It’s not often that you see an artist from Beirut cropping up in the world of R&B, but Massari (which means money in Arabic) is definitely one to watch for 2006. The 24 Year Old, born in Beirut, Lebanon now lives in Canada (and has done since the age of 13) were his album is already certified gold.
Following on from their' established London operation and fresh success up in Scotland, XFM now launch in Manchester. To complement the aural pie & mash and deep-fried Mars bars of our' respective colleagues, we have pleasure in serving up the Lancastrian speciality of Hot Pot.
I recently got a chance to interview the new artist on The New No Limit, Dino West. He’s from the Southern CA area, but he grew up in West Los Angeles and amazingly before signing this deal he never had a record out! He appears on the new Master P album 'Ghetto Bill Gates' on the track 'I'm A Gangsta'. Here’s what he had to say in response to my questions...
Bascially, this is to tell you about an up and coming raper called Dino West who is from South Central LA. He appears on the new Master P album 'Ghetto Bill Gates' on the track 'I'm A Gangsta' and is signed to No Limit Records. As ever when we get the chance britishhiphop.co.uk will bring you access to these delights.
Originally coming out with guest appearances on YNR, Asaviour is one heavy duty dude and this debut video from his new Borrowed Ladder LP out now on Low Life Records is right up there with his best work. The intrigueing video features cameo appearances from Braintax and DJ IQ and in an intresting visual twist is entirely made up of a filmed video wall which displayes similar angles of the same shot. Intresting.
Soom T guests on one track entitled "Mastaplan" on the Puppetmastaz new album entitled "Creature Shock Radio". Never has Soom felt more at home than when collaborating with a bunch of mildly perverted puppets. Hear the track & buy it now at the Puppetmastaz website & on itunes. Released on German imprint Louisville Records.
Spinning Records present their first digital releases - Monkeytribe's acclaimed "Get with the Program" EP, 4 tracks of upbeat "ragga-dub-r’n'b-electro" for soundsystems with bass, along with "The Dark Side of the Baboon", featuring the extremely well received "Ghosts On The Highway" & "Zebadee".
Holocaust Survivor, MOBO award winner and Anti-fascists urge people to register to vote to stop the BNP. A coalition of Black, Jewish, LGBT groups, trade unionists and community leaders is calling on people to register to vote by March 13 as a first step to stopping the BNP getting elected during the Local council elections on May 4th.