Snoop Dogg teams up with Two and Half Men’s famous tiger-blooded star Charlie Sheen, in his new Retro/80’s track “Winning”. Since Snoop’s last auto-tune failure, the Long Beach born rapper has decided to jump on the Sheen bandwagon, in an attempt to gain media attention. The track features the voice of Charlie Sheen repeatedly saying “Winning”; the actor has been quoted to say the song is about “everything in life”. Whether the song is “Winning” or not is another matter.
The Joy Formidable are a Welsh alternative rock trio that formed in 2007. They have toured with the likes of Passion Pit and Editors and received great reviews from NME, The Guardian and The New York Times. The band creates abstract melodies that infuse with poetic lyrics ; making a crazily addictive substance.TJF have gone to the depths of the soul, covering emotions from eternal optimism to manic depression.
Having recently signed to Canvasback Records, in the summer of 2010 the band have gone on to produce their debut album, “The Big Roar” early in January 2011. From the album, singles such as “Whirring” and “Austere” are getting major radio play. “Whirring” in particular has received over 100,000 hits on YouTube.
With awesome music and a hot lead guitarist to match, TJF are really a band to watch, playing at some of this years biggest festivals including Reading & Leeds and Glastonbury. This band are set to rock the summer of ’11 !!.
So far work experience has consisted of trips to banks and various fast food stores, and also cleaning instruments that are worth more than my personal possessions it has been fun and tiring but i guess that’s the work in the experience 😀
Its the start of the festival season here in the UK and what better way to start it than BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend. This year Radio One have brought us some amazing headliners such as Foo Fighters and Chase & Status hitting up the main stage. They have really put out all the stops inviting Friendly Fires and Swedish House Mafia on the In New Music We Trust stage, as always Radio One have really brought a town to life with great music and generally an awesome atmosphere.
Top 5 Big Weekend acts :
- Foo Fighters
- Everything Everything
- Professor Green
4. Swedish House Mafia
5. Two Door Cinema Club
Meet Donald Mckinley Glover the 27-year-old genius.Glover, an actor how has starred in the NBC hit series Community and has been a writer for 3o Rock, he has now turned his talents to a career in the Hip-Hop industry as a rapper / MC .
Gambino has the flow of Lil Wayne backed with the brains of Stephen Fry some how he is able to mix up a concoction of rhymes and lyrical poetry which as it stands, makes him one of the best.
Growing up as an outcast in suburban America, Glover has always had dreams and ambitions of a Hip-Hop career but thought it was too risky and pursued a more theatrical life also venturing into stand up comedy. Since 2008 Glovers ambitions have turned into reality as Childish Gambino ( a name coincidently he found on a Wu-Tang Clan generator ) Glover continues to push the barriers of commercial Hip-Hop bringing wit and intelligence to the rap game, he also manages to challenge racial / sexual stereotyping at the same time, you may as well call him Clark Kent.
Childish Gambino Top 5 :
- Freaks and Geeks
- Bitch, Look At Me Now
- Adele – Rolling in the Deep (Jamie xx Remix) ft Childish Gambino
- Let Me Dope You
- Put It In My Video
So the summer of 2011 has finally come, well technically speaking we’re still in spring, fuck it im african. To accompany such amazing weather we must have “amazing” music. Whilst searching for the perfect song to accompany the recent riots and other stuff a stumbled upon a Grifthop band named Brother, not to be confused with their appalling Celtic Rock counterparts. The band hail from Slough, and have received great reviews from radio djs such as Zane Lowe and music journalist Paul Lester. The recent hit Darling Buds of May is flipping awesome, the lyrics are catchy simple but also raw and in your fucking face, if you get what I mean.