Music

VIDEO: MC HAMMER – BETTER RUN RUN (JAY-Z DISS)

Yes that’s right folks MC Hammer is officially “beefing” with Jay-Z. *Huge sigh* This is in response to Jay-Z, after he made reference to Hammer losing all his millions back in the day on the track So Appalled. Is Hammer still a preacher? Terrible! Your thoughts please….

UK ARTIST: AKS – THE CON (PREMEDITATED MURDER DUB)

Check out up and coming rapper AKS’  brilliant and clever track The Con. This is his latest dub of J Cole’s Premeditated Murder, and the track revolves around the use of the word/syllable “con” in an attempt to highlight some of the lies or misguided ideals we hold true on a daily basis. AKS is definitely one artist I will continue to keep an eye on .   Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK MUSIC: REALZ (AKA RLZ) FT ASHLEY WALTERS – GLOWING

Check out the debut single Glowing from up and coming rapper Realz aka Rlz featuring So Solid star / actor Ashley Walters. The video was shot on location in Capetown, South Africa and is Ashley’s directorial debut. How old is Realz? He looks like he’s no more than fourteen years old. Anyway I really like this track. The beat is infectious and I think it will go down well in the clubs. Glowing gets the Mad News seal of approval. I just []

NEW MUSIC: JAH CURE, MAVADO & RICK ROSS – LIKE I SEE IT

Rapper Rick Ross has joined forces with Jamaican reggae artists Jah Cure and Mavado on the new track Like I See It. When I first heard about this collaboration I was far from happy. I have never really liked the outcome when reggae artists mix it up with rap artists – especially when they mix it up with rap mainstream mediocrity like Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake to name but a few. I am very protective of my beloved reggae music.   The genre has still managed to preserve it’s purity somewhat and []

UK MUSIC: MC HARVEY DROPS FREESTYLE ON TIM WESTWOOD TV

Former So Solid star MC Harvey paid the “Big Dawd” Tim Westwood a visit recently and dropped a freestyle in the studio. But the freestyle has now prompted fellow blogger Brown Eyez to ask the question – Petition – Should Harvey Stop MCing?” Should Harvey stop rapping and seek modelling work instead? Visit Brown Eyez’s blog to cast your vote. I have to agree with Brown Eyez,  his flow does sound quite dated. Very late 90s/early noughties.  But perhaps that was done intentionally.

KANYE WEST – RUNAWAY (30 MINUTE FILM SHORT)

Industry folk raved about Kanye West’s Runaway film short, after it premiered at a private screening (with Kanye in attendance) in London last month. Runaway is now available to watch in its entirety online. It opens with rapper Nicki Minaj  butchering the English accent. She needs to be muzzled.  Then a woman falls from the sky dressed as a bird and Kanye rescues her. Then it just goes on and on and on…. In my opinion Runaway is exactly what you would []

NEW ARTIST: LEE

Meet US singer, rapper, poet, bandleader and songwriter Lee, who is already being hailed as one of the most original artists on the current musical scene. Lee is originally from Miami, where he co-founded and fronted the popular, award-winning alternative Hip-Hop band The Square Egg. Today he performs with his own band and has created his own distinctive sound, which is an eclectic mix of Hip-Hop, R&B, Funk, with jazz soloists,  with elements of rock, classical music and spoken word. Website – []