Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Olly Murs a secret rapper

Olly Murs is secretly a rap fan and gives great karaoke performances of classic rap tracks by Eminem and Vanilla Ice.
Great deals on musical instruments

Olly Murs is secretly a rapper.

The 'Thinking of Me' hitmaker is a big fan of hip hop and likes to rap in his spare time, especially when he's doing karaoke.

Speaking ahead of his set at the Tramlines festival in Sheffield, Northern England this weekend - he told BANG Showbiz: "I'm secretly not a bad rapper, I really like to do a bit of beat boxing, Eminem is always a favourite, or maybe Vanilla Ice, 'Ice Ice Baby' is a classic."

Olly, 27, wanted a guest rap on his latest single, 'Heart Skips a Beat', so got together with rising hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks, as he felt they share his "cool and cheeky" outlook.

He added: "We had the track and there was the idea we wanted to get a rapper on it, and they were getting a great name in the industry and I heard about them and thought we'd check them out.

"So we found out how cool their style was and their rhymes, and they really cool and cheeky, a bit like me, so it works well."

The festival also saw performances from Pixie Lott and boy band The Reason 4 on its pop stage, as well as hundreds of other acts in over 70 venues across the city.

The festival was opened by Eighties legends Heaven 17 on the Nokia Unannounced Stage, who did a surprise collaboration with ex-Long Blondes' singer Kate Jackson, to perform Terence Trent D'Arby's 'Sign Your Name', and David Bowie's 'Boys Keep Swinging'.

'Heart Skips a Beat' will be released on August 21.

Posted on 25 Jul 2011 16:15 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Through a collaboration with Martin, Sheeran's latest signature model features artwork from his latest album '÷' and has been built to his exact specifications.

25 Apr 2017 17:08
thumbnail

An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.

20 Mar 2017 11:31
thumbnail

Founding guitarist of legendary LA band Y and T Joey Alves passes away due to complications relating to Ulcerative Colitis. Documentary on soon to follow.

13 Mar 2017 13:12
thumbnail

Destroyer Cola is to be the latest release in rock veterans Kiss' long line of merchandise currently available to the general public for purchase

7 Mar 2017 15:23
thumbnail

In a recent unconfirmed report, frontman of famous rock and roll outfit Guns N' Roses is said to be heading into the studio with Australian rock veterans AC/DC

24 Feb 2017 13:13
thumbnail

Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.

9 Feb 2017 15:22

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Alesis' II Mesh Electronic Drum Kit is a kit geared specifically towards advanced drummers looking to explore a variety of different timbres and sounds.

16 Aug 2017 12:26
thumbnail

Celebrating 50 years since his iconic performance at Monterey pop festival, Fender's Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster recreates the sound of a cultural icon.

16 Aug 2017 10:08
thumbnail

Building upon the already established fan favourite DJ-808 DJ Controller, Roland have now announced the launch of the portable and compact DJ-202 DJ Controller.

14 Aug 2017 08:00
thumbnail

Coinciding with the launch of its brand new DJ-202 counterpart, the Roland DJ-505 DJ Controller breathes a breath of new life into Roland's renowned DJ range.

14 Aug 2017 08:00
thumbnail

New to Roland's illustrious boutique range, the SH-01A builds upon the foundations of the revered SH-1A, granting the player a whole range of vintage voices.

8 Aug 2017 08:10
thumbnail

Based on the legendary TR-808m the TR-08 Rhythm Composer brings all of the legendary capabilities of its forefather into a more modern and streamlined format.

8 Aug 2017 08:10