Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Jay Rox - Double Decker Featuring Thugga and Yung Verbal Monday, August 13, 2012


New Single from Jay Rox as his album "Mvesesani" is set for release on 1st September 2012.

This one is called "Double Decker" & it features his fellow Zone Fam Members Thugga & Yung Verbal

Saturday, August 11, 2012

VIDEO: K'Naan - Hurt Me Tomorow

VIDEO: Synik – Syn City

New Heat: Fecko - Raplogic ft. Terry Tha Rapman & Pherowshuz

Here's a remix to Fecko's Underground Single Raplogic, which is also one of his Monickers, and he featured the BANS Generals Terry Tha Rapman And Pherowshuz On This One. The Track was produced by Teckzilla and Samples Reminisce. Check it out and download here.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

MUSIC | Zubz The Last Letta – Extras

 Acclaimed and respected Hip Hop Artist/Composer/Songwriter Zubz The Last Letta has finally released Album Artwork and his first single from his upcoming album, DragonLion_FullCircle.

Taking a different route to the standard album artwork approach, Zubz has elected to use a striking graphic as the new album ID for DragonLion_FullCircle. The graphic depicts a dragon entwined with a lion all within a circular shape.

Mozambican painter Ricardo Pinto Jorge was tasked by Zubz to create an original piece inspired by the album. Ricardo’s brief was broad; to create something memorable and typically Zubz.
 “Of course there is a literal depiction of the album title in the artwork” says Zubz, “but there are also less obvious depictions. The colours represent the countries where I was born, raised and am based; Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The Yin –Yang looking form that the dragon and the lion take, speaks to balance.”

This balance is alluded to again by painter Ricardo Pinto Jorge, who says being a pilot and an artist gives him a sense of equilibrium. “I am highly influenced by street art, pop art and modern art. I vastly employ self-taught stencil techniques. My topics focus on daily pop culture, politics and history, daily occurrences, life experiences, stories I hear, discussions I have with friends and acquaintances, dreams and nightmares as well as ideas and concepts I come up with. I find inspiration in life and my stimulus, music.”

The song is called Extras and is defined by Zubz as “Peaceful Protest Music”, an ode to the marginalized. “I want the song to feel like pace, without racing. I want it to seem loud without shouting. This song is about trying to capture the mood of a fed-up people carrying a desire to effect change.”

Zubz debuted the song live in front of thousands at this years’ Back To The City festival, the biggest Hip Hop platform in South Africa and had the crowd shouting back the catchy chorus by the song’s end.

Asked about the song, the rapper reveals, “I’m speaking to my core audience here saying this song is not about anyone else but you!” says Zubz “You are the star in your life’s movie and have no business living like you’re just an extra in it”

Extras is a well written song citing references as serious as protests like the Occupy Movement to less serious banter such as soccer. All of this is encapsulated in the metaphor of Film.

The musical backdrop provided by Zimbabwean Artist/Composer Simba Tagz, is a fierce drone accented with triumphant horn-blasts in the chorus.


MUSIC | The Holstar Feat Al Kan-I - Full Circle (Produced by Dida Steez)

Bigfoot & Rae Presents The Big Rae EP

The story of the Big Rae began weirdly as a couple naked acapellas made their way from the blistering cold of a London winter to the sweltering heat of Lagos in the belly of an unreliable hard-disk in 2010; an immigrants journey in reverse.

In the hands of genre-defying producer Bigfoot (of the Micworx team), Mister Rae's (of Str8 Buttah) orphan vocals lost to their humble boom-bap beginnings, were clothed in haunting strings, melancholy keys and victorious synths and rode out into the world banging percussion. While the message remained the same the music gave it new urgency.First, in the form of "Brittany Murphy" released online in late 2011 and now finally with the EP as a whole.

Expect The Big Rae to get bigger and better with another EP expected before the year is up and a full length album in 2013. You are officially welcome to join The Big Rae's voyage. As every proverbial journey begins... what you are about to listen to now is that humble first step.



The homeboy Terry Waya is out with a brand new single titled "I Like Your Style" produced by El-Emcee. Its #BANS in the building. It's time to get our groove on.