Rose May made her mark as quite an established singer and songwriter in Austria, and now it seems she's set her sights on the Nigerian music industry. Her latest song 'Go Down Low' is as refreshing as it is catchy.
Grab your dancing shoes and hit the dance floor with Rose May as the crooner encourages you to "do your thing". Go Down Low is slightly different from your typical afropop hit in the way it subtly draws you into dancing. The simple lyrics are catchy and easy to follow, and producer Young Jon provides the perfect instrumental; upbeat enough to move to, but not so overpowering that one feels compelled to over-exert themselves.
Rose May and her interesting take on Afropop are definitely a welcome addition to the industry, and we're excited to see and hear more.
Released on 23 April in 2016, Lemonade quickly became Beyoncé’s sixth consecutive number-one album on the chart. The album, on it’s release debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, selling 485,000 copies in its first week of sales.
The album once again solidified Beyoncé artistry in the release of the album alongside a sixty-five minute film, by the same title, was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Variety Special and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special.
Unfortunately, you had to have Tidal in order to stream the album.
Fast forward exactly 3 years later, and now all music lovers and members of The Beehive can stream her album with hit singles such as "Formation", "Sorry", "Hold Up", "Freedom" featuring Kendrick Lamar, and "All Night"; "Daddy Lessons" featuring the Dixie Chicks.
So, Lemonade anyone?
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Queenah is starting the year off with a bang with her bold new single “bow down”, a banger that is is about to make the music industry pay close attention to the female rapper. Renowned for her lyricism and deliverance stemming from years in the underground hip hop circles. She is a master at evoking emotion through her inspirational lyrics on catchy beats. Every rapper remembers their first encounter with hip hop. For Queenah, it was at the tender age of ten when she was introduced to the music of Da Brat And at age fourteen, she picked up a pen and started writing her own lyrics. Since then hip hop has been the rappers first love, and the biggest reason that she can not run from her musical calling.
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today is a big day for all the Kasi Rap lovers as the founder of the African Rap 'NKABI RAP' who is well known as 'BIG ZULU' have decided to release his Kasi Rap album titled "USHUN WENKANI". Big Zulu is well know by his Kasi Rap hit tracks like 'INTOMBI ZAMAWOLOLO' and other hit tracks which drives the crowd crazy when ever he enters the stage, besides being a rapper he is also a music award winner and a multi-talented young man, he is a actor in one of the well know Mzansi Magic TV programs called 'ISIBAYA' and a presenter of 'ONE MIC' a music show which provides young upcoming rappers with a platform to show case their talent live in one of the leading TV channels in South Africa. bookings/media queries : firstname.lastname@example.org
Kofie Carter’s have released his new single, ‘No Shade'. No Shade is collaborative effort between Kofie Carter and Zambian artist, B Chillz, who recorded his vocals in Cape Town, South Africa. The single is a highly-anticipated hip-hop record shedding light on the spoils of being a rising star and showcasing Kofie Carter's rapping dexterity. 21-year old Kofie Carter is a self taught drummer, piano, saxophone, guitar and Bass guitarist. Carter fuses his African influence with Western sounds to create a unique mix of afro-beat, afro-pop, hip hop, trap and hip-life. Crashing the Philadelphia scene with his LA lifestyle, he’s best known for wearing his signature yellow hoodie and you can always find best friend and 76ers player, Ben Simmons, by his side
Born Hackman Kofi Owusu-Agyemang II, Kofie Carter is an up and coming musician from Ghana, currently residing in Philadelphia, PA. Son of a Ghanaian father and a half South African / Namibian mother, and being raised mostly in Zambia, Kofie Carter identifies distinctly as an African.
Hailing from the eminent Owusu-Agyemang family of Ghana, Kofie grew up in a household that instilled in him the notion that nothing is impossible, and we as humans have no limits if we are driven to accomplish any goal we set upon. Schooling in Ghana, Zambia, and America, Kofie has experienced many cultures and anyone who knows him will know that his persona has been infused by all these various African cultures and the West.
Afrobeat, Afropop, Hip hop, Rap and Hip life are the most popular genres that can be found in Kofie’s music. Trying to create a new sound has been the goal of his music projects and he found this by touching upon all his roots and picking bits and pieces from all music genres which have given him a unique sound. That, mixed with his ability to play the Drums, Piano, Saxophone, Guitar and Bass guitar, makes him different from many other young musicians on the scene today.
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Today, Afrofusion artist Burna Boy teams up with Los Angeles production duo DJDS to release their new collaborative EP via On A Spaceship/Our Bad Habit/Atlantic Records/Loma Vista. Steel & Copper marks the first collaboration between the two, as the duo seamlessly enmeshes Burna's velvety vocals into their world of eclectic production that bridges pop, trap and global sounds, introducing both sets of fans to a new sonic experience. The EP continues to build off a strong start to the year for Burna Boy, as he released his latest single "Dangote" and provided a standout feature on "Location" taken from Dave's critically-acclaimed new album Psychodrama, which debuted at #1 in the UK last week.
Steel & Copper marks the latest in a number of collaborations for DJDS, who worked with The Dream, Khalid, Empress Of and more on their genre-bending 2018 album Big Wave More Fire. The duo continues to push boundaries sonically and venture beyond their comfort zone into new sounds from across the globe.
Burna Boy will also be embarking on a US tour beginning April 1, which will see him play across the country including shows in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, as well as both weekends of Coachella.
Crowned as East Africa’s mother of rap, Mc Sharon is yet to announce when to drop the mic but not as soon as her loyalists and fans may want to coz it is only time she once again emancipated with a new album and yea her fifth studio album.MC Sharon, also known by her other monikers Decibelle or Alshaverb Mama Yao is a veteran talent from Nairobi, Kenya; having been in the music business for the better part of her planetary existence. The singer, rapper, producer and writer who originally hails from Muhoroni township epitomizes a gritty blend of conscious hip hop, Afro soul, unapologetic lyricism, feminist pride and tones of attitude.Hers is an unparalleled, passion-filled quest for life-changing sound and prose intertwined into little artistic gifts for the world's enjoyment.She has just completed her fifth studio project called GEMS. The word GEMS means more to her than the denotative precious stones.“It refers to a Genetically Emancipated Musical Soul as evidenced in my transitional journey through the world of sound and beyond. From a girl to a woman, a woman to a queen and finally queen to goddess,” comments Mc Sharon
The 20 track music project is a sufficient depiction of her process. She is the executive producer, co-engineer and co-director of the whole project; supported by various global producers and engineers who have ensured that her vision came to life.These include the main sound engineer and music producer Michael Miheso Itebete (KENYA), Fred Fisher (Omnibeats LLC), Donovan Jarvis and co at Fivestar Beats (USA), Onetone (USA), the whole crew at Exclusive Rap Beats and/or 20dollarbeats,(USA) Rudeboy Cabana aka Outspoken (USA), Mohjay Mohteaching (KENYA/Germany) among others.She has also featured Kash Grindhauz, Trabolee, Six Foot, Kev Mamba, Hiram Kamau, Black Spear and her very own son Jabali Tulani. All these talented young men have added a spicy balance to the already broad spectral piece of work.Kutupanga was the first single off this project and there are many more important videos and singles lined up to back it up.GEMS like all the projects before it is raw, gritty, honest, controversial, spiritual, melodic, hardcore and fun all in one. From tackling politics on ‘Kutupanga’, to love on Leo Loving, to straight city bars on Nairobi block the overall versatility in GEMS is amazing. Album Link - https://mcsharon.com/album/717882/genetically-emancipated-musical-soul-gems
South African Hip-Hop star Jabulani Tsambo better known by his stage name "HHP" passed away at the age of 38, Jabulani Tsambo aka 'Hip Hop Pantsula' shorten to (HHP) also know by his nickname 'Jabba' passed away on Wednesday, 24 October 2018. Jabba was a South African Motswako MC who frequently performed in several languages, though mostly in Setswana. The South African music industry lost a Hip-Hop legend Lindelani Mkhize aka "PRO" not so far from this month, this paints a clear picture that the entertainment industry in South Africa needs to dig deep about the loss of our legends this is too much, each and every year we have to bury our legends.
Gena Perala - Good Girl (Official Music Video) - YouTube
Gena Perala releases a haunting new single Good Girl on the 20th of February. Reuniting with long-time producer Chris Gestrin, the two have a powerful connection, moving seamlessly through genres and sounds, creating dark melodies enhanced by Perala’s sultry vocals and intensely honest lyrics. Good Girl opens with beautiful yet ominous “ooohs” and “ahhhs” setting the tone before getting straight to the point: “She’s too good for you and you know it’s true. I think it’s killing you, instead you’re killing her, murderer, murderer, murderer.” With a voice that is both warm and chilling, Perala creates a style all her own – soft yet strong. “The song is about an abusive relationship and ultimately how every day my friend stayed in this relationship, it was killing her,” Perala explains. “But it’s important to understand how complicated and wrapped up in our past these situations are, so the song is also about the enabling that went on with the abuse and then my own helplessness and anger around men fucking with women, especially when those women are my best friends.” The visual single premier is an eerie depiction of the artist floating in water surrounded by darkness and at times drowning. Dancers writhing underneath fabric represent the relationship eliciting visuals as unnerving as they are interesting. “Sometimes we know something isn’t good for us and we know we need to get away but we just can’t. Like there’s a force outside ourselves, the fabric drawing us together or the water drowning us and no matter how hard we try, we just can’t get out, Perala says, shedding light on some of the unsettling yet stunning imagery in the video. Good Girl is the first of a string of releases Perala plans for 2018. It is bit of a departure from her last album (Exactly Nowhere, 2014): Perala trades in her piano for a synthesizer and her drummer for a drum machine. Good Girl is a minimal down-tempo electronic synth song that flirts with pop elements. Perala’s upcoming releases will feature more of this electronic sound: “Going into the studio I had very specific ideas of what I wanted and co-produced the songs with Chris Gestrin. I love working with Chris anyway but he was the perfect person for this project since his studio is literally packed with synths and drum machines, a lot of them from the 80’s, he loves that stuff so a great fit for the poppy sounds I was going for. He’s also just really good at making my ideas a reality.” Good Girl leans more towards avant-garde pop but then again, Gena Perala is pretty avant-garde herself.
Tytanium- Gymnastics feat. Niyi Neyo (Official Music Video) - YouTube
Tytanium is back with visuals for his first single of 2018. Gymnastics is a smooth afrobeat dancehall fusion set to make you want to show your dancing moves. Enjoy . His "Late Night Special" EP is due to be released in the upcoming months.
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