This has got to be the biggest mixtape of the summer, an extraordinary musical marriage: Weezy meets Zooey. The soundtrack from 500 days of Summer was an instant hit: The Smiths, Passion Pit, Hall & Oates, it really is one of the best movie soundtracks of all time. So what better than to produce a mashup mixtape featuring Lil Wayne's dulcet tones. When ULIP Radio first saw this, we thought nahh this won't work. Its not the best mashup album of time - Jay-Z and the Beatles' Grey Album must take that award. But 500 Days of Weezy is kinda catchy and a bit of a laugh - just don't take it too seriously.
Parisian music, party and fashion house, Poyz and Pirlz are hosting a "Dre Day" on Saturday 18th Feb at the Bellevilloise, to celebrate the life and work of Dr Dre.
There's a very appealing line up including, Drixxxe, a prominent French hip-hop producer. But if the idea of a night of hip hop doesn't interest you, don't worry, because Poyz and Pirlz also have a fresh clothing line. Check out their online store.
Just thought I'd point you all in the direction of an up-and-coming UK Hip Hop artist, Jungle VIP, a.k.a. Louis Butler. I actually got the chance to interview Louis last summer for Roundhouse Radio in London. Here's a clip from the interview, where you can get to know a little more about him...
As you can see, Jungle VIP is making serious headway and quickly gaining recognition. You gotta listen to a man who's main inspiration is Nas. Anyway, here are a couple more videos for you. The first is his title track, "Jungle VIP", that uses a sample that you all should recognise. The second is a freestyle from a couple of weeks ago that really showcases Louis' talent. So keep your eyes peeled for the Jungle VIP in 2012!
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