Nigerian recording artist OLAMIDÉ will release his forth album, Carpe Diem, on Oct. 8 through a new partnership between his long-running YBNL Nation imprint and U.S. indie powerhouse, EMPIRE.
The project features collaborations with: Fireboy DML, Omah Lay, Peruzzi, Phyno, Bella Shumrda and Bad Boy Timz. 18-year-old prodigy P.Priime (Fireboy DML, DJ Cuppy) produces the majority of the tracks on Carpe Diem, with the remainder coming from a production squad of Pheelz, VStix, ID Cabasa and Young Jonn.
Widely regarded as the Voice of Nigeria’s streets, OLAMIDÉ is among the most successful and acclaimed hip-hop acts from Africa, with over 430 million streams of his music to date.
The first single off Carpe Diem,“Eru,” debuted as the No. 1 song on streaming platform Audiomack earlier this month.
Rapsody has certainly raised the bar for female lyricists. Gone are the days when women were held to a lower standard than men, as it relates to their lyrical content and delivery. The Jamla artist goes hard on her new single, “12 Problems,” released on September 17th.
I don’t think anyone would disagree with the opinion that hip-hop songs, much like dancehall, is more often than not, highlighting alot of negativity. Both genres tend to degrade women and promote violence, while somehow glorifying these actions. It is very unfortunate, but fans and supporters of these musical styles now see this as the norm, so much so that they desire these destructive behaviors from the artists they follow.
Keeping the aforementioned in mind, one can understand how difficult it would be for conscious hip-hop lyricists to break through and achieve commercial success. One that has done it however, is Chance The Rapper. The Chicago native has been keeping his music above board since he came on the scene in 2011. His latest release, “Holy,” a pop song done with Justin Bieber, is a clear indication of his position.
This new song from Busta Rhymes and Anderson .Paak, “YUUUU,” has the same type of energy and feel as some of Busta‘s earlier hits. All old school hip-hop lovers would know that Busta Rhymes carved out his place in the rap industry by creating unique, fun and captivating music with very unusual hooks. “YUUUU” is one of those songs!
It was released on September 17th via The Conglomerate Entertainment label, and is already enjoying solid radio rotation. Click here to check out the video, which is just as alluring as the song.
Dancehall artist Agent Sasco, who has collaborated with some of the biggest names in hip-hop in the past (Royce Da 5’9, Jadakiss, Fabulous, Pusha T, Kendrick Lamar and Raekwon), is again joining forces with another rap act.
As part of Raptology’s commitment to discover new talents in the Rap Industry, they are holding monthly online contests in the following 3 categories:
Rap Song Of The Month
Rap Video Of the Month
Rap Cover Art Of The Month
Rap Song of the Month
1. Anybody can enter the online Rap Song of the Month competition, as long as submitted content is original and complies with basic copyright rules. You may apply as a solo, duo or group.
2. No auto tune or voice editing of any kind will be accepted.
3. Lyrics and Beats must be original.
4. In order to enter the “Rap Song Of The Month” online contest, email them the song (click on the button “Submit a Song” below).
5. Winners of the online competition will be announced on September 30th 2020 via Raptology’s IG, FB and Website and receive their Exclusive Promo Package for free ($500 value; includes Video or Written Interview; Press Release creation and distribution; Radio Station plays; and a chance to go on a concert tour to Europe).
Rap Music Video of the Month
1. Anybody can enter the Rap Music Video of the Month online contest, as long as submitted content is original and complies with basic copyright rules. You may apply as a solo, duo or group.
2. Lyrics and Beats of the contest submission must be original.
3. The Video should be of good quality (clear and non-pixelated, with quality audio)
4. In order to enter the “Rap Music Video Of The Month” online contest, send a video link (click on the button “Submit a Music Video” below).
5. Winners of the online rap video contest will be announced on September 30th, 2020 via Raptology’s IG, FB and Website and receive our Exclusive Promo Package for free ($500 value; includes Video or Written Interview; Press Release creation and distribution; Placement on our YouTube channel; and a chance to go on a concert tour to Europe).
Rap Cover Art of the Month
1. Anybody can enter the Rap Cover Art of the Month contest.
2. Artwork must be original.
3. In order to enter “Rap Cover Art Of The Month” online contest, email them the Cover Art (click on the button “Submit a Cover Art” below).
4. Winners of the online Competition will be announced on September 30th, 2020 via Raptology’s IG, FB and Website and receive our Exclusive Promo Package for free ($300 value; includes permanent placement on our social media with author contact info).