Lianne La Havas has become one of England’s more interesting exports last year. In her debut album - Is Your Love Big Enough? the English singer-songwriter sultry voice takes the listener from straight acoustic folk to smoth modern R&B.
Lianne La Havas, 23, is an English folk and soul singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. La Havas was born in London, England to a Greek father and Jamaican mother. She was brought up in Tooting and Streatham, spending the bulk of her time with her grandparents subsequent to her parents' splitting up.
New Yorkers are some of the most fashionable and trendy people in the world so it's interesting to get a glimpse into their private world. What better way to do that than by asking New Yorkers on the city streets what they are listening to on their Ipods.
Well this dude named Tyler Cullen went out on the streets of NYC and asked random passers-by what song they were listening to on their headphones and the video turned out to be more interesting than anyone would expect.
Check it out on the video bellow.
Twin Shadow (George Lewis Jr.) is an American musician of Dominican origins, but raised in Florida. In pursue of his musical instincts Twin shadow moved to Boston and started the band Mad Man Films alongside Joseph Ciampini (drums) (of Hooray For Earth), and Zak Longo (bass) of Before Lazers. Around 2006, after the brake up of Mad Man Films, Lewis relocated to Brooklyn, NY and adopted the Twin Shadow moniker.
Stalley, born Kyle Myricks, is one of MMG's lastest artists having been signed for a little over a year. Stalley is a devout muslim who was born and raised in Massillon, Ohio by his mother. Growing up, Stalley was a great basketball player and played all throughout high school. He went on to play division 1 basketball at the University of Michigan. Not too long after he was injured and that led him to Long Island University where he played basketball until he was injured a second time. That injury ended his basketball career and since then he has been focusing solely on his music.
Back in the day you couldn’t turn on your radio without hearing the smooth sounds of the latest R&B jams. I’m talking Boys II Men, Aaliyah, Monica, Usher, R. Kelly; in the ‘90s R&B was on fire and dominated the airwaves. But now if you are one of the few people I know who actually still listens to the radio, one could make the assumption that Nas had the wrong genre in mind when speaking on the death of hip hop.
MeLo-X is just one of those artists where you have to ask yourself, 'how can anyone be this good?'. Hailing from the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, MeLo-X does it all. Producer, DJ, Emcee, and photographer. He has done many live remixes of popular songs using an Akai MPD32. He has done instrumental remixes of albums such as Amy Winehouses Back to Black and Maxwells BLACKsummers'night. What really set the bar was MeLo-X's remix of Maxwells "Bad Habits". Even Maxwell himself tweeted the link to the remix. He can essentially make any song sound amazing, even remixing Mary J. Bliges song on the controversial Burger King commercial.
The principle of cosmic order. This is the perfect title to the latest mixtape project by the talented Jetpack Jones. It has the perfect order, timing and can be deemed a classic collection of well balanced songs! In a sea full of monotony I dare anyone to stick out like a sore thumb.
Well it seems Mr. Jones is no stranger to the game of truth or dare because he has risen to my challenge and has stayed true his craft and art form. He cites his influences as KiD CuDi, Charles Hamilton, Sade, Blu and Childish Gambino. One can definitely hear their raw influence in his music.
Whens the last time you heard a hip hop artist from Texas? Back in the day you heard Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Chamillionaire, UGK, and so on. Now theres Kirko Bangz whose trying to put Houston back on the map.
New for the spring and summer collection comes the Jeddi from designer Alejandro Ingelmo. He designs women's stilettos and men's sneakers which also double as some serious eye candy.
Zeds Dead and Omar LinX present: Victor. This mixtape is a collection of seven genre twisting tunes on Mad Decent's Jeffree's label. Blending together classic 1990s sample-based hiphop together with cutting-edge bass and cinematic soundscapes, The Victor Mixtape is both equally a stride forward and a throwback to the past showcasing Omar LinX Rhyming on top of a number of Zeds Deads vintage hits similar to "Eye On Fire", "Rude Boy", and a lot more!
Top Dawg EnT has introduced a new rapper named Ab-Soul, but hardcore hip hop fans may already know that he is actually A member of the Los Angeles rap quartet Black Hippy with fellow members Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q.