November 2, 2010
Tinchy Stryder’s video for Game Over is here folks, featuring the artists listed above. The track – The 13-21 year old demographic will love it. The video – I can see what the director was trying to do here but it just becomes boring after a while. The problem is there is a lack of charisma here and they fail to command the viewer’s attention. American rappers (even the least talented ones) have always excelled at holding the audience’s attention visually via […]
October 31, 2010
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?
October 30, 2010
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 […]
October 28, 2010
Blogger Miss Lala reports that Akon has signed a new artist called Jeffree Star. The singer/producer describes his new signing as “a male Lady Gaga”, while Jeffree describes himself as “the princess of Konvict Muzik”. Click HERE to listen to what Akon has to say about his new artist. Check out Jeffree’s debut single/video below. Jeffree looks like he should be performing at some cheesy drag event in a Soho nightclub. His image/sound (judging by the first single) at this point in time just isn’t polished enough. But it will be interesting to see how well he […]
October 26, 2010
NO COMMENT!!! Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?
October 24, 2010
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 […]
October 24, 2010
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 – […]
October 22, 2010
Up until this point I had never heard of Tha Vill but he is apparently famous in the US for his nu-tek production style, and has now teamed up with UK songstress Kele Le Roc on the dance track More Than Friends The video was directed by actress Shannon Elizabeth who starred in Scary Movie and American Pie. [Original] [Remix] I have posted the original version and the remixed version – I prefer the remix. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?
October 21, 2010
Check out up and coming rapper Chockz and his new track Miss Me Refix. I like his flow, but It will be interesting to see how he continues to develop as an artist in say the next 12 months or so. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?
October 14, 2010
Only Girl In The World is taken from Rihanna’s forthcoming album Loud. This track would have gone down a storm in a rave, out in Ibiza during the early 90s. Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?