[ January 11, 2013 8:00 pm to January 12, 2013 3:00 am. January 11, 2013 8:00 pm to January 12, 2013 3:00 am. ]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Joe Budden releases the first drop from his upcoming A Loose Quarter mixtape. Now, if you follow him on Twitter, you’ll know there’s not much drama going on in his life for once, he’s just loved up. Given the nature of his music, this will reflect itself in the music he puts out and this [...]
The extremely talented, and an OTU favourite, Colin Munroe brings us the visuals to an excellent collaboration with Pusha T, which is off his recent mixtape/album, #UnsungHero.
And that’s exactly what Colin Munroe is…somewhat frustratingly he’s not as well known as he should be by now, but I’m sure that’ll change in the not-to-distant future he [...]
Another R&B/Hip-Hop track for your eyes and ears. Big fan of Ryan Leslie’s production skills, and he really does know how to flow to songs, as he raps and sings effortlessly to this song. Very slick.
Dress You To Undress You is the fifth in a series of 10 videos that make up his ‘visual’ album, [...]
Here’s the official video to a recent collaboration between Emanny and Joe Budden (this duo have made a fair few songs together and it’s a combination I’m liking!). Not usually one for R&B but I’ve been really impressed with Emanny over the past year or so, he manages to sing about women without sounding whiny, [...]
A somewhat nicer video from Slaughterhouse for their fans than the previous one…
My personal thoughts on Our House? I don’t love it, but I certainly like it. Combine it with the mixtape Slaughterhouse also released and you have around two dozen tracks to enjoy from one of the best hip hop groups in the industry [...]
As y’all know, I’m a hippity hopper, so when I post music that isn’t in that genre, it’s going to be pretty good, right? Right! Press play on the left and read the PR below. Big track.
Morain have just released a new music video for the title track off their forthcoming debut EP ‘Are We [...]
I wasn’t really familiar with P.O.S until recently, but everything I’ve heard so far I’m liking a hell of a lot! This anti-capitalist track has P.O.S talking about how much he doesn’t want your stuff, materialism is not a part of his nature. The video has him and his peeps smash up the concept of [...]
There’s a handful of UK artists who’ve really mastered the amalgamation of grime and dub-step, and Lethal Bizzle can probably consider himself one of them.
A lyric video to accompany the new single (I’m sure we’ll get an official video soon), which is excellently produced by Badform. I’m really enjoying Belle Humble on the hook too, [...]
And some more Joe Budden.
Here’s a short video he uploaded to his YouTube channel, of a track he let loose a short while back.
The video itself is very regular life, as Joe shows us inside his inner circle having a nice time out bowling, which fits in well with the chilled out nature of [...]
Joe Budden talks about the difference between Slaughterhouse’s latest album and their recent mixtape, in true Budden nature.
Really not much to say on this, (other than I enjoyed both the tape and the album!) just watch it. Oh, Royce’s reaction to Joey’s rant kills me:
“You a f*****g d**k!” [...]
Deepest Shame is the new single from the multi-talented Plan B and is taken from his #1 album ill Manors. A nice video for a great and sensitive song. Ed Sheeran, Devlin and Chip all feature on the remi, which you can check out in the second video, putting a dance and slightly more uplifting [...]
Fat Joe jumps on the remix to deliver a personal tribute to Chris Lighty, who sadly took his own life recently. As many of you know, Chris was a man who was responsible for the success for a huge number artists in the hip hop biz.
Goodbye was one of my faves from Slaughterhouse’s recent album [...]
P.O.S. doesn’t care about your bucks. And he doesn’t want your stuff. His is the true pursuit of happiness. And with We Don’t Even Live Here, he’s found it.
“we don’t give a fuck’ is like the anthem / when giving a fuck is taking a chance”
Out November 05 on Rhymesayers Entertainment, We Don’t Even Live [...]
For those that haven’t realised yet, Nas dropped the best album of the year in Life is Good. For those that did check that out, here is the video for one of my favourite tracks on that album. Following on from the excellent Daughters video, Nas delivers again.
Nas went through a pretty messy divorce with [...]
Some swift visuals after last week’s première of this feel-good track! Cleo Sol and Toddla T have nailed the carnival feel to this song in homage to London’s annual Notting Hill festivities.
Cleo really does have an infectious voice, and I look forward to her next single, Are You Ready, in October. Some cool cameos to [...]
There’s Something about chance meetings that makes me feel like I’m on the right path. Once of such chance meetings was bumping into Frankie Z at the filming of The Next on the CW Network! I had known about Frankie for quite a while since we both worked with the same music video director (Eif [...]
Long time readers of OTU will know we were huge fans of Lupe Fiasco, and you’d also know that we were horrified, HORRIFIED, by his last album, Lasers. He’s been doing well in recent months (here and here) in repairing his reputation with some very solid releases, including this track.
It’s a welcome return to the [...]
Devlin, Ed Sheeran and Labrinth blessed BBC Maida Vale studios with their presence to deliver a delightful cover of Kanye & Jay-Z’s No Church in the Wild. They also performed Devlin’s and Ed Sheeran’s latest excellent collaboration, which you can buy the single for right now by clicking [...]
Just in time for London’s annual Notting Hill Carnival festivities, BBC Radio 1 DJ and Ninja Tune producer Toddla T gives a nod to the classic jungle vibes of Carnival past on ‘Code To Crack’. Joining him on the track are two of West London’s hottest residents, Island Records’ Cleo Sol, fresh from the release [...]