WYCLEF JEAN PRESENTS…
‘APRIL SHOWERS MIXTAPE’
Grammy Award-winning rapper, singer and producer Wyclef Jean has announced he will be dropping mixtape APRIL SHOWERS today 29th of April 2013 at 5pm GMT.
APRIL SHOWERS is the first project off of Wyclef’s new imprint label, Refugee La Republique/All Handz On Deck and will feature special guest appearances by: 2Chainz, T.I., Waka Flocka, Uncle Murda, and Trae The Truth.
Wyclef, who hasn’t put out a full-length since 2009, has released a teaser to new music video “Mid Life Crisis” directed by Melky Jean and Spike here http://vimeo.com/63869870#
Listen and download ‘APRIL SHOWERS’ FOR FREE on Datpiff.com from
5pm GMT on the 29th of April
Your friendly neighbourhood Don spitting scriptures over production from Mike Will Made It, Young Chop, Boyz Noise, Erol Alkan, Blockhead, One Man Gang, Tommy Mas and DJ Mink (along with a couple of instant classics from Akira The Don himself) plus special guest vocals from grime legends Big Narstie and Footsie, plus the debut vocal appearance from ATD’s (at the time of recording) two week old son, Hercules!
Check out the introductory video in which Don Dada, AKA Father Of The Future raps the mixtape’s opening track whilst holding a baby. AMAZING FEAT! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WkMpeWUE1s
3RA release new single ‘Starstruck’ from their new mixtape ‘Let Go’
10th November 2012
Phrase, Davis and Ly form the fresh new R&B group 3RA.
Brothers Phrase and Ly, along with long-term friend Davis are releasing their new single Starstruck on the new Let Go mixtape – 10th November 2012
Following previous tracks Let Go (Originally produced by Labrinth and Re-produced by 3RA Music) and Speed Of Light, Starstruck will be the new single that accompanies them on the soon to be released Let Go mixtape
3RA have had the close support from established names in the industry including Bubble & Scratch (Disturbing London), Jon Baker (GeeJam) and Bradley McIntosh (S Club 7), giving them a strong presence in the industry to kick start their journey to success
After having the opportunity to wow audiences at prestigious venues like Proud Camden, London, 3RA’s loyal fan base is vastly growing throughout the UK and Worldwide. Their recognizable image favors the guys for comparison to fellow hip-hop group Rizzle Kicks, which relates to the huge roles that each member of the group takes. Including Davis’ crisp production technique, Ly’s flowing MC style, finished off with Phrase laying down his mellow energizing hooks.
The Let Go Mixtape is available 10th November 2012
‘Not Thinking About You’
PW, aka Akheim Allen, returns with pulsating new track ‘Not Thinking About You’, the third instalment to be taken from his forthcoming mixtape ‘NKOTB’ (New Kid On The Block) that firmly ensures he is one to look out for.
To date, 2011 has already seen 19 years old PW make headway with his preceding tracks ‘W.I.N.N.E.R’ and ‘Sensible’ that have both received a great response from key tastemakers, spins at Radio 1xtra, Choice FM, Capital FM and video playlisted by MTV, Kiss and Flava to name a few in addition to completing an extensive school tour. Reaping the rewards of his hard work and going from strength to strength, PW has developed an impressive online presence and garnered an ever-growing dedicated fan-base due to his charismatic and identifiable persona.
Bursting with ambition, Edmonton born and raised PW began rapping at the young age of 14, but it was during college that he began to take it seriously after being inspired by the progress of artists from his area that he admired such as Chipmunk and Wretch 32. So determined; PW diligently spent every spare moment in the recording studio, honing his skills and perfecting the hallmark ‘PW’ sound and style.
Combining a PW’s lyrical prowess with a lacerating bassline layered with innovative production and a killer hook ‘Not Thinking About You’ differs from his previous releases and showcases his grittier edge and musical versatility. Surrounding the concept of concentrating on personal dreams and goals and choosing to ignore negativity, the dynamic track is undeniably catchy and empowering with anthemic potential. ‘Not Thinking About You’ firmly solidifies PW as one of the UK’s most promising upcoming rapper’s, augurs well for his debut mixtape ‘NKOTB’ and certifies he will not go unnoticed.
PW’s debut mixtape ‘NKOTB’ will be available for download from 23rd October 2011