Raleigh Ritchie returns to our ears with a brand new track today. Alongside TDE's Sounwave, the "Stronger Than Ever" vocalist has hit us with "Never Say Die", a track which speaks on the perils of emotions and dark mind space. While the track won't feature on the album, it's the perfect example of Ritchie's ability to be able to harness a more global sound.
Speaking to The Fader, Raleigh states:
“I guess the song explores the idea that even the most fast living people hit a roadblock at some point, and actually those people are more vulnerable to self-destruction. You can spread yourself out too thinly until there's not much left of you. I was one of those people for a time and I guess I just wanted to talk about it, try and find a way to make peace with it. I hope there's a bit of triumph in the face of that too, that it's something you can come out the other end a stronger person and live another day.”
With true emotion surging through both the timbre and lyricism, we're sure this one is going to be in our heads for a while.
Man of the moment, K.Dot (Kendrick Lamar Duckworth) has released the visuals to his more than loved track 'Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe.'
Cementing himself as possibly one of the most effortlessly cool people, EVER, this video doesn't dissapoint.
Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe, is everything that sums Kendrick up, and we can't get enough of the visuals. He never fails to impress.
This video sees a funeral being held for MDMA. That's right. Bye bye 'Molly', R.I.P. Kendrick speaks out for many of us when he says, that over zealous people on uppers kill the vibe.
Sugarbabes - They’re back. The original line up from way back when. Way back when to the ‘Overload’ video where I think Keisha was wearing a choker and Mutya had her hair crimped. Now simply known as MKS (Mutya Keisha Siobhan), they are back on the scene with some new material set to rival, well, the girl bands on the scene at the moment in the likes of The Saturdays and a newly reunited Bewitched….Hmm, on second thoughts, I’ll use rival extremely lightly.
Having recently laid down some tunes in LA with producer Dev Hynes AKA Bloodorange, he uploaded their cover of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’ saying “Just finished recording new music with Mutya, Keisha and Siobhan and the girls felt like having a bit of fun at the end of the last session- enjoy!”
Their unmistakably, sweet harmonies take you back to the early noughties and their debut, platinum selling album ‘One Touch’. The velvety sounding track manages to showcase their individual voices from Mutya’s low gravelly tones to Keisha’s pitch perfect high notes.
Unsure whether this is to be released as a single or if it’s just a playful upload for waiting fans, it’s pretty obvious the original urban-meets-pop threesome are back with a bang. Shame they can’t have their name back though.
The video for Kendrick Lamar's incredible track 'Poetic Justice' has been released, and we are totally here for it. The track is taken from Kendrick's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' album, which you can get on itunes by clicking: HERE.
There has been no holding back on these visuals, which are as emotional and honest as the track itself. Prepare yourself for love, guns and some strong eye contact.
The video tells the tale of star crossed lovers, who unfortunately come to a tragic end. Kendrick acts his role really well, and we were completely drawn in for the duration of the, incredible, 'Poetic Justice' tale. If only more artists put this much creativity into their videos. King Kendrick maintains his role on the music scene throne into 2013.
This is a tune. A massive tune. You're bound to have it stuck in your head after only one listen, and if that fails, you'll have it on repeat until you do.
The return of 50 cent doesn't disappoint, and with man of the moment Kendrick Lamar, we're looking at a winning combination.
This track also features Kidd Kidd. The track is taken from the forthcoming album 'Street Kind Immortal.' You can expect a video to drop very soon, and we'll be the first to let you know when it does.