Amaru Don TV x Lindsay Wesker

11 09 2011

People’s Opinions On His Job As Music Editor For MTV

…Wesker’s answer is mind blowing

Lindsay Wesker – The current MTV Music Editor, talks with Amaru Don TV “Industry Stakeholders” on dealing with people’s opinions regarding the MTV Playlist. Please note that Lindsay Wesker is responsible for creating “MTV BASE”.

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:: Lowkey – Top 1 Selected

28 02 2011

DAMN… HE WENT IN!!!

Lowkey is right about ‘friction’… have a listen and you’ll see what I mean…

[Previously | UK Top Mc List]





Ghetts x Klashnekoff x MTV Top Ten Mc List UK

22 02 2011

Its true how can Ghetts not be in the list… BUT!!! This is a good thing I think… Lets see where this goes…

[Previously | Ghetts diss track?]

Read on to view the list and MTV’s reasons for their results…  Read the rest of this entry »





Rewd Adams – Rewd Awakening (Free Album)

8 02 2011
“Compelling…..this is hip hop as therapy” – The Metro
“Definitely one to watch for 2011….this is Rewd Adams time right now” – BBC Radio 1
“One of the rising acts in the world of UK Hip Hop” – MTV.CO.UK

He’s only gone and done it, most folk, after building themselves a nice little buzz and bagging a healthy amount of one’s to watch last year [THE GUARDIAN / METRO / THE INDEPENDENT / BBC 1XTRA etc] would have stuck to plan A and ran with it! But no, not in the world of Drew Turnbull, formerly Skandal now known as REWD ADAMS!

REWD AWAKENING marks the start of a new phase and anyone that’s familiar with his last output will notice that the levels have risen yet again. He’s still got that slap in your face delivery and the dirtiest canvas of audio bullets to paint on [provided by JETSUN / SIVEY / M-PHAZESTALIB KWELI, REDMAN / JON PHONICS / ED STRONG / LOUDMOUTH MELVIN & BEAT BUTCHA – MAC MILLER, JADAKISS] but there’s a certain assurance and an added something to his performance that doesn’t go unnoticed this time round.

 

^Track one of the tape…
Tracklisting and Download link after the jump… Read the rest of this entry »





MTV x The Wrap Up x Thai Matic x Interview

19 01 2011

Words: Leanne Petersen

Leanne Petersen recently caught up with UK rapper, Thai Matic. Having met up at a well-known coffee brand chain in Soho, they got talking about everything from mixtapes and working with family, to being a supporting act for Jay Electronica and much, much more…

The Wrap Up: Since your first mixtape, ‘Girls And Things’, how do you think you have progressed as an artist?

Thai Matic: I’m more comfortable in my own skin. I’ve experimented a lot more from then. I know that was a bit more experimental as a mixtape, but I think now I’ve diversified different avenues of getting out what I’m trying to say, rather than just the basic lyricism. I’m trying my hand at different things and there’s going to be a lot more to come from me.

TWU: So is ‘Let Me Land’ going to be the last mixtape before the album?

Thai Matic: It was going to be the final mixtape before the album, but then people want me to do another mixtape, so maybe. Fans are what the make the music happen, so if that’s what they want, then I’ll give it to them.

TWU: Do you think this will hinder your progression as an artist?

Thai Matic: I’m always progressing. I mean, mixtape to album progression is all about my current mood. Even with this mixtape, it’s kind of like an album to be quite honest, so I’m only going to progress musically. If my heart wants to do an album, then I’ll do an album, if I want to do a mixtape, then I’ll do a mixtape.

TWU: Previously you were in a group called Kuz, so what was it that made you go your own separate way?

Thai Matic: Basically the reason why I broke up with Kuz was because I felt that I needed my own creative space and I feel that’s hard to get when you’re in a group with people and everyone in Kuz were family members. It’s hard when you’re in a situation where you’ve got two egos that keep clashing and I needed to express myself, so I just thought it was time that I went about it by myself. We still make a lot of music together and we’re still cool.

TWU: Tell us about Wolf Gang…

Thai Matic: Well, Wolf Gang is just an umbrella of artists really. There are a few things coming, but I can’t really go into it right now. I’m sorry for withholding information, I’m worse than a politician right now (laughs). We all want to get somewhere with our music or our talents and five, six, seven hands are better than one, so it’s the best way to go about things. Read the rest of this entry »





50 Cent x Gamu

12 01 2011

You what?

I see this on Yhaoo…

50 Cent has reportedly signed ‘X Factor’ reject Gamu Nhengu to his new record label.

Her deal is said to be with the newly launched G-Note Records, under the name Miss Gamuchirai.

“Miss Gamuchirai has been singed to 50 Cent’s new record label, G-Note,” said a source.

“G-Note will focus on 50’s favourite acts that don’t fit neatly into G-Unit’s hip-hop categorisation and will favour pop and R&B artists.”

It’s also thought that Fiddy had to wrangle with her ‘X Factor‘ contract before getting her signature.

“It is believed that many labels have been interested in signing Gamu but G-Note offered the best deal and are best connected to make her dreams reality,” they added.

Gamu was sensationally passed over by Cheryl Cole at the Judge’s Houses stage of ‘The X Factor’ in favour of Cher Lloyd and Katie Waissel.

It later emerged that Gamu faced deportation back to her native Zimbabwe after her family’s visa reportedly expired. [MTV]





Wretch 32 X Interview

4 01 2011