports local hip hop (DJs / radio / media / blogs)

03. Don’t let corporations (like MTV or Metro FM) dictate your musical / cultural agenda

04. Be accountable for the music you make – words are powerful and have consequences

05. Africa can be a global hip hop powerhouse if it chooses to be. Believe!

06. Embrace indigenous languages – that’s what makes us unique in the world

07. Focus on your live performance – your live show must kick your video’s ass

08. Groups or movements are more powerful than a single person. Be a team. Up your game!

09. Build strong networks in SA, and throughout Africa. Connect the continent

10. Confront difficult issues of race and inequality in South Africa – these are stories people need to hear

#Str8buttahWeekendMusic – 100% Remix – Zone Fam Feat Str8buttah

Its Another Weekend , and Its another New One from the stable of Str8buttah Productions.This Time they team up with Zambian Based Record Label Slam Dunk Records,and This is A Remix of the Joint 100% Taken of f the Mixtape [ Gutta Muzik ] of Lyriscist Yung Verbal of the Super Group Zone Fam , 6 Men on One Joint , ,Laced with Everything Hip-Hop.Listen and Download.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

MCSKILL THA PREACHA PREACHES ABOUT TRUE HIP-HOP



Olawale Aremo a.k.a McSkill ThaPreacha is one hell of an Hip-Hop Head, based in Lagos, like most MCs in the game, he started rapping at an early age. He grew bumping his head to the rhythm and rhymes of the likes of Big Snoop Doggy Dogg & The Notorious B.I.G before diverting his full attention to KRS-One, who taught him the A-Z of ‘real hip-hop’ and mutated him from a rapper to the MC he is today.


Mcskill ThaPreacha‘s aim is to change the face of not just Nigerian but African hiphop by preaching the gospel off HH which is what he defines it – “The Truth”. His ability to deliver sick barz on any beat is sure gonna place him among one of the greatest HH has ever made.


His mixtape, titled “Metaphysical Induction” drops this year with collabos from both home and abroad, are all produced by his brother and producer Stormatique. With a perfect combo of student by day and MC by..when music calls…it sure makes this MC a complete package you’ld definately wanna keep an eye on.


CHECK HIS PAGE 

Monday, January 17, 2011

New Audio Post: Jay Rox & Thugga - Grand Finale

Brand New track for 2011 - Jay Rox & Thugga 'Grand Finale' Produced by Australia Based - Zambian Producer 'Icon'.


"I am Pasha" - The MixTape

One of Nigeria’s rising reggae/ragga artist Pasha, recently released a mixtape called ‘I am Pasha’ which contains original songs and a few covers. Pasha is a young man who seems to be bringing a new perspective to the Dancehall genre in Nigeria. 


VIDEO: Yung 6ix - Plenty Money


'Plenty Money' is the Second single off 6ix's Highly anticipated upcoming Mixtape 'Green Light Green'.

New Music: OMAWUNMI - If You Ask Me

Apparently, Omawunmi needs no formal  introduction. Check out her new single "If You Ask Me". Brilliant tune I must say.

VIDEO: Wizkid - Tease Me

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sway Presents ‘Bring Me To Africa’ Mixtape + FREE Download

rapper Sway has made his latest mixtape, ‘Bring me to Africa’ available for downloading online.  The new mixtape was made exclusively for the African communities throughout the world, in collaboration with Me FiRi GHANA, a social enterprise working from the UK and abroad that brings together the youth in the community and encourages investment back home.


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Mister Rae – Brand New Masquerade EP

The Str8Buttah Crew Have Pledged to Drop “SomeThing Special” Be It A Beat , Video , EP,or Mixtape  Every Week in 2011 Till Further Notice , and The Latest Member of Str8Buttah to Drop Something is the Prolific Mister Rae AKA Rae Diaspora .We Dropped the Snippet Of the Brand New Masquerade Track , and It Recieved Rave Reviews. Well The Whole EP is Here Now.Download the EP right here.


Free Album:- Khali Abdu – Ministry Of Corruption

You Would Argue With Some People All Day That Fela Is Hip-Hop and Yet They Would Not Understand The Concept.Khali Abdu Another J-Town General Whom We Also Predicted that He Would Pull A Surprise Stunt in 2011 Has Totally Grasped that Dimension of Hip-Hop, and what Other Way To Surprise us Than Putting Out A Free Album Ministry Of Corruption.He Simply Shows That His Verse on MI2 was No Fluke.and We at NHH endorse Him 100%.Download the Album Which I also Love the Artwork .Listen and Gain Some Knowledge . Khali Also Throws The Late Guru on A Track.Listen And Download the Album Ministry Of Corruption.


Tha Faculty – Sickahbi-Indabest Feat Kay Zee

The Well Reverred Hip-Hop Group Tha Faculty ,Have Decided to Pull Stunts in 2011 already , and they are not Resting on Their Oars ,Fresh off the New Year Celebration , they Drop the Single actually Pronounced ( Sick Of Being Tha Best ) Nothing But Real Hip-Hop For the Real Listeners.and we are Bringing it to you First In True NHH fashion ,This One Features Gwan and Fivey as well as Partner in Rhyme Kay Zee , I Guess Grandsun is in Orbit,he Would Have Murked this Beat . Listen up …

Saturday, January 1, 2011

~Exclusive: Naeto C feat. Asa - Share My Blessings


1.1.2011! It’s the start of the Super C Season!

Peep Naeto C‘s New Single featuring Asa titled “Share My Blessings” (leaked off the “Super C Season” Album). This is a beautiful joint.

Modenine and Mills The Producer – Golden Era Guevara , New Era Mandela

   Golden Era Guevara New Era Mandela

                          ALL TRACKS PRODUCED BY MILLS THE PRODUCER 
                          REDEYE MUZIK IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE LAB RECORDS


The Psalmurai – 2010 Rap Up



As usual, The Psalmurai has released his yearly wrap up. Giving us short details on what happend in the entertainment industry last year (and even branching into politics), Psalmurai eloquently delivers his report on a subtle beat. Nice


Show Dem Camp present "Clone Wars" The Mixtape

VIDEO: Plumbline - Dead Presidents


Check out this new  video from Plumbline Starring EX-O, M-Trill, B-Elect, Tosyn Bucknor, The RoofTop MCS, Rez tha Poet and Directed by NoDash.

VIDEO: Eva & Str8Buttah - Make 'em say


Str8Buttah feat. Eva in "Make em say" (The video). Make em' say which is one of the numerous singles off the forthcoming Str8 buttah's "ILLA-STR8 2 LP" to be released in the early quarter of 2011 was directed by Rotimi Oshodi (a.k.a R-Cube of Str8 Buttah) and features a skilled Lagos based femcee "Eva" flipping witty bars on an XYZ produced joint for Str8 Buttah Productions.