There was uncertainty surrounding The Horrors tour last week as four shows were cancelled in Edinburgh, Liverpool, Oxford and Bristol due to issues with lead-singer Faris Badwan’s voice. They successfully resumed the tour with shows in Portsmouth and Brighton without a hiccup, so Nottingham had a recovered Faris now in top form and back to his best tonight.
A$AP Rocky is an upcoming hip-hop artist from Harlem, New York. The A$AP stands for ‘Always Strive And Prosper’. A$AP are also a rap collective from Harlem who have also been creating a significant buzz since 2011, especially Rocky, who has now broken out to release his own single. Named after hip-hop star Rakim, Rocky has definitely been gifted with true hip-hop blood.
Hackney born rapper Professor Green smashed the tenth date of his biggest ever headline tour at the O2 Academy in Birmingham with help from support acts Rizzle Kicks and Dj IQ. Born as Stephen Manderson, Green has been through numerous traumas over the few past years with the suicide of his father and being attacked with a glass bottle in Shoreditch in 2009. Green has “lucky” tattooed on his neck and he refers to it in his number one chart hit track Read All About It, which features Emeli Sande which gave Green his first number one single.
Finally Famous is the American Rapper’s debut studio album under record labels G.O.O.D and Def Jam. Big Sean made his break into the industry after he met Kanye West at a radio station interview where he asked Sean to freestyle for him. After this he signed to Kanye’s record label G.O.O.D in 2007 and in 2010 he released Mix tape ‘Finally Famous Vol. 3: BIG’
This is a must-buy album! It’s one of Drake’s most successful achievements yet. The tracks show a large contrast in sound from mellow calming tones in one song, to lively outgoing hip hop beats in another. It’s no ordinary hip hop album; Drake brings something new to the table. He has a unique skill to bring in a dance beat and mix it so well that Drake is a genre all by himself.
‘Ambition’ is Wale’s second studio album after ‘Attention Deficit’ which was released in 2009. Wale Victor Folarin is currently signed to rap record label MMG (Maybach Music Group) and Ambition is the first album released under them. Wale gained recognition after being a regular feature on album ‘Self Made Vol. 1’ with Maybach Music.