Monday, 16 July 2012

Rihanna and Fazer To Collaborate!

It has been revealed that US superstar Rihanna is to work with ex N-Dubz member Fazer on some new tracks. RiRi was reportedly impressed with Fazer’s production work on his former band mate Tulisa’s debut single, Young. Fazer, 25, will no doubt be excited about the prospect of working with such a huge US star. Fazer’s bandmates Tulisa and Dappy haven’t left the headlines since the N-Dubz split, with Tulisa scoring her first solo number one and landing her highly publicized job as an X Factor judge, and Dappy releasing his controversial freestyles Tarzan 1 and 2. However, Fazer has kept a relatively low profile until now and this latest opportunity with Rihanna and the release of his debut solo single Killer could be telling us that it is now his time to shine. I personally think Fazer did a really good job on Young and he is a respectable artist with a lot going for him. He deserves a big break like this, and any song that these two come up with will definitely be fire. Meanwhile, in another unlikely transatlantic collaboration, Tulisa revealed her next single is going to be a hip-hop/bashment track entitled Live It Up featuring Rack City rapper Tyga. Random?!

D'Banj Drops His New Single!

Yesterday saw the premiere of ‘Oyato’, the latest single by one of my favourite artists D’Banj. The singer achieved international success this summer with his previous offering, Oliver Twist, which reached number two in the UK R’n’B chart. Those who know me will know this is one of my TUNES! D’banj showed the world he had no intentions of being a one hit wonder with the no-nonsense video for Oliver Twist which included guest appearances from his friends, Kanye West and Big Sean. To say Oliver Twist is a hard act to follow would be an understatement, but D’Banj might just have yet another hit on his hands with the catchy Oyato which is already causing a stir amongst his fans on Twitter and was even trending in London yesterday. The star has been retweeting the many positive posts about the song and encouraging people to download it. Oyato is a reminder as to why D’Banj has won awards, including a BET award for his contribution to African music. Oliver Twist had a mainstream sound that got him heavy rotation on radio and in clubs, while his new single has a more classic Afrobeat sound to it. Like Oliver Twist, Oyato has a slower but equally infectious beat, but is the UK really ready for Afrobeats? We are about to find out!

What do you think??

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Dappy's Controversial Tarzan 2 Sparks Twitter Fued

So yesterday saw Dappy drop Tarzan Part 2 and it certainly did not go unnoticed.

The ever opinionated MC gave us his very interesting opinions on the music industry and everyone in it, from Choice FM DJs Max (he wants to smash her from the back) and Sarah Jane Crawford (he thinks she should give him head) to Simon Cowell (he calls out previous unsuccessful X Factor winners) and Alexandra Burke (her career is getting raped by a mason (LOL) ).

Choice FM's Max responded to Dappy's comments about her via twitter, stating she was 'very disappointed' in the rapper and regarded speaking about women in that way as 'inexcusable' (

Her mention of Dappy being a father left his girlfriend Kaye unimpressed, and she responded to Max's tweet, asking her not to speak about their kids and telling her to 'enjoy the buzz around her name while it lasts and calm down' (LOL). Dappy also responded, saying 'do ur job and ill do mine. ive always looked at u as a big sis, youve supported me frm day dot..dnt knw y ur so mad. BANTER'

There was no further responses from Max. I wonder if anyone else targeted in the song will speak out?

Either way, I'm loving Tarzan 2 and Dappy. I think he always keeps it real and I admire his determination to never be changed by fame and fortune. He isn't afraid to speak his mind, and whether or not people agree with him is not an issue which is quite a respectable quality to have. Tarzan 2 is a banger, watch the equally controversial video here!

For the Breezy fans

Chris Brown's new album entitled Fortune dropped July 3rd, and being a big fan of Breezy's music, I got it straight away.

After two listens, I can't yet decide what I think of it, but one thing I am certain of is that my favorite song by a mile on his latest offering is '2012', a sultry slow jam.

The song stands out to me because compared to the rest of the tracks which are of a new sound adopted by Chris, '2012' takes it back to the old school Breezy days with an added touch of maturity in comparison to his previous slow jams. It's up there with Take You Down for sure, and did I mention its SEXY!!!

So far, I've heard some mixed opinions on Fortune, but I think if you like Chris Brown's music you should get it and draw your own conclusion on how Fortunate this album will really make him.