Angelo Mota – Pigs

It’s been a while since I’ve actively searched for new, un-tapped music – but today I stumbled upon a gem. 19 year old Angelo Mota is a New Jersey rapper with some serious, serious talent and clearly fits into the mould that we here at VYNLY would like to coin as ‘the next big thing’. […]

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Breakfast #3 – You Tiao

Having now returned to the motherland, I’ve been on a solo mission to eat anything and everything that most of my British peeps would’ve cringed at the sound of. Chilli Bamboo shoots, ‘Rojak’ (a fruit and vegetable salad covered in a tamarind and shrimp sauce) and Chendol (a cold dessert soup) just to name a few. […]

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Joey Bada$$ – No. 99

“I’m rushin’ in like Vladimir Putin, What you want son?” Recently, I’ve been smashing through old episodes of The Champs podcast (for those of you who aren’t on that podcast game…The Champs is a [fortnightly?] podcast run by two fantastic comedians – Mosche Kasher and Neil Brennan) and something was mentioned on one of the […]

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Asher Roth – Rasputin

“I’ve been shelved for over 4 years cos of Scooter Braun” Ouch. After heading to Truth Studios for the Nottz produced, in-studio release of ‘Rasputin’ back in March Asher Roth has now released a trippy video for a single that shows why he’s still one of the top MC’s out there. Truth be told, I […]

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Bipolar Sunshine – Daydreamer

With only a few weeks left here in the UK, I’ve been trying to do everything quintessentially British (or Welsh depending on how you look at it) – I went to my first ever rugby game, I’ve started saying ‘bins’ rather than ‘the trash’ and I’ve had chips with most meals – carbo loading for […]

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Honne – Warm On A Cold Night

“Ok, it’s 3.17am. You’re tuned in with your main man, Tom Inglethorpe This next song is gonna keep you Warm on a cold, cold night So if you don’t got a lover, Just close your eyes, and Listen, to Honne” This release couldn’t have come at a better time. With the sudden assimilation of the […]

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Juan Epstein

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, good night and fourth meal. To most of you these words are completely abstract and mean nothing, but to me, they are the opening words to one of my favourite things in the world – the Juan Epstein podcast. It’s the hip-hop equivalent to Doug at the Movies or […]

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Dear: Big Sean

Dear Sean, Hi. We’ve never met but I’m a massive fan trying to come up with a new way to show you my appreciation. I don’t even know if mail this long is a thing anymore, but I’m old school sentimental and know that if I ever were to finally make it famous, I’d appreciate […]

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Why Do I Like Jaden Smith?

Why Do I like Jaden Smith? Let me just start this existential pop culture question by stating that I absolutely love Will Smith. I grew up watching the guy from West Philadelphia, born and raised. To this day I can still quote verbatim everything Geoffrey ever said, “VOLLEY AND THUNDER!” Men In Black was one […]

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Comeback Season

“The 30th of September would be the perfect date to get VYNLY up and running again.” Seemingly innocuous words from my Singaporean cohort and bro Ben Rynjah a couple of weeks back prompted us to get off our arses and do exactly that, get VYNLY going again. If you’ve been a fan of the site […]

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Summer Mixtape – ‘J’-Side

The summer of 2012 has been a titillating one from start to finish; we had the heroics of Team GB and London 2012, which included me and Ben sitting in the nosebleeds during Dream Team Mk.2’s record breaking tally win against Nigeria, notwithstanding the Nigerian point guard that completely shattered James Harden’s ankles into a […]

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Wu Lyf @ The Union Transfer

Let me just start of by saying, I hate being carded. I really hate being carded. I get that I look like a 14 year old prepubescent Asian boy who wears big framed glasses just like every other Asian hipster kid…but I’m not. I’m 22 and I need my glasses to kind of see the world. […]

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Coachella 2012 Recap

TUPAC’S ALIVE! You heard it here first, well probably not, but we’re really excited. Isn’t technology great? I didn’t think anything could top the Rubik’s cube MP3 player, but that was blown out of the water at Coachella by the surprising appearance of a Tupac ‘’hologram’’ during Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg’s headline slot on […]

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Odd Future – Oldie

As Ben alluded to the other day, we fucking love Odd Future, it’s bordering on an obsession for me lately, especially after I managed to catch their live show at the O2 Academy in Brixton a couple of weeks back. Ben’s intensely obsessed with Frank Ocean, and I am to a certain degree, but Earl […]

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Drake – Take Care/HYFR (Videos)

When VYNLY began hosting a student or ‘college’ hip-hop radio show, we were really focussed on themes for some reason, as If it was the sure fire way for us to become superstar DJ’s overnight. One of our first ever themes was largely based around Drake’s sophomore album, ‘Take Care;’ which looking back, was up […]

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If you’ve been following VYNLY and our escapades here on this site, you’ll probably already know 3 things about Jamie and I – we’re extremely pretentious bastards, we have incredible football trivia and that we love music too much that it would be hard to tell you which genre ‘is our favourite’…BUT, we have been pretty […]


The Neighbourhood; Sweater Weather

I think it’s the effect of the disastrous personal events that followed my not-so-disastrous spring break trip to the Dominican – but I’ve recently come off the kush and OJ beats and have swung back again to the sweet sweet sounds of the powerchord. Adding to the fact that rhymes about fucking bitches and hoes just isn’t […]

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Hoodie Allen; No Interruption

“I got power like a m*ther f*cking X-man” After having ‘James Franco‘ on repeat for a stupid number of weeks back at the start of 2nd year, Hoodie Allen kind of faded into the oblivion for me. I was hoping that this 22 year old wasn’t just going to lead with 2011 Summer album ‘Leap […]

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Justin Bieber – Boyfriend

Is this blog too cool for Justin Bieber? or is Justin Bieber too cool for us? While we’re asking questions, remember when everyone was asking what’s going to happen when JB’s balls drop? Now we know; he grows up, starts freestyling and puts out records reminiscent of ‘Justified.’ His brand spanking new single ‘Boyfriend’ was […]

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Da Chip Vol.2

So I’ve been a fan of video games since I first picked up a Sega Mega Drive controller when I was around 5 or 6, Streets Of Rage was always my game of choice way back then, with Golden Axe coming in a close second. I’ve also been a fan of Guy Manuel & Thomas […]

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J.Cole – Grew Up Fast

You’re the brightest rapper in the game you say? You now have 2 million followers on Twitter you say? You’re releasing a little something to celebrate you say? Something for the fans? I see what you’ve done Jermaine but we’ve all been there, done that, bought the Mac Miller T-shirt.  Maybe I’m being a bit […]

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J Dilla 1974-2006

Sup, today is an important day for the world of hip-hop, it’s Friday the 10th of February, 2012; it’s also the posthumous 38th birthday of the greatest beat maker to ever screw and chop a sample, J Dilla. I remember the first time I ever stumbled across some Dee, it was in the library of […]

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Shlohmo; Vacation & Places

Let me start of by saying that my perception of what America was before moving here, was completely wrong. Maybe it’s cause I’m looking for my own things, but what you see on TV isn’t what you should think this place is all about. Now, It’s been a while since this blog has drifted away from hip […]

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2k11 Vy-nly Review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,400 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many […]

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Joy Orbison – J.Doe

Guess who’s back? Back again, Vy-nly’s back, tell a friend. Guess who’s back? Guess who’s back? Guess who’s back? guess who’s back NANANANANA…yes ladies and gents, we are back, unfortunately duty called and we were forced to spend some time at our respective journalist placements/mini Ping-Pong training camps; so it’s been difficult to post in […]

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Why? / By Torpedo Or Crohn’s

Suburban, White, Jewish boys learn how to be cool, by uhhh…not being cool… Remember that one weird friend you always had in school? You were his only friend, nobody else liked him and you got funny looks when you decided to sit next to him at recess. Why choose him over your other trend-following, socially […]

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