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Penning hits that have spanned multiple decades, R. Kelly has both worked with and inspired some of musics greatest talents. Joining Sway in the Morning to discuss some of his biggest records while prepping for his upcoming album, R. Kelly wastes no time turning heads as he dives right into belting out the famous chorus from “Bump n’ Grind.”

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Members of LA’s biggest street gangs discuss K.Dot’s new shoes, the Reebok Ventilators.

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Provjerite snimku Ede Maajke, Frenkija i DJ Soula s ovogodišnjeg Backyard Festivala održanog u Donjem Miholjcu.

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Termanology & Manny Garcia fly to Puerto Rico to film “Latino Unification. Directed By SevOne. Featuring Statik Selektah on the cuts. Produced by Phil Tha Pain & DJ Ready Cee.

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Horseshoe Gang ft. Royce Da 5'9" - F.O.E.

With only 4 days left until their highly anticipated EP Knocking On Raps Door drops, Horseshoe Gang releases the single “F.O.E (Family Over Everything),” featuring Detroit Legend, Royce Da 5’9″ and produced by Treacherous in-house producer’s Jonathan Elkaer & Tabu.

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adrian younge bilal

We had the chance to get to know Bilal through various Hip Hop songs as the guy who sings the choruses and sh*t, but lets take a moment to enjoy his singing. Nah, not just his singing. His voice, his spirit, his lyrics and Adrian Younge‘s magic fingers on the Rhodes piano. Goodnight, good morning, whatever.. Any time of the day, this is butter for the ears.

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cappo

Somethin’ to mellow out to.

Nottingham native, Cappo, first entered the world of hip-hop as a grafitti writer, and started rapping at an early age. By ’95 he was rapping daily, and was one half of a two man group. No releases, but the experience was enough to boost him to go for self, and he went on to do his first proper live show at Nottingham Carnival, summer ’97. Since then a regular on the Notts scene, and renowned for holding his own against any emcees, local or international.

Not one to sit on his mic, Caps has been well busy on the production tip, and his First Knight 3 track demo in summer ’98 was soon followed up by his self-produced self-financed 15 track demo album The Cap Tape Volume One, leading to an approach from SON, a track being featured on Disorda’s UK artist’s showcase Mind The Gap series, and a four-star album review in HHC.

Since then he has released his first piece of vinyl, the Cap 3000 EP in ’99, appeared on one of the best received tracks That’s The Way It Goes, on the Lost Island album Forbidden Ground and the killer posse track 7even on the recent Mad Doctor X Project X 2 EP. He has also released his first full length LP Spaz the World on Brighton based label, Zebra Traffic.

I can’t remember the last time I heard something so dope from ’99.

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Ellis Meade - All I Can Do COVER (1)

An interesting and creative song called Many Days from the long awaited debut album from Manchester Rapper/Producer Ellis Meade. This 20 track LP is a masterclass in versatility and creative ability from the Room2 Records Co-Founder, with Ellis doing more than the lion’s share of vocals AND production, not to mention the heap of music videos he has directed and edited for the project.

With tracks of varying tempos and styles, Ellis effortlessly laces this sonic journey with a smooth intricacy that only the man himself can deliver.

Features include rappers Sparkz, iLLChill from L.A and Boston born France based rapper Mattic, and producers Pete Cannon, Kydro and Proclaim Knowledge, as well as vocal features from Laura White, Mali Hayes, and Cher.

Dowload the All I Can Do LP here.

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The third and the last day Fresh Island Festival was non-stop party till the early morning, with Tim Westwood, Big Narstie, Cut Killer, Dj Target, Pusha T, Stormzy, Jme and more. Lots of people, positive energy, sweat, wonderful sound & vibe and beautiful sunrise at the end is an excellent way to finish a festival.

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Legendary French Dj – Cut Killer was amazing with his great, great set on Papaya stage.

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Pusha T started rocking about half an hour earlier it was planned. His fans were, of course, thrilled too see him. Vibe was great during the whole perfomance. Pusha was nailing it with Nosetalgia, Numbers on the Boards, Future‘s Move That Dope and more. He was also spitting on Chief Keef‘s Don’t Like beat. Oh, yeah, he also rapped his verse from Kanye‘s Runaway. Feedback was excellent, as expected. Towards the end, he kept reminding the crowd that We aint done! after each song. He was rocking (only) about 45min, but it was hell of a concert.

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Skepta, unfourtunately, couldn’t make it to Fresh Island. BUT! People were more than happy to see and hear his brother JME on Kalypso stage. Him, great Stormzy and the Noisey crew were keeping the wild crowd on their feet till 6am. They were playing various tracks and all of them were perfect for what the people needed – having a great time.

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Written by: Ralphie

Photo credits: Zeta Uploader, GOXMAG, Dino Ninković Photography, Goran Telak

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Scoop-Deville-Demrick

Fresh off “The Growing Process” tour with Dizzy Wright and his album with DJ Hoppa, Demrick returns with a brand new album, this time in collaboration with superproducer Scoop Deville (Kendrick’s The Recipe, Poetic Justice), Snoop’s I Wanna Rock).

The Loud Pack: Extracts album is due out August 14th with guest appearances from Berner, B-Real, Asher Roth, Paul Wall and more. The latter appears on the albums first single Kush Cloud.

Pre-Order: Loud Pack: Extracts

Make sure to catch Demrick and Scoop on Berner’s “Cookies or Better” tour coming to a city near you!

Check out the dates.

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