Tag Archives: Hip-Hop

Video: Danny Brown-‘Grown Up’

I’m really into Danny Brown right now. His album ‘XXX’ was one of the best hip-hop records of last year. Here is the video for ‘Grown Up’ off that record. It is a snapshot through his life, including him as a kid. Very cool.

By Conor Kelly

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Track: Swizz Beats-‘Street Knock’ Feat. ASAP Rocky & araabMUSIK

What a serious collaboration. Swizz Beats  is on great form here, ASAP Rockadds a lot to this with his verse, but its araabMUSIK’s beat makes this special. Superb collab.

By Conor Kelly

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New Azealia Banks-‘Fuck Up The Fun (Prod. By Diplo)’

Azealia Banks is back with new music. ‘Fuck Up The Fun’ is a seriously cool slice of hip-hop. Diplo is on production duties, continuing his top recent form. The beat is heavy and Azealia spits some serious rhymes.

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Video: Danny Brown-‘Radio Song’

Danny Brown’s record ‘XXX’ was one of the best Hip-Hop records released last year. I really digged it and it was in the same vain as ASAP Rocky and ScHoolboy Q. Radio Song‘ from that now has a video. It features a load of Danny’s rapping. Cool beans.

By Conor Kelly


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Track: Kwes-‘bashful.’

Kwes will be a new name to some. He’s a British multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He will be known to some for being part of Damon Albarn‘s DRC Music project last year. This tune ‘bashful.’ is absolutely great stuff. There are touches of R’N’B, Hip-Hop and Chillwave in this. You will hear more from this guy in the coming weeks.

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The Top 20 Tracks Of 2011 Number: 16

Number 16: Frank Ocean-Novacane

The surprise package from the rise of Odd Future, happened to be the infectious R&B tones of Louisiana native Frank Ocean. His mixtape nostalgia, Ultra showed he has a flavour for different musical styles, incorporating elements of Hip-Hop, Neo-Soul and Indie Rock. Novacane is an undoubted highlight, with his voice and lyrics showing the conflict he faces in his head and his dick, love or sex. Teens can definitely relate to this.

Words By Conor Kelly

Read Number 17                Read Number 18

Read Number 19                Read Number 20

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RIP Heavy D


TMZ has reported that Jamacian born Rapper/Producr Heavy D has died aged 44. He was rushed to an LA hospital at around noon and pronounced dead around 1pm local time. Heavy led the hip-hop group Heavy D & the Boyz which had huge success in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Watch the video fortheir track ‘Nuttin’ But Love’ below:

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New Drake & Lil Wayne Song

 A new Drake track featuring Lil Wayne has surfaced online. There is no word on whetherThe Real Her’ will feature on Take Care’ or not. Drake’s second studio album will be released on the 15th of November after originally being slated for October 24th. Listen to the track over at Smokesection: Listen to the track Club Paradise below:


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Kanye West announces new album in 2012

Kanye West has tentatively announced his next studio album on Twitter titled GOOD MUSIC which he has said will be released in Spring 2012.

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Rick Ross OK According to TNZ

 According to entertainment site a TMZ report, Rick Ross is ok. Earlier reports on Twitter the rapper suffered a seizure and went into an unconscious state on an aeroplane.

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