Last Friday we celebrated all things Drake in a 2 hour Drake and Friends Special on Radar Radio. We ran through our favourite album cuts, remixes and covers from the Aubrey and friends such as Rick Ross, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamaar and Nicki Minaj. Stream or download below.
Look I’m in love with this Harry Fraud instrumental and Frenchie’s chorus. The others could be talking about the fall of the Roman Empire in intricate detail for all i care (they aren’t).You can find this on the so so Chinx Drug mixtape Coke Riot 3.
We at HDD have a phrase for those suffering after a night out at Hipsters Dont Dance it’s called a hdd hangover. As a thank you to our amazing crowd we have decided to create a mix series to ease you back into the real world. The 8th mix in the seriesis by HDD resident Kazabon. It’s better than Alkaseltzer!
Here are a few words from her:
When I’m hungover I need something soothing to listen to, so for this hangover mix I chose tracks from singers with smooth soothing voices – Miguel, Pharrell, Jhene Aiko, Jesse Ware and Sade.
The recent Usher LP is rather stellar, not as great his other work (cough 8701 cough, or in Kazabon’s case Confessions) but definitely one of the better LP’s of the year. This and of course Climax are the standouts, Both songs straddle the line between r and b and dance music with such ease that the other “dance” tracks on the LP seem crude. Hat tip to Jim Jonsin on production duties. Also I have to add that Rick Ross loves the opportunity to take his shirt off, so as soon as he heard the lyrics he had to get involved.
Donaeo is constantly putting out great music, from his Farmer Yardie days to Devil in a Blue Dress to African Warrior. More recently he has released a new lp and also a free Ep featuring man of the moment Sarkodie. On his last Lp he released a Uk version of the Rick Ross mixtape cut Even Deeper. The original featured a Barry White sample whilst on the UK version Donaeo covers him whilst Giggs adds the gruffness. It seems that Doneao has caught the us rap bug and has covered Meek Mill’s Houseparty (also the theme tune to our podcast series). He adds his own touches to it and really makes it his own.
So there has been a recent signing spree for African artists which i like to liken to the Space Race between the Us and Russia. Allow me to continue this laboured analogy by saying that Akon is currently in the lead (like Russia was) by releasing the remix of the latest P Square. He has signed Africa’s number 1 boyband (although they have been around for a while now they should be a manband) as well as my fave African rapper M.I. and i think Wiz Kid (aka the Wiz Khalifa of Africa). By the way the United States in this analogy is Kanye West’s G.O.O.D Music, who signed D’Banj and Don Jazzy. This is it; the opening salvo and you can tell that P Square can’t believe it really because this is a quote from underneath the video “Akon of Konvict Music, you best believe that cause he featured on this track.” The song isn’t the greatest but it does mark the first salvo in the African music Space Race.
In other Us x Nigeria music news the rumour is that D’banj has managed to get Rick Ross to feature on his next LP.