Category Archives: New Artist ALERT!

TI Signs Iggy Azalea & Chip (Chipmunk) To Grande Hustle Record Label

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New female rapper on the block Australian born Iggy Azalea has landed a deal with TI and his Hustle Gang family. With her first debut LP “the New Classic” to be released in June later this year, this blonde girl next door with the hips has been refreshing the airwaves with a clear different approach to the industry. And her arrival is going down very well to within the music industry too as she is the first female to be graced on the cover of XXL.

The Last Song (the video below) is a track with an incredible twist. Rapping over a ballad for me was exceptional executed and the first to grace my ears and fill them with excitement breathes a sigh of relief that I hope she stays straight Hip-hop. This LA based young lady got my seal of approval.

Check out the video below and let me know what you think…..

And if you like what you heard you can also download her mixtape Ignorant Art FREE at http://www.iggyazalea.com

Congrtualations to them both!

#NewArtistAlert Humuh Ft. Maveriq “Think Back And Remember” #TeamUK

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Up and coming London artists Humuh & Maveriq have teamed together for this old skool feel track of the Fun and Games mixtape which you can download via the link below:

http://hoodtapes.co.uk/humuh-fun-n-games/

Let me know what you think of the video too, as I’m loving it! xxx

#TeamUK Lianne La Havas Brings Us New Video “Forget”

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Yep it is she. Miss Lianne La Havas is back and banging with new track “Forget”. Directed by Danny Sangra this is taken from a one to watch album this year “Rough Trade”

Also check out her 1st track that rocketed her to her ongoing success featuring Willy Moon “No Room For Doubt”

(New Video Alert!) Wretch32 Teams Up With Etta Bond On “Forgiveness”

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With Black and White doing immensely well in the UK charts at the moment, this is the latest release from the multi tasking dad that is Wretch32.

Hooking up with new up an coming artist Etta Bond, first signee to Labrinth‘s Odd Child Recordings on the track “Forgiveness” is sure yet to be another hit for the “Traktor” star

Let me know what you think of the track! xxx

Introducing Young Money Songtress “Shanell” With Brand New Music “So Good”

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I bring you Shanell. Signed to Lil Wayne’s infamous Young Moneyin 2008. Born in California and back-up dancer for superstar Ne-Yo.

Check out this interview that took place earlier this year to get to know the songstress of the crew.

Shouts to http://spotonli.com/2011/09/the-young-money-songstress-shanell/ for the info xx

Now Shanell is combining all of her talents, directing included, and is slowly becoming the next big artist to be rolled out by Young Money. Already an accomplished dancer, Shanell is getting ready to release her debut album, which is set to hit shelves soon. With the combination of charm, sexiness and a voice that will rock your speakers, Shanell looks to be the next platinum artist in the stream of Young Money successes.

Did you find it hard to transition from a dancer to a singer?
Shanell
Yea, it was a little difficult. The main problem was having all of the attention focused on you while on stage. You all of a sudden become the main focus of everyone at the concert. When I was performing with Ne-Yo, you know, he was the main focus. I was just supposed to be in the back as a dancer while we gave him the space he needed on stage. In 2008, when I started working with Wayne, he had to tell me to get out on the stage. He would be like, “Get up here!” and motion for me to move up. It took a little while for me to adjust to that. It was still all a little weird. Now I am so used to it, Wayne is like, “Hey! Hey! This is my song. Move back!” (laughs), but it’s all good.

Jason
What is your stage chemistry like with Wayne? You guys seem to have a lot of fun up there and perform with such ease.
Shanell
It’s just really cool and natural. We are a bit different though, which I think helps our musical relationship. Since I come from a theatre background, I need to rehearse a lot in order to feel comfortable. It’s just the world I come from. I need to come in with a full band, the dancers and the stage personnel to get ready. However Wayne doesn’t really like to rehearse. He just comes in, runs the show once, then is immediately back in the studio. He likes to perform naturally, whereas, I need to know what is coming next and where I have to be. It’s just two different perspectives. It’s good though and it works. It actually makes sense in a strange way.

Jason
Since we are on the topic of Wayne, what was it like meeting him when you first signed to Young Money. We all have heard stories about Drake meeting Wayne while he (Wayne) was getting a tattoo. Was it a crazy day like that for you as well?
Shanell
Actually, no not at all (laughs). It was pretty much a normal day. We were both on tour with Ne-Yo at that time. He was an opening act at the time and I was his (Ne-Yo’s) backup dancer. I was basically just trying to get my music out there any way I could. I started talking to Wayne and told him about everything I was doing. He was very interested in it, so I asked him if he would like to hear some of my work. So I took him upstairs to my hotel room where I had my Pro-Tools and other equipment set up. He really liked what he heard and asked me what I was doing with it. I told him I was selling it, but right there, on the spot, he was like, “You need to stop selling this. This is really good. You need to keep this for yourself.” I still thought I wanted to be a dancer, so I was very surprised. He then asked me if I wanted to sign to Young Money and I of course said yes.

Jason
What has it been like working with Wayne?
Shanell
It has been amazing. I started working with him on The Carter III​, where I introduced him to producers Bangledesh (A Milli, 6’7’’) and Maestro (3 Peat). We basically just started to work together a lot. From there we really dove into that “pop-punk” world and began creating the album “Rebirth”. I wrote four songs for that album, obviously not Wayne’s parts. I wrote the single “Prom Queen”, “American Star”, “Runnin” and “I’m So Over You”. The song “Runnin” actually has a pretty funny story. I was really angry one night on tour and needed something to write to. The studio tour bus was luckily open, so I ventured inside. I began writing to this beat and the song was supposed to be for me. While I’m recording though, Wayne walked in and was like “What’s that? Play that again, lemme put somethin on it.” I of course was like “Okay.” After we recorded that, it kind of became his song (laughs) and wound up on “Rebirth”.

Check out her new track “So Good” feat Lil Wayne and Drake

#TeamUK (Brand New Music) Jamm Tyme Featuring SonniBalli “Wash Dem Away”

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This is the latest UK Dancehall Bashment track from #TeamUK’s finest J.A.M.M.T.Y.M.E. With a unique acronym below:

J-Just

A-Any

M-Modern

M-Musical

T-Topics

Y-You

M-May

E-Enjoy

this crew is ready for the next leap. Featuring SonniBalli the dynamic trio from South East London have teamed up with up and coming Milton Keynes Producers STR for this infectious beat and lyrics to match.

Like what you hear? Then head over to their Official Twitter Page @JammTyme for the hottest exclusives which I hope to continue to get first! Thanks for this guys! xx

Enjoy y’all and give me your thoughts.

“OMG IT’S” Frank Ocean “Novacane” Official Video

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This is one of the reason’s why I am sooo excited about this man. For his 1st release Novacane introduces us to the genius that is Frank Ocean. I looked up the definition of the word with “No results” and came to the conclusion that only geniuses make up cool words for there take and definition on where there high takes them.

With a very interesting visual that the majority will be able to relate as well as catch on to I personally cannot wait for his 1st album release.

Major Props! Enjoy! xx

*Hot New Sexy Ballad* Frank Ocean “Thinking About You”

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This man is incredible! Already oozing with talent and a musical celebrity list which includes featuring on Jay-Z and Kanye West “Watch The Throne” Please remember to look out for this amazing artists future album.

Check out “Thinking About You”

Enjoy xx

Ed Sheeran ft. Wretch 32 & Devlin – “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You” [REMIX] (Music Video)

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Right now I am loving all three of these artists, so look how happy I was to find a track with them all together! Ed Sheerean hasn’t even been out a year and already he has found himself not only at some of the UK’s greatest festivals but also his name has and music has had him at no;1 already!

This is the remix of “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You” featuring Devlin & Wretch32

Check out these three accelerating artists that are cruising comfortably to the top!

UK Stand UP!!!

*New Music* Eminem “Lighters” feat Royce Da 5’9 & Bruno Mars

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In The Pic:- Bruno Mars. Em featured on Royce Da 5'9 1st single Bad Meets Evil

I am in love with this track already! I don’t know when the video wii be out but what I do know is that Em is the beep beep man right about now as his flow on this amazing mid-tempo ballad is such a testament as to why is talent and longevity will never leave his side. Mr Bruno Mars keeps us ladies in tune with the chorus while new MC Royce Da 5’9 is the latest In Eminem’s line of protegé.

This track is on Fire- probably because off all the lighters lmao!!

Tell me what you think!

Enjoy xx