Cover Drive f/ Dappy - 'Explode' | Music Video

Having taken over the airwaves for months with the sun-flavoured "Twilight," Barbados-born four-piece collective Cover Drive teams up with UK phenom Dappy for "Explode," the latest single from the band's debut album Bajan Style. Read more


Tinashe - "Let You Love Me" (XXYYXX Remix) | New Music

Teenage production phenom 16-year-old Orlando-based producer Marcel Everett aka XXYYXX returns to wow us, following the release of "Faces," jacking American singer Tinashe's once upon a time R&B offering "Let You Love Me" and turning it into something wholly of his own making - tweaked vocals, heavy synths and bubbling hi-hats serving to render the track utterly mesmerizing. Read more


Fred Pharaoh - "Gold Tooth" | Music Video

Not much is known about New York native Fred Pharaoh - save the fact that following the appearance of his debut video for "Gold Tooth," we want to know all we can about him. Below, watch as the Harlem emcee attacks the track for two and a half minutes by way of introduction. Read more


Dawn Richard - "Pretty Wicked Things" | New Music

In the wake of her number one EP Armor On, and in the run up to the release of her full-length debut Goldenheart - the first in a trilogy of albums - which is set to drop October 16, former Bad Boy singer Dawn Richard unveils "Pretty Wicked Things" - an indication of what we can expect from the former Danity Kane singer in the coming months. Read more


Angel Haze - "Hot Like Fire" | New Music


Having well and truly made her name a recognised safe zone for good tuneage in blogland, 20 year old Virginia-based emcee Angel Haze follows up on "New York" and "Werkin Girls" with "Hot Like Fire": a catchy offering which boasts a sample from Aaliyah's 1996 classic by the same name. Read more


Shadez The Misfit - "Root Of Evil" | New Music

Following the unleashing of "Picture This" and "Till That Day", from his forthcoming mixtape Misfit Maximus 2′ mixtape, London repping upcoming emcee Shadez The Misfit unleashes a track that didn't quite make the cut.

"Root Of Evil," produced by Havoc Softner takes an oft rapped about subject - namely, cash money - and adds an emotive feel to it, with a laid back flow reminiscent of spoken word.

Check it out below and stay tuned for the full length offering soon as we have it.


Ellie Goulding f/ Tinie Tempah - 'Hanging On' | New Music

“Here’s the beginning of my new journey. Enjoy and share responsibly,” Ellie Goulding tweeted.

The homegrown talent teams up with fellow British superstar Tinie Tempah in what appears to be the first offering from her forthcoming debut album. Read more


Mateo - 'Carry On' | New Music

Singer/songwriter and new Interscope signee Mateo unleashes "Carry On," the first offering from his forthcoming mixtape Suite 823, the follow-up to 2011’s Love & Stadiums. Read more


Mahalia releases her Head Space EP | Stream

We already told you to Get Familiar with her and tipped her as one to Takeoff, now the supremely talented Leicester hailing 13 year old soul-stirring singer and songwriter Mahalia has just dropped off a gem of an offering with her debut EP.Read more


Lola Monroe - "Exodus 23:1 (Remix)" | Music Video


Taylor Gang's first lady, the Baltimore hailing former video model and rapper Lola Monroe's latest offering comes in the form of the accompanying visuals to her take on Pusha T and The Dream's "Exodus 23:1".Read more


'Hip-Hop On Trial: Hip-Hop Doesn't Enhance Society, it Degrades It' | Event Review

Oft taking up a large portion of the charts and the hearts and minds of much of the population, hip-hop has undeniably grown leaps and bounds from where it started. With an undeniable amount of power, the social impact the genre has on those who identify and associate themselves with it is a subject that has been highly debated over the years by those who consider it an important artistic outlet for those who have so often been left voiceless, and those who argue that it is a powerful yet debilitating force.

With this in mind, Google+ and Intelligence Squared recently hosted a debate at the Barbican in London with a host of big-name speakers the likes of KRS-One, Questlove, journalist Touré and Jesse Jackson. Read more


Mali covers Bob Marley's 'Redemption Song' [Video]

The voice behind Chase & Status's 2010 hit single "Let You Go" finds his own leg to stand on with this stunning rendition of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song." Read more


Teairra Mari f/ Rabbit - 'Mercy (Remix)' | New Music

Detroit-born RnB songstress Teairra Mari just unleashed Unfinished Business (Stream and download it here), and now another of the mixtape's tracks, her take on Kanye West's "Mercy" featuring fellow Division 1 signee Rabbit, has come loose. Read more


Sincere - 'Déjà Vu' (Radio Rip) | New Music

The follow up to North London-repping rapper Sincere's massive single "Ain't Nobody Like You" comes in the form of banger "Déjà Vu." Read more


Jordan James - 'Wasn't Expecting This' | New Music

Having first appeared on our radar with his standout track "Fade" -- taken from his Cheeky Bastard EP -- homegrown talent Jordan James (you're forgiven for thinking he was American; I thought so too at first) returns with his latest offering, "Wasn't Expecting This." Read more


Charli XCX - 'You're The One' | Music Video

Emerging UK singer Charli XCX, who thoroughly won us over with her live rendition of "Stay Away," has recently been making many a wave with her 21-minute mixtape Heartbreaks and Earthquakes (stream and download it below), on which she adds new vocal tracks to other people's songs -- creating remixes to tracks like Drake's "Dreams Money Can Buy" -- to outstanding results. Read more