Rye Rye - 'Boom Boom' Single Release

It seems like Rye Rye finally got a release date for her long awaited debut album "Go! Pop! Bang!" as it's set to drop on the 15th of May on N.E.E.T Recordings/Interscope. On the new single 'Boom Boom', slated to drop the 16th of March, Rye Rye (makes her tackiest carrier move yet as she) dusts off the chorus off Vengaboys old euro disco anthem 'Boom Boom Boom'.

Listen below courtesy of csp:

The single EP comes with a handful of remixes from EOS, Glow In The Dark, Kat Krazy, Tom Neville, Yogi and Wayne & Woods.
Rye Rye - 'Boom Boom' (Yogi Remix)

Katy B - 'Witches Brew' (Diplo Remix)

Wow, Diplo is on fire these days. Everything he's been offering up lately has been banger after banger. And this is no exception as he takes on one of my favourite tracks off Katy B's critically acclaimed album debut "On a Mission", the DJ ZINC-produced 'Witches Brew' and creates pure magic.

Listen and download below:

Katy B - 'Witches Brew' (Diplo Remix)

Rita Ora ft. Tinie Tempah - 'R.I.P.' (prod. by Chase & Status)

Last week Roc Nation unleashed Rita Ora's debut single for the US crowd and here comes the UK debut single to follow up her success with DJ Fresh's 'Hot Right Now'. The single is called 'R.I.P.', is set to drop the 6th of May and is written by Drake, produced by Chase & Status and features Tinie Tempah. Listen below:

Rita Ora ft. Tinie Tempah - 'R.I.P.' (prod. by Chase & Status)

Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Wayne - 'Roman Reloaded' (prod. by Rico Beats)

A couple of hours ago Nicki Minaj unleashed the title track (and possible second official single) of her upcoming sophomore album that drops the 3rd of April, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" and managed to crash Hulkshare in the process as she uploaded it for stream onto her site. The single, that features Lil Wayne, channels the to good old Nicki sans all conformative shit like the RedOne-produced 'Starships'.

'Roman Reloaded' is quite enjoyable, love the production signed Rico Beats and the line "All you hoes crying, Christopher Bosh" I laugh hard. Listen below:

Nicki Minaj ft. Lil Wayne - 'Roman Reloaded' (prod. by Rico Beats)

Rita Ora's Debut Single 'How We Do (Party)'

Whoop! I talked about it earlier this week and here it comes, the official debut single from Roc Nation's Rita Ora. The single serves as the follow up to her UK chart topping feature on DJ Fresh‘s single 'Hot Right Now' and is called 'Party & Bullshit'. It's a nice pop anthem, a quite brainless summer anthem really with a chorus that goes:

"I wanna party and bullsh-t
And party and bullsh-t
And party and bullsh-t
And party, and party

Listen below:

Rita Ora - 'How We Do (Party)'

Amplify Dot - 'Ruckus' (prod. by Shin - Dumb Beats) Official Video off "Short Back & Sides"

Last week the Amplify Dot-featured 'Rock The Mic' by Mickey J and the UK Female Allstars was unleashed and today Adot premieres her new banging track and video 'Ruckus'. The track is produced by Shin of Dumb Beats and will be featured on her forthcoming 8 track long EP "Short Back & Sides" that drops the 27th of February.

The official video is directed by 13 year old Jamal Woon:

A-Trak - "From A-Trak with Love"

A-Trak celebrates this Wednesday with offering a nice pack called "From A-Trak with Love" consisting of two new cuts for the price of liking his Facebook-page. The first is a take on Waka Flocka's 'Round of Applause' ft. Drake and Jacques Lu Cont and on the second A-Trak lays his hands on The Neptunes-produced 'Gotta Have It' from Jay-Z's and KanYe West's collaborative album "Watch the Throne" and names it 'Where My Money At'.

A-Trak x Kanye x Jay-Z - 'Where My Money At'

Wiley - 'Evolve Or Be Extinct' Official Video

Wiley unleash the official visuals for 'Evolve Or Be Extinct' the best track off his latest album with the same title. The video that is directed by Ben Peters is simple and so much better that that workout mess that happened in 'Boom Blast'. By the way, if you missed Wiley and Manga's single 'Hottie' from last week produced by Thomas Mellor have a look and listen to that one as well below.



Wiley & Manga - 'Hottie' (prod. by Thomas Mellor) iTunes

Cypress Hill x Rusko - 'Roll It, Light It' Official Video

I've been on the fence ever since the news about Cypress Hill and Rusko's forthcoming collaborative EP "Cypress x Rusko" started to flourish. And when the first result emerged a couple of weeks ago in form of 'Roll It, Light It' I wanted to crawl right out of my skin. The full EP will contain 5 tracks and is due out in April but seriously, American rappers/(musicians in general) need to stop to jump on the dubstep-bandwagon in order to get some hype. If you do, please at least have the decency to make it a good marriage not like this rubbish Cypress Hill are trying to pass on with waste rap.

Well, at least the official video for 'Roll It, Light It' directed by Jodeb is quite nice.

Cypress x Rusko - 'Roll It, Light It'

Rita Ora - 'Somebody That I Used To Know' (Gotye & Kimbra BBC Live Lounge Cover)

It's now almost four years since Rita Ora first was featured here on First Up!. Back then (19th October 2008) she appeared on Craig David's 'Where's Your Love?' alongside Tinchy Stryder and now she's signed to Roc Nation, hers and DJ Fresh's single 'Hot Right Now' has topped the charts and as we all impatiently wait for Rita to unleash her own debut single.

And here comes a nice treat to ease the wait as Rita last week made Gotye & Kimbra's smash hit 'Somebody That I Used To Know' her own on BBC's Live Lounge. Listen below:

Rita Ora - 'Somebody That I Used To Know' (Gotye & Kimbra BBC Live Lounge Cover)

Santigold - 'Disparate Youth' Single Release & Animated Video

If you're in the right country (Sweden is not it apparently) you could watch the official video of Spank Rock's 'Car Song' featuring Santigold yesterday (here's the YouTube-link), the rest of us pick up the Santigold-thread after the release of her latest single, the huge 'Big Mouth'. However it's now time to now make way for the new single 'Disparate Youth' that goes on sale in the US today.

The single will also be released as a 5 track EP the 8th of April and comes with remixes by Switch, The 2 Bears and Amateur Best (pre-order here). Santi's second full length album "Master of My Make-Believe" drops later this year.

Listen to 'Disparate Youth' below:


Santigold - 'Disparate Youth'

Rihanna ft. Chris Brown - 'Birthday Cake' Remix

Yupp, all speculation on Twitter became true and I was right all along. Chris Brown and Rihanna have officially cooked up the publicity stunt of the century. Rihanna's 'Birthday Cake' was the baddest tune of "Talk That Talk", mostly thanks to Da Internz and The-Dream, but the full thing to include Chrris Brown... I'm not gonna argue about the tune, cause it's banging but still, I'm having big issues with the whole thing. PR-stunts of this kind makes my stomach turn inside out.

Chris Brown's 'Turn Up The Music' ft. Rihanna was just awful so no I'm not gonna put that one up, no. Well, download the full, 03:39 'Birthday Cake' below and happy birthday Rihanna:

Rihanna ft. Chris Brown - 'Birthday Cake' Remix ↓ Hulkshare

Metro Zu ft. Tweez - 'Murk Dat Pussy' & 'Yung Rug Munch' ft. Chippy Nonstop

Diplo wasn't the only act to bust out a hat trick this week, no Metro Zu, a up and coming Miami-based art rap collective and a new encounter on this site, did it as well fresh off the their "Mink Rug"-release (dowload below). The group consisting of RubenSlikk aka King Astro Slikk the Magnificent, Mr B the Poshstronaut, Freebase aka KingBaseRok and Lofty 305 yanked out three absolute bangers featuring some of First Up!'s long lasting favourites like Chippy Nonstop and SPEAK!.

But first I have to address this heat produced by DJ JWLS called 'Murk Dat Pussy' featuring Tweez Allen. Oh my, such a fucking tune. Love it. Just listen (and download below):

Metro Zu ft. Tweez - Murk Dat Pussy (prod. by DJ JWLS)

Second, Chippy Nonstop and Kreayshawn recently named the song they recorded for Kreayshawn's album debut so Chippy will appear on two major album releases this year as she also is slated to appear on Major Lazer's sophomore release. But here she teams up with Metro Zu on 'Yung Rug Much' produced by @GEEQ206, which is quite the opposite to her second release this week, 'Chippy's Theme' produced by the Friendzone-duo:

Metro Zu ft. Chippy Nonstop - 'Yung Rug Munch'

Chippy Nonstop - Chippy's Theme (prod. by Friendzone)

Last, we have the bearded apple bird SPEAK! who teamed up with Lofty 305 for 'Chill':

Lofty 305 Metro Zu ft. SPEAK - 'Chill'

Metro Zu ft. Tweez - 'Murk Dat Pussy' ↓ Mediafire
Metro Zu - "Mink Rug" (.zip) ↓ Mediafire

Yasmin - 'Takes 1 2 Know 1' (prod. by Diplo)

We've been seeing this collaboration brewing over at Twitter and here finally Yasmin unleashes the demo of her and Diplo's cook up 'Takes 1 2 Know 1'. The track is co-written by Andrea Martin and this serves as the third Diplo-treat of the week.

Yasmin's debut album, where (I guess) the final product of this tune probably is slated to appear, is due later this year.

Yasmin - 'Takes 1 2 Know 1' demo (prod. by Diplo)

Toffer - 'Nattbuss' Official Video & Remixes

As you probably know, I've been dribbling back and forth whether or not to post up Swedish hip hop on this site, I can't (and wont) cover it a as a genre and be all rainbows and lollipops about it since most of it is low bpm-shit that stinks like horse manor. But I think I'm going for the device "a tune is always a tune" and well, guess that's settles it once and for all. First Up!'s motto has always been to be about the good tunes, end of story forever.

And Toffer's 'Nattbuss' (in English 'Night Bus'), the nice gem about going home after a night out is a fucking tune. The single, produced by UpToNoGood, officially dropped some months ago (cop off iTunes here) with a slew of nice remixes from the likes of Cocotaxi, Marcus Price, Denniz Prime,DJ Large, Howard Who and my personal fave the skweee-remix by Daniel Savio that you can grab for free below as well as the nice dubstep-take by award winners L-Wiz. The official video is directed by Duncan Mocada:


Toffer - 'Nattbuss' (Daniel Savio Remix)

Toffer - 'Nattbuss' (L-Wiz Remix)

Diplo ft. Nicky Da B - 'Express Yourself' Single DL

Unlike like the rest of the world I wasn't overly excited over Diplo climaxing together with Usher earlier this week, however this tune is a mental monster and more up my alley. 'Express Yourself' is a collaboration with Nola Bounce rapper Nicky Da B (protege of Big Freedia and Katey Red) and is in fact Diplo's first time out in the well established universe of New Orleans Bounce Music.

The tune serves as the first single off Diplo's upcoming EP and drops today via Mad Decent's imprint Jeffree. As a B-side Diplo takes on, the now famous thanks to Family Guy (mainly s07e02 "I Dream of Jesus"), The Trashmen's old classic 'Surfin' Bird' from 1963. Yes, it's the BIRD IS THE WORD-track... Download the whole single pack below:

Diplo ft. Nicky Da B - 'Express Yourself' (.zip) ↓ Hulkshare
Diplo - 'Bird Is The Word'

Mikey J & The UK Female Allstars - 'Rock The Mic' Official Video & Free DL

The 1st of December last year at the Brixton Academy for the London stop of the BBC 1Xtra Live 2011 tour producer Mikey J teamed up with Amplify Dot, Baby Blue, Lioness, RoxXxan, Mz Bratt and Lady Leshurr aka The UK Female Allstars for this banger called 'Rock The Mic'.

Now, almost 3 months later here's finally the official video and free download of the song, courtesy of SC. The video is directed by Kalvy Peterson:


Mikey J & The UK Female Allstars (Amplify Dot, Baby Blue, Lioness, RoxXxan, Mz Bratt & Lady Leshurr) - 'Rock The Mic' ↓ LimeLinx

Tove Styrke ft. Gnucci Banana - 'Bad Time For A Good Time' Live & Single Release

I was so darn proud Monday's, the world's greatest Ana Rab more known as Gnucci Banana stood on stage at the Swedish Grammy Awards and owned life together with Tove Styrke. For the very first time they performed a new version of Tove's 'Bad Time For A Good Time' from her self titled album that dropped last year, but now its getting updated as a new single with a new verse by Gnucci that went on sale yesterday. Watch the magic below (for slightly better quality try to watch it here, they go on at 00:21:35).


Gnucci Banana is currently working hard in the studio finishing her first EP-release, to be released asap as well as a new track produced by Mash Up International together with Lilla Namo. But 'til then, enjoy 'Bad Time For A Good Time' below:

Tove Styrke ft. Gnucci Banana - 'Bad Time For A Good Time' ↓ iTunes | Listen via Spotify

Donnis ft. Juicy J - 'Bout That Life' (prod. by Gods Paparazzi)

Praise anything or anyone worthy to be praised, it was about time something surfaced from Donnis and this is gem called 'Bout That Life' is _good_. This time he teams up with Juicy J on a production signed Gods Paparazzi and together they cover pretty much all the rap clichés there is to cover. Love it!

Download below:

Donnis ft. Juicy J - 'Bout That Life' (prod. by Gods Paparazzi)

Young Live - "xx" (Valentine's Day Special)

Yes, we're half the way through this year's Valentine's Day and yes the inbox is now over flooded with special treats soaked, dipped and sprinkled with the messaged of Cupid in the name of love but believe me, this is the only one of them I'll be posting. Not only cause First Up! loves Young Live, no it's also the only treat worthy.

Cause for Valentines Day Box Of Milk/Universal's Young Live is releasing a small project labeled "xx" with production from Cardo (Wiz Khalifa/Taylor Gang Producer), Hollywood J (Soulja Boy/SODMG Producer) and Diamond Star Productions. "xx" is a softer project in between his last and coming "Happy Birthday"-series.

Listen and download courtesy of First Up! and frank151.com below. Enjoy!

Young Live - 'She Already Knows That' (prod. by Diamond Star) ↓ Hulkshare
Young Live - 'The One I Need' (prod. by Cardo Got Wings) ↓ Hulkshare
Young Live - 'Let Me In (prod. by Hollywood J) (Snippet) ↓ Hulkshare

Schlachthofbronx - 'Slowine' Free DL

Yes, to celebrate the fact that their double A side 'Slowine / Dickie Riddim' ft. Warrior Queen is out now on Disko B (buy here) Schlachthofbronx now gives away the 'Slowine'-track as free download.

Both songs are taken from the duo's upcoming album large "Dirty Dancing" that drops 30th of March. Download the bass/tech/cumbia-treat that is spelled 'Slowine' below:

Schlachthofbronx - 'Slowine'

Schlachthofbronx - 'Dickie Riddim' ft. Warrior Queen

Sinden ft. Natalie Storm - 'Pull Up Wheel Up'

7 months ago Sinden unleashed the snippet of 'Pull Up Wheel Up' on his soundcloud and yesterday finally Fact premiered the new single in full.

'Pull Up Wheel Up' features Natalie Storm and comes with remixes from Dillon Francis and John Roman when it drops the 5th of March on Sinden's own label Grizzly.

Have a listen below:

Sinden ft. Natalie Storm – 'Pull Up Wheel Up'

Madonna ft. Nicki Minaj & M.I.A. - 'Give Me All Your Luvin' Official Video & Single Release

Remember 95 South's booty bass anthem 'Cheer for Me' or Daphne and Celeste's 'U.G.L.Y'-song that appeared in the first Bring It On-movie? Whether you do or not, if you're into tracks with chants that could be the anthem for a cheerleading-movie you will LOVE the first single off Madonna's upcoming 12th album "MDNA" (set to drop the 26th of March).

Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. are joining the squad on the Martin Solveig-production that creates 'Give Me All Your Luvin' and well this is perfection in it's purest form even if it's cheesy as hell at the same time. The official video is directed by MegaForce and it's pom poms and short skirts galore, of course inspired by Madonna's upcoming Super Bowl appearance on Sunday:


Madonna ft. Nicki Minaj & M.I.A. - 'Give Me All Your Luvin' (prod. by Martin Solveig)

M.I.A. is also featured on another track on "MDNA" called the 'B-day Song'. Have a look at the confirmed cover and tracklist below:

1. 'Girls Gone Wild'
2. 'Gang Bang'
3. 'I'm Addicted'
4. 'Some Girls'
5. 'I Don't Give A'
6. 'Turn Up the Radio'
7. 'Give Me All Your Luvin' ft. Nicki Minaj & M.I.A. (prod. by Martin Solveig)
8. 'B-day Song' ft. M.I.A.
9. 'Superstar'
10. 'I'm a Sinner'
11. 'Masterpiece' (prod. by William Orbit)
12. 'Falling Free'
13. 'Love Spent'
14. 'I Fucked Up'
15. 'Beautiful Killer'

Pre-order here

M.I.A. - 'Bad Girls' Official Video

"LIVE FAST DIE YOUNG BAD GIRLS DO IT WELL, LIVE FAST DIE YOUNG BAD GIRLS DO IT WELL"! Yes it's time to unleash them bad girls folks cause here finally goes the official video for M.I.A.'s latest single, the Danja-produced 'Bad Girls' (buy here).

Peep the video directed by Romain Gavras below:


Linkoban - 'Like This' Official Video & Single Release

First Up! loves Danish mc Lucy Love and now it's time to get familiar with another hard hitting talented rapper from Denmark. Linkoban hails from Copenhagen’s Brønb but it was while she was living in London she became inspired to turn her once private affair with music around and experiment on a full-scale level. After returning to Copenhagen and fueled with a uniquely bizarre creative vision and a fist full of outrageous self-produced tracks, she approached Lucy Love and producer Yo Akim who was instantly convinced and Lucy Love signed her to her own label Superbillion Records.

So here's Linkoban's debut single 'Like This' that moves in the land between heavy bass and dancehall. The single drops on Superbillion the 6th, peep the official video (directed by none other than Lucy Love) and stream the single below:


Linkoban - 'Like This'

Diplo x Heroes & Villains x Mayhem Presents: FKi - "Transformers N The Hood" Mixtape

You've already been treated with the Iggy Azalea-featured 'I Think She Ready' off FKi's - "Transformers N The Hood" mixtape, originally set to drop last week. Well, a week late here it is, 16 hot tracks presented by Diplo, Heroes & Villains and Mayhem featuring guests like Iggy Azalea, Natasha Mosley, Mike Fresh, Travis Porter, Flight Facilities, Adventure Club, Planet 9, ESG, Bonson, Stuey Rock, Smoke Dza, Angela McCluskey, Retro Su$h! and many more. Enjoy below:

01. FKi - 'Transformers N The Hood' (prod. by FKi)
02. FKi - 'We Gon Kick It' (Craig & Deebo) ft. Natasha Mosley (prod. by Mayhem & FKi)
03. FKi - 'On A Roll' ft. Mike Fresh (prod. by Mayhem, Dj Spinz & FKi)
04. FKi - 'Eyes Low' ft. Travis Porter (prod. by Heroes & Villains & FKi)
05. FKi - 'I Think She Ready' ft. Iggy Azalea (prod. by Diplo, DJ A, Heroes & Villains & FKi)
06. FKi - 'Drippin' (prod. by Flight Facilities, Adventure Club & FKi)
07. FKi - 'Out Of Control' ft. Planet 9 (prod. by Planet 9, Mayhem & FKi)
08. FKi - 'Coolin' ft. Natasha Mosley (prod. by SK & FKi)
09. FKi - 'Bent Up' ft. Natasha Mosley (prod. by SK, Mayhem, FKi & Zar)
10. FKi - 'Pony' ft. Mike Fresh & Stuey Rock (prod. by Boson)
11. FKi - 'Swangin' & Bangin' ft. ESG
12. FKi - 'I'm High ft. Smoke Dza & Buttaman Screwed Up (prod. by FKi)

13. FKi - 'Standin' On The Table' ft. Badio (prod. by FKi)
14. FKi - 'Stuntin' ft. Retro Su$h! (prod. by FKi)
15. FKi - 'We In There' ft. Travis Porter (prod. by Dj Spinz, Heroes & Villians & FKi)
16. FKi - 'In The Air' ft. Angela McCluskey (prod. by FKi & Zar)

FKi - "Transformers N The Hood" Mixtape (.zip) ↓ ClubTapes

Roses Gabor - "The Wonderful World Of Roses Gabor Vol. 1" Mixtape

Roses Gabor has been featured on this site many times like when she appeared on Shy FX's huge 'Raver'-track or Buraka Som Sistema's 'We Stay Up All Night' for example but she's never had her own entry, until now that is. Cause here's her very first mixtape called "The Wonderful World Of Roses Gabor Vol. 1", 45 minutes jam packed with goodies, mixed by Martelo. Take a look at the complete tracklist, listen and download below:


Roses Gabor x Mac Band – 'Stupid Roses Are Red' ft. The MC Campbell Bros **
Roses Gabor x Dizzee Rascal – 'Loco' Freestyle **
Brey – 'Zylo'
Dead Prez – 'Radio Frequency'
J2K ft. Roses Gabor x Offshore – 'Don't Let Go Of The Pacer' **
Gorillaz – 'DARE' ft. Roses Gabor
Roses Gabor x Funkin Matt – 'Zee' Freestyle **
Roses Gabor x Dr. Gonzo ft. Hudson Mohawke & Carli – 'Fat Lady Loves Hummus' Freestyle **
Greenmoney – 'Into You' (French Fries Remix) ft. Roses Gabor
Boddika – 'Breezin'
TWR72 – 'Paradox'
Roses Gabor ft. Kaigama – 'See Me Inna'
Dr. Gonzo – 'That Laughin Track' ft. Style of Eye & Carli
Roses Gabor – 'Luvsick'
Redlight – 'Stupid' (Instrumental)
SBTRKT – 'Pharaohs' ft. Roses Gabor
The Phantom – 'Voyeur'
Roses Gabor feat DSV & Theophilus London – 'Kisses'
Instra:Mental – 'Vicodin'
Ty x Starkey – 'Heart Is A Miracle' ft. Roses Gabor (Martelo ReThink) **
Roses Gabor – 'Mo1'
Hudson Mohawke – 'All Your Love'
Swindle – 'Spend Is Dough' ft. Roses Gabor
Roses Gabor – 'Rosie’s Advantage' (Freestlye Vibe/Interlude)
Roses Gabor – 'Spanish Inquisition' ft. Jammer

**additional production by Martelo

Roses Gabor - "The Wonderful World Of Roses Gabor Vol. 1"

Lady Leshurr - "2000 And L" Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid Free EP/Mixtape

The last time the remarkable woman Melesha O Garro more known as Lady Leshurr dropped something online all her social network outlets were hacked and all her videos with hundreds of thousands views were deleted off youtube. Now she kicks off 2012 with a fresh new start and what better way to do it with a brand new, and free, EP/mixtape called "2000 And L".

Premiered by SBTV, 9 tracks, most productions signed The Haitian SuperHeros (DJ Whoo Kid and Red Spyda) and hosted by DJ Whoo Kid. Have a look at the whole tracklist and download below.

Also, calling all Swedes (and all others for that matter), Lady Leshurr is booked for the annual 25:hour Cruise the 27th of April. Don't miss out, more info about the event can be found here.

Lady Leshurr - 'Bun Up' (prod. by The Haitian SuperHeros)

Lady Leshurr - "2000 And L" (.zip) ↓ WeTransfer