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. 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,, zoodrums [ with your interswitch card] and soon be available on the 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


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.


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


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.