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After sending the Twitter-verse into a storm last year over their supposed ‘marriage’ Drake and Nicki Minaj team up for something that is undoubtedly real. A certifiable club banger, ‘Make Me Proud’ motors along with a propulsive bass shudder precision-tooled to get booties shaking across the land. Things really kick off when Nicki Minaj drops in for a typically awesome verse that demonstrates why she’s just about the hottest thing in hip-hop right now.
‘Make Me Proud’ is taken from Drake’s forthcoming album ‘Take Care’, which will be released 15 November. It’s going to have some pretty big shoes to fill if it’s going to top his previous record, the platinum-selling, Billboard-topping ‘Thank Me Later’, but it looks as though he may be on the right track. While he’s dialling back on the collaborations that defined his last LP, Drake has managed to bring in none other than Stevie Wonder to give a major boost to his R&B credentials
“With Stevie it’s hard for me to explain. It’s an incredible thing I witnessed that night,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “He heard a song that he saw some potential in and he added some key pieces that made it come to life. I’ve never played a song for people and they’ve cried and gone into their own private zone in their mind where they’re really thinking about some situations that hit home. And this song has done that for me.”
With just a few weeks to go until ‘Take Care’ hits, Drake seems quietly confident that he’s got another smash on his hands. If the record can maintain the levels on show in ‘Make Me Proud’, there’s every chance he’s right.
Two of hip-hop’s most committed blunt enthusiasts team up on this laid-back celebration of smoked-out good times, packing more weed references into three minutes than you might think possible. This is a serious joint, in every sense of the word.
At first glance it might seem odd that Snoop, a man who recently celebrated his 40th birthday, would put his name to a song called ‘Young, Wild & Free’. However, once you give the track a spin, it’s clear that age has not dimmed his timelessly liquid flow. Upstart Wiz Khalifa matches his idol with some impressively smooth verses of his own, while Bruno Mars’ contribution provides the cherry on an already pretty sweet cake.
‘Young, Wild & Free’ is taster for the soundtrack to the movie ‘Mac and Devin Go to High School’, in which the duo also star. In addition to the single, Snoop and Wiz provide the bulk of the music for the Dylan Brown-directed stoner comedy. Joining Bruno Mars on collaboration duties are artists like Curren$y and Mike Posner
The younger MC is clearly excited about his team up with one of the legends of hip-hop. “It’s a real big deal because nobody’s done it like that as far as a veteran in the game, an OG, a pioneer and then the newest, youngest, most exciting dude in rap coming through and really just giving people a complete project,” Wiz told MTV. “I’m a fan of it, separate myself from making it, [I'm] a huge fan of it. Can’t wait.”
If there’s one band from the baggy / Britpop era that surely no-one thought would reform, it’s Manchester’s Stone Roses. The group – who originally formed in 1983 – pioneered the baggy sound that came to be the backbone of British indie throughout the 1990’s with their debut eponymous album, which was released in 1989. The album contained gems that have continued to play on rotation on indie discos around the world since then: ‘I Wanna Be Adored’, ‘She Bangs the Drums’, ‘Waterfall’, ‘Made of Stone’ and ‘I Am The Resurrection’.
Despite their rapid rise to success, in the wake of their first album, the band was beset with bad luck: chiefly a four year legal battle against their label, Silvertone. They eventually managed to shake Silvertone and signed to Geffen, but the legal woes meant an extra year delay before they released their sophomore album, the epically titled ‘Second Coming’. Despite the album being a right stonker, it failed to meet the excessive music industry hype, and in 1995 drummer Reni left the band. In 1996, John Squire followed suite – and as he was songwriter for the band, many imagined this would be the end of the Roses. After a disastrous performance at the Reading Festival in 1996, the remaining Roses decided enough was enough, and split – all vociferous that the divorce would be for good.
But some 20-odd years after the band first formed, and somehow, everything has been forgotten and forgiven. The Stone Roses have reformed, and have a worldwide tour and album in the works. Some cynical journalists were on the receiving end of a tongue-lashing from singer Ian Brown at the press conference held by the band last week, but Brown had the last word, in typical poetic style: “Love is deeper than the hurt,” he said. “Love conquers all.”
Amen brothers. Enjoy this – ‘Love Spreads’ – the lead single from ‘Second Coming’.
This week we launch a new feature, ‘In The Loop’. We trawl the internet for the hottest news stories so you don’t have to. From the latest Twitter feud, to the hottest release news, we cut swathes through the web’s lies, hype and gossip and give you what you need to know in an instant.
Kelly Rowland Appearance. The UK X Factor judge is seen living it up in Beyoncé’s new video for ‘Party’. (The Metro)
Amy Winehouse tells Doctors “I don’t want to die” just hours before her death. (Metro)
Marlon Roudette has been one of the biggest European success stories of 2011. His breakthrough song, ‘New Age’, has held out at number one in the German singles charts for an incredible seven weeks, and also gone top in Switzerland and Austria. The record’s also camped out of the top of the Shazam charts, becoming one of the most tagged tracks in Europe and sneaking into the UK Shazam charts with only plays on TV adverts to support tagging.
Previously of the band Mattafix, Marlon has always enjoyed something of an international flavour. Born in London, Marlon grew up in on the tiny Caribbean island of St Vincent before spending time touring the globe with his band. He notched up several European hits with a brand of soul and reggae influenced pop music before Mattafix split in 2010. He now looks set to return to his country of birth to launch his new album in the UK.
The album has some serious pop credentials with Guy Chamber’s (Robbie Williams’ former right hand man) and Finley Quaye both contributing to Marlon’s recent work. His latest single ‘Riding Home’ sets him up to launch an assault on the UK charts – something that’s been a long time coming considering he’s probably been the most successful British acts on The Continent over the past few months.
Marlon Roudette EP ‘Riding Home’ will be available in the UK on October 24th
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