In the segment, the BBC featured a snippet of M.anifest’s “suffer” (the M3nsa remix) with Strand host Lawrence Pollard delivering high praise of the song. In his words the song was: “Incredibly sunny and up. It’s got a wonderful open feel but he’s really sharp on his lyrics as well. They’re not dark but they're quite penetrating. You want to listen to him.”
M.anifest released his sophomore debut, “Immigrant Chronicles:Coming to America,” in September of last year – an album the Star Tribune listed in its top ten albums of 2011. He is poised to have a stellar year with plans for more touring and creative collaborations in and out of Africa. He is scheduled to be in South Africa next week. Connect with M.anifest on facebook and twitter to keep up with the travels and musical exploits of an emerging force in African music.
Early this year, Fly Moon Royalty released "Lemonade," the lead single from their new, self-titled album, which will be released on February 6th via Sportn Life Records. Now, the Seattle duo of singer AdraBoo and producer Action Jackson is excited to release "Android Love," the album's latest single.
Even though "Android Love" serves as the duo's second single, it was actually the first song AdraBoo and Action Jackson recorded together as Fly Moon Royalty. "It was the most exciting and visual piece to create," explains AdraBoo. "Action composed the beat before we began to collaborate, and once I heard it, I knew exactly what it was going to sound like."
"'Android Love'," explains Fly Moon Royalty, "is the combination of really great composition, amazing textures, and a bit of science fiction mixed with flirtation and desires." That science fiction and flirtation comes through in the song's storyline, as AdraBoo plays with colorful metaphors atop Action Jackson's synthy, futuristic production.
MIAMI -- Rapper Lil' Wayne was involved in an altercation with Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant at a Miami nightclub that eventually led to the NFL star being detained by police, according to a report Wednesday from the Miami Herald.
The embattled Bryant's mentor, David Wells, confirmed Tuesday that Bryant was involved in a scuffle at LIV nightclub at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach Sunday night.
On Wednesday it emerged that the scuffle had involved a famous rapper's entourage, WFAA-TV reported, before a Herald source said that rapper was Lil' Wayne.
The altercation reportedly started after Bryant was mocked for his subpar season and financial woes, but it was not specified who made the remarks.
Bryant had been trying to avoid the media spotlight since a report surfaced that he would be served with a lawsuit at the team hotel when the Cowboys were in the New York area to play the Giants on Jan. 1, FOX Sports Southwest reported.
The suit is being brought by Endurance Capital Fund, a New York-based finance company, which said Bryant owes more than $50,000 on an original $100,000 loan. The company said the debt was past due for more than a year and that Bryant had eluded process servers in Texas.
Earlier last season, Bryant settled two other lawsuits brought by jewelry makers. One of the lawsuits alleged Bryant owed $600,000 for jewels and sporting event tickets, the other claimed he owed $240,000 for jewelry.
Last March, Bryant was issued a criminal trespass warning and temporarily banned from an upscale Dallas mall. Bryant later apologized for directing profanity at an off-duty police officer who had asked the player and his companions to pull up their sagging pants.
Dilated Peoples have announced the dates for their upcoming European Tour, which kicks off February 2nd, 2012 in Bucharest, Romania. The group is currently writing and recording a new studio album for release later this year.
Since their inception, Dilated Peoples have been energizing the rap underground. The duo of Evidence and Rakaa came together in the mid-'90s, when they met at many of the same hip-hop shows; after deciding to start making tracks together, they formed Dilated Peoples. After adding turntablist DJ Babu of the Beat Junkies to the fold, Dilated Peoples recorded the singles "Third Degree" and "Work the Angles" for ABB Records. The latter became an underground hit via hip-hop radio and club play, prompting Dilated Peoples' signing to Capitol. “The Platform” followed in May 2000. The group's follow-up for Capitol, “The Expansion Team”, was released in late 2001 to positive reviews as well as a Top 40 placing, and after an extensive round of touring the group released “Neighborhood Watch” in 2004. Dilated Peoples continue their underground legacy with the 2006 release of “20/20” which featured guest appearances from Talib Kweli and reggae great Capleton. Dilated Peoples list of collaborations and connections seems infinite including Xzibit, DJ Lethal, E-Swift, Joey Chavez, T-Love, Redman, Defari, Visionaries, Rasco, Aceyalone, and the list go
Dilated Peoples Tour Dates: Feb 02 - Bucharest, Romania @ The Silver Church Feb 03 - Thessaloniki, Greece @ Principal Club Theatre Feb 04 - Athens, Greece @ Fuzz Club Feb 06 - Vienna, Austria @ ((szene)) Feb 07 - Cologne, Germany @ Underground Feb 10 - Amsterdam, Holland @ Melkweg Feb 11 - Munster, Germany @ Skaters Palace Feb 12 - Paris,France @ Le Bataclan Feb 13 - Gent, Belgium @ Vooruit Feb 15 - Berlin, Germany @ Lido Feb 17 - Laax, Switzerland @ Riders Palace Feb 18 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Dynamo Feb 19 - Nantes, France @ Hip Opsession (FESTIVAL) Feb 20 - Porto, Portugal @ Hard Club Feb 21 - Lisbon, Portugal @ The Lounge Feb 23 - Madrid, Spain @ Rockitchen Feb 24 - Barcelona, Spain @ Bikini Feb 25 - Bilbao, Spain @ Bilborock Feb 27 - London, UK @ 02 Academy Islington Feb 28 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Strand Feb 29 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Sticky Fingers Mar 01 - Bern, Switzerland @ Dachstock
Los Rakas might be single-handedly moving the Latino hip-hop capital of the U.S. to the Bay Area. The Panamanian-American duo, comprised of cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun (pronounced "Doon"), has been churning out a critically acclaimed fusion of hip-hop, dancehall, and folkloric-tinged bass since 2006. Armed with recognition from NPR for producing one of their favorite tracks of 2011 ("Vengo de Panama"), as well as their new single "Pimpin' Smokin' Dro," Los Rakas have their sights set on global hip-hop domination.
NonStop Studios & NonStop Beatz Presents 'The Mixtape'
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