‘Rain’ from M3staken

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Hip-hop lovers assemble! Electronic fans too! Especially those who like the two mixed together, as American producer and artist, M3staken has finished his conceptual trilogy of albums with ‘Rain’.

The new album sees M3staken pick up where he left off with ‘Apex’ and ‘Water Colors’, displaying his super experimental style that is dark, fragmented, beat-heavy and intriguing.

It’s by no means easy listening, but those who relish an aural challenge will be inspired by M3staken’s willingness to expand musical possibilities and not restrict himself to the four walls of a single genre.

Although M3staken takes inspiration from contemporary acts such as Joey Bada$$, Jamie XX and FKA Twigs, these influences are mere hints that the talented young producer draws upon when concocting his complex style of music. It would be easy to see many artists in the future being inspired by M3staken himself, due to hi incomparable style.

As the last piece of M3’s trilogy, he notes that this is the album that has meant the most to him due to its conclusive nature that seems to summarise his style. M3 commented that Rain is ‘loosely connected to my two previous works and it is primarily a collection of my personal favourite songs’.

You can listen to ‘Rain’ on bandcamp below:

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/m3staken

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeJtRw31YnOdiDgsNhyhKyQ

https://m3ssi.bandcamp.com/releases

‘Runaw’y’ By Pimlican

Pimlican is a unique artist who, by collaborating with a number of other talented musicians, is able to touch on a wide range of genres including R&B, dance and pop. His latest release ‘Runaw’y’ employs a powerful blend of all three, creating a catchy track that’ll be stuck in your head for days! If you’re wondering, the name ‘Pimlican’ comes from spending many nights in Pimlico, London, waiting for appointments with members of the music industry.

Pimlican is particularly adept at mixing infectious hooks with colourful instrumentation that sets his music apart from the crowd. These strong songwriting skills have earned him airplay on Radio 6 with Tom Robinson, as well as BBC Introducing and BBC Radio Leeds.

The whole idea behind Pimlican’s collective is to deliver engaging live performances and so anyone can get involved with the group, as long as they have something to offer and add to the music.

After releasing single ‘B’ck 4 More/P’lya’ in late May, Pimlican are set to release the addictive dance pop track ‘Runaw’y’, using rap to compliment the strong vocals.

Links:

http://www.belgraveroadrecords.com/

https://pimlican.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/belgraveroadrec

https://www.facebook.com/belgraveroadrecords

https://soundcloud.com/pimlican-97234536

Jvgg Sparrow’s ‘Pirate’

Introducing Jvgg Spvrrow, a hip-hop artist like you’ve never seen before. Having grown up on the island of St Martin where they speak English and the other half French, the bilingual artist writes all of his own lyrics and adopts a modern pirate image, if you can believe it! Hence the name of his latest single, ‘Pirate’.

Jvgg Spvrrow has learnt and built his way up from the streets of St Martin, from life on the block to living life in the studio, music is his religion. This is where his term ‘SM on Da Map’ comes from, meaning ‘St Martin To The World’.

Jvgg has developed an eclectic style of music blending elements from a number of styles – Hip-Hop to Reggae and even Electro. Spvrrow prides himself on his highly diversified tracks allowing to reach various audiences.

Adding to his style Jvgg Spvrrow has a strong image, fashion sense and originality around his Pirate concept which make him stand out from the crowd. Inspired by Hip Hop artists such as Young Thug, Gucci Mane, Asap Rocky, french hip hop artists like Booba, Joey Starr and Dancehall artists such as Bounty Killer, Movado and Vybz Kartel, Jvgg has a wide spectrum of influences that allow him to create a super-hybrid of all these genres of music.

Pirate is Jvgg Spvrrow’s latest release, with a powerful vibe and witty lyrics, it is exactly what you want from a hip hop track- Jvgg Spvrrow is ready to take St Martin to the world.

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Humor releases track off of his brand new EP XLCR

pic2Boasting some seriously versatile rapping and an inventive ear for production, Nottingham hip hop artist Humor seems certain to make an impact on the UK scene.

 

Stream ‘TLC’ here:

 

https://soundcloud.com/humorartist/09-tlc-figures

 

His beats meanwhile draw from a diverse palette of grime hip-hop, deep/tech house, electronica and 90s R&B. Inspired to produce his own instrumentals after struggling to afford decent beats, he has since honed his craft into a creative and polished sound.

 

Humor’s single ‘I Told You’ from his first project was previously chosen by Tom Robinson for a BBC Introducing Mixtape on Radio 6.

Influenced by the golden era of hip hop, UK producer / rapper Zero Dinero comes through with this electrifying new EP The Time Has Come demonstrating some energetic flows, tight rhymes and some very impressive instrumentals.

Guest appearances include Kool Keith (aka Dr Octagon) and Blackalicous’s Gift of Gab, as well as famous scratch DJ, Sir BEANS OBE. The artwork and video meanwhile comes courtesy of Graham Dews (aka PARIS), the artist behind Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto cover. An impressive coup for this Swindon debutant.

Please listen to the track ‘Be and Make’ from the EP below:

https://soundcloud.com/nil-cash/be-and-make/s-EPgdg

A multi-talented musician, Zero Dinero (who’s given name is Nilkesh Mehta) handles all his own production. As well as rapping alongside hip hop legends he also plays guitar, sitar, tablas (Indian percussion), harmonium (Indian Keyboard), and has experience as a hip-hop/ funk/ reggae DJ starting out aged only 14.

Embracing his Indian roots, Zero weaves elements of Eastern philosophy into his lyricism. Some of the themes include meditation, Yoga and reading philosophy – which are uniquely presented for the first time in a Hip hop context.

The rapper’s life has been one of many challenges. Between 1999 and 2000 he travelled the world teaching English to UNICEF kids and learning Spanish fluently, something that has helped him to have such a clear outlook on life. Following a degree in International relations and Law he found himself in a corporate environment, which never sat well with him. He also recently had a serious health scare battling early Testicular Cancer.

Having overcome all this, Zero Dinero is now ready to fully pursue his true calling and has devoted himself to the career in hip hop that he always wanted. Due to his Indian background, his parents thought he should keep music strictly as a ‘hobby’ when he was younger, rather than pursue it as a ‘profession’. The Time Has Come sees him finally overcoming obstacles and following his passions.

With such endorsements from Hip hop royalty; Zero Dinero’s unique eastern influenced debut release will truly add a new dimension to both the UK and global Hip Hop scenes.

The Time Has Come is out May 21st

 

Links:

http://www.zero-dinero.com

https://www.facebook.com/zerodinero/

https://twitter.com/zero_dinero

Prince William has his sights on the hip hop throne with new single ‘Million Ways’

Having performed at last year’s SXSW festival, Houston rapper Prince William is an exciting new hip hop underdog on the rise.

His latest single ‘Million Ways’ sees him showing off his adept flow and wordplay skills. It centres lyrically around pushing one’s talents in order to be successful.

Stream the single here on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/glavish/million-ways

Written over a year ago, the rapper explains the inspiration behind it: ‘I was working the graveyard shift at a gas station one night (Winter ’14) and decided to play the instrumental on the loud speaker since I was the only one there. I mustve played the instrumental 100 times that night and then as I was mopping the floor, the flow and the hook just naturally hit me and I recorded it on my next off day.’

Prince William’s inspiring self-confidence and rhymes are likely to appeal to fans of artists like Jay-Z, Childish Gambino and J Cole.

A highly self-motivated artist, Prince William has started a music career through his own determination and grit, setting up his very own record label Lavish Living Ent.

He explains the source of his drive: ‘When I decided to start making music, I called lots of old friends from Elementary all the way to High school and they all (exaggerated with “all” but pretty damn close) dismissed me and that helped me develop my “self-inspiring” attitude and I also learned to depend on myself much more than the average person.’

Prince William has always seen himself as an underdog. Upon entering a contest for indie rappers in 2013 led by local hip hop legend OG Ron C, the rap icon came up on stage and said “I don’t wanna hear music about your problems, if I wanted to hear about problems I would’ve stayed home and looked at bills. This is not the rap game, I want to see girls shake their asses and music I can dance to.”

Knowing from the start that he was different to the other rappers in the competition and that this statement was subliminally aimed at him, Prince William didn’t let it get in the way of his vision, having since proved OG wrong by performing at SXSW and scoring radio airplay from Kiss FM phoenix and an interview with KTSU Houston.

He hopes to continue onwards and upwards continuing to push his own record label and garner a worldwide fanbase.

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Links:

https://soundcloud.com/glavish

https://twitter.com/PrinnceWilliam

UK rapper J Keys about to blow up with catchy new party anthem ‘Wreckless’

Featuring a killer hook and a lively party atmosphere, ‘Wreckless’ is the new fun single from Essex-born, Bournemouth-based rising UK hip hop star, J Keys.

 

The rapper started writing music 10 years ago, his debut album ‘When Idols Become Rivals’ dropping a couple years back, receiving much praise from fans.

With a new LP in the works, J plans to slowly drip-feed us a new track each month, ‘Wreckless’ being the first taster. It comes accompanied by some vibrant action-packed visuals.

Check the video out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJkYnP8iU4g

Stream on Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/j-keys-official

J has previously worked with artists such as K Koke and Little Mix vocalist Megan Cotton. He also has experience as an actor and has appeared in Eastenders, The Bill and a number of short films.

On top of music, J Keys is also heavily involved with personal training and kickboxing: ‘If I’m not at the studio, I’m at the gym!

The single ‘Wreckless’ is out May 25th

Links:

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/JKeysOFFICIAL/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jkeysofficial

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/j-keys-official

Website: WWW.MONEYMUSICGROUP.COM