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 Daily Category: April 14, 2014


Record of the Week – M.O – For A Minute


This week Unity Radio favourites M.O release the next single on their ever-growing successful journey. ‘For A Minute’ is out now & the ladies them self called into the station to perform a special acoustic version of the record which you can catch on air all this week.

 

 


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Record of the Week – Bipolar Sunshine – Where Did The Love Go


This week Manchester’s own Bipolar Sunshine, Release new single ‘Where Did The Love Go’.

 

We caught up with them just before the weekend Gig that we gave two lucky listeners tickets to see & meet Bipolar at Manchester Academy.

 

Stay locked to Day Time this week to find out more.

 

 

 


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Record of the Week – GotSome, Get Along Gang – Bassline


GotSome, Get Along Gang – Bassline

 

 

This week Defected Records release the long awaited anthem from GotSome, ‘Bassine’.

 

Our Drive Time Host JosheeBee caught up with the pair of producers on their recent trip to Manchester.

 

 

 


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Record of the Week – Krept & Konan – Don’t Waste My Time


Krept & Konan – Don’t Waste My Time

 

 

This week UK’s hottest Hip Hop artists Krept & Konan release their anthem ‘Don’t Waste My Time’.

 

Tune in this coming Friday as we get to know the South London Duo a little better.

 

 


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JosheeBee’s #FutureFreshness – Jus’ Liam


Our very own Drive Time host is always on the look out for hot up & coming talent. That’s why Monday evenings on Drive Time are all about #FutureFreshness!

 

Whether you’re a singer, songwriter, rapper, MC, producer, beat boxer, whatever! This could be the opportunity to get your stuff out there!

 

Each and every Monday at 6pm we will be spotlighting a different artist giving them the platform and exposure they need to become the next big thing!

 

Tune in this Monday 17th March to hear the sounds of 18 year old Manchester rapper Jus’ Liam + how it all started for this young, exciting talent and what the future holds!

 

Soundcloud.com/JustLiamUK

Twitter.com/JustLiamUK

Facebook.com/JustLiamUK

 

If you’re an up & coming artist and would like to be considered for #FutureFreshness send your music + a bio to: music@josheebee.com

 


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Record of the Week – Duke Dumont, Jax Jon – Got U


Duke Dumont, Jax Jon – Got U

 

This week brings the second single form Duke Dumont, ‘Got U’ is the follow up to debut record ‘100%’ Feat. MNEK & AME, last summers anthem. Get your copy now, as it’s released this week.


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Record of the Week – Jhene Aiko – The Worst


Jhene Aiko – The Worst

 

 

This week Jhene Aiko releases the second track from her debut EP ‘Sail Out’. After featuring on Drake’s ‘Nothing Was The Same’ Album & her breakthrough track ‘Bed Peace’ Featuring Childish Gambino ‘The Worst’ proves that Jhene is no one hit wonder & one to keep a eye on.

 


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JosheeBee’s #FutureFreshness – Benj&Benji


Our very own Drive Time host is always on the look out for hot up & coming talent. That’s why Monday evenings on Drive Time are all about JosheeBee’s Future Freshness!

 

Whether you’re a singer, songwriter, rapper, MC, producer, beat boxer, whatever! This could be the opportunity to get your stuff out there!

 

Each and every Monday at 6pm we will be spotlighting a different artist giving them the platform and exposure they need to become the next big thing!

 

This week Birmingham based duo Benj&Benji drop in to the studio to showcase their talents! Tune in on Monday 10th February from 6pm to hear the 2 Brummy boys doing a LIVE performance of their debut single #4Letters + an interview with JosheeBee!

 

 

If you’re an up & coming artist and would like to be considered for #FutureFreshness send your music + a bio to: music@josheebee.com

 


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Record of the Week – Route 94, Jess Gylnne – My Love


Route 94, Jess Gylnne – My Love

 

This week sees rising super star & Unity Radio Tipped 2 Blow DJ / Producer Route 94

release everyone’s club favourite ‘My Love’. Our Drive Time Host JoshyBee recently caught up with the

mysterious man himself, Tune in this Friday to find out more.

 

 


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Record of the Week – Wilkinson- Too Close


Wilkinson – Too Close

This week Wilkinson releases the follow up single to top 10 hit ‘Afterglow’. We are hoping ‘Too Close’ will bring him even more chart success & to celebrate the release we have a big bag of signed CD’s to give away from the man himself this Wednesday, plus he’ll be calling into the studio for a catch up with our Drum & Bass top boy Masterpeace.

 

 


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Record of the Week – Bugzy Malone- Rain Maker


Bugzy Malone – Rain Maker

 

Bugzy Malone is a Mancunion Hip Hop artist currently in the middle of a 6 Video Release project entitled ‘The Journal Of A Evil Genius’. The 6 videos make up a mini movie & this week it’s the turn of Unity Radio favourite ‘Rain Maker’ to be uploaded. Bugzy will be joining Joshee Bee on the Drivetime show this Friday, make sure you tune in to find out more about this future star.

 

 


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Crack the Whip with Franck Roger guest mix


Crack the Whip Show, 9PM Sunday 16th
This week on the Dance Weekender CRACK the WHIP DJ’s Edward K & Acid F welcome Real Tone Records Head Honcho ‘Franck Roger’ to their guest mix series. With his huge catalogue of releases on Real Tone, Defected, Get Physical & Circus Company as well as heavyweight artists such as The Martinez Brothers, Maya Jane Coles and Shonky all having stand out releases on Real Tone.

 

 

This is a show no house music fanatic wants to miss. Listen-in, and be in with a chance of winning a signed Franck Roger Vinyl and 2 tickets to CRACK the WHIP’s 1st Birthday at Joshua Brooks!!

 

 


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Record of the Week – Le Youth – Dance With Me


Le Youth – Dance With Me

 

This week American Producer Wes James better known to us as Le Youth drops his follow up single to club hit ‘Cool’. ‘Dance With Me’ features Dominique Young Unique & both artists are set to have a massive year.

 



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Lady Ice Joins JosheeBee For #FutureFreshness


Here at Unity Radio we’re always on the look out for hot up & coming talent.

That’s why Monday evenings on Drive Time are all about JosheeBee’s Future Freshness!

 

Whether you’re a singer, songwriter, rapper, MC, producer, beat boxer, whatever! This could be the opportunity to get your stuff out there!

 

Each and every Monday at 6pm we put a different local artist under the spotlight to give them the platform and exposure they need to become the next big thing!

 

This week we’re showcasing yet another exciting up and coming artist! Manchester female rapper Lady Ice will be joining JosheeBee live in the studio!

 

Tune in on Monday 10th February from 5:30pm to hear Lady Ice’s story + some incredible rapping skills.

 

Twitter.com/iamladyice

Youtube.com/YourWatchingLadyice

 

 

If you’re an up & coming artist and want to be considered for Future Freshness send your stuff to: music@josheebee.com


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Sy Chan + Friends with Sable Sheep


 

Sy Chan + Friends 11 pm – 1 am

 

Sy Chan & Friends is all about showcasing established talent on the house scene, also with a focus on local talent, and of course emerging talents.

 

We  give a big thanks to Aiden Mozejko from Leeds House and techno night Nest for last week’s show.

 

This week we are very excited to welcome an artist who is making waves and much in demand. Churning out one great production after another on great labels such as Moon Harbour. This saturday we welcome SABLE SHEEP to Sy Chan & Friends.

 

 

http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/sablesheep


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JosheeBee Ft. BeatCorp Live on Drive


The Beat Corporation Live Session For JosheeBee

 

Manchester’s very own Beat Corp claim this week’s Record of the Week and to celebrate this the boys will be dropping in to the Unity Radio studios to perform a exclusive live session especially for the Unity listeners!

 

Make sure you’re locked in to the Weekend Warm Up Show with JosheeBee from 4pm this Friday 7th February! Expect naughty basslines and live vocals + Joshee will be finding out what’s next for the Beat Corporation…

 

Get The single ”No Pressure” here

 

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/no-pressure-single/id806383117


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Happy Birthday Bob Marley


Happy Birthday, Bob Marley!

 

Today we are celebrating the birthday of one of the most influential people in music world – Bob Marley. Nesta Robert Marley who was born on 6th of February 1945 would be 69 years old today. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive song writing and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The Wailers released some of the earliest reggae records with producer Lee Scratch Perry. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued his solo career and released the album Exodus in 1977 which brought him a worldwide success. He was a committed Rastafarian who infused his music with a profound sense of spirituality.

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain” – Bob Marley

 

Stir It Up – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3UqvWk8-uw

 

Buffalo Soldier – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5FCdx7Dn0o

 


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JosheeBee’s #FutureFreshness – Lois Davina & Dremix


Our very own Drive Time host is always on the look out for hot up & coming talent. That’s why Monday evenings on Drive Time are all about JosheeBee’s Future Freshness!

 

Whether you’re a singer, songwriter, rapper, MC, producer, beat boxer, whatever! This could be the opportunity to get your stuff out there!

 

Each and every Monday at 6pm we will be spotlighting a different local artist giving you the platform and exposure you need to become the next big thing!

 

This week we’re taking the Freshness to new levels with 2 of the finest up & coming talents in the North West. Stunning R&B/Soul – singer/songwriter Lois Davina and the man behind the buttons Dremix Pro will be dropping in to talk about the first official single release “Right Here” which is taken from her latest EP #LoisDavinaEP.

 

Tune in on Monday 3rd February from 5:45pm to find out what the future holds for these two rising stars + much more!

 

Facebook.com/LoisDavina

Youtube.com/LoisMusic88

Soundcloud.com/LoisDavina

 

 

If you’re an up & coming artist and want to be considered for Future Freshness send your stuff to: music@josheebee.com


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Sy Chan + Friends introduces NEST with Aiden Mozejko


This week Sy Chan is joined by Aiden Mozejko. Aiden alongside Donnie Keys are the men behind Leeds club Night Nest. Nest is a Night founded on bringing contemporary, cutting edge house music to like minded individuals, who care passionately about one thing – music.

The nest parties have become notorious around Leeds for the unrivaled energy and electric party atmosphere created by our Dj’s . We Pride ourselves on showcasing exclusive, raw talent bringing fresh sounds and forward thinking music to the city.

Nest are not about following trends but setting them.
 
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Sub Woofah catches up with Epicentre


 Listen in to the Sub Woofah show, with Euphonique and S-Man, as they catch up with Epicentre, as this weeks guest.
Epicentre is back with another slab of energetic junglist vibes. A big track built around the chat dancehall vocal. Definite soundclash business. Tights beats, driving bass and dance hall keys all come together with clinical precision. Dancefoor damage guarenteed!! Euphonique adds her blend of dub wise influences to the remix. Whilst keeping elements of Epicentre’s original, Euphonique turns “Chat” into a sub bass driven, deeper sonic affair. A fine example of modern jungle. This is a strong start to 2014 for the Sub Woofah camp!! link to the release https://soundcloud.com/sub-woofah/sets/sw006 


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Record of the Week – Chris Malinchak – If U Got It


Chris Malinchak – If U Got It

 

American DJ & Producer Chris Malinchak 1st burst on to our airwaves summer 2013, with his

Debut Single & Ibiza Anthem ‘So Good To Me’. This week he releases follow up record ‘If U Got It’ which is sure to be bigg in the clubs summer 2014. Listen into Daytime this Friday,

as we catch up with Chris to find out all there is to know about Mr Malinchak

 

 



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Record of the Week – Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne – Rather Be


Clean Bandit first came to our attention In 2012 with there amazing debut single ’A&E’’,
In 2013 they followed up with the equally as great ‘’Mozart’s House’’ & ‘’Dust Clears’’.
This week brings there 1st release of 2014 ‘’Rather Be’’, teaming up with singer / song writer Jess Glynne they have certainly gelled well together In the studio creating this Unity favourite.


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Hip Hop News


UNIVERSAL ZULU NATION CALLS OUT WORLD STAR HIP-HOP OWNER FOR HIS BETRAYAL OF THE CULTURE


Quadeer “M.C. Spice” Shakur the Minister of Information for the Universal Zulu Nation penned an open letter to Mr O’Denat the owner of the infamous World Star Hip Hop website calling him out for his betrayal of hip-hop culture and black people in general.In the letter Shakur asks him to stop posting graphic and violent photographs and asks for him to promote positive black role models such as the president and his family.


On behalf of the thousands of members of the Universal Zulu Nation, of which I am Minister Of Information, I write you this letter in peace and hope these words find you in the best of health and spirits. Brother, we at UZN have the utmost respect and love for all who choose to take our Culture to new heights, and we thank you for your part in creating new media that preserves our culture. It is with great sadness that we bring to your attention the obvious ills of your site,WorldStarHipHop.com. Mister O’Denat, you are well aware, or should be well aware that many are viewing your site’s content as very graphic and extremely violent. Before you brush this off as just another person’s opinion of your site and the content you publish, please do not get it confused. This is not the case.

As I mentioned earlier, Mr. O’Denat, I am a representative of the Universal Zulu Nation, and we take our Culture quite serious. You are a Black man who has accomplished quite a lot without a formal education, and I’m quite sure when you dropped out of New York’s Grover Cleveland High School, you would never have imagined that you’d be as successful with your company, World Star, LLC. Doesn’t it bother you just a little that another Black man (that man being yourself), has “made it” out of the “ghetto”, only to display unnerving images and videos of young adults berating, belittling, and beating each other solely for the purpose of the enjoyment of who you are led to believe are “millions of Hip-Hoppers?”


You should already know about Run-DMC, Larry Smith, Salt-N-Pepa, Nas, MC Shan, LL Cool J and the founders of FUBU Clothing, to name a new. These men and women purposed to create a platform of expression for our Culture, and through the years, they have maintained and preserved that Culture. Mr. O’Denat, you are a Haitian, so you should know how serious Haitians are about their Culture. We are just as serious.

 

This is a new year, and the Universal Zulu Nation has begun a movement against anyone who is against us. Mr. O’Denat, either you are for Hip-Hop Culture, or you are not. There is no in-between, and no matter how many people have hyped you to believe that WorldStarHipHop is anything close to what this Culture is, they told you a lie. Mr. O’Denat, Hip-Hop Culture is FOUNDED on four spiritual principles. In case you haven’t already been schooled on what those principles are, they are: Peace, Unity, Love and Havin’ Fun. Mr. O’Denat, I pray that you do become a “CNN of the ghetto”, and that you someday get a camera and go to the ghetto yourself to record both sides of our neighborhoods. We still do have neighborhoods, brother.


To see the letter in full go to the www.themadmanchronicles.com website.


N.O.R.E. SAYS NEW YORK HIP HOP NEEDS UNITY


N.O.R.E. recently sat down with Vlad TV to share his thoughts on the supposed decline of New York City Hip Hop.

“The thing about it is, it’s our fault,” he said. “It’s our fault, we play a part in that. All of us, the deejays, the PD’s—I got love for Geespin too, I want to throw that out there,” he said in reference to a Power 105.1 NYC program director. “But the deejays, the PD’s, the artists, the radio personalities, by us not keeping in contact.”

N.O.R.E. moved on by analogizing Oprah Winfrey’s self-marketing to the editorial decisions rapper Benzino made as a co-owner of The Source in the late 1990s. “You know what, I remember, back in the days, Benzino gave himself four mics in The Source,” N.O.R.E. said.

Benzino was widely criticized for what many perceived as an editorial misstep in granting his own group, Made Men, a coveted four out of five mics rating in 1998. The magazine granted The Marshall Mathers LP the relatively low rating of two mics two years later despite its critical acclaim elsewhere which helped fuel a public feud between Benzino and Eminem.

“What I’m saying is, this is crazy man, I’ve never lived in a time like this,” N.O.R.E. said, continuing his remarks on the New York City Hip Hop scene. “I just don’t get it, but I’m open to the discussion of—you know, we got to show unity, we gotta show love. Ja Rule came home threw out two records, none of them are added to Hot 97, none of them are added to Power 105. I think not only [is] deejays becoming A&Rs is hurting us because they’re looking back like ‘Hmm, I think this record won’t work.’”

At the end of Vlad TV’s segment, N.O.R.E. added comments that supporting New York’s music shouldn’t be confused with denouncing other regions. “Listen, being pro-Black doesn’t mean you’re anti-White, you understand?” he said. “I’m pro New York, doesn’t mean I’m anti-South. I live in the South, I get it. Why is New York special if I live there and I come to New York and it’s the same exact feeling, it shouldn’t be that.


THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR “UNCLE PHIL” PASSES AWAY

 

James Avery, the actor who played Philip Banks on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” died on December the 31st).

Beyond his role as Uncle Phil on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” Avery was also known as the voice of Shredder on the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” television series.

Avery also appeared on several other television programs, including “My Wife & Kids,” “Girlfriends,” “That’s So Raven” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”

The 68-year-old actor passed away due to complications from open heart surgery, which took place in November, according to Avery’s representative, as per CNN.

After Avery’s passing was announced, many rappers mourned the actor’s death via social networking sites.

 

EVE AND MAXIMILLION COOPER ANNOUNCE THEIR ENGAGEMENT

 

Eve, the Philadelphia rapper known prominently as an early member of the Ruff Ryders, is now engaged to her boyfriend since 2011, Maximillion Cooper.

As per a report from E! News, Cooper, founder of the Gumball 3000, an international rally race established in 1999, proposed to Eve on Christmas Day. E! News’ article also references a recent post on the rapper’s Instagram account in which the rapper dons proof of the engagement in the form of a diamond ring. A representative for the rapper and actress confirmed the engagement.

Eve and Cooper have been together since 2011, spending time in both the United States and London. In an exclusive interview with HipHopDX in February, Eve spoke to the experience of living in London. “I love it honestly,” she said, “it’s just a dope city. It’s like a New York but obviously with accents. Plus my boyfriend’s there. That was a big part of it. I just really needed a change.”

Cooper, who is a fashion designer, is most commonly known as the founder of the now ubiquitous and nontraditional international race. The Gumball 3000, which celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in 2013, has drawn a number of participants from the music world. Previous drivers include Eve, Swizz Beatz,DJ Drama, David Guetta, and more. This year, as the race’s official website notes, “Estevan Oriol and [Bun B] have driven the Gumball together in 2010, 2011 and 2013 [saw] them reuniting to take on the 3000 mile adventure through Europe.

Most recently, Eve released her fourth album in the form of Lip Lock this past May. With features from Juicy J, Missy Elliott, Pusha T, Chrisette Michele, and more, Lip Lock was the first album from the Philly rapper in more than a decade. The rapper launched a promotional tour supporting the album in August.


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Unity Radio Angel Haze Dirty Competition


Win yourself a copy of record of the week Artist Angel Haze’s new album, Dirty Gold. The album, which was leaked at the end of last year by the artist herself, after disputes surrounding the release date, contains 12 tracks featuring production from Markus Dravs, Mike Dean, Greg Kurstin, Malay, Rudimental and A Tribe Called Red . We have 5 official albums for lucky listeners to win,  to be in with the chance to win yourself a copy simply email competitions@unityradio.co.uk
Winners will be announced on breakfast Monday 20th.


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Aaliyah – A”Princess of R&B” and “Queen of Urban Pop


Today we celebrate the birthday of a wonderful creature, amazing singer, dancer, actress and model – Aaliyah. She was born on 16 of January, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 10, she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At age 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson’s Blackground Records. Hankerson introduced her to R.Kelly, who became her mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number. The album sold three million copies in the United States and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). After facing allegations of an illegal marriage with R.Kelly, Aaliyah ended her contract with Jive and signed with Atlantic Records.

 

Aaliyah worked with record producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott for her second album, One in a Million; it sold 3.7 million copies in the United States and over eight million copies worldwide. In 2000, Aaliyah appeared in her first major film, Romeo Must Die. She contributed to the film’s soundtrack, which spawned the single “Try Again”. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 solely on airplay, making Aaliyah the first artist in Billboard history to achieve this feat. “Try Again” earned Aaliyah a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocalist. After completing Romeo Must Die, Aaliyah filmed her part in Queen of the Damned. She released her third and final album, Aaliyah, in July 2001.

 

On August 25, 2001, Aaliyah and eight others were killed in an airplane crash in The Bahamas after filming the music video for the single “Rock the Boat“. Aaliyah’s music has continued to achieve commercial success with several posthumous releases. Aaliyah is estimated to have sold 24 to 32 million albums worldwide. She has been credited for helping redefine contemporary R&B and hip hop, earning her the nicknames “Princess of R&B” and “Queen of Urban Pop”. She is listed by Billboard as the tenth most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years, and 27th most successful R&B artist in history.

 

ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS! Unity Radio 92.8FM

 

Aaliyah – Are You That Somebodyhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuWMW7hVdTs

Aaliyah – One In A Millionhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B0_RW5oSI4

Aaliyah – More Than A Womanhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oAeoOcpUS4



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Record of the Week – Angel Haze – A Tribe Called Red


Angel Haze – A Tribe Called Red

 

Last week Brooklyn Rapper Angle Haze released her debut Album ‘Dirty Gold’

The 12 song strong LP includes previous Unity Favourite ‘Echelon’,

plus this brand new singe ‘A Tribe Called Red’

that caught everyone’s attention over the festive period, grab your copy now.

 



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Hip Hop News: Monday 9th December


HIP HOP PAYS RESPECT TO NELSON MANDELA

 

Nelson Mandela, the South African activist and former prime minister who became the face of the anti-apartheid movement,who passed away December the 5th at the age of 95.

Several figures in the rap community, including Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Q-Tip and Troy Ave, paid homage to Mandela on social media.

In 1962, Mandela was arrested and accused of treason. He spent 27 years in prison and later served as South Africa’s prime minister.

Mandela’s plight and the fight against apartheid gained global attention in the late 1980s. He and apartheid have been mentioned in several rap songs, including Stetsasonic’s “A.F.R.I.C.A.,” Jadakiss featuring Nas’ “What If” and The Game featuring Nas’ “Letter To The King.”

 

“RIP 2 ONE OF OUR LAST TRULY GREAT KINGS AND GOD OF OUR UNIVERSE, THE LATE GREAT NELSON MANDELA!!! I WILL 4EVER LOVE U GREAT MAN & GREAT MIND”

 

“Nelson Mandela. What a difference one person can make.

“A true fighter in every sense of the word… MANDELA!”

 

 

JAY-Z TOPS THE LIST OF GRAMMY NOMINATIONS

 

Jay Z leads is the leading artist in Grammy Award nominations for 2014 with nine.

Hov’s featured spot on Justin Timberlakes “Suit & Tie” is up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video, while his album Magna Carta Holy Grail is nominated for Best Rap Album and Best Recording Package, while “Tom Ford” from the same album is up for Best Rap Performance, and “Part II (On the Run)” featuring Beyonce competes with “Holy Grail” featuring Justin Timberlake on Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

Kendrick Lamar also has numerous nominations, with his album good kid, m.A.A.d city up for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album, and lead single “Swimming Pools (Drank)” up for Best Rap Performance. K Dot is also up for Best New Artist. In all, Kendrick has earned seven nominations.

Other Hip Hop nominees include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (seven), Drake (four), Kanye West (three), and Eminem, among others.

 

 

 

MASTA ACE REVEALS THAT HE HAS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

 

Masta Ace has announced he has multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve.

Masta Ace says that he is now comfortable making the announcement that he has MS for a variety of reasons.

“Once I had felt like people had accepted me musically and lyrically as an artist, then I knew if I was ready to reveal it, that I wasn’t going to feel like, ‘Are people just showing me love ‘cause they heard about my diagnosis and it’s not even real?’” Masta Ace says. “I wanted it to be real and I felt like it was real and genuine. I felt like I had accomplished what I wanted to do. That, and I was tired of hiding from it. It’s part of who I am. Me and my wife talked about it and she was like, whenever you feel like you’re ready.’ She’s been a huge, huge support system for me going through a lot of that stuff.”

Just as he changed his diet, Masta Ace has changed his outlook on other aspects of his life. He’s done things he says he probably would have never tried without being diagnosed with MS. He’s skied, snowboarded several times and went paragliding.

Masta Ace is still performing around the world and he’s also planning to release a project with eMC in 2014.

“A lot of people, they get a diagnosis and you can go in the tank,” Masta Ace says. “You can kind of just get depressed and start the, ‘Woe is me’ and all of that, but I took the diagnosis and really, really ran with it, did. I’ve been touring 12 years-plus, feeling strong, being energetic. When I perform, I give a lot of energy. I always have, but even more so since the diagnosis. I jump around and use the stage. All of that is because I don’t know what down the road I’m going to be able to do physically. If I can jump around now, I’m going to jump around.

“My hope in making my diagnosis known is that other people out there going through something similar, maybe not MS but some other health challenge, might be inspired, motivated or encouraged in some way to live their lives to the fullest,” Masta Ace continues. “I think my revealing this may help somebody out there. At least that’s my hope.”

 

 

 

DR DRE AND KENDRICK LAMAR APPEAR IN THE LATEST BEATS BY DRE COMMERCIAL

 

Dr. Dre’s popular Beats By Dre brand of electronics has just released it’s latest commercial for the “Beats Pill,” a portable audio player, which stars both Dre and Kendrick Lamar.

The commercial shows Dre and Kendrick, who is signed to Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment label, recording in the studio together.

The track highlights both artist’s trademark perfectionism, as neither is pleased with the initial take of what appears to be a new collaboration between Dre and Kendrick.

Kendrick released his Aftermath debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, which was executive-produced by Dre. Dre,but he did not produce any individual tracks,but appeared as a guest on “The Recipe” and “Compton.”

Recently, Beats By Dre received a $500 million investment from the Carlyle Group.Beats, which was co-founded with Jimmy Iovine, also bought out HTC’s stake in the company.

 

 

 

 


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Record of the Week – Kid Ink, Chris Brown – Show Me


 

US Rapper Kid Ink hailing from Los Angles, drops his debut UK single this week.

 

 

 ‘Show Me’ features R&B superstar Chris Brown & is a clever hip hop rework of the dance classic from singer Robin S.

 

 

Drive Time host JosheeBee recently caught up with Kid Ink for a chat about the project, tune this Friday to hear it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Unity Radio 92.8fm Third Birthday Bash Soundclash


If you want to see your Favourtite Unity Radio DJ  in Action at 6pm then make sure you check back here for a live webcam view of the Soundclash!

You can hear audio by clicking the Listen Live button Above. Stay locked to hear when voting lines open.

Text to 80818, Start you message with ‘ Unity’ or Tweet @unityradio fm. #BashClash line up below.

 

Click here to view……..   http://ustre.am/17UnJ

 

Birthday Bash Sound Clash

09 12 2013 – 23 12 2013, Drive Time, 06 00 PM – 07 00 PM

 

Week 1 (Hip Hop, R&B, Drum & Bass, Bass Music Clash, 09 12 2013 – 13 12 2013)

Mon (30 Min Each Clash) = Hip Hop Clash (Case Vs Whirlwind), Bass Music Clash (Fusion Vs ShowDem)

Tue (30 Min Each Clash) = Drum & Bass Clash (Sound Boycott Vs Sub Woofah), R&B Clash (SteveO Vs Drizz)

Wed (Full Hour) Hip Hop Winner Vs R&B Winner

Thu (Full Hour) Bass Music Winner Vs Drum & Bass Winner

Fri (Full Hour) Week Final

 

Week 2 (Dance Weekend Clash, 16 12 2013 – 20 12 2013)

Mon (30 Min Each Clash) = Rampant Vs Stu Allan, HeavyFeet Vs Subz & Pypz

Tue (30 Min Each Clash) = Dubz Vs Shaun Lever, PRP Vs Roesh

Wed (Full Hour) = Monday Winner 1 Vs Monday Winner 2

Thu (Full Hour) = Tuesday Winner 1 Vs Tuesday Winner 2

Fri (Full Hour) = Week Final

 

Final (Monday, 23 12 2013)

Week 1 Winner Vs Week 2 Winner

 

Round 1

Tune 4 Tune (15 Mins) =

2 Tracks Each to introduce yourself, one DJ after the other. Can be Dub Plates, Remixes, Exclusives, Etc. What ever you need to make your mark.

The object is to top the DJ before’s last track.

 

Round 2

 

3 Strikes (15 Mins) = 3 tracks back to back, drop the tracks you use to save the dance floor when the crowd lose energy.

 

Round 3 (Full Hour Clashes Only)

 

Show Us What U Got = 15 min each to jump on the decks and show us your skills

May the Best DJ win!

 

 

 


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Lewis Seery joins Dubz this Saturday!


Tune in this Saturday from 4pm when Lewis Seery joins Dubz for a guest mix!

 

 

DJ Lewis Seery a 25 year old Manchester based DJ and Producer is at the top of his game at the minute with already a remix release on Sequential records on Beatport and 5 original forthcoming releases due out in the next few months on labels such as CTM, Dispute and Bodyroq records. Lewis style of house music and his own private edits and mash ups are based on the underground scene where he produces Deep and Tech house and also makes his own private bootlegs for his sets where ever he plays. He has graced the decks at some of the UK’s biggest and best venues including Sankeys, Club Sanuk (Blackpool), Venus, Bowlers etc and was also booked to play London’s MOS but had to cancel last minute due to unforeseen reasons which he was really gutted he couldn’t make but will be rearranged soon. He has also played a few gigs on the white isle such as a sunset gig at Kanya beach club and a boat party with Miguel Puente as well as some bars on the west end.

 

Lewis gives away music all the time on his Soundcloud for free downloads and always currently updates each month with a fresh new underground DJ Mix as well as Podcasts from his very own radio shows. He produces music to his liking and creates his own sounds with out any particular genre in mind as long as it is strictly underground and not commercial. Since DJ’ing for over 6 years and producing for only 3 years he feels 2014 will be a huge year with the tracks that will be released in the coming months. Lewis has not done a single Music Production class or course and has learnt the art of DJ’ing and Producing self handedly all by himself. Hours and hours of endless youtube videos and hands on experience has gave him the taste for more and will not quit till he gets where he wants.

 

Lewis is definitely one to keep an eye out for in 2014/15 cos his hard work of learning producing and new things is only gonna get a whole lot bigger and better.

 

Check out his Soundcloud for releases, freebies and show some support by following at https://soundcloud.com/dj-lewis-seery

 

 

 


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