Mercury Prize Winner and 2012 Olympics performer Dizzee Rascal is back. With the ongoing preparation for his new album ‘The Fifth’ due this summer, the extrovert MC joined forces with hip hop legend and godfather of the dirty south, Bun B, yet again and Houston’s king of the streets Trae The Truth. This proves just how well UK and US connect in verse with an ode to ‘H-Town’
Shot in Houston Dizzee took to the streets with Bun-B, Trae Tha Truth, Truck Buck and The Trill Gladiators to make the video. With Oligee and turntable wizard and Kanye go-to A-Trak as producers, It’s no wonder ‘H-Town’ has that strong south influence.
On working with Bun B Dizzee said “the collaboration for this song started with Bun, I came to Houston and had a good time and it stuck with me, I was doing a mixtape at the time and I ended up writing about it and recorded it, I sent it to Bun and he got on it straight away. When I came to Atlanta to record the album I saw Trae in the studio and we decided to do the video.”
Dizzee Rascal’s Mercury prize-winning debut album Boy In Da Corner set fire to the UK Garage and Brit-rap opening doors ears and doors to pay attention to what the underground scene had been doing. Dizzee is back.
TLC may have taken a backseat as of late, but the duo of Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins are ready to take the stage again.
In correlation with their Vh1 debut of the Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story biopic, TLC plans on taking the stage on July 27 at the Mixtape Festival in Hershey, Penn. They also tell EW exclusively that they are working on new music. Some artists who plan on joining them in the studio are Drake, Ne-Yo and J. Cole.
Although it’s been nearly two decades since TLC released CrazySexyCool in 1994, this year is looking to be their moment to shine. “With the biopic coming out, it all makes sense,” Thomas said. “We always knew, when shooting the film and when it comes out, we wanted to tour in the States.”
Watkins chimed in about their recent recording sessions, “Everybody has shown us love. Not one person has said ‘No,’ and that’s amazing. So we’re just going to go in and demo and demo and figure it out. I talked to Dallas [Austin] today, we’re Skyping to see if I want to do this song that he has. I just left the studio last night. I go in again tomorrow.”
The biopic stars Keke Palmer, Lil Mama and Drew Sidora, and it will be out later this year. Are you looking forward to new music from TLC?
Robin Thicke premiered his new Will.I.Am produced track on Sway In The Morning on Shade 45 this am. Here’s the follow up to “Blurred Lines,” “Give It To You” featuring 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar.
Mad Decent released a video announcing the lineup for the 2013 Mad Decent Block Party which includes hip-hop & EDM acts such as Danny Brown, Riff Raff, Rockie Fresh and Sasha Go Hard, Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, Nadastrom, DJ Sega, Swizzymack, Jahan Lennon and more.
Check the flyer for tour dates and more info!
Last night he released “Cole Summer,” today he releases his second installment in his Yours Truly series, Truly Yours 2. Look for features from 2 Chainz and Young Jeezy and production by Canei Finch, Jake One, and even J. Cole got some in.
Born Sinner drops June 25th.