Universal Music puts rap on the map in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Korea brought the world K-Pop. India, the music of Bollywood. Could the chaotic, fast-growing region of Southeast Asia be a new hotbed for hip hop?

The unveiling of its Southeast Asia headquarters in Singapore on Tuesday came with a performance from six newly-signed rappers – whose bleached hair, gold jewellery and baggy clothing jarred somewhat with the business hotel backdrop.

“We are making a bet on hip hop but I think it’s a pretty safe one,” said Adam Granite, who oversees UMG’s market development in Asia. Read more here

New Zealand home to hobbits

WELLINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – New Zealand will be home again to hairy feet and pointed-ear Hobbits after Amazon Studios confirmed the Pacific country will be the location for its new “The Lord of the Rings” series, a TV show widely tipped to be the most expensive ever made. (Read more here)

Source: Reuters

HIP HOP returns with GANG STARR, Guru and J.Cole

I had to rub my eyes twice when I woke up this morning to make sure I was reading what I thought I was reading, diamonds are forever indeed. What a great way to begin the weekend knowing Gang Starr and GURU returned with none other than J. Cole on the track.Continue reading “HIP HOP returns with GANG STARR, Guru and J.Cole”


Dexter and Livvia both have been making waves individually in the music industry for quite some time now. The collaboration between the two artists on the Sweet Dreams ( are made of this) is absolutely earchatching and brilliant. Continue reading “DEXTER FEAT. LIVVIA – SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS)”

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