April 2012

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Issue 38 / APRIL 2012 HIP HOP / RNB 35 GIL SCOTT HERON LEGEND BADSELF TOP 10 1. Red Cafe ft Ryan Leslie, Rick Ross - Fly Together 2. Rick Ross ft French Montana, Drake - Stay Scheamin 3. Rick Ross ft Pharrell, MMG - World is ours 4. Drake ft Rick Ross - Lord Knows 5. T Pain - Bottlez (ft Detail) 6. Wale - Lotus Flower Bomb 7. Tyga ft wale, fab, jeezy, meek& t.i - Rack City 8. Jay Z & Kanye West - Niggerz in paris 9. Meek Mill - Won't Stop 10. Big Sean - My Last Check out Follow on TWITTER: @BadselfLtd BADSELF LTD Flat R10 Peabody Square, Blackfriars Road, SE1 8JF, UK MOB +44 (0) 7957480496 EMAIL: APRIL RELEASES NICKI MINAJ Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded ( YOUNG MONKEY) OBIE TRICE Bottoms Up (BLACK MARKET ENTERTAINMENT) MESSY MARV Shots Fired (SMC ENTERTAINMENT/ SCALEN LLC) THE GAME California Republic (SKEE MUSIC, INC.) MONICA New Life (RCA) J RAWLS Liquid Crystal Project 3 (GROOVE ATTACK/ POLAR ENT/ GREEN- STREETS) The 54th Grammy's honored the late Gil Scott Heron with a Live Time Achievement Award and we want to honour him in our own way so we salute Gil Scott Heron as this month's Hip Hop Legend. Hip Hop pioneer, poet, com- poser, revolution visionary holding many identities; we recognise him as a pioneer for Hip Hop. Gilbert "Gil" Scott- Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet,musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and '80s. Scott Heron remained active in the music industry until 2010 when he released his first new album in 16 years "I'm New Here" becoming his 13 studio album. His work has received critic acclaim for being associated with black militant activism especially "The Revolu- tion Will Not Be Televised" were talks about the segregation in American in the 70's. His music most notably 'Pieces of a Man' and 'Winter in America' in the early 1970s helped engender African-American music. His po- etic style was an influential to Hip Hop as his popularity grew and even today you can recognise his style in rappers like Common. Regarding hip hop music in the 1990s, he said in an interview: "They need to study music. I played in several bands before I began my career as a poet. There's a big difference between putting words over some music, and blending those same words into the music. There's not a lot of humor. They use a lot of slang and colloquialisms, and you don't really see inside the person. Instead, you just get a lot of posturing." Gil spent his years doing music with his poetic style weather it was his own albums or compos- ing soundtracks for Movies like "The Hurricane", "State Of Play" and "Undercover Brother" plus many more. His work has been a great influence in many different ways to one of the biggest music genres in the world. Sadly Gil Scott Heron died last year after becoming ill in St. Luke's Hospi- tal, New York City. "The revolution will not go better with coke" R.I.P Gil Scott Heron Will Layman - "His spoken-voice work had punch and topicality. 'The Revolution Will Not Be Tele- vised' and ' calls to action of Stokely Car- michael if he'd had the groove of Ray Charles. To paraphrase Chuck D, Gil Scott-Heron's music was a kind of CNN for black neighborhoods." Johannesburg' were VERSE SIMMONDS Sex Love & Hip Hop (DEF JAM) AZEALIA BANKS 1991 EP (INTERSCOPE/ POLYDOR) G.U.N.S. Overtime (DEEPSIDE ENTERTAINMENT) SNOOP DOGG Stoners EP (DOGGYSTYLE/ PRIORITY) REKS Straight, No Chaser (SHOW OFF RECORDS) MEEK MILL Dreamchasers (MAYBACH MUSIC GROUP)

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