This Friday HDD DJs Kazabon & Hootie Who and HDD resident Murlo will be joining the Kiss My Teeth Crew in Manchester for their monthly party at The Roadhouse. We are looking forward to hearing and playing the best soca, baile funk, kuduro, dancehall and cumbia on the night. More info here.
Last year when Ludacris announced the release of his battle of the sexes concept i was happy because although hip hop is entering it’s 3rd decade there hasn’t really been a decent exploration between gender roles. Then Shawna jumped off the project and instead we got a half baked lp without a coherent voice, even the lead single was a showcase for Nicki Minaj.
In this Bo Deal, a Brick Squad (yes Waka and Gucci Mane’s Brick Squad) member, song he and Mello G Blanca (whom i like a lot) explore the pressure of trying to trap down a boss b*itch. Not only is it a fun twist of the hood baby mama trap story but it also bangs. The production is on point , the chorus is catchy enough to work in clubs and both of their verses are stellar.
In the past month we have seen a split in hip hop in regards to whether showing emotion is hip hop or soft? Then we get a great role reversal song like this… i see hip hop is still that innovative field that many people don’t think it is.
This past saturday Mavado was on Jamaican entertainment show On Stage chatting to Winford (who we now have a soft spot for). They chatted about the Flexx drama, him signing to We The Best, his future plans and the Kartel situation. Winford pressed the point that Mavado and Kartel feed off each other musically which was quite interesting i thought. He also ended the show with a 8 song medley of his recent hits (highlight being him singing one by one but all of Laza Morgan’s bits.). He also showcased his new track with Akon whilst being attacked by a smoke machine. It’s a great appetiser for his upcoming UK tour.