Music

UK MUSIC: 1UP EMPIRE (ICE CREAM, MAFIELLA, SKRILLZ) – SKY’S THE LIMIT

Rapper Ice Cream,  her sister Mafiella  and the 1UP Army are back with the new track Sky’s The Limit. When I first came across these ladies several months ago at over at Brown Eyez , I was left speechless. The gun talk, the tights, the leotard.. it was all too much. Ice Cream and Mafiella just sound like they want to war with anyone who crosses their path, especially Mafiella. But give me them any day over that ridiculousness across the pond []

UK MUSIC: G-FRSH – BLACK BATMAN

Jay-Z’s influence runs DEEP once again! UK rappers just love to sip that Jay Juice. Three words –  Run This Town. In all honesty the production isn’t bad but lyrically he’s just all over the place. I’ve listened to this track six times and I still don’t know why he’s the Black Batman. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK MUSIC: FRIXION FEATURING FDM – ‘AFRAID’

New group Frixion have teamed up with FDM (aka Fun*dmental) on their debut single Afraid. I really like this song and it’s good to see FDM back on the scene. It’s strange this is Frixion’s debut single but FDM almost steal the show. But the groups do sound good together and I think Afraid will go on to become a hit single. Release Date: July 26th Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK MUSIC: LIL SIMZ – FALL TO THE FLOOR

Check out 16-year-old singer, rapper and producer Lil Simz (real name Simbi Ajikawo) debut single Fall To The Floor. I wasn’t expecting to like this at all, but the track is really catchy, with an old skool vibe running through it. I can also  see the youngsters really going for this and embracing her. Lil Simz here could have a mainstream hit on her hands. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss? *Am I the only one who thinks she sounds like a []

VIDEO: GINUWINE – TOUCH ME

R&B singer Ginuwine is back with the new single Touch Me. The track sounds dated (mid-90s vibe) but it isn’t bad. However the video, directed by Rik Cordero is TERRIBLE!!!! By the looks of things the budget for this video did not exceed $50.00 And what is going on with Ginuwine’s hair? Is he using the same product Jermaine Jackson uses to slick down his own hair? Oh dear…. [Thanks Brown Eyez/Social Writer Blog] Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?

UK MUSIC NEWS: DONATELLA PANAYIOTOU TO BECOME NEW MTV WRAP UP PRESENTER

“TV Rap girl” Donatella Panayiotou has just announced that she will join MTV’s The Wrap Up as a new presenter. Donatella, whose dad Angelo is a millionaire club boss, used to contribute/run the website, Grime Daily, but resigned after a shooting that left several critically wounded at the website’s first anniversary party. At the time the tabloid press somehow got it in to their heads that Donatella was the intended target, and low and behold folks her profile went through the roof! Anyway this is what the ‘UK’s no.1 “URBAN” music expert/presenter Donatella, had to []

VIDEO: DRAKE – FIND YOUR LOVE

When I first got word that Drake was flying down to Kingston Jamaica to film the video for Find Your Love I said, I bet the over-rated singer/rapper and crew members visit one of Kingston’s notorious Garrisons (Ghettos), and film “sweet boy” Drake surrounded by poverty and zinc housing. It was obvious to me that they were going to go down this predictable route, and portray Jamaicans as being nothing more than heavy weed smoking, sweaty, gun-toting murderers, who reside in some []

UK MUSIC: LUNAKIDZ FT MDX – ‘SLIIPPIN’

Introducing Midnite and D Nicks, who together make MDX, a talented new music act coming out of the UK. Their new single Slippin is from the production duo and record label, Lunakidz, who are set to make a big impact on the UK music scene Slippin is released on May 24th. I like this track.  Decent production and duo MDX have potential. I see Slippin going on to get air play on BBC 1xtra / BBC Radio 1 and eventually entering the []