Unsigned Hype: The Verdict

Having had the pleasure of seeing these guys live on a number of occasions, I’ve been left blown away by their performances each time and I would like to introduce to OTU and Unsigned Hype, The Verdict. Hailing from Liverpool, The Verdict are a 3-piece Indie/Britpop band, featuring Gaz Wilcox (Lead Vocals/Guitar), Josh Ferrigan (Bass/Vocals) and Kev McKay [...]

Mac Miller-Love Lost

Mac Miller has been growing on me as of late, and he continues to do so with this new drop. Miller released this little gem thanks to hitting 400K followers on twitter . (As 1 of those 400K, I’d like to think without me it wouldn’t have been possible, so you’re welcome…)

The track uses [...]

Mike Posner - Falling (Stefan KIDstarr Remix ft. JD Era & Bodega Bamz)

A nice little treat for your ears here, a superb remix of Mike Posner’s Falling, by producer Stefan KIDstarr. It’s taken from what I can gather to be an upcoming remix EP of Posner’s brilliant debut album 31 Minutes To Takeoff, titled 31 Minutes To Takeover.

KIDstarr has done a fantastic job, adding extra synths to [...]

Tinie Tempah-Foreign Object Mixtape (Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid and Russell Brand)

Sorry we’re a bit late on this one. Following on from The Micro Mixtape Tinie gave us back in December, he’s now dropped Foreign Object. As was with The Micro Mixtape this is clearly aimed at Tinie’s assault on the American market. Yet again his track choice is quite impeccable, choosing to go in [...]

Mann-Tell A Friend 2 Tell A Friend Mixtape

Fresh off the back of his massive hit Buzzin Mann has dropped this pre-mixtape to give his fans a taste of what he’s about, until he drops his all original full length Freshman on Varsity mixtape, due to land this summer. With Mann giving us his twist on a few of the years bangers, it’s [...]

The Lonely Island ft. Rihanna-Shy Ronnie 2: Ronnie & Clyde

After releasing the video for Jack Sparrow only a week or so back The Lonely Island hit us pretty sharpish with even more hilarious visuals.

I have to say I think this is probably my favourite video the guys have made, not just because it involves the ever glorious Rihanna, well maybe a little bit. In [...]

Obie Trice-Hell Yea

Another new drop from Trice, I’m not sure whether this is set to be on Bottoms Up, I really hope it isn’t though. I’ve always thought of Trice as being underrated, but the last few tracks he’s released haven’t really justified my opinion, this is no different.

It’s pretty much Trice by numbers, once again [...]

JonnyGo Figure-ÈSÇARGÔT [Video]

Around a month ago I posted new visuals from JonnyGo’s fantastic debut EP Awkward Spelling, as well as a download link for said EP. Fast-forward a month, and I’m now giving you the video for JonnyGo’s latest track from his upcoming mixtape, which is set to drop in April.

His music is unlike anything I’ve [...]

Incisive–Him & Her EP

UK underground emcee Incisive dropped this 6 track EP last week. It’s set around telling the story of a relationship from the very first meeting, and Incisive enlists assistance from a strong selection of UK soul talent including Meleka, Terri Walker, Nadine Charles, and Shakka.

I’ve only managed to give this an extremely quick listen, but [...]

Lupe Fiasco & Sway-Monster Freestyle

Lupe was really on his grind when he took the trip across the pond to visit our glorious shores last week. We had his H.A.M. Freestyle then there was his Moment 4 Life & Girls freestyles, and whilst on DJ Semtex’s 1Xtra show, he joined up with the UK emcee Sway to go in over [...]

Kanye West ft. Rihanna, Kid Cudi-All Of The Lights [Video]

Quite easily my favourite track on Ye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the video has been anticipated for weeks and finally, the Hype Williams directed video has arrived for Yeezy’s amazing All Of The Lights.

Amidst a flurry of epilepsy-inducing flashing fonts, we’re taken on the story of a lonely girl wandering around the ghetto alone [...]

Kanye West ft. Jay Z & Nicki Minaj-Monster (Teachers Remix)

Not familiar with Teachers? Me niether. After a little bit of research I can tell you they helped Yeezy and Bon Iver produce the original Monster (you can grab the original here if you already haven’t). I really wasn’t sure what to expect with this.

Having overplayed it so much myself, I was starting to [...]

Chiddy Bang ft. Train-Baby Roulette

Another new Chiddy Bang track now, after the one that was let loose last week. These guys are seriously my favourite duo in hip-hop at the minute.

Produced by Xaphoon Jones, it’s more of that electro upbeat Chiddy we’re used to hearing. Something is bugging me though, Xaphoon has sampled snippets from an early [...]

Eminem, Rihanna, Adam Levine, Dr. Dre & Skylar Grey-Grammy Awards [Video]

Another Grammy night performance for you now. This time we have Rihanna singing Love The Way You Lie Part II (the audio for this track can be found here), with Adam Levine on the piano (not sure why, but I’m not complaining!).

Eminem then comes out to thunderous applause, and lets rip on his final verse [...]

B.o.B, Bruno Mars & Janelle Monáe-Grammy Awards Performance [Video]

3 of the most diverse and talented acts around the music scene at this moment in time (2 of whom feature in this video) combine to give us a truly sensational performance.

First off, we have B.o.B combing with both Janelle (backing vocals) and Bruno (keyboard) to give an enchanting rendition of Nothin’ On You. Bobby [...]

Bruno Mars ft. Lil' Wayne-Grenade [Remix]

Who seen this coming? I certainly didn’t. Wayne adds an opening verse onto Bruno Mars’ smash hit Grenade, of which you can view the superb video for here. It’s just a shame that it’s come so long after the song has been overplayed everywhere, more than likely due to Weezy only recently being released from [...]

Chiddy Bang-Rebel

I realise I’m a little bit late with this, so please forgive me. Chiddy Bang’s Xaphoon Jones leaked this on his twitter yesterday after hitting 10,000 followers on the social network.

It’s a demo that has been cut from their upcoming debut album Swelly Life. I’m a big fan of these guys, and I genuinely believe [...]

Giggs-Take Your Hats Off [Mixtape]

I can’t proclaim to be a major Giggs fan, and I know a few of you don’t like his style, but recently I’ve really started to appreciate his work much more. He’s been making some big moves in the US lately, with the likes of this interview and jumping on the official UK remix of [...]

Saadi & Bajah-Lights Up NYC

Syria-born hip-hop/dancehall singer & producer Saadi has linked up with Sierra Leonian rapper Bajah (from Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew) to bring us this fantastic piece of music. When this popped up in my inbox I really wasn’t expecting much at all, if I’m being honest. Then, I played it and my ears perked [...]

Talib Kweli ft. Cyhi Da Prynce-I'm On One [Remix]

G.O.O.D Music artist Cyhi Da Prynce jumps on the remix of Talib Kweli’s I’m On One, with the original version found on Kweli’s recently released Gutter Rainbows (which you can purchase from iTunes now).

This version is actually taken from Talib’s upcoming mixtape Northern Lights, Southern Smoke, which is set to feature only Southern-based artists such [...]

Swizz Beatz ft. DMX–Change Is Gonna Come

Swizz Beatz has dropped his latest instalment of #MonsterMondays, linking up once again with his former Ruff Ryder compatriot DMX, as he did on one of his first MM tracks here.

This time round, Swizz and DMX take on the legendary Sam Cooke classic A Change Is Gonna Come, and in my eyes you really can’t [...]

Unsigned Hype: Forever August

A new regular feature here at OTU, in which we’ll be introducing and previewing any upcoming, unsigned acts whom we believe have the talent/potential to go far in the music industry.

We’ll have interviews, music and hopefully videos from all acts, which will definitely give you the full heads-up on acts we’re tipping for big things. [...]

Black Eyed Peas-Super Bowl Half Time Performance [Video]

Now whatever your thoughts are on B.E.P this is an absolute must watch. As you’d expect from the half time Super Bowl Show it’s a visual masterpiece. Truly epic.

Vocally they are poor, which goes to show how much they rely on production. At least they remembered their lyrics though, unlike Christina Aguilera who managed to [...]

We Stole The Show-Card Trick Freestyle [Video]

A big shout to We Stole The Show here. After I posted the brilliant WSTS video I Want You, the guys kindly got in touch through Twitter and asked of we’d leave them a word or two to fit into a freestyle that they were about to do.

So after a lot of thought (naturally), [...]

Lloyd Banks ft. Young Jeezy-Start It Up Remix

Following on from the UK Remix of Banks’ smash Start It Up Young Jeezy comes through and add a verse to another official remix.

As well as the Jeezy verse added to the beginning of the joint, which has to be said is fire, Banks has also laid down a different verse than his original [...]

Chase & Status ft. Cee-Lo Green-Brixton Briefcase

Taken from their No More Idols album which is set for release tomorrow, Chase & Status have hooked up with the Lady Killer himself Cee-Lo Green. You can go to their Youtube page and preview the whole album right now. I’ve been hearing a lot of talk about the Dizzee track and have had a [...]

The Streets-Cyberspace and Reds [Mixtape]

With the Streets final album, Computers and Blues, set to be released soon Mike Skinner let this mixtape out on his blog. I’ve not had a chance to listen to it myself yet, but it sounds interesting to say the least. Read after the jump to see what I’m referring to and to check the [...]

The Lonely Island ft. Nicki Minaj-The Creep [Video]

A little bit of light hearted entertainment for you on this mellow Sunday afternoon. After their last single I Just Had Sex ft. Akon, The Lonely Island continue to get major names from the hip-hop world to collab with them as Nicki Minaj joins them on their latest effort. (It’s nice to see someone else [...]

Wiz Khalifa ft. Too Short–On My Level [Video]

Set to feature on his upcoming album Rolling Papers, hip-hop’s man of the moment Wiz Khalifa drops his latest video On My Level.

If ever there was a stereotypical hip-hop video this would be it: Smoking illegal substances – Check, Hot women – Check, Alcohol – Check, Stood alone rapping in a remote location – Check, [...]