News: The Best Of MODENINE


Modenine also known as Nigel Benn, Samurai IX, Polimaf and is regarded a veteran and connoisseur when it comes to Nigerian hip hop. Many believe he is one of the key figures who helped shaped the hip hop movement across Africa. Babatunde Olusegun Adewale was born during the punk rock era of the 70’s in the big smoke (London) on June 14th. 1975 to be precise. Modenine may not of realised at the present time, but living in the capital of the UK gave him access to a wide range of cultures, diversity and the option to surround himself with like minded people. Being based in the creative hub of England and brushing shoulders with the right people enabled Modenine to collaborate and excel in his passion for music.

In 2004 his debut album Malcolm IX was released which landed his name bang in the middle of the Hip Hop scene. 2006 saw Modenine’s most successful year with ‘Pentium IX’ dropping into hands of the right people which followed on to ‘the smash and grab’ of three (Headies) world hip hop awards as well as three Channel O Music Awards. With that being said and the trophy cabinet full to the brim, it wasn’t until later that year that saw the release of killer album “E’ Pluribus Unum”  meaning ‘One Amongst Many’ which exploded across the pond and saw airplay in New York from Hot 97 and was heavily bigged up from a range of DJ’s, Radio hosts and in particular DJ Cocoa Channel. By reading this it may seem like Modenine carved his path to fame and fortune with out any hiccups along the way, but its not the case in this situation. Modenine regularly refers to his struggles with Labels, Management and the music industry on a whole, just listen to ‘I Was There’ to get an insight into his history. 

To celebrate Modenine’s prestigious catalog of music we’ve banged together a ‘Best Of’ playlist that you can stream on Deezer and Spotify amongst other stores. Check the links below.


Best Of Playlist: Spotify / Deezer

To this day he runs his own independent label, Redeye Muzik that sees the releases of all of his albums, mix tapes and singles. Modenine is familiar name for all hip hop lovers across the globe, it may not be solely down to his numerous awards but the size and calibre of the artists he has collaborated and shared stages with. For instance Wyclef Jean, Akon, Kanye West, LL Cool J, T-Pain, Junior Reid, Talib Kweli and Nas add credit to his name.

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Scientific features Quincy B on his latest club banger, “Rotate”

Liberian-born, Ghana-based award winning rapper, Scientific who recently joined the Africori family has just released his latest single. The track is titled ‘Rotate’ and it features Liberian Afropop sensation Quincy B. Following the success of his first album“Da New Era”, Scientific has established a major fan base all over Africa and has done some pretty impressive work, including opening for stars such as Jay Z, Akon and Fat Joe.  

Produced by Eminike, Rotate is set to set the club scene ablaze and create major hype in anticipation for Scientific’s second album ‘Above All Odds’ which will be released a little later this year. Here’s what Scientific had to say:

It is always a great feeling to see my fans appreciate what I work so hard to create. I just need them to know I appreciate and love them all!”

Having started 2016 off on such a banging note, it’s safe to say that we can expect a few more hits from this phenomenal lyricist.

Listen on: iTunes // Deezer // Spinlet

DJ Roxxi features hip-hop heavyweights on her latest single ‘Like Whoo!’

Durban-based award winning DJ and producer, DJ Roxxi has teamed up with some of the heavyweights of the Hip-hop scene to create the ultimate trap club banger. Like Whoo! was released earlier this month and features the first lady of South Africa hip-hop, Nadia Nakai, lyrical master, Reason and the incredibly talented Yung Swiss on the hook. Having worked with artists such as Vinny Da Vinci, Rodger Goode and Akon, DJ Roxxi has made quite a name for herself in the industry and she continues to rise to the top with her amazing production skills.

The track made it’s debut on DJ Fresh’s morning show on 5fm and was instantly trending due to it’s major bass, electrifying sound, catchy chorus and dope bars from Nadia Nakai and Reason. A killer combination giving birth to a killer track.

Having already been dubbed one of 2015’s hottest tracks, keep your eyes and ears peeled for a possible star-studded remix.

Listen on: iTunes // Spotify // Deezer // Spinlet

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