Danny Riley and Smooth Jezza host Narst tonight on The CUSH:UK Takeover Show!
Hailing from East London, Narst is renowned for spitting hard-hitting bars which ooze with raw energy.
Having kickstarted his musical journey as a DJ, the recording artist has gone on to collaborate with the likes of D Double E, Griminal, Cheezee, Mak 10 and Yhunga through his years of evolution, collating an illustrious discography of music!
Prod Rage and fungiFerg return to The CUSH:UK Takeover Show this Thursday evening with a live interview featuring Kenyan Reggae artiste Salma Queen!
Salma Queen is an ‘established Reggae artist and performer hailing from Kenya’ who has been honing her craft for over 12 years! She is renowned for providing smooth melodies throughout each track she creates whilst aligning her work with poignant topical matters.
Salma has collaborated with the likes of Thorpido and Da Lion Music as well as Iyah Syte most recently for the single “Future of Our Nation“.
Danny Riley is set to welcome the Reggae/Rap lyricist, singer-songwriter – Twee Geddo, on the line during Saturday’s live show to delve into his highly reputable career and to discover what is next for the vibrant artiste.
Twee Geddo hails from Spanish Town situated in Saint Catherine, Jamaica, and grew into his role as an artiste on the back of Rap and Hip-Hop music influences from his mid-teenage years.
Having immersed himself in those genres as a youngster, he utilised those vibes he found appealing to fuse with his native Reggae and Dancehall sounds to create an individualistic style. He continued to evolve his craft further as he learnt about different cultures and met influential figures whilst travelling to multiple nations including the Netherlands, Ghana and China.
Twee Geddo’s tracks ooze with conscious, uplifting and positive energies; engaging people from all walks of life, and ultimately, as a result, they have deservedly drawn hundreds of thousands of views!
Danny Riley connected with Hip-Hop and Grime artist Fraksha this week to gain some invaluable insights from his experiences throughout the years he has been producing his musical craft.
A founding member of the UK Hip-Hop crew Nine High and the very first Australian Grime collective Smash Brothers, Fraksha is originally from Slough, UK, but moved to Oz in 2006.
The highly reputable emcee is extremely versatile, he can flow effortlessly atop of old school boom bap instrumentals to then switch up and spit slickly delivered bars over a Grime riddim. This isn’t all that he has in his locker though as he performed at many cross-genre events as he established himself in the Australian music scene adapting to Dancehall, Dubstep and DnB sounds.
He has collaborated and worked with the likes of Nerve, Jumzilla, Eyez, Wombat, Wiley, Dexplicit and Zdot, while supporting artists such as Stormzy, Skepta, Footsie, Raekwon, The Game and many more!
Danny Riley is live this Saturday evening spinning a huge selection of Reggae, Rap and Riddims whilst being joined by Hip-Hop artist Gilly Man Giro for a chat revolving his musical venture.
Hailing from Newcastle, UK, Gilly Man Giro prominently creates music throughout the genres of Rap and Hip-Hop. He lays down a mixture of retrospective and vibrant lyrics atop of boom bap, old school style instrumentals – and whatever the combination may be, there is always a head-bopping banger produced.
Gilly Man’s most recent release is his sophomore album entitled ‘Today’ which was dropped back in February alongside some outstanding visuals for the titling track “Today” filmed in Tokyo, Japan. “TheWarpzone” video followed a few months later featuring fellow North East Rap veteran Rick Fury, as well as another being in the pipeline for the track “Problems“.
Prod Rage and fungiFerg are live this Thursday evening on The CUSH:UK Takeover Show and will be joined by Reggae artiste King Malakiyah to speak upon his musical journey alongside revolving topics.
The Roots Reggae singer and songwriter hails from Kingston, Jamaica. He creates conscious riddims that portray love, manners and respect whilst addressing societal and political issues.
King Malakiyah passionately showcases the beauty of Jamaica, different sides of the island that those abroad do not see or hear about, the culture, and much more via vlog style YouTube videos.
You can expect Malakiyah to elaborate more on what drives his lyrical prowess as well as opening up on what his forthcoming plans are – including featuring on the next release of Prod Rage’s ‘Royal Riddim’.
Prod Rage and fungiFerg linked up on the line with Dane Hype last month to discuss all things revolving his music, society and other professional ventures.
To begin, the charismatic recording artiste from Montego Bay, Jamaica, gave us a brief rundown of himself. Not only does he create beautiful riddims, he also acts, models and entertains, all of which stem from his love of music that was definitively realised around his early teenage years.
Having watched the likes of Shaggy, Sean Paul, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man all perform live and seeing the reaction they receive first-hand, he transferred those experiences into motivation and inspiration alongside a deep rooting connection that led himself to thriving off the energy of a live crowd: “I love the crowd, I seen the crowd go wild for these guys!”
Upon the topic of live events, Dane Hype told us that he has performed overseas in brilliant destinations such New York, Miami, Atlanta and Georgia, but nothing compares to the vibrancy of a Jamaican crowd!
When conversing on Hype’s ambassador roles and modelling ventures with American brands, he explained that you need to have more than one avenue of work to keep on top of your game and be successful. This all comes down to consistency, desire, and the effort that you ultimately input: “It’s all about consistency in Dancehall and Reggae music, always putting in the work, and as I said, I’m not just a recording artiste, I’m also a model, a brand ambassador, an actor, humanitarian, we’re putting in the work!”
fungiFerg: “Did it all start with music?”
Dane Hype: “It’s a musical transition, everything is coming from the music because I love music, I grew up loving music, I am music, music is me.”
Reverting back to how a crowd reacts to riddims being performed live, Prod Rage asked if the reception and sound is at the forefront of his mind when he constructs his craft, Hype responded: “Not really yuh know because anything that Dane Hype creates, yuh know, when performing it, it always gets a good reception. Anything that I create it’s for the people. My music is like a balanced diet, a little bit of everything. So when I’m going to a state show I’m catering for everybody – not just one set of people.”
Hype expresses himself by providing positive and uplifting messages within his tracks: “I’m really the type of artist who loves to create happy music.”
In addition to the joyous vibes, he delves into the reality of what is ignored by many in society, the hardships of those which struggle to be heard, Hype prides himself on being a leading voice for those people: “A lot of people are sitting in their high society, they won’t know what is happening in the ghettos, they don’t understand it. They’ve never stepped foot in a day of the lives of ghetto people so they don’t understand it. We have to be the voices of the people, the voices of the ghetto.”
Danny Riley is back again this Saturday evening to speak to British Hip-Hop artist Britizen Kane upon his background, his work to date, plans for the future and much more.
Hailing from Manchester, UK, Britizen Kane prominently creates music in the genres of Rap and Hip-Hop and utilises swift wordplay qualities throughout his lyrical content as he reps for his home city.
Expect the Mancunian to converse on some of the artists he has connected with over the years he has been laying down his bars as well as discussing a forthcoming joint project with Shogun and Turkish Dcypha entitled ‘ShoKane’.
Having already collaborated with the likes of Kevin Gates, Jadakiss, Dave East, Popcaan, the late Fred The Godson and Detroit Rap legend Royce da 5’9’’ too – you can be certain that Britizen Kane will continuously raise the bar and build on his outstanding craft to date!