Dj Xxtreme of Cashflow record shows us how he made RDX’s follow up to Jump aka Kotch. It’s an interesting watch for any producer. As you know we are very much keen of producers getting their props hence our #strictlyriddims mix series (latest one from Unknown Soulja)
It’s been a while since we have heard from Ricky, he released an EP on FOOLS GOLD! Since then we have been waiting for something new and it finally arrived in the form of this new mixtape and it’s an interesting ride.
I have found issues with Ricky before and his use of autotune, i tended to find him extremely harsh at times, on this tape that isn’t a problem. Ricky sings each song in a similar pattern which can get a bit grating after a while but he is an artist that is improving. This mixtape sees him use nuance in a way that reflects a change in hip hop and r and b and also his best work (Production on Hold Yuh).
If you can overlook Jim Jones’ very odd use of Basqiuat and some very obvious musical cues (we need a dubstep song, we need 1 for the ladies) this is a good mixtape from an artist that is experimenting in a very organic way. Unlike his peers who seem to be comfortable living in whatever trend is now, Ricky expands on what he feels is right.
Aidonia continues his impressive streak of hits with the video for Fi Di Jockey. Here are a list of thing this video should win awards for: Best use of a mechanical bull, best use of judging signs whilst being nonchalant, best design for Aidonia’s shirt and best use of Jockey gear ever.
Right now the Gyal a Bubble trilogy is mimicking the Godfather Trilogy. The first one was good, the second is the best but it’s kind of slept on and the third one is ok (Bout It Bout It Part 3 is the only song to be better in it’s 3rd iterance). Still with the Fort Boyard meets Childhood games vibe that this video has and dancers make this visual definitely interesting.