Sony unveils PlayStation 4 console, price and additional features | Gaming


Sony has finally unveiled the PlayStation 4 console, along with a host of new games and details at their E3 Expo presentation earlier this week. Embracing media integration, the company announced forthcoming original programming as well as partnerships with Redbox and Flixster. Read more

Sony releases PlayStation 4 teaser video | Gaming


Not to be out done by Microsoft at what is expected to be the reveal of the next Xbox console later today, Sony has released a teaser of the PlayStation 4 console, ahead of the full unveiling at this year’s E3 on June 10, 2013.Read more

Preview: Sony PlayStation 4 | Gaming


Sony recently announced the PlayStation 4 at a live event in New York, revealing a large amount of information and introducing a number games.

While the actual console itself wasn’t shown, a number of details about the hardware were mentioned, with Sony promising “supercharged PC architecture,” 8 GB of GDDR5 unified system memory and an X86 AMD processor. Needless to say, this thing is going to be powerful. Read more

Sony to cease production of MiniDisc players | Tech


Sony have announced that they are going to winding down production of MiniDisc stereo systems in March, after 20 years of the format that was often overlooked outside of Japan. Read more

Salaam Remi appointed Executive VP of A&R at Sony Music

Sony Music Entertainment is expected to name Salaam Remi as its new executive vice-president of A&R (artists and repertoire). Read more

Das Racist - "Girl" | Music Video

A little humour never goes amiss in Hip Hop, and alternative rap trio Das Racist have bounds of it. Their latest video for "Girl," taken from Relax [their full length project from last year], sees a male subject practically stalking the young lady he has fallen for over a period of time, from behind library bookshelves to yoga classes all while larking around in a dance studio, before finally friend requesting her on Facebook. Read more

Das Racist sign one-album deal with Sony | Music News

While the indie route has served Queens-based rap trio Das Racist well, with releases like Shut Up, Dude, Sit Down, Man and last year's Relax LP contributing largely to their current success, Heems, Kool A.D. and Dapwell will be taking their unique talents to the big leagues next year, having signed a one-album deal with Sony.Read more

Misha B to perform at Notting Hill Arts Club on July 12 | Music News

X Factor finalist Misha B has been in the studio putting the finishing touches on her music after being snapped up by Sony soon after the show finished. The singer releases her debut single "Home Run" on July 15th and is readying her debut album, which she has been working on with the likes of Naughty Boy, TMS and MNEK.

The performer recently announced she will be making her debut live performance in mid-July at the weekly YOYO event at London's Notting Hills Arts Club: Read more

LL Cool J launches new recording software, hints at new album | Tech News

LL Cool J is a man of many talents: rapper, actor, father, husband, host, professional hat-wearer. Mr. Smith now looks to add "software entrepreneur" to his résumé, as the 44-year-old entertainment veteran has announced the launch of a new virtual recording software called My Connect Studio. Read more

Josh Kumra f/ K Koke – ‘Helicopters & Planes' | Music Video

Josh Kumra is hoping to make a solo assault on the charts after having already tasted success with his feature on Wretch 32's hit "Don't Go."

Described as "the sound of 2012," the singer has roped in the notorious production skills of Naughty Boy for his new single “Helicopters & Planes.” Read more

Rude Kid f/ Skepta - 'Get Busy' (Radio Rip) | New Music

Maybe I shoudn't, but I absolutely love this record. Fresh from one of the UK's finest producers, Rude Kid, this club-friendly monster debuted on Mistajam's BBC Radio 1Xtra show last week week. The track, due to be released on Relentless at the end of July, flits between throwback House-y euphoria and dark and grimy bassline-driven Dubstep and features a couple of short and sweet verses from Skepta ("forget what you heard on the grapevine // hate racism, love baseline" - gwan Skeppy). Love that female vocal throughout the song - one disgusting drop and 16-bars of unrelenting bass apart, this is a throwback record in the same mould as B Traits' "Fever."

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Jagga - 'Love Song' | Music Video

The voice behind the TMS-produced, Devlin-assisted and forever addictive track "Keep On The Light," newcomer Jagga -- who was signed to Sony earlier this year and has already toured with the likes of Katy B and recorded with Odd Future producer Matt Martian (one half of The Internet) -- has unleashed his latest offering, "Love Song." Read more signs licensing deals with 'Big Four' major record labels | Music News has reached licensing agreements with EMI, Warner Music Group, Sony BMG and the Universal Music Group that allow its users to play songs owned by the so-called “Big Four” record labels without fear of legal repercussion, the site’s founders announced Tuesday at the SXSW Music Festival. Read more

The Takeoff Episode 1: Introducing Tanya Lacey | SoulCulture.TV

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are proud to present the premiere episode of SoulCulture.TV‘s brand new series: The Takeoff.

The Takeoff is the latest of our SoulCulture.TV original series and is focused on highlighting new, exciting and talented artists who are destined for greatness. So with that said, we are very proud to introduce you to the beautiful Tanya Lacey.

The young Bristol raised singer is signed to Sony RCA records and has already featured on Grime star Tinchy Stryder's album Catch 22 on a track called as well as Loick Essien's chartbusting single "How We Roll" and now set to spread her wings and touch the sky with her forthcoming debut single "Letter To My Ex", on which Ms Lacey blends her rich vocals with hard hitting Hip-Hop beats with a touch of dancehall which will be a theme that will be continued on her forthcoming debut album which will be released in 2012.
So without further ado, click play and get to know Tanya Lacey. Make sure you stay locked till the end for a very special acapella performance.

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Mobb Deep announce new album title and label deal with Sony RED | Music News

Queensbridge's finest Mobb Deep have announced that they have secured their own label deal with Sony’s RED Distribution, for their Infamous Records imprint and will release their ninth studio album entitled Mobb Deep via RED. In a statement, Prodigy - one half of the M-O-B-B said:

“After almost twenty years in this industry, it was inevitable for us to take matters into our own hands. We feel that RED is the perfect home for our brand.”
“We’re ready to work and build our own structure.”

“We know who our fans are and what they want from Mobb Deep,” says Havoc. “We’re excited to take a new step in our career.”

Speaking to they revealed some details on what fans can expect on their forthcoming, self-titled album:

“We’re almost done," P stated. "Amazing; that’s the best way to describe it. We touch on everything. Real life shit that we’re going through.”
Havoc added, “We have new producers.. Of course shit from me, shit from Alchemist. Definitely what you’d expect from us but on a newer level.”

Hav also said the album should be hitting shelves either at the end of this year or the beginning of 2012 but the IMD will be dropping a mixtape to address the thirst of the fans like myself.

Ciara speaks on label situation "I have asked and I pray that my label will release me"

Rumors have been rife over the past few weeks that Grammy Award-winning R&B singer Ciara had been dropped by her label, LaFace Records but in a Facebook note titled 'My Time to Speak' which was published earlier today (February 14), the singer/songwriter and dancer sets the record straight by stating categorically that those rumors were false and that she had in fact handed in a request to be released from her label. As to the reason for her request, she attests to her label not sharing the same views as her in regards to who she is as an artist.
On the Facebook note, she goes on to claim that her label didn't want 'Gimmie Dat' - the official third single off of her latest album 'Basic Instinct' - played on the radio and that they (her label) also failed to support the video for the said song, a video which she claims was paid for out of her own pocket.

You can read the full note below:

This week the net has been a buzz of the rumor that I have been dropped from my label. At this point that rumor is false.. It is true that I have asked and I pray that my label will release me. I have had some great times and success with my label, but sometimes like all great things, its at that point where I feel we don't share the same views on who I am as a artist. The past two albums have been very frustrating for me. At times there were songs I chose to lead a project and I was ignored! This project, I even tried to get Gimmie Dat started I spent tens of thousands of my own money only to hear the radio pds tell me my label didn't want the song played. I even spent more than one hundred thousand dollars out of my pocket on the video to bring my vision to it and still no label support. I do understand that some labels are not financially supporting their artists and I have become one of them. You, my fans, know that I strive to do my best to deliver to my you the best songs and creative vision I possibly can. I'm dedicated to my music, performance and to my fans! I've tried to be a team player with the label only to have compromised what I truly believed.. And was not given the right opportunity to promote and inform my fans of the release of this album..I have so much of me as a artist I still want to give to the world and my fans. A release would allow me to go be creative with people who care and understand me as a artist. In a short time, I will be able to bring to you a new music energy and a visual excitement! Thank you so much for standing by me through the good, bad, and the confusion. I love you all. Love Ciara