#MusicMatters | #NewMusic: Stefflon Don ‘Hurtin Me’

I can easily say that this woman puts the #POWER in #Powerwoman! I’ve been keeping my eye on Stefflon Don for a while now and she honestly makes everything look effortless.

Her breakout and critically-acclaimed mixtape ‘Real Ting’ made many naysayers stand up to attention and there was great anticipation for her debut single and first release under new US label Quality Control. The verdict is… this track and the video is too dope, too cool for skool and ultimately shows that Stefflon Don has the makings of becoming an international smash hit and ruling entity in the music business.

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#MusicMatters | B Free: Freestyle Friday

Who doesn’t love a Freestyle Friday? It’s the perfect way to set your weekend up and what makes it better is when the artist that is dropping it is certified fire! Already causing an online frenzy with his rather risqué track ‘Smack That Ass’ (It went viral!!) B Free reminds his growing following on a daily basis that he is definitely one to watch.

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#MusicMondays | ‘Track of The Week’ Cheryll Music ‘Mine’

I’ve recently delved back into my 90’s RnB music collection and pulled out classics from artists such as Aaliyah, Ashanti and Brandy to name but a few. There’s just something about music from that era that leaves you with that sense of nostalgia. However, I was able to put those tracks away for a time over the weekend after being sent the beautiful track ‘Mine’ by UK based songstress Cheryll Music.

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#MusicMatters: Kana Nishino – “Girls” 西野 カナ

Billboard Japan Music Awards-winning J-Pop sensation Kana Nishino unveils the brand new music video for Billboard Japan smash hit single entitled “Girls“; Nishino’s sixth studio album “Just Love” was officially the #1 bestselling album in Japan in 2016.

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#MusicMondays | Shay La Rose “Do Your Ting Ft Mazi Chukz (Prod. by DJ P Montana)

Nothing like having a triple threat to brighten up the week! Meet Shay La Rose, the petite powerhouse who is ready and willing to set the charts alight. Her debut single “Make It Happen” received major interest from some of the leading entertainment platforms including MOBO, Link Up TV and Capital FM and now she bursts back onto the scene with the Afrobeats meets dancehall infused tune “Do Your Ting”. The song is the perfect version of female empowerment; Shay’s voice is strong and oozes confidence and defiance. She no longer will listen or fall for his time wasting he can go and “do his ting”.

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#MusicMatters | Inspirational Track Of The Week: Nas ‘I Can’

Was it really 15 years ago that I heard this smash hit from Nas’s Platinum selling album ‘God’s Son’. Featuring production from Eminem, Salaam Remi and Alchemist ‘God’s Son’, the album was partly inspired by the passing of his mother and his then feud with Jay-Z.

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#MusicMatters | Anne-Marie Live at KokoLondon

Anne-Marie is one of the pre-legends of the scene. She’s a local girl from Essex who went to drama school and loved to perform Motown classics. Her backing singer is her best friend and her sister; which makes for a very interesting and engaging performance; as both women know exactly what they’re aiming to do and how they’re going to perform it.

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#MusicMatters | Marcus Samuel x Gen x Lewis Planter – “My Generation”

Recording Artist/Musician/Songwriter Marcus Samuel returns with another surefire anthem for the summer thereafter the glowing success of previous single “Loud” with much awaited brand new single entitled “My Generation” featuring Gen and Lewis Planter; the laid-back, Caribbean-influenced “My Generation” has garnered close to 7,700 views on YouTube since its release.

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