Context is another upcoming OTU have been keeping a close eye on over the last few years, with Context signing worldwide publishing and songwriting deal with EMI/Sony expect to see a lot of movement over the next year.
His last single, Small Town Lad Sentiments, received lots of radio play and Mike Skinner was so enamoured [...]
Avid readers of OTU know that we’ve been following producer Dan Kent’s progress closely over the last three years (check the rest of his stuff out posted on OTU here), and here he returns with a new vid.
This is from his upcoming debut EP release, Feels Like Fire, which will feature heavy hitters such [...]
Out-Spoken is one of London’s premier nights for poetry and live music. Founded in 2012 by Anthony Anaxagorou, hosted by The Ruby Kid, and filmed by Karim Kamar, Out-Spoken invites the UK’s leading poets, rappers, and musicians to share their art at a monthly showcase.
Check out the first show of August/Winter 2013 with a one-off [...]
Emanny returns just in time for the summer with this new song from his upcoming project Songs About HER 2. Enlisting fellow SLV member Joe Budden, these two once again collaborate to make a great summertime R&B track that has some very slick production.
Miss Me takes very subtle elements from Drake’s Miss Me track from [...]
Big fan of this track, though admittedly I may never have got around to listening to it had Kendrick not featured on it.
As I mentioned when it first hit the net waves, this is a very chilled track with a West Coast vibe, something that I think 50 does very well at times.
The video does [...]
Here’s a new track from a former kickboxing champion turned singer, Kurt Collins. This will be on Kurt’s new mixtape which is dropping in May, a mixtape that’ll also have cameos from esteemed names such as Wiley, amongst others.
Krept & Konan feature on this particular effort, and they add a huge amount of vigour to [...]
New visuals for a track from Joe Budden’s latest album, No Love Lost. Castles is a song about about Joe’s slightly more fame-filled life over the last year or two. It’s something he touched on in the track Momma Said (which is from his A Loose Quarter mixtape), where he talks about his mother checking [...]
On Wednesday night, Jay-Z’s DJ, Young Guru, treated guests at a SXSW party in Texas by playing the official remix to this excellent Kendrick track with new verses and Jay-Z also hopping on. Given that we had no idea this was in the works, this had the internet going nuts – especially as this song [...]
Kano says it himself in this track “sounding like some old school K.A.“, he sounds just as fresh as when he first came onto the scene. The last few years he particularly has looked like he’s really enjoying his music, guest starring on numerous tracks and just stealing the show.
Benga, a talented producer who some [...]
Context asks us “what do we know about Aston Martin music”, a fair question – I don’t think anyone I know around these parts really knows about that way of life. Tracks like Aston Martin Music are great and all, but truthfully songs that really resonate with us are ones that we can really relate [...]
Wretch 32 delivers us his new single which is off his new album, due for release later this year.
Here we see a very creative and what is essentially ‘lyric video’ for the audio. Visually is very compelling, which is impressive considering it’s not even the official video for the single. It really does a great [...]
Just when you think it’s not possible to love Mila Kunis any more than we already do, she goes ahead and does something like this.
The interviewer, Chris Stark, is suffering from nerves with this being his first big gig, interviewing Mila Kunis about her upcoming film, Oz the Great and Powerful. The results? Well he [...]
SDF has quickly become the monthly necessity in any 90s hip-hop lovers diary. Since launching in March 2011, the events have gone from strength to strength, receiving press features from the likes of The Guardian Guide, The Evening Standard, Time Out, The Metro, SB.TV and hosting acts including Rita Ora, Conor Maynard, Rizzle Kicks, Stooshe, [...]
Two of the best rappers in the UK over the last 10 years combine for this homage to Dr. Dre’s classing Still D.R.E.
Starting out as just a freestyle from Sway, things escalated into a full blown remix after a good reception from fans, as well as a chance meeting with Dre himself in London.
If you don’t know by now (sorry, couldn’t resist) JME’s singles guarantee three things: clever lines, interesting production, and energetic videos. If You Don’t Know delivers on these three.
JME takes us through a few things that you should know about him, his team, and his movement (for those that are yet still unaware), packed with [...]
Mikill Pane returns to our eyes and ears with his new single, Good Feeling.
This utterly addictive track has Mikill telling us the story of a kid moving into his first uni house, which doesn’t quite meet up to image he may have had in his mind. A dodgy house and a dodgy landlord is something [...]
Supa Dupa Fly have gone from strength to strength with their club nights in London, and here we have the launch of a new Supa Dupa night, this time focused on karaoke and a quiz on 90s Hip Hop and R&B! Check the presser for details below, and click on the the flyer on the [...]
It says a lot about how much 50 Cent’s stock has fallen when the first thing that comes to mind when I heard about this collaboration was “wow 50′s done well to get on a track with Kendrick Lamar”. Or maybe it’s testament to how far Kendrick Lamar has come, after his major label debut [...]
Skepta’s one of the few grime artists who’s tasted much commercial success without sacrificing his credibility in terms of lyricism or his personality. There’s a good reason why Skepta was chosen by Diddy to feature on his Hello Good Morning remix three years ago.
On his recent mixtape, Blacklisted, he tells the story of when a [...]
SDF has quickly become the monthly necessity in any 90s hip-hop lover’s diary. Since launching in March 2011, the events have gone from strength to strength, hosting acts including Rita Ora, Conor Maynard, Rizzle Kicks, Stooshe, Josh Osho & Cleo Sol. Expect 90′s & early 00’s Hip-hop from the likes from Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, [...]
With his infectious flow and witty lines, Red Cafe’s material is always an enjoyable listen for the mainstream hip hop fanatics, and I’m sure this new mixtape from him will be no different.
With features from long time collaborator Fabolous, Game, 2 Chainz, French Montana, Trey Songz, Jeremih and more. Hit the link below to get [...]
Dido returns in 2013 with her first album in 5 years and here’s one of the songs that’ll drop from that, a surprising collaboration with hip-hop’s man of the moment Kendrick Lamar. Let Us Move On is a fantastic song reminding us all what a great voice Dido has, particularly against a haunting but reflective [...]
Wasn’t a fan of the original Celebration track from Game, so normally I’d ignore any remixes of it, however the feature on this being Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, well that got my attention. Pretty cool considered the original track actually sampled a Bone Thugs track. What surprised me about this track is that Game managed to get [...]
You can always count on Jeezy for three things.
1. A splendid ear for a beat.
2. A catchy hook.
3. A hard video to complement his hard rhymes.
As always, he delivers on these three things with his new single, Get Right. A good track for the car playlist.
A year and a half after the first, Fabolous returns with the sequel: The Soul Tape 2. This one happens to have features from J.Cole, Pusha T, Trey Songz, Joe Budden, Wale plus more, so expect it to be a good one.
Download it here or stream it on the left.
You can also go get [...]
Joe Budden had been teasing fans with an upcoming announcement, alluding to retirement. Budden fans will be pleased to hear that it turns out the big announcement was him releasing his new mixtape three days earlier than expected!
On first impressions the production’s good, the lyricism even better. Listen below or go download it here now.
Probably one of my favourite tracks from the Slaughterhouse album, so I’m pleased they’ve done a video for this. The majority of the video takes place in a hospital, understandably, and helps set the image that their lyrics on this record portray. Not sure about the freaky angel who sings the hook in the vid, [...]
P.O.S’ brand new album came out yesterday and ever since seeing the superb video for F*** Your Stuff I’ve been really looking forward to this date. OK, so I may have heard this album a few weeks early for the purpose of reviewing it (thanks to the good folks at Division Media), but the point [...]
“Stalks a fine line between The Jesus Lizard, Fugazi and a consumptive Muse, resulting in a sound that’s both furious and ridiculous.” NME
“A Dirty diamond of grungy, post-hardcore power-pop that suggests The Strokes hanging out with Fugazi.” Time Out
“If your arse doesn’t shake to this, you could be dead.” Kerrang!
The Hickey Underworld will have a [...]