Violence Bleed Art in Noble1BOF’s Phenomenal New Album

Noble1BOF’S new track ‘No Games’ absolutely deserves a spot on your hype playlists. Coming in with a strong, catchy beat, this track is impossible to skip. Noble’s vocals support his lyrical mastery whilst Carla’s vocals on the chorus come together to make an impeccable song. Even if you’re not a huge fan of rap or drill, Noble’s talents are undoubtable. Even more noble, the artist is a reformed prisoner who is dedicated to helping others in his situation avoid the same mistakes. He’s used the power of music to transform a multitude of lives and hopefully, he will continue to do so. 

As former BBC presenter, Miranda Rae puts it: “Straight away I got caught up in the wicked beats. Loving the vocals by Carla, all round an absolutely fricking banger of a track. Please get me a radio edit asap! Again, this track has its own blend of vibes, almost rave-like hip hop vibes that gets ya head nodding.” 

‘No Games’ is reminiscent of artists like Stormzy, Dave and Giggs but Noble1BOF manages to keep his music unique with the combination of masterful beats and features. The overall sound is remarkable in itself and Noble1BOF certainly doesn’t falter on the depth of the lyrics. He references his difficulties of prison and being surrounded by Brixton’s gangs and as a result, the genuine passion behind his lyrics and delivery elevates the track. Noble’s style could be described as grime-adjacent hip-hop with drill influences, but Noble takes this old-school influence to a new level. His music may appear to target a specific genre, yet even without being familiar with the cultural influences, it is a song that gets you moving. 

His album, ‘Benefits of Freedom’, is just the start of Noble1BOF’s career and hopefully we can all expect more incredible songs from him. For now, he will be headlining his own event at Brixton Jamm on June 29th

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Dutch artist Odillia teams up with Tha Doggfather himself Snoop Dogg on brand new track ‘Break It Down’

Odillia releases her most impressive track to date, collaborating with Tha Doggfather himself Snoop Dogg on brand new single ‘Break It Down.’

Released October 2nd, ‘Break It Down’ follows chart-topping debut single ‘End of the World’ and lives up to expectations.

I write all of my own songs. They are all based on things I have personally experiences or the experiences of people in my life. Sometimes, when two people are in a relationship but not on the same page, there comes that moment of honestly where they just have to break it down and say what it is they want or don’t want from each other. I’m excited to play off those emotions in a back and forth with Snoop with beautiful Aruba as the backdrop of the story.

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Written by Odillia exploring the ups and downs of a relationships, it’ll come as no surprise how much success this single is getting across the globe.

A collaboration sent straight from the gods, ‘Break It Down’ is one of the musical highlights of the year. 

Follow Odillia to find out more of her latest chart-topping exploits.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/odilliamusic/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/odilliahh/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/odillia/sets/ep-odillia/s-2tSOnVQHiaA
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3VNAuq8DCfvmhXNIYhrSEj?si=hRJ6t7McQfu2eFMLTcuUyw
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwYuqIl1_5AHyE_N6BdbffQ/videos

Check out the latest episode of The Quite Great Radio Show: https://www.mixcloud.com/QuiteGreatRadioShow/the-quite-great-radio-show-011120/

Watch Quite Great TV’s Weekly Monkjack Round Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3pvM4f3ubA&t=7s

Cloudy Clouds unveils poetic 14-track album ‘Imprisoned in a Daydream’

Cloudy Clouds releases his debut album, ‘Imprisoned in a Daydream’. A collection of songs filled with nostalgia and an instant ‘classic’ feel to it’s soundscape, this is a statement for the UK’s ever-growing hip-hop scene. Claudio Elliston aka Cloudy Clouds draws inspiration from artists such as Eminem and Sha Stimuli, but always brings his own individuality to the table. An artist that’s not afraid to beat around the bush, Cloudy Clouds’ iconic aspects include British humour, emotive lyricism and personal songwriting. 

Imprisoned in a Daydream’ begins with a subtle American twang dialogue before venturing into the unknown. A hazy beginning that lingers in your mind for days, and as Claudio states.. ‘I don’t want to leave this dream ever.’ As for the next single, ‘Struggle Rappers Anthem’ isn’t for the faint hearted. Straight to the point about wanting more exposure with his distinctive songwriting, this grime-influenced number is bathed in hard-hitting rhythms. Bringing a strong flavour of the sound of rap in the noughties, ‘Calling Round’ blends elegant piano lines with creative vocals

Hear It’ is a collaboration straight from the heart. Featuring rapper Aïda, the lyrics are sharp and fuelled with hook-lines. While the instrumentation is mellow and easy-listening, the chaotic vocals on top are innovative.

Wavy’ is a thought-provoking, relatable number, while ‘Freewriting’ features an iconic piano line that nudges early Eminem vibes. ‘Dirty Secrets’ then enters with enchanting vocals, and turns into an experimental hip-hop wonder. 

An album that thinks outside the box, most of the release still pays ode to Cloudy Clouds’ influences. Though with ‘My Environment,’ Cloudy Clouds is simply in his natural habitat. Rhyming on command and ambitious piano lines, this number flows like water from a stream.

‘Pillow Talk’ feels like a subtle album feeler on the release. At just under 2 minutes long, the backing vocals are simply bewitching. ‘One Night’ is the most commercial track on the record, and features a collaboration straight from the heavens. Firahs and Lucci Rich add their own flavour to this established anthem. ‘Wrote You a Love Song’ is infused with mainstream pop sensibilities.

Arguably Cloudy Clouds’ most powerful track, ‘Your Future Daughter’ deals with truthful dialogue on the UK’s drug laws. Armed with British commentary and unique views, it’s the haunting backing vocals that you’ll be singing along to. ‘Maybe Tomorrow Then’ tells the story of feeling unmotivated, and always remembering that you can just get things done tomorrow.

Describing the album in one word, ‘Priceless’ rounds off a release with purity and charisma. Cloudy Clouds is an artist filled with character – and the thoughtful, carefully-constructed tunes on this record deserve to be listened to.

Follow Cloudy Clouds on his socials below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cloudyfollowme/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cloudyfollowme
Instagram: www.instagram.com/cloudyfollowme
Bandcamp: https://cloudyfollowme.bandcamp.com
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/cloudyfollowme
Youtube: www.youtube.com/cloudymusic

Trey Songz accused of Sexual Misconduct

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Trey Songz has responded after he was accused of sexual misconduct.

The allegations emerged after a woman, known only as ‘Aliza’, alleged that a celebrity had urinated on her during a sexual encounter without her consent, and then refused to let her leave the room.

After remarking “I didn’t know what was happening, he just did it” on the No Jumper podcast, she later went on to identify Songz as the man in question.

Responding to the claims on Twitter, Songz wrote: “I usually stay quiet on this but I feel that in many ways the movement to fight for the women who actually have suffered harassment and abuse on various levels, has been hijacked by those who find it convenient for themselves to come up as they seek to destroy someone’s life.

“I brush it off every time but once you have an allegation no matter it’s true weight in validation, it’s now happened once and to some will be believable from that moment forward. None of that happened.”

Let’s hope victims received the support they deserve and the industry gets to the bottom of these allegations.

Reported By: Jessica Rowe

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s WAP is a record breaker

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Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion‘s collaboration ‘WAP’ has broken the US record for the most first-week streams for a song.

The track was confirmed as being the new US number one on the Hot 100 by Billboard yesterday (August 17), earning Cardi her fourth US number one single and Megan her second.

‘WAP’ drew 93 million US streams in the week ending August 13, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data — the most for any track ever in its first week of release, surpassing Ariana Grande’s 85.3 million first-week streams for ‘7 Rings’ that she amassed back in February 2019.

Cardi and Megan’s collaboration is also the fourth Hot 100 number one in 2020 to be credited to two or more women (and no other billed acts), joining Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s ‘Rain On Me’, Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Savage’ featuring Beyoncé and Doja Cat‘s ‘Say So’ featuring Nicki Minaj.

WAP has been a controversial single to say the least, yet Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion have proven its commercial viability despite the explicit nature of the song. Here’s to more number ones for powerful female duos.

Reported By: Jessica Rowe

The Hip-Hop Storyteller: Tony Banks


Based in Brooklyn, New York, Music Bear Tony Banks is aiming to be perceived as the ultimate hip-hop storyteller, and his latest single ‘Run!’ would suggest that he is more than on his way to achieving this.
As part of the LGBT community, Tony has fought against the typical mainstream image that hip-hop music is a hetero-dominated genre, finding his own corner of the musical world which sees him mixing a potent blend of rap, dance and house with his own genre of hip-hop. It’s music for the club, it’s music for everyday and most importantly, it’s music for today with the way that it highlights the faults in society and the oppression of black lives in America.
Many perceive the genre of hip-hop to be nothing more than fast lyrics and attitude, but Tony Banks has transformed the style into something much more with ‘Run!’, managing to tell a story beneath the pulsating beats and soul inspired vocals of collaborators, EarthTone and JwlB.
Standing out from the crowd whilst going from nothing to something, all on his own merits with the help of his outspoken and unapologetic personality – Tony personifies the American Dream. This guy is more than just an artist.
Links:
www.facebook.com/musicbeartonybanks
https://twitter.com/MusicBearTonyB
https://www.instagram.com/musicbeartonyb/
https://www.youtube.com/MusicBearTonyBanks
https://soundcloud.com/musicbeartonybanks

'Turn U On' by KADI

‘Turn U On’ by KADI is not just a catchy hip-hop-rap track that you’ll be coming back to for more, but it is also employs a message behind the lyrics and this is rare in the urban genre.
We all know the stereotypical topics that many rappers explore: drink, drugs, crime and sex – but KADI is looking to take the genre that she loves away from this.
Having realised that the urban industry portrays a very skewed image of women where ‘having a big ass or showing your breasts gets you attention’, KADI felt something had to be done and she is using her music to combat this.
‘Turn U On’ is a song of female empowerment, demonstrating that women don’t have to be sexual to get far, exemplified in KADI’s hook line: ‘I bet I turn you on with my clothes on’. More poignant and intelligent lyricism follows, showing that KADI is not just another urban artist to be lost in the crowd.
Music should have a message and the one that KADI is pushing forward is doing good for both hip-hop music as well as young females all over the world.
Links:
https://www.facebook.com/KADIofficia1
https://twitter.com/Kadiofficial1?lang=en
https://instagram.com/Kadi_official1

'Lovelorn' by Alonestar


Jethro Sheeran, aka Alonestar, returns with the new single ‘Lovelorn’, accompanied by the talented vocals of top ten singer, Rosie Ribbons. The addictive track was produced by Sheeran himself with the help of Massive Attack’s guitarist Angelo Bruschini.
The single explores the popular topic of heartbreak and unrequited love, but uniquely so through Alonestar’s aggressive rap stylings. Jethro and Rosie wrote ‘Lovelorn’ together about past life experiences. Jethro explains that the emotive track  “the strongest and most powerful song I have written & produced to date, it reflects my new sound and style. It’s something fresh and different to anything else out there at the moment. I dug deep to exercise the darkness in this track, and fell into the depths of my soul when coming up with the concept.”
 Being related to Ed Sheeran, Jethro always had pressure put onto his work. However, after going straight to number #3 in the iTunes charts with his debut album ‘Cornerstone’, it was clear Alonestar was going to take on the music industry by storm. He went on to win two EIA Awards, two Exposure Music Awards, wrote all of Ed Sheeran’s SBTV and Live Room Performance raps and produced Bars and Melody’s platinum selling album ‘143’ reaching number 4 in the official UK charts.
 Links:
http://www.alonestar.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/alonestar/
https://twitter.com/ALONESTAR1
https://soundcloud.com/ALONESTAR

Rapper Lively is here with new single ‘Bad Influence’

Lively is a rapper who has entered the hip hop arena in the most proficient way being able to collaborate with some big names in the industry at this point of his career.

Taking his father’s  second cancer diagnosis in 2012 as a wake-up call the rapper has decided to truly devote himself to his music  which has paid off only very shortly afterwards. A trip to the US last year gave him the opportunity to record with one of the most influential hip hop producers of the past 20 years, Scott Storch who is widely known for having produced hit records for Beyonce, 50 Cent, Eminem, Busta Rhymes , Rick Ross, Chris Brown and Tyga amongst others. Next to Storch the rapper has worked with UK rapper Smiler TPM as well as MAC and G-Man of So Solid Crew and also Bizarre from the Detroit based rap group D-12. His first single release ‘Bad Influence’, is a solid proof for his quickly acquired professionalism.

The song is a testament to his way of life, affirming that he’s “moving in the fast lane, no slow ride.” No matter if people believe he’s a “bad influence on them”, Lively is bursting with determination and energy and there’s no going back.IMG_0473

Having built a foundation consisting of musical talent, dedication and hard work Lively has managed to get his first EP release in April 2015 into the best selling rap/ hip hop pre-orders on itunes without the help of any labels or major promotion.

His musical influences vary across the hip hop sphere as well as any other genres he comes across. Lively isn’t interested in copying other artists, he takes his inspiration mainly from everyday life experiences and his own imagination. The rapper, who has both Scottish and Indian roots, has shown perseverance in the ambition to mature his sound and an eagerness to learn from past mistakes. He took part in a rap battle at Jumpoff TV where he, in his own words, “failed epically” and got beaten by another contestant, who got into the season’s finals. But Lively decided to use his defeat in a positive way, cleaned up his act and is now back stronger than before: “The loss made me go back to the drawing board quite literally – new style, new sound, better punch lines.”  With an attitude like this there’s no doubt Lively will be here to stay for some time to come.

The single ‘Bad Influence’ is out on 13th February 2016.


Links:

https://soundcloud.com/lively-music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc1Y1xk13p0&feature=youtu.be

https://www.facebook.com/LIVELY.rg

https://twitter.com/_livelymusic

 

Skremz releases debut single – Palm Trees

https://soundcloud.com/skremzworld/palm-trees-radio

Fantastic English rapper Skremz releases top quality debut single – Palm Trees

Having always had a passion for the arts, Skremz found Hip-Hop at just nine years old! With a talent for words, it’s no wonder his debut single is so infectious.

Skremz draws on past pain in his life to create his music and uses his previous experiences as a force for good, creating powerful music that really speaks to its listeners.

‘Palm Trees’ came about at a dark point in Skremz life, it was a point of change. The title came about when looking at holidays.

“The Title ‘Palm Trees’ was adopted from the summer of 2013 when I was looking at holidays, mansions, other countries living etc… Palm Trees were always present in the pictures I saw. I heard the beat and subconsciously thought of Palm Trees, which gave me my structure.” – Skremz

With influences spanning the genres, Skremz considers himself a Hip-Hop enthusiast, drawing influence from artists such as; Eminem, Jay Z, and Michael Jackson. Eminem really got Skremz into music, he loved how he used his experiences to create his songs. Skremz now aspires to Jay Z’s lifestyle, the career, the music and the girl.

Having already gained some amazing feedback, Skremz is certainly worth looking out for!

“Skremz has already proven to be successful within his varied fan base. His lyrics and style are unlike most that we hear commercially and underground today ‘with his unique quirky flow, sharp delivery & deep content.’ – Certified UK.”

Originally from Nigeria, Skremz considers himself a Londoner.  Having been into music since he was a child, alongside a love of English – (which was his favourite lesson at school!) Skremz uses these talents combined to create his fantastic lyrics.

Alongside his music, his passions include; art, entertainment and technology. Skremz also considers himself very spiritual, he loves nature and connecting to it.

‘Palm Trees’ is a fantastic introduction to this great rapper who can’t wait to open the flood gates to his ambitions!

Twitter – @Skremz – https://twitter.com/Skremz

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Skremzworld

SoundCloud (Radio Verson) – https://soundcloud.com/skremzworld/palm-trees-radio

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/palm-trees-single/id740523407