The perfect combo – Fitty & Kendrick

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Just when you thought fitty had gone awol, here he is with Kendrick.  Marketing ploy to get him back in the limelight?  Perhaps.  Not the best tune, but good to see young Curtis back in The Game.

A$AP ROCKY to play Brixton

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A$AP Rocky (Photo credit: Dj Linda Lovely)

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A$AP Rocky (aka the more ordinary Rakim Mayers) the New York Harlem rapper whose mix tape brought him to fame in October 2011 will be playing The O2 Academy in Brixton on 22nd May 2013.  The rapper has support from other East Coast artists after performing with Kendrick Lamar at Drakes Club Paradise Tour.  Despite a relentless launch campaign tickets are still available http://www.getmein.com/tickets/asap-rocky-tickets/london-241536.html .

Singles include ‘Goldie’ and more recently ‘Wild for the Night’ with Skrillex.  A$AP stands for “Always Strive and Prosper”, “Assassinating Snitches and Police”, and Rocky’s favorite, “Acronym Symbolizing Any Purpose”.

Keep an eye out for post with our pictures from the night.

Zebra Katz going Mainstream?

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Dazed & Confused June 2012 (Photo credit: victorismaelsoto)

I became a fan of Zebra Katz after a friend forwarded me the video link to Ima Read featuring Njena Reddd Foxxx.  Ima Read is a repetitive rap with not much of a melody, but a captivating video that makes you want to watch more to find out why the duo are terrifyingly confrontational and what they’re going to do to the ‘bitch’.

Since then Ive tried to find new material but there doesnt seem to be a lot available online.  There have been a couple of cool live vids of acapela performances on the subway and in a bakery, but it was only recently that the rapper released ‘Y I do’.

So when it was announced last week that Zebra Katz was playing a one-off gig on 6th June 2013 at OXYO Shoreditch I couldnt resist but get tickets.  The announcement coincided with the release of a video for ‘Y I Do’.  Cool video, nice tune, not as good as Ima Read.  Intro reminds me of Faithless.

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It comes as no suprise that Diplo’s label Mad Decent is behind Zebra Katz (who is also responsible for Major Lazer – dont miss our review of their gig at The Roundhouse, Camden next month).  We also predict Riff Raff as one to watch on the same label.  A quirky style, as is common on the Mad Decent label.  Tongue in Cheek video.  Riff Raff’s rapping is questionable, but his singing voice gives him more credit and has aires of Nate Dogg.

Watch this space for our post from the night and pictures

Jay Z and JT to headline yahoo WIRELESS

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It was recently announced that Justin Timberlake and Jay-z would be headlining this summer’s wireless festival (now called the Yahoo Wireless Festival).  The annual festival is held at Hyde Park, in London.

Wireless has always been the R n b lovers festival so teh announcement comes as no suprise.  Does it match last years Rihanna appearance?  hmm, not sure … only time will tell.

Other comfirmed acts include Emelie Sande and Will.I.AM.

Sunday’s line up definately gets our vote as the best day to go.  Other acts also coming over from the USA for Sunday include Snoop Dogg (thank god he’s leaving Snoop Lion at home), A Tribe called Quest, A$AP Rocky and Nas.

Saturday is also looking pretty fresh with Iggy Azalea, the awesome Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore as our favourites.