A-Q serves an impressive fuji sample on ‘Jazzman’

Nobody makes music like A-Q and Nigerian Hiphop history would be very kind to his brilliance no matter the status he gets to as an active emcee. A-q samples and steps out as the only rapper that can pull it off (cue – in ‘Bang’, ‘Catch You Sub’ and ‘Son of John’ mixtape).

Here is a new track, produced by Beats by Jayy off the album dropping later this year from A-Q.

Q actually rapped over the fuji ‘machine’ percussions, This track is amazing!

Take a listen

Jhybo & Friends Serve Underground ‘Local’ Rap Delight in ‘Ija Omode’

Lima Sound front man Jhybo Rapwoli, Video Director Snybes and Music Producer Snagxy have joined forces to support & encourage a group of young artistes in showcasing their music talents in this energetic battle rap called ‘Ija Omode’. Named by Jhybo as the ‘Street Kings’, the young rappers all hail from Lagos Island – Maido, TY Style, OK Drizz & Sky Dee. The ‘Ija Omode’ project is to encourage and support the youth and give them confidence/experience in their respective careers. ‘Ija Omode’ audio was arranged by ‘Oh Yes’ producer Snagxy & mix/mastered by Drum Phase. The video was shot in Lagos Island by Snybes at Vuggy Media Productions.

Check on the clip – Jhybo ft. Maido, Ty Style, Ok Drizz & Sky Dee – Ija Omode:

Dremo takes a go at actually rapping in brilliant ‘Next Single’

What makes the new song by Dremo exciting? He actually raps and doesn’t lean on a catchy hook and then pulls one of the biggest pop stars on this side of the hemisphere to do the outro. An enjoyable track, produced by the extra-talented Benjamz.

On the Benjamz Illbeatz produced track which spans 2 minutes, 24 seconds; Dremo stylishly delivers lyrics about the pressure to rise and stay at the top but assures music lovers, that they should be ready for the ride of a lifetime. “Next Single” also features spoken vocals from Africa’s pop juggernaut Davido, which buttresses the fact Dremo armed with his arsenal of lyrical masterpieces is fated to take over. Enjoy the solid “Next Single”.

April is for Slay Velli’s ‘Product of SuruLere’, Check on ‘Hot Sauce’

‘In the kitchen got me cooking with hot sauce, swag dippin” – Slay.

Slay Velli shares new music HOT SAUCE which is off his PRODUCT OF SURULERE Tape dropping later this April. Hot sauce is a hip hop song where the rapper displays his rap skills with a laid back flow his persona as the man with the hot sauce resonates on this record as he starts of his verse with a statement “hustle on a daily got my face upon the dailies, dressed in black on black I’m driving in a black Mercedes” to bars like “you a hot nigga you be fucking up the ozone that’s why u never ever spend a minute in the bro zone”.

Check on it.

Mz Kiss, Lucy Q & Phlow team up with Pepenazi for ‘I Ain’t Gat No Time’

Meet the finest femcees to know right now Mz Kiss, Lucy Q & Phlow. Watch your back, ladies! Pepenazi should get major props for this, in addition to sticking with emerging femcees who can actually hold their own, he got cine-video wiz to chop and screw the clip – Clarence Peters.

Check on the clip and let me know what you think:

Maka – Sinner ft. Boogey (Prod. by Teckzilla)

‘Turn a blind eye like Fetty Wap’ – raps Boogey.

For her first single of the year, soulful singer/songwriter Maka delivers a beautifully hypnotizing new track, “Sinner.” The track features her fellow Lagosian artist Boogey, with production supplied by the Nigerian-born beatsmith, Teck-Zilla.

All parties involved are at the top of their respective games here as Maka guides the tune with her stunning vocals and relatable lyricism. When she sings, “This thing called life, is not black and white/ I am just a human, tryin’ to do what’s right,” you can feel the pain and contemplation in her voice, and it’s an emotion so many of us have felt in our lives.

To that point, Maka says of the track: “Like most of my songs, I want to write about something everyone could relate to. ‘Sinner’ talks about the vulnerability of humans and how imperfect we are.”

“I had always wanted to put that in a song so when Teck played the beat, I knew that was the right track for the concept,” she adds, noting the uplifting production from Teck-Zilla. Boogey captured the concept perfectly as well. His vivid rhymes are quirky, yet full of reflection, as he too struggles with trying to be perfect while seeking redemption.

“Sinner” is now available for stream and download through all major digital retailers, courtesy of Str8Buttah Productions.

A-Reece – Loyal

If you missed it, Ambitiouz Entertainment and her artistes have hit a snag. The South African label had artistes Emtee, Fifi Cooper and of course, Lyricist of the Year A-Reece and days ago, they all have decided to leave the label. Back story? Ambitiouz Entertainment is a South African independent record label owned and founded by Kgosi Mahumapelo in April 2015. After all the drama of artists leaving Ambitiouz Entertainment, A-reece has decided to hit back at the label with ‘loyal’.

A-reece paints the picture clear on how disappointed he is with the bad treat he got from the stable. Let’s breakdown notable lyrics (the label is in court already for redress).

About being exploited:
LYRICS: Either the rich man nurtures your talent or exploits it

A-reece reveals he don’t give an issh about the contract because he was shown false figures:

LYRICS: And f*** your contract n***a
Should be ashamed you tried to call back n***a
After sitting down and showing me those false ass figures
You a foul ass n***a
Should have seen you from the beginning…you double ass crossing n***a

It is alleged that the label has been buying awards, secondly; Amanda Black’s album which reached platinum (3 weeks after release), still has no plaque. The question is; who actually bought?

LYRICS: these are all facts n***a
Why the f** you pulling B3nchmarq back?
Where the f** ya’all awards stay at?
How come Amanda Black ain’t even seen her plaque?
What the f** is going on? yo let me know, I need some answers n***a

Regardless of numerous bookings throughout a month, A-reece reveals he was paid just under R20 000..

LYRICS: Getting monthly pay of less than 20k was never in our plan, it don’t match up

Ambitiouz staff shining more than the artists….
LYRICS: PR buying cars before the artist with our rack cities…

Listen for yourself below: