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“Wondaland” – Teni’s debut album to drop ‘this date’. [Teaser Video]

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In the video, she thanked him for appearing in her video shoot for what appears to be a track on the album.

Teni has finally confirmed the name and expected date for her debut album.

The award-winning performer has revealed it would be called “Wondaland” and is set to drop March 2021.

Her announcement comes after the Dr Dolor Entertainment signee shared a sneak peek from her collaboration with superstar Davido.

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In the video, she thanked him for appearing in her video shoot for what appears to be a track on the album.

Teni announced the titled of her album with a fairytale-like teaser which she captioned, “The time is near….. And the album shall be called “WONDALAND” 🦋#MARCH2021 #WONDALAND.”

Watch Teaser Video HERE »

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“Tonight” – Dotman launches single from forthcoming Album, “Hakuna Matata”

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Ensuring it is anchored around a smattering of Yoruba phrases, “Tonight” sees Dotman step into a new character in an evolving storyline.

Nigerian singer Dotman has released a new single titled “Tonight”, a quaint, rhythmic love anthem.

The CKay-produced song is off Dotman’s forthcoming album, Hakuna Matata Album. “Tonight” merges elements of balladry, confessional emotiveness, and Afropop’s catchiness.

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On “Tonight,” the drum pulses with signature Dotman vibrancy but his voice is textured enough to flip the song into an ethereal anthem while ensuring it bleeds sensuality over its near four-minute course.

Having mastered the art of mining the aspirational and melding it with street lingo for viral hits that found their way everywhere pop hits go, the Abeokuta-born artist is currently undergoing a broadening of his creative output with his upcoming album, Hakuna Matata, to reveal depth and poignance to his artistry.

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“Yaadman Kingsize” – Yung L features Wizkid, Shank, Seun Kuti in new Album.

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Nigerian singer Christopher Omenye, better known as Yung L, has released his much-awaited sophomore album, “Yaadman Kingsize”.

For the 11-track project, Yung L features Wizkid, Seun Kuti, Shank, Abood Khiery, Sammany Hajo, Rashid Omar and UK’s, Tiggs Da Author.

Yaadman Kingsize is, ultimately, the metamorphosis of Yung L’s Mr. Marley persona but on the album, there is more of the tinkering that he started on his debut, “Better Late Than Ever”.

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Without sacrificing rigour, Yung L distils reggae, rock, afro-fusion, and afrobeat for a memorable showing. On “Yaadman (Intro),” the project’s opener, he is confessional and in prime sing-rapping form as he loops in billowing horns to add a backdrop to his energetic verse.

Yung L is a unique totem in afro-fusion’s gallery. Infinitely capable of switching between the more core drumming of Afropop and the genre’s broader reggae influence, Yung L has a special place among the generation of musicians diversifying the sound of music coming out of West Africa.

Juice and Zimm, Yung L’s January 2020 seven-song extended play, was bursting at its seams with soulfully-distilled riddims and ear-worms that often read like confessionals and slow-flickering party starters. Months later, the lustrous energy of “Eve Bounce” received a remix do-over; housing a guest from none other than Wizkid.

“Puna” and “Opp” are perfect examples of Yung L’s affinity for open-ended rock fusions that provide a base for his forward-thinking delivery. “Rasta,” a collaboration with foremost afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti, is similarly innovative, leaning on the call-and-response that made the genre one of the most acclaimed of its era.

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Within Yaadman Kingsize, the “Eve Bounce (Remix)” maintains its sweltering energy, and the candour of “Police and Thief” brings a focus to the fundamental breach of trust that triggered last year’s momentous #EndSARS protests.

“Land of Light,” the stunning hymnal that closes Yaadman Kingsize is an indicator of the care taken to craft his sophomore album and, after the highs and lows of 2020, it is a pleasant, entertaining way to open 2021.

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Singer, Dunsin Oyekan releases 14-track Album.

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Worship Revivalist and Psalmist, Dunsin Oyekan has released a new album, the Gospel of the kingdom.

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Announcing the release, Dunsin Oyekan wrote on Instagram “TO THE HONOUR OF THE KING AND HIS KINGDOM!

Psalmist, Dunsin Oyekan set to release new album

MP3: Dunsin Oyekan – I’ll Be Here | Gospel

Psalmist, Dunsin Oyekan set to release new album

THE ALBUM IS OUT! WORLDWIDE on all digital platforms! We present to you the 16 sounds on the new album. We sing revelations not songs, these are the revelations from the Father for this time and season.

“The Lord gave the Word; Great was the company of those who proclaimed it:”
Psalms 68:11 NKJV

“To Him who rides on the heaven of heavens, which were of old! Indeed, He sends out His voice, a mighty voice.”
Psalms 68:33 NKJV.

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Songs for the secret place….songs for your personal altar…..songs to sing to the Father.”

Known for reinventing and revitalizing the gospel music industry in Africa, Dunsin has continued to deliver spirit-filled projects that have helped shaped the worship mindset of millions around the world.

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#Newsworthy

Psalmist, Dunsin Oyekan set to release new album

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Worship Revivalist and Psalmist, Dunsin Oyekan has announced that he will be releasing a new album soon.

“As we prepare to release a new body of work, In the next couple of days, I will be talking about the encounters and revelations that birthed each Sound on the album” Oyekan disclosed on twitter on Friday!

And then he posted about it on Instagram hours ago saying “THE ADVANTAGE

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We are kings and priests……a solution to rebellion…a worthy replacement!

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;”
‭‭I Peter‬ ‭2:9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

We were a force to be reckoned with…..made for more!

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THE ALBUM drops in few days..”

In another post, he wrote “

WE DON’T SING SONGS, WE SING REVELATIONS!

WORSHIP YOUR MAKER is one of the Sounds on the album…

FELLOWSHIP TO PARTNERSHIP

“No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.”
‭‭John‬ ‭15:15‬

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“that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.” I John‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭

Anyone excited about this album?”

Known for reinventing and revitalizing the gospel music industry in Africa, Dunsin has continued to deliver spirit-filled projects that have helped shaped the worship mindset of millions around the world.

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#Newsworthy

“No!” Eminem reject Snoop Dogg’s offer for collaboration

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Em’s diss track came after Snoop Dogg said in an interview Eminem was not among the greatest rappers of all time.

Eminem recently released a new album “Music To Be Murdered By:Side B” .

One of the tracks titled “Zeus” made headlines because the Detroit native used the track to attack Snoop Dogg.

Rapper Daz Dillinger has offered an explanation for the pair’s apparent feud.

The Death Row rapper claimed Snoop was upset that Eminem had “said no” to his offer of appearing on an album.

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“He took it personally and that’s why you never heard a song from Snoop and Em since then,” Dillinger said.

Snoop Dogg fans are expecting that he would soon drop a tit-for-tat diss track aimed at Eminem.

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“The Good Times” – Omid Djalili move his 2021 tour to 2022.

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He’ll follow up a previously confirmed run of dates with a further 37 UK shows during late 2021 and continuing through to spring the following year, including a new performance at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on February 19.

The comedian will now kick off the extensive trek on March 13 in Burnley.

Tickets for all gigs are on sale now.

Omid Djalili Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sat March 13 2021 – BURNLEY Burnley Mechanics

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Tue March 16 2021 – BURY ST EDMUNDS Apex

Sun March 21 2021 – CHICHESTER Festival Theatre

Thu April 01 2021 – SALISBURY City Hall

Fri April 02 2021 – TORQUAY Babbacombe Theatre

Sat April 03 2021 – BARNSTAPLE Queen’s Theatre

Tue April 06 2021 – CHELTENHAM Cheltenham Town Hall

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Wed April 07 2021 – EXETER Exeter Corn Exchange

Thu April 08 2021 – YEOVIL Octagon

Fri April 09 2021 – SALISBURY City Hall

Sat April 17 2021 – LIVERPOOL M&S Bank Arena

Fri April 30 2021 – BRADFORD St George’s Hall Theatre

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Sat May 01 2021 – WARRINGTON Parr Hall

Sun May 02 2021 – MANCHESTER Lowry (Lyric Theatre)

Tue May 04 2021 – BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall

Thu May 06 2021 – HARROGATE Royal Hall

Sat May 08 2021 – LONDON Eventim Apollo

Wed May 26 2021 – HULL Hull City Hall

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Sat June 05 2021 – REDHILL Harlequin Theatre

Tue June 08 2021 – NORWICH Theatre Royal

Thu June 10 2021 – BISHOP’S STORTFORD South Mill Arts

Fri June 11 2021 – POOLE Lighthouse

Fri June 25 2021 – STEVENAGE Gordon Craig Theatre

Sat June 26 2021 – IPSWICH Ipswich Regent Theatre

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Fri July 02 2021 – MAIDENHEAD Norden Farm

Sat July 03 2021 – MAIDENHEAD Norden Farm

Thu July 08 2021 – BLACKPOOL Grand Theatre

Sat July 10 2021 – BISHOP STORTFORD Rhodes Arts Complex

Wed July 14 2021 – REDDITCH Palace Theatre

Sat July 17 2021 – HATFIELD Hertford Theatre

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Mon July 19 2021 – BRISTOL Redgrave Theatre

Tue July 20 2021 – BRISTOL Redgrave Theatre

Wed July 21 2021 – BRISTOL Redgrave Theatre

Thu July 22 2021 – YORK Old Station

Thu September 09 2021 – WORTHING Worthing Assembly Hall

Sat September 18 2021 – MASHAM Town Hall

Sun September 19 2021 – MASHAM Town Hall

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Wed September 22 2021 – TELFORD Place, Oakengates Theatre

Sat September 25 2021 – POTTERS BAR Willots Centre

Wed September 29 2021 – BRACKNELL South Hill Park

Thu September 30 2021 – EPSOM Epsom Playhouse

Fri October 01 2021 – SPALDING South Holland Centre

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Sat October 02 2021 – MAIDSTONE Hazlitt

Sun October 03 2021 – LINCOLN Theatre Royal

Tue October 05 2021 – BRIGHTON Theatre Royal Brighton

Thu October 07 2021 – DORKING Dorking Halls

Fri October 08 2021 – MIDDLESEX Beck Theatre

Tue October 12 2021 – LYTHAM Lowther Pavilion

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Wed October 13 2021 – WOKING New Victoria Theatre

Thu October 14 2021 – WELLINGBOROUGH Castle Theatre

Fri October 15 2021 – WIMBORNE Tivoli Theatre

Tue October 19 2021 – AYLESBURY Aylesbury Waterside

Thu October 21 2021 – RADLETT Centre

Sat October 23 2021 – LONDON Cadogan Hall

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Thu October 28 2021 – CAMBERLEY, SURREY Camberley Theatre

Fri October 29 2021 – WESTON SUPER MARE Playhouse

Sat October 30 2021 – HEREFORD Courtyard

Thu November 04 2021 – LANCASTER LANCASTER GRAND THEATRE

Sat November 06 2021 – CREWE Crewe Lyceum Theatre

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Tue November 09 2021 – LOUGHBOROUGH Loughborough Town Hall

Wed November 10 2021 – YORK Grand Opera House

Thu November 11 2021 – ALDERSHOT Princes Hall Theatre

Fri November 12 2021 – HANTS Point

Sat November 13 2021 – DORKING Halls

Wed November 17 2021 – CRAWLEY Hawth, Crawley

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Thu November 18 2021 – GUILDFORD G Live

Fri November 19 2021 – CROYDON Fairfield Halls – Concert Hall

Sat November 20 2021 – CHATHAM Central Theatre

Fri November 26 2021 – PORTSMOUTH Theatre Royal Portsmouth

Sat November 27 2021 – SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion

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Thu December 02 2021 – TEWKESBURY Roses Theatre

Fri December 03 2021 – BATH Bath Forum

Fri December 17 2021 – FARNHAM Maltings

Thu January 27 2022 – SHREWSBURY Theatre Severn

Fri January 28 2022 – ST ALBANS Alban Arena

Sat January 29 2022 – ST ALBANS Alban Arena

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Thu February 03 2022 – FINCHLEY Arts Depot

Fri February 04 2022 – BOURNEMOUTH Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

Sat February 05 2022 – SWINDON Wyvern Theatre

Sun February 06 2022 – INVERNESS Eden Court Empire Theatre

Mon February 07 2022 – PERTH Perth Concert Hall

Tue February 08 2022 – ABERDEEN Music Hall

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Wed February 09 2022 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Tyne Theatre

Thu February 10 2022 – DUNSTABLE Grove

Fri February 11 2022 – CAMBRIDGE Cambridge Corn Exchange

Sat February 12 2022 – CHESTERFIELD Winding Wheel

Thu February 17 2022 – COVENTRY Warwick Arts Theatre

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Fri February 18 2022 – CHELMSFORD Civic Theatre

Sat February 19 2022 – LONDON Shepherds Bush Empire

Fri February 25 2022 – CARDIFF St Davids Hall

Fri March 04 2022 – COLCHESTER Charter Hall

Sat March 05 2022 – NOTTINGHAM Nottingham Playhouse

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Fri March 11 2022 – LOWESTOFT Marina Theatre

Sat March 12 2022 – DARTFORD Orchard Theatre

Tue March 15 2022 – BURY ST EDMUNDS Apex

Wed March 16 2022 – BURY ST EDMUNDS Apex

Fri March 18 2022 – BASINGSTOKE Haymarket

Sat March 19 2022 – WORTHING Pavilion

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Fri March 25 2022 – LEICESTER De Montfort Hall

Sat March 26 2022 – SHANKLIN Shanklin Theatre

Thu April 22 2022 – BURNLEY Mechanics

Fri April 23 2022 – NORTHAMPTON Royal and Derngate

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#Newsworthy

[Album] » Timaya – Gratitude | MP3 Tracklists

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For the forthcoming album, the dancehall star worked with a couple of music producers including, Yung Willis, Orbeat, Krizbeatz, Spotless etc.

The sensational artist, Timaya who owns Dem Mama Record label dropped his last album, Epiphany six years ago after which he released an EP, Chulo Vibes in 2019.

‘Gratitude’ would have 15 new songs on the album including earlier releases like ‘Born To Win and ‘Gra Gra’ which Timaya postponed.

The album collection and tracklist is available here for your free and fast download.

See & Download Tracklists below:

  • Born To Win
  • Iberibe
  • Don Dada
  • Something Must To Kill A Man
  • No Limit
  • The Mood
  • Chulo Bothers Nobody
  • Okaka
  • Gra Gra
  • Local 6 Bougie
  • Ebiola Papa
  • L.O.V.E
  • The Light
  • I Can’t Kill My Self
  • Buru

#NobleSong…

[Album] » Peruzzi – Rum & Boogie | MP3 Tracklist

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Peruzzi Announces the release of his new album tilted Rum & Boogie.

He released his debut EP in 2018 titled “Heartwork” and then followed it up with “Huncho Vibez Vol. I” in 2019 and then 3 EP in the first quarter of 2020.

The singer, songwriter, and recording artist, Peruzzi signed to Plug Entertainment took to his social media handles to share a tracklist of his incoming “Rum & Boogie” album.

Tracklist:

Telepot
Murda
My girls
Southy love feat. Fireboy DML
Baba God feat. Patoranking
The Baddest feat. Phyno
That’s my baby feat. Wande Coal
God Forbid
Deceit feat. Davido
Isolova
Matrimony feat. Tiwa Savage
Ties feat Dremo and Idowest
Gunshot
Aunty Favour feat. Teni
Love Saver

Bonus Tracks

Lagbaja
Not Me


#Newsworthy…

Wizkid’s ‘Smile’ video featuring H.E.R drops.

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Wizkid has unveiled stunning visuals for his single “Smile” with H.E.R on Thursday(Sept 22).

The 30yr-old singer and songwriter tweeted, “SMILE VIDEO”. The video was directed by Meji Alabi who also directed Burna Boy’s ‘Monsters You Made’ most recently.

The feel-good clip stars his kids, Zion, Ayo, and Bolu (of whom he dedicated the video to) and a group of other people who seem to have different reasons to smile despite the state of the world at the moment.

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If you watch closely you will see a smiley face in almost all through the video, whether in the form of a real face or as an emoji.

“I can be your substance/ It’s easy when the love don’t hide (no hide, no hide) / Had to learn from my mistakes / Company creates companions,” Wizkid sings.

“Smile” is part of the album “Made In Lagos” which is expected to be released to the public on October 15th and it is also Wizkid’s first solo work since his participation in “BROWN SKIN GIRL ” with Beyoncé, her daughter Blue Ivy and SAINt JHN in the song and visual album, “Black Is King”.


#Newsworthy…

‘Love Goes’ Sam Smith announces release of third studio album come Oct. 30.

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The 28-year-old artist shared the news of the album, out Oct. 30, on their Instagram page Thursday.

“I’m extremely happy and overjoyed to announce my third album (I can’t believe I’m saying that) ‘Love Goes’,” Smith wrote. “This album marks a time of experimentation and self discovery in my life.”

They continued, “I wrote this from the age of 26-28 and it’s been one hell of a ride. I hope the people who listen to it enjoy it and love it like I have and do. You can pre-order now at samsmithworld.com”

The Thursday release of Smith’s single “Diamonds” was accompanied by a music video featuring the singer freely dancing to the upbeat anthem.

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In addition to “Diamonds,” Love Goes includes several of their previously released singles, including “Dancing With a Stranger,” “To Die For,” “I Feel Love,” “Promises,” “Fire on Fire” and the hit “How Do You Sleep?”

In March, Smith announced that the upcoming album would be delayed past its scheduled release date of May 1 and shared that the original name, To Die For, would be changed.

In a letter posted to their Instagram Thursday, Smith addressed the delay, apologizing to fans. “I am sorry it’s taken awhile,” they wrote. “But these unprecedented times gave me the room and space to fall in love with these songs all over again.”

Smith also reflected on the album as a whole in the letter, writing, “The last two years have been the most experimental time of my life, personally but also musically. Every time I went into the studio I promised myself I would shoot for the stars and have no limitations. The result has been so magical and so therapeutic and FUN.”

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They continued, “My love for music is so broad and all of my musical guilty pleasures became pleasures. No guilt, no shame, just the love of singing and creating and dancing.”

“Listen to these songs with an open heart, treat each song like a different flower from the garden and have fun with them. I tried not to take myself too seriously when writing a few of these songs and I hope they make you smile because they made and make me smile.

After it all I still believe love is the answer,” Smith added. “And with love in out heart and kindness in our words and actions, we sing on.”

Smith’s new album, Love Goes, will be available wherever you stream music on Oct. 30th.


#Newsworthy…

6ix9ine presents first album since his release from prison.

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Tekashi 6ix9ine dropped first album since being released from prison, and he’s definitely leaning into the whole snitch thing.

The album’s called “TattleTales,” and there’s a special cameo in the music video, “TUTU,” by none other than Blac Chyna. BC makes her presence known with pink boots and sprinkles.

The album has big stars, including Nicki Minaj, Smilez and Akon.

As we reported, Tekashi is a free man, with strings attached. He completed home confinement last month, but he has to keep his nose clean for 5 years while he’s on probation.

Tekashi faced 47 years in prison but copped a deal, agreeing to testify against his former gang members. He was sentenced to 24 months back in December and had already served 13. He was released early to home confinement because of coronavirus.

Lots of folks thought Tekashi was done in the music biz because it was just too dangerous for him. Clearly, Tekashi begs to differ.


#Newsworthy..

‘WAP’ – Cardi B was not ready for this amazing mashup & Taylor Swift’s debut.

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The internet has once again excelled itself as one creative fan created an amazing remix of Cardi B’s WAP and Taylor Swift’s hit single, You Belong With Me.

Yup – 2020’s most explicit track got mixed with Taylor’s 2008 country pop track and even Cardi B was surprised by the results. The rap star reposted a clip featuring Tik Tok star Niamh Adkins’ hilarious take on the WAP challenge, playing on her creative mix. Cardi wrote alongside the clip: ‘I ain’t saw that coming.’

WAP, which features Megan Thee Stallion, was released earlier this month and has become one of the most divisive songs in recent memory.

However, it debuted at number one on the US’ Billboard Hot 100 chart earlier in August and earned the most streams in the first week of release with over 93 million plays. I ain’t saw that comin.

Fans have celebrated the female empowerment anthem – which stands for Wet As P**y – while others have criticised the explicit lyrics. But a highlight of fan reaction has come in the form of the WAP challenge and the ever creative mashups


#Newsworthy…

‘Tenet’ – Travis Scott releases song from forthcoming soundtrack.

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Clocking in at just over three minutes, The Plan is set to feature in the upcoming Christopher Nolan film starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Clémence Poesy, Himesh Patel and Dimple Kapadia, alongside frequent Nolan collaborators Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh.

Produced by Tenet composer Ludwig Göransson, the track mirrors the edgy, sci-fi vibe of the thriller with sweeping Vangelis-esque synths, electronic beats and robotically distorted vocals.

It arrives alongside the final trailer for the film, after the Texas rapper shared the single’s artwork on August 19. Writing on Twitter, he teased: “FLAME x CHRIS NOLAN COOK UP THE PLAN FRIDAY.”

Scott recently revealed in a GQ interview that he’s working on a joint album with Kid Cudi, after the two teamed up for the collaborative track The Scotts earlier this year. It’ll follow-up ’Astroworld’, which landed in 2018.

Tenet marks the first film directed by Nolan since 2017’s Dunkirk. It premieres internationally on August 26 after multiple release delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


#Newsworthy ..

Dua Lipa confirms tracklist for ‘club future nostalgia’

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The star-studded, 17-track collection includes appearances from Madonna, Missy Elliott and Gwen Stefani, alongside samples from Stevie Nicks, Jamiroquai, Neneh Cherry and more.

Produced by the Blessed Madonna (previously known as the Black Madonna), the new record will arrive on August 28 and feature reimagined versions of songs from Lipa’s 2020 Mercury Prize-nominated LP, ‘Future Nostalgia’.

She said:

“The last few months have been surreal. I’ve watched you all dance in your homes and on your Zoom parties to ‘Future Nostalgia’ like you were in the club with me. It brought so much joy to my days spent at home, even though I would’ve much rather been playing these songs live for you all on the road.

During this time, I decided to take the party up a notch with the incomparable the Blessed Madonna, who secretly helped me to craft the mixtape that would become ‘Club Future Nostalgia’. We invited some friends and legends to join in on the fun with us”.

The superstar previously confirmed that her headline UK and Ireland tour has been rescheduled to January 2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Remaining tickets are on sale now.

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‘Club Future Nostalgia’ tracklist:

Future Nostalgia – Joe Goddard remix

Cool – Jayda G remix

Good In Bed – Gen Hoshino remix and Zach Witness remix (Samples: Buffalo Stance by Neneh Cherry and Moments In Love Art Of Noise)

Pretty Please – Midland remix

Pretty Please – Masters At Work remix (Sample: Coffee Pot by Cajmere (Percolator mix))

Boys Will Be Boys – Zach Witness remix (Sample: Think (About It) by Lyn Collins)

Love Again – Horse Meat Disco remix

Break My Heart / Jamiroquai Cosmic Girl (Sample: Cosmic Girl by Jamiroquai (Dimitri From Paris Dubwize remix)

Levitating (featuring Madonna and Missy Elliott) – the Blessed Madonna remix

Hallucinate – Mr Fingers deep stripped mix (Samples: Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani and Another Man by Barbara Mason)

Hallucinate – Paul Woolford Extended remix (Sample: The Sun Can’t Compare by Larry Heard Presents Mr. White)

Love Is Religion – the Blessed Madonna remix

Don’t Start Now – Yaeji remix (Samples: Sing Sing by Gaz and Bring Down The Walls by Fingers Inc and Robert Owens)

Physical (featuring Gwen Stefani) – Mark Ronson remix

Kiss and Make Up – Dua Lipa and BLACKPINK

That Kind Of Woman – Jacques Lu Cont remix (Sample: Stand Back Acapella by Stevie Nicks)

Break My Heart – Moodymann remix

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Dua Lipa Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sun January 03 2021 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Utilita Arena

Mon January 04 2021 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro

Wed January 06 2021 – LIVERPOOL M&S Bank Arena

Fri January 08 2021 – DUBLIN 3Arena

Sat January 09 2021 – DUBLIN 3Arena

Tue January 12 2021 – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena

Wed January 13 2021 – BIRMINGHAM Utilita Arena

Fri January 15 2021 – LONDON O2 Arena

Sat January 16 2021 – LONDON O2 Arena

Tue January 19 2021 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

Thu January 21 2021 – MANCHESTER Arena

Fri January 22 2021 – LEEDS first direct Arena


#Newsworthy…

‘Twice As Tall’ – Online users troll Burna Boy over homophobic lyrics.

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Burna Boy has been called out by some social media users for what they have called ‘homophobic lyrics’ on his recently released album, Twice as Tall.

We had earlier reported that Burna Boy Twice as Tall Album recorded about five million streams within the first hour of its release, making it become an instant hit.

On social media, fans and followers have been praising him for the album, while it has begun generating massive reviews online.

A Twitter user, @Blaise_21, took to the social media platform to call out Burna Boy for homophobia on the track, “Wettin Dey Sup.”

He wrote;

“This Burna boy lyric spills homophobia back to back.

I been sensed it.

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Stop making excuses for Burna boy because you like his music.

Historically, gay people were called weak because they’re not attracted to women and many gay men could only be involved in anal sex.

Also, telling all of us you’re straight after having a song with Sam Smith”

The refrain of the track goes;

“I no be one of those men wey dey fear toto fuck nyash

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Check am, na kpa goro kpa

Me I know say everybody got to die on day buried six feet under golo ta”

See more reactions below;

@UnekwuojoJimmy: This Burna Boy has shown time and time again that he is an insensitive, ignorant and razz little shit. Now his homophobia has jumped out… again!

But because he is your fave and you want to vibe so desperately to his mediocre music, you will unlook all his BS.

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@TrophyHusbandD: Homophobic lines in music are so silly because they almost never add anything of value to the song…. But now a potentially good song becomes a source of pain or discomfort for your fans.

@fendihoe_: Not people being dishonest and gas lighting this tweet……..is it not on this same TL people were questioning his collab with Sam Smith Bc we all know he’s homophobic?

@Stepharney2: So you can go about screaming you’re gay and rainbowing up but the straight people can’t?

You’re the only one with the rights to state your sexuality in people’s faces?

The actual hypocrisy…. Burna Boy


#Newsworthy…

‘Twice As Tall’ – Buhari, 2face, Frank Edoho, others hail Burna Boy.

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Grammy Awards nominee, singer Burna Boy has been hailed by Nigerians on social media after the released of his new album titled Twice As Tall.

According to his caption of the album on Boomplay, “Twice As Tall is the album about a period of time in my life. It’s an album about the struggle for freedom. It’s an album about life in general, real life, good times, bad times, happy times, sad times, great times.”

Shortly after the album dropped, Burna Boy was hailed by 2face Idibia, Ben Bruce, Bashir Ahmad and many prominent Nigerians for the effort put into creating the album.

2Baba wrote: “Burna boy don enter another planet #TWICEASTALL. Congrats @burnaboy this one pass grammy level. This is a total LEVEL UP.”

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President Buhari, Bashir Ahmad, wrote: “He has done it again, @burnaboy my guy. #AfricanGiant now #TwiceAsTall.”

JJ Omojuwa wrote: “Burna Boy and his team have put in some real work mehn! #TWICEASTALL is spotless.”

Ben Murray Bruce said: “Congrats, King @burnaboy! #TWICEASTALL.”

Frank Edoho: “That Bebo song by Burna Boy is inflicting my brain with groundhog syndrome. The jukebox in my head has it on loop and I can’t get it to stop. I will play it until it decomposes. Great song. #TWICEASTALL.”


#Newsworthy…

‘Twice As Tall’ – Burna Boy drops new album.

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Nigerian Grammy-nominated, Damini Ogulu on Thursday released a fresh album, “Twice As Tall, ” a follow-up to his 2019 album, “African Giant.”

The 15-track album features Senegalese artist, Youssou N’Dour, O.G, Chris Martin, U.K. rapper Stormzy, afro-pop band Sauti Sol among others.

Burna Boy noted that the “Twice As Tall” album is “a journey through a bunch of emotions and energies at different points in time. It has now morphed into something bigger than me. It serves as a bridge for mankind to show that we’re all different but still very much the same.”

In a post on his Instagram page following the release of the new album, he lauded those who played a part in the success of the project, saying he is grateful for the “unreal talents” that went into the production.

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“I’m grateful for the unreal talents that came together from ALL over the world to pull this off,” he said.

“Shout out to the OG @diddy for coming on board and sprinkling his own unique spice on this! I hope I’m able to spark something in you when you listen.”

Burna’s new album was produced by Diddy, Bose Ogulu and the afro-pop fusion singer himself.


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‘WAP’ – Cardi B back Kylie Jenner’s Cameo in music video after over 64,000 signs petition.

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The music video for Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s single ‘WAP’ was the talk of the weekend, but there has still been one point of controversy.

In the video, the two singers explore a lush mansion filled with tigers and snakes, while artists including Normani and Rosalía make appearances. In another cameo, reality star Kylie Jenner appears strutting down a hallway and opening a door, which many took to Twitter to complain about.

Jenner’s appearance has become so fiercely debated in fact, that a petition calling to have her removed from the music video has received over 64,000 signatures.

The reason? “The video was perfect until we saw K and I wanted to throw my phone,” the petition’s description says.

She is a culture vulture who doesn’t remember how her own complexion looks! Down with the culture vultures!

Fans online questioned Jenner’s presence in the music video, considering her lack of dancing and singing ability. Others argued that Jenner has repeatedly appropriated Black culture, and that her airtime should have gone to an up-and-coming artist of colour like Rubi Rose, Mulatto and Sukihana, who also appeared in the video.

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One fan even took it upon herself to edit Jenner out of the video entirely.

In a series of now deleted tweets, Cardi came to Jenner’s defence, saying that “not everything is about race.”

Why did I put Kylie on my music video? She treated my sister and daughter so lovely at her kid’s birthday party.

Even if it is controversial, Jenner’s cameo has certainly started a conversation. Like they say, there is no such thing as bad press.


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Elbow agrees to perform one-off gig for Live music campaign.

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Elbow have agreed to perform a one-off gig in Manchester to help raise money for grassroots music venues.

Front man Guy Garvey said he was “very proud to be involved” in the Passport: Back To Our Roots initiative.

Everything Everything, Public Service Broadcasting and The Slow Readers Club will also give concerts once gigs are permitted with no social distancing.

Tickets to the concerts can be won via a prize draw that opens on 17 August and runs for two weeks.

Elbow will perform at Night & Day Cafe in Manchester, while Public Service Broadcasting will play at The Amersham Arms in New Cross, south-east London.

Everything Everything will play at Bedford Esquires and The Slow Readers Club will play at The Trades Club in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.

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“This is a simple way of looking after the very roots of British music and will result in some powerful, joyous shows when we can at last see each other again,” said Garvey.

The Music Venue Trust (MVT) will receive 80% of the money raised.

The remaining 20% will go to the Inner City Music charity, which operates not-for-profit Manchester venue Band on the Wall.

Everything Everything have also agreed to perform on an as yet unspecified date

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Last month the MVT welcomed the news that up to 150 small music venues in England would share £2.25m in emergency government funding.

The organisation had previously warned that around 80% of its member venues could be forced to close as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are not complacent and are under no illusions that there still many challenges to overcome,” said the trust’s CEO and founder Mark Dayvd.

He called Passport: Back To Our Roots “an excellent and timely initiative that will help keep a spotlight on what still needs to be done”.


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Disney owes me $100m – Wizkid

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Singer Wizkid has taken to social media where he revealed that Disney owes him $100 million.

This might be connected to his contribution to the Beyonce album The Lion King: The Gift.

Wizkid and other african artistes starred in the album which is the soundtrack to the Lion King animation by Disney.

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The soundtrack album now has a visual titled Black is King.

Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Jay-Z and Blue Ivy Carter all made appearances on the set.

A release promised that the visual album will highlight “the voyages of Black families, throughout time” and tell the story of “a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity. Black Is King is an affirmation of a grand purpose, with lush visuals that celebrate Black resilience and culture.”


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Beyonce drops “Black is King” visual Album

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Beyonce’s highly anticipated visual album, Black Is King, arrived in early hours of Friday morning (July 31), premiering on Disney+ about a year after the 2019 release of the Lion King remake, which Beyonce voiced Nala in.

Black Is King includes a cast of notable and familiar faces, such Yemi Alade, Shatta Wale, WizKid, Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Rowland, Pharrell Williams and JAY-Z, and moves across the world — from New York, to Los Angeles, South Africa, different parts of West Africa, to London and Belgium

On Instagram, Beyoncé shared that the film is meant to “celebrate the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry.”

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“I typically keep comments short and sweet, but I just watched the trailer with my family and I’m excited. 🎶please don’t get me hype🎶🤪 “Black Is King” is a labor of love. It is my passion project that I have been filming, researching, and editing day and night for the past year. I’ve given it my all and now it’s yours. It was originally filmed as a companion piece to “The Lion King: The Gift” soundtrack and meant to celebrate the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry. I could never have imagined that a year later, all the hard work that went into this production would serve a greater purpose.
The events of 2020 have made the film’s vision and message even more relevant, as people across the world embark on a historic journey. We are all in search of safety and light. Many of us want change. I believe that when Black people tell our own stories, we can shift the axis of the world and tell our REAL history of generational wealth and richness of soul that are not told in our history books.
With this visual album, I wanted to present elements of Black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it truly means to find your self-identity and build a legacy.
I spent a lot of time exploring and absorbing the lessons of past generations and the rich history of different African customs. While working on this film, there were moments where I’ve felt overwhelmed, like many others on my creative team, but it was important to create a film that instills pride and knowledge.
I only hope that from watching, you leave feeling inspired to continue building a legacy that impacts the world in an immeasurable way. I pray that everyone sees the beauty and resilience of our people.
This is a story of how the people left MOST BROKEN have EXTRAORDINARY gifts.❤️✊🏾 Thank you to Blitz, Emmanuel, Ibra, Jenn, Pierre, Dikayl, Kwasi and all the brilliant creatives. Thank you to all at Disney for giving this Black woman the opportunity to tell this story.
This experience has been an affirmation of a grander purpose. My only goal is that you watch it with your family and that it gives you pride.”

Produced by Beyoncé’s production company, Parkwood Entertainment, Black is King also includes four full-length videos for the tracks “Already,” “Brown Skin Girl,” “Mood 4 Eva” and “My Power,” which was featured in the latest trailer.


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‘Whole New Mess’ – Angel Olsen announces her new Album

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‘Whole New Mess’ is the stripped down companion piece that was part of the conversation around last year’s ‘All Mirrors’.

It’s out on August 28 through Jagjaguwar and was recorded with Michael Harris at The Unknown, the church turned studio created by Mount Eerie’s Phil Elverum and producer Nicholas Wilbur.

“I hadn’t been to The Unknown, but I knew about its energy. I wanted to go sit with the material and be with it in a way that felt like a residency,” Olsen says. “I didn’t need a lot, since it was just me and a guitar. But I wanted someone else there to hold me accountable for trying different things.”

Nine of its songs share DNA with ‘All Mirrors’ tracks, but Olsen points out that they’re not demos. ‘Whole New Mess’, a press release adds, “is its own record with its own immovable mood.” Stream director Ashley Connor’s video for the title track below.


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