Never has a song read my mind more than this one. With life and its endless circles, one thing you need to do get get rid of the negativity, surround yourself with better quality people and chase your goals.
I really am loving the music that is emerging from the UK at the moment. The talent that we have on our shores are versatile and vibrant and many artists have reignited my passion in the music scene in general as I can honestly say for a while; I simply stopped listening to music; tending instead to focus on classics and the typical throwbacks. Mr Williams is one of those artists who’re consistently putting out top quality and fun party tracks that are perfect for any setting. Back with the first official track from his forthcoming E.P ‘These Days’, Mr Williams is one of my artists to watch.
There was no denying that X Factor stars Rough Copy were talented. However, perhaps the UK were not ready for what they had to offer. After breaking up, it was uncertain what the members would go onto next, however after following the movements of Josepeh (DopeBoyRC on social media) and loving his style blogging and other creative ventures it became apparent that he was destined for major success.
When I was sent music by this phenomenal artist, I read the release and I knew he would be good, but I didn’t realise how good. Charlie Hole may only be in his 20’s but his soul is much older than that. His songs possess immense feeling and a depth way beyond his years.
In the hustle and bustle of city life, I’m always seeking music which is easy listening and Charlie Hole and his brand new EP ‘Someone Else’s Dream’ is a beautiful mix of tracks that are sung from the heart and are clearly from Hole’s personal experience. The first track from the EP ‘The City’ is a song that could easily stand the test of time and become a lasting classic.
We predict major things for this artist and from the time musical legend Rod Stewart states ‘This guy has potential’, you know he is one to definitely watch.
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.
From performing a very impressive live version of ‘Real Ting’ on none other than the great Jools Holland’s popular show to having her own sold out homecoming show in London. You’d be silly to even think that Stefflon Don is a fly by night. She’s showing everyone she is without a doubt here to stay.
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.
Could ‘Pussy Powah’ by Afro-Latina recording artist and poet Nitty Scott be the female empowerment track of the year? I think the answer is a massive YES! I pressed play on this track and was subsequently blown away by the powerful visuals and impact filled message. Women too often are made to feel embarrassed for embracing their sexuality, Nitty Scott shouts from the roof tops that being a woman and a woman of colour is powerful and our biggest strength is our sexual indentity. In society, the image of sexual black woman has been scorned and looked at as animalistic but the message is firm in ‘Pussy Powah’, now is the time that black women freely express themselves and exude their right to feel sexually liberated.
#InspireLSEntertainment | Shaggy Is Star of the Show at Saturday’s Sun-drenched Strawberries & Creem Festival
On Saturday, Strawberries & Creem Festival continued its rapid expansion as it grew to 8,000 attendees on Saturday 17th June in only its fourth year. The lineup showcased the cream of UK musical talent accompanied by some nostalgic, throwback performances. Standout performers included UK hotshot J Hus, Godfather of Grime Wiley and a rare UK performance from the reggae legend Shaggy.