Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
#TrendWatch caught up with both rappers and they shared their thoughts on the pending beef, career, hustle and prospects.
In this video, Vector also talks about his relationship with ModeNine.
Lookout for the part 2 where
Reminisce bares it all.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
This one is titled 'Henry Da Great' influenced by the historic 'Alexander the Great'.
Check it out and see how dead he killed the beat!
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Since the release of the video, the phrase "My Life " trended on twitter for a bit and Mc Soprano has gotten a lot more recognition.
Watch out for this upcoming star as he is making waves in the Canadian music scene and also on some African radios as well.
He has been featured on quite some top hip hop sites like ihiphopcanada & worldstarhiphop.
Mc Soprano's Album "Lovers War" is also currently on sale on itunes!
Watch and enjoy this music video which was shot in Canada and Directed by Vince Varga.
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artistes like the late American rapper, Christopher Wallace, best known
as The Notorious B.I.G laid emphasis on their lyrical style.
He had been described as possibly the most skilful ever on the mic with
lyrical topics and themes described as a mixture of autobiographical
details about crime and violence with emotional honesty.
Thus the March edition of 'Str8 Up Hip Hop' to be hosted by Andre Blaze
and tagged Lyricism 101, will be a platform to appreciate lyrics in Hiphop.
Cool DJ Jimmy Jatt will hold down a definitive B.I.G tribute and a special preview session from Modenine's 'Alphabetical Order'.
The event which will hold at Koga Studios, Oregun Road, Ikeja on
Saturday, March 28, 2013 with admission ticket of N5000, will also
feature breath-taking B-boy and emcee battle sessions as well as
graffiti art by Uprizn.
There will also be performances by Butafly (TBB), Dolapo, Phenom and
Five Mics while DJ Ozee will be on the wheels of steel.
Red carpet for the event starts at 5pm.
Str8 up Hip hop is a production of Now Muzik En.Core in partnership
with Beat 99.9 fm.
Str8 Up Hip-hop!
Celebrate the art form, live the culture!
His new album titled "MONEY BACK GUARANTEE" has just been released into the market by OBAINO MUSIC, and ALL the songs off the album are great!
The lead single, "AMOSU" is already making waves and on heavy rotation on the airwaves.
The 20 track album is packed with happy, rhythmic and melodious songs laced with WACONZY'S signature vocals and also featuring several artistes like the American female singer TRUTH HURTS, BANKY W, FAZE, and his amazingly talented producer; CHIMAGA.
A video has already been released from the album and more videos are currently in the works. WACONZY is also set for the Money Back Guarantee Europe tour 2013 which kicks off in APRIL.
You can purchase your copy of MONEY BACK GUARANTEE from your local CD vendors and you can also purchase via iTunes here:
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Sunday, March 24, 2013
This bouncy joint was produced by Veecko Kyngz himself and mixed by Indomix!
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Saturday, March 23, 2013
Most industry stakeholders echo Lynxxx's sentiments and strongly believe Phyno is next in line to hit it big! If not this year, sometime in 2014 for sure. But it's inevitable.
Unlike many other Igbo rappers who kinda sound outdated (no disrespect to anyone in particular), Phyno has modernized the game, appealing to a much wider audience with his unique lyrics and delivery. Whether you're Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, Urhobo, Ijaw or from any other ethnic group, you just gotta love Phyno.
Listen to his new hiphop joint "Man of The Year (Obago)".
"GhostMode" (featuring Olamide) is still causing major havoc in the local scene. "Man of the Year" is guaranteed to follow.
Indigenous hiphop at its finest.
(culled from Mizsunshinegist)
Album is now available on shops and on Itunes.
Grab a copy now...yes I mean now! ENJOY!!
This is a song you can not sit down and listen to; you must put on your dancing shoes.
Dekumzy was hot & hash on the beat, Storm Rex on the hook & Nani Boi at his best.
Take a listen and enjoy!!
Friday, March 22, 2013
Driven by a thumping bassline, lush drums, heavy synths and even some minimal dubstep arrangements, the
L.O.S boys unleash their versatility over this infectious Sarz musical milieu with an excellently catchy hook, witty wordplay and an all-round masterful vocal and lyrical performance!
Having previously teased us with the official artwork for the single and with fans and listeners growing ever impatient to hear the actual music, L.O.S have finally obliged and they have certainly NOT disappointed as the Sarz-produced "
Wish You Could Stay" flies right to the top of the biggest and best songs to come out of Nigeria in 2013!
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Mill's "Polo and Shell Tops"!
XBlaze has worked with the likes of Modenine, Niyola, BaseOne amongst others!
Check out this dope freestyle from him!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Dbanj has released a mini documentary while we anticipate the album.
This first part of the documentary shows how Naeto C came through to D'Banj's Koko Mansion in Atlanta to help put some finishing touches to the album.
The video also features DB Records ensign, J-Sol and the prolific hitmaker, Tee-Y Mix.
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In a minute, he sings and expresses himself to that special listener.
In a minute, the video shows how exactly he feels singing the song.
And all it'll take for you to listen to the song and watch this video is a minute of your time!"
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P-Square teams up with the legendary Lagbaja on the track they titled "Unlimited". I hear the song is supposed to be a song for Globacom.
Azonto tune with that Lagbaja magic on it!!!
Thumbs up to P-Square!
another new street hit "Lagos Life" - the third single from his
forthcoming album "Muzic Dictionary".
The track titled 'Lagos Life' is a street Hip hop track that talks about Life, survival, and events that go down in the city of Lagos. Lap Tug is presently working with Signature Records and plans on dropping on a new single featuring Slowdog soon.
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Jesee Jagz a few hours ago via his personal Facebook account shocked fans worldwide when he categorically stated that he was taking a 'voluntary exit from the label'.
His statement read:
'I, Jesse Garba Abaga (also known as "Jesse Jagz") an artist formerly signed to Chocolate City Music label hereby wishes to notify my fans and the general public about my voluntary exit from the label', he shockingly announced.
He then goes on to explain that his initial contractual agreement with the label had expired and he is not willing to move on with a new one.
'After my initial two year contractual agreement with Chocolate City, I do not wish to renew my contract with them and as such have proceeded to continue my music career with my new team at Jesse Jagz Nation.
'I still maintain a cordial relationship with the management of Chocolate City and my former label mates and I wish them the best in all their future endeavors', he explained.
Jesse has also announced that he will be releasing his long awaited second album under his own imprint JagzNation.
'Any further information will be passed across through my publicist but until then, have a good day. Look out for my sophomore album JagZNation Vol. 1 coming out in July 2013.
Jesse's manager could not be reached for comments as his mobile phone was switched off. He did not respond to text messages also. Top executive at the label Audu Maikori and another rep for the label Aibee Abidoye could also not be reached as they didn't reply their E-mails as at the time of this report.
Jesse Jagz, 28, signed unto the label along with his elder brother Jude 'M.I' Abaga in 2008 after the latter became an instant success with his debut 'Talk About It'.
Jesse Jagz in late 2009 went on to release his debut 'Jagz of All Trades' which spurned the hit songs 'Wetin dey' amongst other chart topping songs.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
R2Bees took it on a different tempo on this one produced by Killbeatz.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
He grew up listening to artiste such as 2Pac, Eminem, B.I.G and in the home front A.Y.
Here is his first solo debut single "My life", a conscious song in which he feature Seriki of Alapomeji Recordz and the Ojukan crooner Tupengo.
D'maker is one artiste we should all look out for as he is on his way to stardom and he's set to release sizzling new tracks.
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Monday, March 18, 2013
NEWS: D’banj, Sound Sultan, Davido Et Al Are 2Face Idibia’s Grooms-Men + Annie’s Wedding Dress Cost An Estimated N1.7m
His best man will be, Larry Gaga while Annie's chief bridesmaid will be her very close friend and cousin, Maryann.
Nigerian UK based wedding gown designer, Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah designed Annie's wedding dress.
The dress was purchased at an estimated ₤7, 000, which is about 1.7million naira.
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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
He's out with this joint titled 'Kokumba'. This song would best be described as a party starter.
Take a listen and leave your comments below!!
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Feel Alright, produced by DJ Jul (Ghana) is a unique feel-good record as it merges traditional West -African high-life music with the very best of modern-day hip-hop. The infectious hook by Boj (DRB LAS GIDI) is so cool as it perfectly aligns with the infectious verses.
SDC have been exploring a number of musical opportunities and prestigious collaborations on a global scale this year, and are rumored to be working with some international artistes in a bid to take their brand of hip-hop to an even wider audience.
Just last month, American TV and music mogul Nick Cannon tweeted possible collaborations between them.
A video for 'Feel Alright' has already been shot and will be released shortly but for now, feel the audio!
Friday, March 15, 2013
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The Sarz produced track is a radio friendly tune which finds Rukus flowing effortlessly while delivering his trademark punchlines and entendres.
Already known in most circles as one of Nigeria's fast rising rappers, "Stay Fresh" is radio-ready and serves as the first single off Rukus' highly anticipated debut album which promises to take rap to new levels both in Nigeria and abroad.
Expect even more from this fresh MC in 2013.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
I could have stopped writing, because I have always heard that there are lots of readers online and they actually post comments after reading.
While thinking, I likened my article to the gossips that fly around town, most people hear it and say nothing, while those that talk, just spread the rumour without dropping a comment. Perhaps they were spreading my little beginning, preparing a ground to make it big.
Our deepest fear as bloggers is the number of people that visit our sites, the number of people that read articles without downloading the media attached to it, and the number of people that will like what we do to the extent of paying us.
Sometimes we lie about the number of visitors we have, other times we trick our visitors by posting a blank shortened link for the same person to open the link over again. Do we still count them as visitors when they are better called passersby? That's a trick that will always live on.
Bloggers can go any length for traffic, just like politicians, who can say anything for a vote. After all it is a game of numbers.
Web designers are helping the bloggers to rig the traffic counters by designing counters that can be altered. Sometimes an article posted 10 minutes ago will be showing 2000 readers, and the fact that such number of people have read the article, will always make one want to know the special thing about that article.
Bloggers would smile and call it a trick; can Transparency International categorize this as corruption?
The first time I went to the studio to sing, I saw a lot of guys correcting me, telling me how to sing and the right words to choose on my lyrics for my song to become a hit. And while there in the recording boot, I asked myself if a candle can power a bulb. These guys are not yet stars, yet they know what I can do to become a star, they have not recorded a hit, yet they know how I can record one.
I then asked myself, who decides if a song will be a hit.
Because promotions on radio and TV are expensive, artistes, especially those at the upcoming level choose the internet to promote their songs and this will take us to the class of two Titans.
The pain of every blogger is activated when an artiste asks him for free promotion. I am a blogger in that respect and even though I don't really see this as a pain, every blogger needs to make money.
A popular bloggers' Blackberry display picture reads "I am a publicist that does not mean that I do free jobs, I have bills to pay just like you"
The artistes believe that when their songs are posted on music blogs, they will draw traffic to these blogs, in that case most of them believe that bloggers need traffic more than money, a funny notion bloggers consider as the biggest insult they receive from artistes.
Just like the TV station in my state would prefer to play musical videos from foreign and popular artistes who do not know them for a whole day, but when an upcoming artiste knocks on their door, an unaffordable price list is placed in front of him.
That takes me to the major question upcoming artistes have not noticed, "How can we pay for the services rendered to stars?"
I was in a radio station recently, and was so surprised to hear a presenter repeat MI's song in a space of 30 minutes. I was impressed and asked them how they can help promote artistes in the state and what I saw on a paper pasted on the wall means MI has gone in a debt of about N6000 for the track that was played twice. When I asked why, the manager told me "We have bills to pay"!
Another fear of a blogger is when two days will pass without a single material going on his blog and to this end, the known artistes are used to fill their blogs. Their tweets are news even when they are meaningless. These bloggers go to the length of posting the bedrooms of artistes probably "Wizkid shows off his bedroom". They struggle to be the first to share the image, and they broadcast on blackberry, twitter and facebook as if it's a life changing story.
I simply call it helping those who don't need help. As bloggers, we prefer to help the stars for free because another fear we have is that when these upcoming artistes eventually make it, they will never need us again.
I call all these blank fears, simple fear of the unknown. Because of this we want to sap them, hoping to live to tell the tale of when a particular star was on his knees probably begging us to manage the little recharge card he can afford. In case you are a blogger reading this, don't call me a snitch yet, just get to the end of this article and I am sorry for the anger it will cause you.
Why would an artiste who spent so much to record a song come to beg bloggers, and when they yield to his plea, he ends up insulting them. Sometimes artistes go as far as telling bloggers that their sites cannot pull enough traffic.
An artiste once told me that "Notjustok and 360nobs get more than 2 million visitors a week and why would someone like you who can't measure up to 10000 amonth ask for money" I didn't feel insulted, I just asked him to mail me the song, when he sent it, I replied thus "You are stupid, the right email address should be notjustok or 360nobs". He is still on my Blackberry list but has never said a word to me since then and right now he is a blogger.
Sometimes artistes feel they are not too good and need bloggers to help say what they are not, other times; bloggers believe that if they don't publish materials from the stars who do not know them, they will never get the traffic they need.
This is mostly a case of confusion where both artistes and bloggers do not know what they want. An artiste who is not yet known on the streets he walks every day, is looking for national recognition online, same with bloggers who believe they can get national recognition by posting materials about national stars which did not originate from your site.
Bloggers, radio and TV stations should know that they are placed in a certain locality for a reason, they should therefore work out a flexible plan that will help develop the artistes in their various states or cities. Your street credibility sends your name beyond your state.
A famous man who is not yet known in his land has a hanging fame.
I talk more about the bloggers because the bulk of the jobs to be done in making this relationship better lie on them. The dream of every bloggers should be to make stars, because when you can do that, stars will still need you to remain a star. The fear of every star is waking up and realizing that he is no longer as popular as he used to be.
Maryanne Williamson wrote " Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, which frightens us most.
We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous? 'Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others".
The unknown we all fear is to let people rise above us while we are still where we are, we fear making people popular while we are still not known beyond our city.
We fear helping people make money, when we still don't have money. The world is filled with people because we will surely need each other, someone will surely climb to the next level with you, while you will climb with someone else, all we have to do is realize that as long as we are willing to give out something, we will surely receive something.
For a blogger, be unique and do your thing in a way that will make you relevant to both stars and upcoming artistes. Artistes should also know they are not doing bloggers any favour when their materials are posted online. Learn to be grateful and reasonable so that bloggers will learn to give help to the right people. Remember that just like you, he still has bills to pay.
Now we know who the tigers and anacondas in our nightmares are, it then means that the mountains we see are just a little pavement we must climb to get to the realm of success.
Let us make more stars. Now you know it, you are the unknown, turn your scream to smile, turn your darkness to light, for we are meant to be our own best friends, not our own fear factor.
Chinedu Hardy Nwadike, writes from Owerri, Imo State.
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After the rapper jokingly stated that he was getting married on twitter, it caused a little stir and now, he unveils his brand new single aptly titled ''A ti Marry'' featuring Ex-O…
Enjoy Teeto Ceemos' new single produced by Nightblaze and
Ex-O of Cash-In Records.
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This hiphop sensation is known for dropping trending hiphop classics in the south. His first single "Movement" was a massive success. His new single is already gaining massive airplay in the south.
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
His first single "Gimme a chance" was self produced and features assistance of vocals from Josh Rex.
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2. Part of a Manager's job is to help unite Artistes with reputable promoters who are best positioned in a particular market to help branding.
3. Management responsibilities include securing a good Agent for the artiste. In some states in the US it is illegal for a manager to be an agent.
4. Having a manager for an artiste is not a guarantee of success in and of itself. The quality of the art is most important.
5. At the point where industry and public interest begin to rise for an artiste, a manager becomes a crucial partner to an artiste.
6. Artiste management is responsible for helping the artiste complete all aspects of artiste development. Said that earlier? Hmmmmm
7. Artistes who pay their managers get more from their managers. 10-20% is norm.
8. Managers should encourage collaboration with the various acts they assist. Artistes should collaborate with songwriting & gigs & recording.
9. Artiste Managers are compensated on a commission basis. Colonel Tom's commission on Elvis Presley was 50%.
10. An "established" Artiste will establish a manager and an agent as a part of their team.
11. An Artiste's best ally in the entertainment industry is a manager who gives serious attention to the Big Picture.
12. For sustainability in the entertainment industry, artists should regularly review their Artiste Development checklist.
13. Artist Development goes hand-in-hand with Product Development. Successful artistes know they cannot have one without the other.
14. Artiste Development is supposed to happen before the first gig or the first recording.
15. The first part of Artiste Development is the content.
What songs are you writing or preparing?
--Author- IK TRIPZ
Onyenania Ikechukwu known in the industry as IK Tripz is an A&R for Rock World Entertainment and Diamond Soul visions.
He's also a Publicist, artiste Manager, blogger and Entertainment Consultant.
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The song Is taken from Yung6ix's widely anticipated upcoming debut album "6ix 'o Clock".
On "Control Number" 6ix shows how versatile he is over a dope afrobeat supplied by producer 'KELZ'.
Check it out baby!!!
Monday, March 11, 2013
However,keep your eyes open for new releases from Barzini over the next few weeks and months including a follow up single to "Seeing Things" which is already on the way, as well as an EP ("MPD") and a video for another single!
Take a listen and 'See Things' for yourself!
Sunday, March 10, 2013
But this is General Pype's expression of it all - through the language he understands best - MUSIC.
God bless the woman folk!
Happy Mother's Day to every mother out there!
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Saturday, March 9, 2013
The late Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G aka Biggie Smalls was known for his weighty lines, his tricky but yet intelligent metaphors.
16 years down the line, we pay tribute with this mix of Biggie's best joints courtesy of World Chart Show radio host and DJ, PJ BUTTA!
Listen and hear the legend still speak!
Using his trademark delivery and clever punchlines, he weaves in and out of the Kanye West production with ease, while expressing his hunger in the Nigerian music industry.
The Trybe Records lyricist also throws in abonus freestyle entitled "Questions" for good measure, by hopping on a Don Jazzy laced production to express his come up in the Nigerian music industry over the past year.
Both tracks serve to wet the appetite of fans who await the gifted rapper's highly anticipated single "Stay Fresh" which is days away from release. Listen up!
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Friday, March 8, 2013
She started music professionally in 2011 and she features on "Tupengo's 'Show Dem Colour" in 2012. she grew up listening to such artistes as 2Pac, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Eve, Missy Elliot etc.
Krstal is one female M.C we should all watch out for as she is on her way to
stardom and set to release sizzling new tracks.
Her debut single 'Rock Away' was produced by Chekwas.
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