Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The First Ever DJ Academy

Wazobia FM's Dj Smart Don has decided to start up a disc jockeying academy in Port Harcourt.
According to the ever friendly Dj, he says the Academy would be responsible for churning out the disc jockeys of the future and improving those already in the line of work.
"I discovered that lots of people out there who have got potential to become great Djs have no one to actually school them on how to bring their interest and inherent talent to the fore. This academy will be in the interest of such people" says Smart Don.
He continues, "Over 95% of our Djs lack certification and I believe this has to change because to people like me, this is a profession and not a hobby".

The academy which resumes officially in February will see its students tutored by award winning Djs like Dj Neptune, Smart Don himself and a host of others. Classes we are told would be a 100% practical to ensure students fully grasp all the rudiments.
There would be morning, afternoon and evening classes to suit the needs of applicants and there would be accommodation for interested applicants.
Dj Smart Don says he is charting a new course in the history of Disc Jockeying in the country and would love to hear Dj's mentioned in the same breath as other qualified professionals.
(Culled from PointManCarl's Blog)

Monday, January 30, 2012

M.I Announces Release Date For IM2

Nigeria's most loved rapper, M.I has released a date for his very anticipated sophomore mixtape- 'ILLEGAL MUSIK 2'
M.I made this known on the social network, Twitter on January 28, 2012.

He first tweeted:

MI_Abaga: Ok... Ladies and Gents, the oficial release date of Illegal Music is... Hold on one sec

This was followed closely by:

MI_Abaga: Ok... Let's do 16th Februaury... 160212

Heads, fans and lovers of the rapper should note this down.
The yet to be released mixtape features artists like South African rapper HHP, Loose Kaynon, Phenom, Yemi Alade, SDC, Pope, Shaydee and many more!
'ILLEGAL MUSIK 2'...Wait for it!!!

Baseone- Lyrical Onyeara

Baseone is a Lagos based rapper who prefers to do his thing in the Yoruba lingua.
Coming from the stables of Wahala Media, Baseone made his entry into the game with the single 'Were re'. Baseone was also featured in A-Q's star studded single, 'Ginja'.
'Lyrical Onyeara' is a dope joint that exhibits this emcee's creativity and lyrical 'madness'!
This Hiphop joint was produced by XBlaze, one of the fastest rising Hiphop producers in Nigeria.
Enjoy and please leave your comments too.

Bosalin - 'Shine' + 'Okiliki'

Bosalin a.k.a Utalinator needs no further introduction on this site.
The henchman of The Signature Crew is not resting on his oars owing to the massive success of the outfit's first mixtape, 'THE FORMAT'.
'Shine' is a victory song where the All-Up-in-Your-face Igbo rapper brandishes the illest of Igbo lyricism and with a delivery so on point!
Work is almost finished on his debut album which will drop after the 'Utalinator' Mixtape, expected early 2012.
Enjoy this Hiphop joints and leave your comments too!
Follow Bosalin on Twitter @bosalin

Friday, January 27, 2012

Basket Mouth- Where You Dey Ft. Eldee

Now many people might not have known but Nigeria's Ace comedian and entertainer, Basket Mouth is a rapper!
The exciting entertainer is out with this package of suprise titled 'Where You Dey'.
This tight Hiphop joint features Eldee Tha Don and Wizkid. Now you know this is no joke!
Feel this people!

Spaceman-Nothin Serious+Mirror Freestyle

Just as we were getting high on 'Bread Now, Bite Later', Nigeria's flyest radio host cum rapper, Spaceman, is out with two crazy, intelligent and off-the-head freestyles.
Mirror was originally performed by Lil Wayne and Bruno Mars.
'Just A Warning' is an off the dome freestyle every Hiphop fan must listen to!
The two joints will be on the forthcoming mixtape - 'MIC THERAPY' set to be released this year.
Tell a friend to tell a friend to take a listen. Let me know what y'all think.
Comments are welcome.

Malcoholic- Oyinbo Ft. Flavour

Spanking new artist signed to Foster Zeeno's zAnE pRo, Malcoholic steps out with a banger joint that features rave of the moment singer Flavour. This mid tempo joint is titled 'Oyinbo'.
The Swiss Born Nigerian artiste is stepping out big and with a statement to the streets of Nigeria and the international music community.
Oyinbo is the first single off his forthcoming album.
According to his label boss Foster Zeeno, ace Nigeria Producer and sound engineer: "Malcoholic is our first official artiste and he is a world class Nigerian artist to watch out for".

Double Six- Yes Yes Y'All Ft. Mr. Books

Double Six was on this site a year ago for his joint 'Look Back' which is still regarded by many Hiphoppers as a hit!
The Port Harcourt based rapper is out in 2012 with "Yes Yes Y'All".
This is a dope rap joint with lyrics for mature rap heads (no kids).
'Yes Yes Y'All' features one of Nigeria's best Hiphop beatmakers- Mistah Books.
Bump to this y'all!!

Hype MC- Best Is Yet To Come

'Best Is Yet To Come' is a beautiful song from fast rising Igbo rapper HYPE MC.
Signed on to Raw Deal Records, the Enugu born rapper brandishes lyrics full of hope, inspiration and victory.
With this joint, the Mr. Raw Nwanne protege is set to establish his name in the Nigerian Hiphop industry.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Spaceman- 'Bread Now, Bite Later'

No hype! But, this is the best Nigerian Hiphop joint I have heard this new year!
Following the removal of fuel subsidy on January 1st, there have been mass protests, rallies and strikes nationwide!
A few rappers have risen to the situation and used the power of Hiphop to speak their voices.
First was Tha Suspekt who released a comic video; now, is Spaceman with this dope Hiphop joint titled 'Bread Now, Bite Later'.
Spaceman a.k.a Spaceboogie is a Nigerian rapper, lyricist, beatmaker and one of the best On Air Presenters in Nigeria!
Spaceman whose real names are Chucks Roberts released his debut album 'MARCH 26' in 2008. The album is regarded as one of the best Hiphop albums out of South Eastern Nigeria.
He is presently one of the lead radio hosts on 91.7 Radio PortHarcourt.
Bread Now Bite Later' is a song which voices out the cries of the masses considering the raised level of hardship experienced across the country since the removal of the fuel subsidy by the the federal government.
'Bread Now,Bite Later' represents the feelings of the people's demand for a better life using one voice as a sacrifice for a better future!
Follow SPACEMAN ON TWITTER @Spaceboogie26.
Please drop your comments too!

Teckzilla n The Holstar-ExtraOrdinaires

"THE EXTRAORDINAIRE'S" is a collaboration album between Zambia based emcee The Holstar (Slam Dunk Records) and Canada based producer Teck-Zilla (Str8 Buttah Productions).
A 10 track album made up of gritty, soulful beats and insightful topics. A much needed departure from today's flash in a pan, pop-hook-laden rap songs we are all used to.
From the self questioning "Blackman Struggling" (Ft. Mr. Rae of Str8 Buttah); nostalgia inducing "Past Present and Future" to the rapid fire ratatat found on "Skills" Ft. Southern African MC Zubz.
'The Extraordinaires' is a prime example of hip-hop in its purest form, thought provoking and head bobbing.
Please leave your comments too!
FOLLOW ON TWITTER @sdrceo and @projektcancer

Kaka- 'Yanga' + 'Tamo'

Kaka is a fast rising Nigerian rapper and producer.
Coming from a legendary family of music, his origin shines through his style, beat and choice of lyrics.
The worthy son of Late Christy Essien Igbokwe (Nigeria's Lady of Songs) is out with this nice Hiphop joints titled 'Yanga' and 'Tamo'.

Dj Humility- Drum and Bass Ft. Squeeze

Nigeria's top disc jockey- DJ Humility is out with this dope dance joint titled, 'Drum and Bass'.
This sweet club song features the exciting singing skills of Squeeze and a nice scratch from Dj Humility at the end!
Please leave your comments too!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Flavour To Lead Anti-Subsidy Removal Protest In Enugu

Enugu is poised to be the first south-eastern state to protest the removal of fuel subsidies. They join the likes of Kano, Abuja, Lagos, Zamfara, Niger, Kwara, Kogi, Sokoto and so many other states who are making their displeasure knownat the January 1st removal of fuel subsidies. Indigenous stars like Flavour, Nigga Raw, Waga G, DesperateChics, ChairmanGaza, Slow Dogg, Wizboy and so many others are poised to lead the people of the Coal city in what is billed as a peaceful march. Flavour, who completed the shooting of his new music video in Enugu, entitled 'Subsidy' - a song which decries the subsidy removal- is set to join the peaceful march. One of the organisers of the #OccupyEnugu protests, Lorenzo Menakaya explained that the showdown was billed for 9th January- the same day that has been billed for a national strike by the NLC. In his words; “It’s important that we register our displeasure at the sudden removal of subsidies. Complaining on Twitter or Facebook is not enough. So we are urging peaceful Enugu citizens to come out to Okpara Square on the 9 th by 8 am. There is strength in numbers and it’s encouraging to see our hip-hop stars showing interest…It’s going to be peaceful- so we hope that the police understand that we are protesting with only cardboard sheets and markers- not guns…” (Culled from CRUISE NIGERIA.)