#PLAYME: GAIKA

Yesterday NTS presented the official video for BUTA, by London based artist GAIKA. The track is taken from his new mixtape 'SECURITY,' which draws strongly from both his Brixton upbringing as well as his Jamaican and Grenadian heritage, as it surveys the shadows of dancehall, grime and hip-hop. Full story

#playme: Shemzy

It's Friday, it's a long weekend, so what better to get you in the mood than some of the best new music out there at the moment. In first is this, 'Pegasus' - straight up fire from Shemzy and his take on Desiigner's hit 'Panda.' Full story

Sunday is the new Monday

Having celebrated Twitter's tenth birthday with his last guest blog, ABSORB returns to Urban Development with an idea which could well change how you network. Get into it! Full story

#PLAYME: GEOVARN

Another of our favourites over here at Urban Development - Geovarn, the north London rapper and singer, returns with a heartfelt track expressing his hidden thoughts of his surroundings. Full story

#PLAYME: PRINCE RAPID

Rapid unleashes the brand new, energetic visuals for his wicked new track ‘What’s Good/ On Stuff,’ and sees him show his skills as an MC as well as producer. Full story

THIS WEEK'S INDUSTRY TAKEOVER SEMINAR

We're gearing up for the next seminar at Red Bull Studios and are honoured to have producer, beat-maker and songwriter Hannah V taking part as we drill down into the topic 'Songwriting, Publishing, PRS & More.' Full story

#PLAYME: NAVAN 'TWO DECKS AND A MIC'

As you probably all know, we're massive fans of Navan over here. Each and every time they come correct, merging grimy beats with insistent melodies. This is their latest - '2 Decks & A Mic' - perfect Friday vibes. Full story

#PLAYME: COCO FT. AJ TRACEY & NADIA ROSE - BIG N SERIOUS REMIX

Coco has done it again, this time with his remix of his HUGE grime track ‘Big N Serious.’ He’s called in two of the genre's hottest MC’s AJ Tracey & Nadia Rose to lend a hand to the remix. DJ Target premiered the track and it’s already had Phil Taggart on Radio 1 play it! This is shaping up to be one of the biggest grime tunes of the year. Full story

GUESTBLOG: THE REVOLUTION ACCORDING TO RELOAD

What's good peeps and tweeps, I go by the name of Reload and I am a rapper/songwriter/storyteller/all round good guy from the sunny city of Wolverhampton, which is in the northern realms of England (West Midlands to be exact). ‘The Revolution According To Reload’ is my new bi-weekly blog published exclusively via www.urbandevelopment.co.uk where, over the coming months, I will be talking about a host of issues I feel not only affect me as a musician, but also as a human being. Full story