Rick Ross f/ Meek Mill, Wale, Future - "No Games (Remix)" x MMG Priorities, Vol. 1 Mixtape

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Rick Ross' eagerly anticipated Mastermind LP will now be released sometime in early 2014. To remedy any disappointment experienced by fans and expectant listeners Rozay recruits his trusted MMG stars Meek Mill and Wale for this high-octane remix of the album's lead single "No Games." Read more


Kayper - "Magic Faces" | New Music

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Jet-setting, internationally renowned DJ Kayper releases her debut single "Magic Faces" - a groovy little dance-floor cut that blends elements of Chicago House and French Disco. Read more


Cynikal - Toby [EP] | Stream/Download

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After breaking us off with his first release from the project, "Take Off," followed more recently by the smooth, Jamie Graham-assisted "Lost", Cynikal finally delivers the full Toby EP. Read more


Cynikal f/ Jamie Graham – "Lost" | New Music

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Following the release of "Take Off" - the first offering from his forthcoming EP titled Toby -  Cynikal returns alongside rising UK singer-songwriter Jamie Graham sending some sincere words to his love interest on this self-produced cut "Lost".

As with his previous release the Essex-hailing rapper and classically trained pianist takes the opportunity to once again showcase his skills in production, with a carefully crafted, ambient sound-scape provided as a guide for his verses.

Cynikal is currently putting the final touches on his brand new EP which will serve as the follow-up his widely-acclaimed debut Breakfast, released last year. The Toby EP is currently scheduled for release on December 1, 2013. In the mean time get a glimpse of what you can expect from it by listening to "Lost" and giving us your thoughts in the C-section below.


Eminem - "Rap God" | Music Video Teaser

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You may or may not have caught his recent interview with Zane Lowe but Eminem wastes no time as he prepares for us the latest instalment of the Slim Shady visual experience, unveiling a brief snippet of the video for "Rap God" - the third single taken from the Marshall Mathers LP 2.Read more


Tinie Tempah ft. Big Sean - "Shape" | New Music

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We last heard UK superstar Tinie Tempah alongside GOOD Music's Big Sean on the Wizzy Wow-produced "Lucky C**t" taken from Tinie's Happy Birthday EP . The two rappers rekindle their chemistry once again, describing their ideal female companion on this new track "Shape".

You can find this one on the  South London rapper's upcoming sophomore album, Demonstration, alongside recently released singles "Children Of The Sun" and "Trampoline". Other artists who you can catch guest appearing on the project include Dizzee Rascal, LabrinthEmeli Sandé, Laura Mvula, as well as production from Naughty Boy and Diplo amongst others.

Listen to: Tinie Tempah ft. Big Sean - "Shape"

Demonstration is available for iTunes pre-order now with November 4 the date set for the album's full release.


Rick Ross remixes Lorde's "Royals" | New Music

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Rick Ross becomes the latest artist to offer their take on New Zealand based based rising star Lorde's chart-topping debut single "Royals" as the Maybach Music boss puts the finishing touches to hit forthcoming album Mastermind.

It's  just over two weeks since we got some new music from Rozay as he gave Drake's "Hold On, We’re Going Home" the MMG remix treatment, and he delivers another clinical verse this time around, reminding us just how comfortable he is gracing a track no matter what type of instrumental it happens to be.

Look out for the Mastermind LP - an early Christmas present arriving on December 17 which serves as  the follow-up to the Grammy-nominated God Forgives, I Don't.

Listen to: Lorde ft. Rick Ross - "Royals" (Remix)


Angel Haze takes on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love" | New Music

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Following her "Shabba" freestyle Angel Haze unveils what could well be her most honest and noteworthy 30 Gold series contribution, as this time she takes on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love".

The Michigan-hailing rhymer begins "Hi, Mom, I'm really scared right now, but, I have to.."  as she delivers her thoughts on prejudice based on sexual preference on this Mary Lambert-assisted track. Haze also touches on her own personal experiences, detailing a quite unnerving conversation with her mother and being shut off from the world in her younger years. A clear message of rebellious defiance is sent out by the rapper through this track as she makes it clear just where she stands on equality, ingrained attitudes and popular beliefs.

Listen to Angel Haze's "Same Love" freestyle below, and check out the previous instalments of the 30 Gold project here.

The series serves as a warm up to Angel Haze’s upcoming debut LP Dirty Gold set to be dropping in 2014.


Angel Haze - "Shabba" (Freestyle) | New Music

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Angel Haze's 30 Gold freestyle series is in full swing, as we yesterday heard her take hold of Kendrick Lamar's "Backseat Freestyle" - the fourth freestyle released in as many days.

For round five the Detroit MC delivers an amped up lyrical ambush over the instrumental of A$AP Ferg's Trap Lord club hit "Shabba" with the same bold ferocity that we heard on her previous "Black Skinhead", "Tom Ford" and "Worst Behaviour" freestyles. Stay tuned for more of these from Haze as the 30 Gold series continues in the build up to the release of her debut album Dirty Gold, due to be dropping next year.

Listen to: Angel Haze - "Shabba" (Freestyle)


Tanika - "Bad 4 U" | Music Video

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Rising star Tanika unveils the official video for her explosive new single "Bad 4 U", as we see the singer/songwriter rocking a sleek, black outfit, eagerly strutting her stuff around the arena of London's Excel Centre.

The track's production is handled by MNEK, and has the real feel of a powerful Urban-Dub/Pop smash. The South London native's powerful vocals drive the track, whilst we see a large eight-wheel truck take up the role of co-star in this striking Justin Anderson-directed visual. After releasing her Thoughts Of Love EP hosted by Charlie Sloth back in the summer which featured Zebra Katz and Brixton rappers DVS, and Sneakbo, Tanika will be aiming to build on her current buzz, taking her music to a whole new audience.

"Bad 4 U" gets an official release on November 24 on Tim & Danny Music/Virgin EMI. You can also catch Tanika supporting Naughty Boy on tour in November, where she will be perform her version of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" - the popular Hotel Cabana bonus track. Also stay tuned for more information on her debut LP set to be landing sometime next year.

Watch Tanika's "Bad 4 U" video below:


True Tiger x Big Narstie ft. Tanya Seifert - "Headgone" | Music Video

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After releasing the audio a few days ago, we finally get a look at the official video of "Headgone" - the lead single from Tru Tiger and Big Narstie's upcoming collaborative project, the Hello High EP. Read more


Dizzee Rascal ft. Teddy Sky - "Love This Town" | Music Video

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The original Boy In Da Corner, Dizzee Rascal returns with some new visuals for his latest single "Love This Town," as he dons a balaclava to take to the streets of London, accompanied by some friends with the intention of causing a 'Riot!!' - we must add it's certainly not what you're expecting. Read more


Angel Haze freestyles over "Tom Ford" x "Worst Behaviour" | New Music

Angel Haze recently revealed plans for a new project, the "30 Gold" freestyle series (30 freestyles in 30 days), dropping some fresh rhymes on the instrumental for Kanye West's "Black Skinhead" to kick off the proceedings.

As expected the Detroit-hailing MC follows up the ferocious freestyle with her take on two more big Hip-Hop records: "Tom Ford," taken from Jay Z's latest LP Magna Carta... Holy Grail, and Drake's rebellious Nothing Was The Same album track "Worst Behaviour." Read more


Angel Haze - "Black Skinhead" (Freestyle) | New Music

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Beginning today, and for the next 30 days, Angel Haze will release a fresh new freestyle every single day as part of her "30 Gold" series. She kicks off proceedings here with her weapon of choice being Kanye West's "Black Skinhead" instrumental - the first single taken from his latest LP Yeezus.

The Michigan-born rapper has been proving herself as a dab hand in taking on some of Hip-hop's most well known hits lately,  delivering some hard-hitting rhymes with her "Versace" freestyle and of course her rework of another Yeezus single, "New Slaves". Be sure to stay tuned for more from this series, in particular a fresh freestyle on Jay Z's "Tom Ford" which drops tomorrow.

The project serves as a fitting warm-up as the "It's My Way" rapper readies her forthcoming debut album, Dirty Gold, slated for a 2014 release.

Angel Haze delivers some real fire on this freestyle. Take a listen below and let us know your thoughts in the C-section:

 


ItsNate - So Slocal [Mixtape] | Stream/Download

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ItsNate returns with his brand mixtape titled So Slocal which includes the Ginuwine/Aaliyah sampling single, "AFTN (All For The Night)", released last month.

The project is 15 tracks in duration and features some diverse production from Klimeks, Flamin, Soulection's Kxngs amongst others, as well as vocal features CatchEm, CR Blacks and Skout and Skits of the Piff Gang.

The North London lyricist attempts to sonically push the boundaries of UK Hip-hop as we know it - it's what we've come to expect from an artist who was recently named in VIBE Magazine's top 10 UK rappers.

"I wanted to take time to make a project that represent the mindset that is Slocal thematically whilst showcasing how my (Slocal) sound has evolved.

So Slocal is about progress and persistance since it is the forth project I've released ... thats what I'd want to come across - peace "

Take a listen to ItsNate's So Slocal mixtape in full below.


YJ - Deal Or No Deal [Mixtape] | Stream/Download

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After recently releasing his video for "#Spazz" taken straight from this project, emerging London-based Hip-hop artist  YJ finally delivers his latest 10-track mixtape, the much anticipated Deal Or No Deal.

The tape is a wholly Hip-hop affair with elements of smooth neo-soul and electronic influence evident in the production, as through his lyrics YJ explores his life, challenges, achievements and love in this honest body of work. Guest features here include rapper Franklyn, and talented UK singer/songwriters Seyi and J Warner amongst others. 

In his own words: “I think the title of the project is self explanatory, regardless of whatever situation I find myself in whether it's a deal or no deal situation, I'm gonna continue to create the best music to the best of my ability.”

The mixtape has been a year or so in the making and follows up to The Message EP released last year, which led to him gaining support from BBC Radio's DJ Target and DJ Semtex as well as opening for US stars Bow Wow and Mario at their UK shows.

Stream YJ's Deal Or No Deal below and/or Download here.