VillainWithStaxx or ‘VWS’ is an established clothing brand, co founded by Peter Famosa and Ola Badmus.
Branching out from the original VWS concept of getting money how you can whenever you can, whether that makes you villainous or not; the ‘Winter Grind’ concept was then so born.
This new concept was inspired by the mindset of those grinding in whatever the weather. Winter being the most unfavourable season, rain or storm the real go-getters, trappers, hustlers are out there doing what they have to do!
The current colour scheme of the new products is grey and khaki, reflecting the camouflage of soldiers; one of the sources of inspiration when it came to people grinding despite their circumstances.
Check out their Instagram (@villainwithstaxx) and Shopify (VillainWithStaxx.com) sites for updates!
You can also check our throwback blog of Villain With Staxx below:
written by Peter Famosa (@vwstaxx_peter).
Yungen featuring Yxng Bane
Bestie was released in 2017. This song has over 28 million views on Youtube. This is amazing for two UK Rap artists!
The release of other songs such as Take My Number and Aint On Nothin has made us want to hear more of what Yungen has to offer this year. Yungen is going to be performing at Wireless this year alongside Sneakbo. Plus Yxng Bane would be co-headlining with Wiz Kid and Mr Eazi this year at the 02 for the Afrorepublik event this May.
We definitely look forward to more exciting collaborations from these two.
Check out the Bestie video below:
This is a sure banger from Tory Lanez. This song has definitely been on every urban DJs list in the clubs. Its just a vibe.
The video was released on Youtube in 2016 and it has over 132 million views since then. This is impressive as Tory Lanez has only blown up in 2015.
Tory Lanez has other notable songs such as his hit singe Say It and his version of Controlla. Tory Lanez has released acclaimed projects such as The New Toronto, Chixtape 4 and I Told You.
He is the one to watch this year as he is not afraid to make diverse music and perform for his fans.
Check out the LUV music video below:
LOVE is a vibe!
This song is part of the DAMN album, the song was released in December 2017.
The music video has over 40 millions views on Youtube since its released which is impressive since it has only been over a month.
The video itself is visually impressive with half naked women of African decent and visual effects. The music video itself is a vibe.
Kung Fu Kenny did well at the 60th Grammys this year in January, as he went home with 11 Grammys. This includes best rap and best rap album, and he beat Jay Z in these categories.
The year has started great for Kendrick and there is more time for him to hopefully release a joint project with J Cole.
Check out the video below!
Sona released this music video recently this month (January) on Youtube and it already has more than 38k views. The video is very typical of a creative Sona video and it goes very well with the song.
The music video is about a delivery driver day dreaming about his prospects with a woman he just delivered a package to.
Sona has other bangers such as Sorry and Ginger, both released in the last two years.
After being release from prison in 2016, Sona has been consistent in the singles he has been releasing.
This year could hopefully be the year he breaks out from the underground scene and into more mainstream circles.
Check out the Feeling You video below:
‘Shorty wants a million dollars’
FIA was only released 2 months ago and it has over 21 millions views. Theres no surprise at its a certain banger.
Davido is known for other songs such as Fall, Skelewu and Coolest Kid in Africa.
The song is a sure vibe, it has certain ‘Mad Over You’ sound to it but the topic content is honest and has a strong mix of RnB and Afrobeats.
The use of English, broken English and Yoruba gives a very soulful Davido track.
Davido ended 2017 with appearances on stage with Wiz Kid and other known Afrobeats artists in a concert in Nigeria.
2018 is looking like a great year for Davido!
Check out the FIA video below:
‘Here comes the ice cream man’!
This banger from Hardy Caprio and One Ocen made an impact in 2017 and was all over the radio.
This song has brought this to artist into the limelight after its release. Hardy Caprio is known for other songs such as Super Soaker, CMON and Together.
The music video was released in June 2017 and has over 11 millions views. The music video is very different from other UK artist and the usual ‘hood’ video. The location (Barcelona) is fitting for a summer banger. The title of the song is very fitting as both artisit were underground before the impact the song made to their careers. The collaboration between Hardy and Ocen makes sense and they should really continue to produce future hits together.
We hope that is the case in 2018.
Check out the Unsigned music video below.
‘Give me your love, you know you’re bad like Rihanna’
Rihanna by Yxng Bane was released in 2017 and it launched his career further. The music video has over 16 million views on Youtube. He has performed this song all over the world now.
There seems to be no stopping Yxng Bane since he has linked up with legendary UK rapper G Frsh (who also co-directed Rihanna). Yxng Bane seems to be performing somewhere around Europe every week.
Yxng Bane is also known for other hit singles such as Corner, Froze and Shape of You (Remix). He has also been featured on notable collaborations.
We only hope to see more hits from Baney Boy this year!
Check out the music video below:
‘Reap the beat and stitch it up’
This song was produced by Major Lazer and it included special features from PARTYNEXTDOOR and Nicki Minaj.
The song was released last year in January, The lyric video has over 62 million views. This is a lyric video! Just imagine the amount of views the actual video will have if and when it is made and or released.
Major Lazer is known for songs such as Know No Better, Lean On and and Too Original.
We definitely will love more diverse collaborations from Major Lazer this year.
Check out the lyric below:
Song by Chris Brown
With lines like ‘wet, wet, wet, wet…’, Chris has released a fun, catchy and feature packed sound. The song features Yo Gotti, A Boogie with Da Hoodie and Kodak Black.
The track Pills and Automobiles is off the album ‘Heartbreak on a Full Moon’ which was released towards the end of 2017.
Chris Brown has other notable singles such as Questions, High End and Privacy.
2017 was great year for Chris Brown as he released an album with up to 40 tracks. Each song was fire and well loved by the public. With the release of the album Chris Brown was achieved Hot 100 status, The album also had features from Dej Loaf, Lil Yachty, Usher, Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti, Kodak Black, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Jhene Aiko, R Kelly, as confirmed by BillBoard. We can only imagine what 2018 will hold for him.