Wednesday, 30 September 2015

E.C.H.O Digital Magazine - Edition 5 featuring Modenine

E.C.H.O has published its 5th edition of Africa's number 1 digital hip hop magazine.

Monday, 10 August 2015

New Video: FECKO - Hustle Over Feelings

Check out the brand new video for "Hustle Over Feelings" by Fecko. It was directed by Nathan Adeboyega and Mistar Xi for E.C.H.O Productions. Watch below and download here

E.C.H.O Digital Magazine - 4th Edition

Download this edition of E.C.H.O. e-zine here: E.C.H.O Edition 4

Monday, 22 June 2015

MUSIC | Shukid ft. Fecko – Jungle

Kenya’s fast rising rapper, Shukid, teams up with Fecko on ‘Jungle’ produced by Nov aka Elijah Omollo , based in the USA, ‘Jungle’ possesses some thumping beats that’s aptly add to the bravado of the lyrics dished out rather generously on the track. We’ve got the chatter of monkeys and the roar of lions on the single, as Shukid talks up his big game. ‘Jungle’ is the fourth track on the Gods Speed EP.

E.C.H.O Digital Magazine – 3rd Edition

E.C.H.O e-Zine – Africa’s first digital hip-hop magazine is back with a content-packed 3rd edition which features Kenya’s no.1 female rapper XTATIC on the cover. The e-Zine (designed in a Portable Document Format) is a must-read for seekers of thought-provoking and opinionated articles related to Hip hop in Africa.

MUSIC | Smallzz – Lock Down ft. Fecko, Base One & Tupengo

Smallzz is a promising underground rap artist whose consistency is being highly rated. This song is a remix of his track “Lock Down” and Smallzz team up with singer Tupengo,rap artist Fecko, and the Aquila Records new signing Base One. With Smallzz, Base One, Fecko’s rap and Tupengo’s hook, this song makes for good listening Lock Down is produced by XBlaze & mixed by Moneezy.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Realest NG Interviews FECKO

"Nigerian music industry is corruptively lucrative" - that's a thought provoking statement by Fecko, used as a headline in an interesting interview on Realest NG which was conducted recently by Reemtos. Read the full story here.

VIDEO | Block20TV Presents #LyricalContentOnly featuring FECKO

Block20TV presents Lyrical Content Only. This webseries features FECKO kickin' bars like a frustrated inmate in a cell (lol).

Watch the video HERE

Sunday, 5 April 2015

New Music | Toni Code x Fecko - Dream More

Nigerian Hip-hop music is still very much alive! Toni Code and Fecko proves that by teaming up on this inspirational Hip-hop song titled 'Dream More' off the recently released Dope Unit Mixtape Volume 2 hosted by Sean Martin Luther Tha P. The song was mixed and mastered by S.T.O beats.


Saturday, 4 April 2015

What Grabbed My Attention in GMB's Open Letter to Nigerians

General Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed in an open letter titled: 'My Covenant' what Nigerians should expect from him during his tenure.

Well this section in 'his covenant' grabbed my attention because it concerns me as a young citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria who participated in the Presidential election by casting my vote for the right candidate; and also considering the fact I attended a federal polytechnic where I studied Agricultural Technology which totally correlates with the excerpt below.

I hope at the end of the new President-elect's 100 days in office these objectives would have been achieved. Honestly we are tired of listening to Tales by Moonlight.

By the way I saw nothing related to the entertainment industry. Anyway with or without help from the Federal Government naija showbiz has always managed to thrive.

"I pledge to:
•Pursue a policy of non-discrimination between the universities and the polytechnics.
•Make agriculture a major focus of the government and lay the institutional foundation to attract large-scale investments and capital to the sector.
•Actively promote a well-coordinated and innovatively funded
Youth in Commercial Agribusiness Programme.
•Establish agricultural produce storage, pricing and marketing systems to ensure real commercial value and minimize waste.
•Work with State Governments to launch Agricultural Support
Programmes that will drive agricultural land development and mechanization.
•Revamp, revitalize and improve on the national agricultural extension and rural support service system.
•Lay the groundwork for a standardized market uptake and aggregation outlets for specific agricultural produce.
•Revamp the key development banks (Bank of Agriculture, Bank of Industry and Nigeria Import & Export Bank) to fund inclusive agricultural value chain operations" - Buhari

Friday, 3 April 2015

EDITORIAL | Whatever Happened To Jimmy's Jump Off

So the other day on Twitter, I saw someone's tweet that read "Nigerian Hip-Hop today is boring" , to which somebody else replied that it was as a result of inability to host consistent cyphers, rap battles or an all-hip-hop concert. And then, an argument ensued. Another mentioned that DJ Jimmy Jatt 's
Jimmy's Jump Off used to play a huge role in the hip-hop scene, and then it struck me, what happened to Jimmy's Jump Off??
If you'd been an ardent fan of Nigerian Hip-Hop for long, you'd agree that the weekly televising of Jimmy's Jump Off used to be the ish. Hip-hop heads fuxed with it big time. Rappers would pray and hope for a session on the mouth-watering 'Lick The Mic ' episode. And if you did get through, it was the ultimate platform to flux your rap talent and gather hip-hop fans nationwide.
The Lick The Mic session was a category on the show that featured the legendary DJ Jimmy Jatt himself on the 'Ones and Twos ', spinning classic hip-hop beats for guest artiste(s) to go in and drop dope freestyles. It could be lengthy, it could be short; it could be one beat, or it could be a beat mix. Whichever it was, it never ceased to be intriguing.
Jimmy's Jump Off served as a platform for artistes (male or female), both A-List and on-the-come-up, to come through and thrill their fans with hard-knocking hip-hop verses, stunning lyrical prowess and quick witted thinking in freestyles that'd make you crave for more. It used to be it fam.
Remember the Dagrin session? Prolly one of the greatest memories left behind by the one-time hip-hop mogul. I remember how peeps would rap along with it word for word, as lengthy as it was. I bet I could still try. LOL. I doubt.
Lots of emcees where priviledged to have graced the session on one or two occasions. As an emcee back then, if you didn't have a session yet, all missions as a hip-hop artiste in the industry were yet to be accomplished. And those that had theirs already, would go ahead and brag about how they had the roof brought down during their session. I remember the likes of T.R (formerly Terry tha Rapman) and another controversial Nigerian rapper chipping it somewhere in their lyrics about how they had two sessions as a result of their individual brilliance.
Years gone by now, and sadly today, we can't ascertain its status. Has it come to halt? Did it run down as a result of challenges? Or did Uncle Jimmy get bored of it all? These are the questions lingering in the mouths of its fans today.
Now, we have our rappers praying and hoping for a session on the 'Tim Westwood TV ', as that is the new cool. When in reality, Jimmy's Jump Off used to be idolized back then. How pathetic.
That said, 'nuf respect has to be given to the legendary DJ Jimmy Jatt for single-handedly driving the project for years without delivering mediocre standard. One of the many reasons why we'll forever be indebted to him for his immense and effortless contributions to the growth of hip-hop in Nigeria.
Well now, what we have is an annual concert of the prestigous Jimmy's Jump Off, with numerous artistes from all genres of music enlisted. It now serves as a cliche annual entertainment concert like every other. In addition to this feat, he's gone ahead to release an album 'The Industry Vol. I ', a brilliant project that saw him continue with his support for Nigerian artistes.
But one has to reiterate the importance of the weekly TV edition. In an era when hip-hoppers had enough on their plate to enjoy and go about discussing, Jimmy's Jump Off used to be it. It served as a huge source of hype and buzz for Nigerian hip-hop.
Hopefully, we are yet to see the last of the wonderful TV series. Who knows? Maybe its even being reviewed at present for a
better and greater comeback. We never know. Just maybe.
Article by @Reemtos

VIDEO | Toni Code and Fecko Perform #DreamMore At The Dope Unit Mixtape Listening Party

Promising Nigerian rappers, Toni Code and Fecko performed their new collaboration 'Dream More' off the recently released Dope Unit Mixtape volume two. The well organized event took place at Ozone Lounge in Lagos.

FREE ALBUM | Dope Unit Mixtape Volume Two

After the success of Dope Unit Mixtape Volume 1 , Sean Martin Luther Tha P is back with a volume 2 which showcases lots of rap talents.
Some of these rappers include; T.R, Dusten Truce, Peter Clarke, Fecko and others.

Monday, 12 January 2015

NEW MUSIC | Fecko - Kalabash

Kalabash is a new hot song by Fecko (currently playlisted on the MTN Y'ello Top 10 Countdown) which was made to celebrate every endowed African woman across the world. The beat has a certain vibe that will put you in a dance mood as soon as it starts playing.

Video: APPRENTICE 2.0 – Sean Martin Luther Tha P x Fecko x Kzed x ToniCode x Terry Tha Rapman (T.R) x Ib Kizzy x Alhaji Xiximoh x Tupengo

Sean Martin Luther Tha P decides to drop the 3rd single off Dope Unit Mixtape Volume 2 after creating abuzz in the industry with his STOPMAKINGWACKRAPPERSFAMOUS single which was the first off the mixtape and another single titled STRONGROOM which had 6 dope femcees on it.

Apprentice 2.0 is a sequel to Apprentice 1.0 which was on dope unit mixtape volume 1.

The track was produced by Femzy Tuneup Naija, Mixed and mastered by STO.

Video/VFX by Bothwayz.

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