Have You Seen The Visuals For Davido’s “La La” (@davido)

At the end of April afro-pop artist Davido released the official video for his trending hit single “La La,” a collaboration done with Ckay. The song is featured on his latest album, “A Better Time,” published in November 2020.

Click here or on the image above to watch the video and remember to like, comment and share.

Sa-Roc Confirmed For ‘Ori Fest’ This Weekend (@sarocthemc)

This coming Saturday, May 8th, BoldMindz Art Distributors Inc. and Forever Dope Management Inc. will present a mother’s day edition of the Ori Fest. It will be held at the Omega World Center – 3951 Snapfinger Parkway – in Decatur, Georgia.

Conscious hip-hop artist Sa-Roc has been confirmed as the headlining act. She will be supported by emerging talents Noelle Kay and Sheriese Nicole. For additional information and links to tickets click here.

The Visuals For “Black Carbon” By Chronixx & Akae Beka Is Out Now! (@ChronixxMusic @AkaeBeka)

Vaughn Benjamin, the former lead singer of both the Midnite and Akae Beka bands, who died in November 2019, has had many posthumous singles and album releases. One of the most anticipated of these however, was the song “Black Carbon,” done with Chronixx.

The single, which was released in October 2020, is on the new album POLARITIES from I Grade Records, due out on May 21st. Click here or on the image above to watch the brand-new video, and remember to like, comment and share.

Chidinma Signs To EeZee Conceptz & Drops New Single (@chidinmaekile @EeZeeConceptz18)

Popular Nigerian singer / songwriter Chidinma Ekile, known professionally as Chidinma, has stepped away from secular music and is now doing gospel. The artist made the announcement via her social media platform over the weekend.

Chidinma is now signed to EeZee Conceptz, an imprint dedicated to promoting gospel music. On May 1st the label uploaded the official video for her new single, “Jehovah Overdo,” as they shared the good news. Click here or on the image above to check out the visuals and remember to like, comment and share.

Jamaica’s New Curfew Hours Goes In Effect On June 2nd (@AndrewHolnessJM @OPMJamaica)

See below a statement from the office of the Prime Minister of Jamaica regarding changes to the island-wide curfew.

Weekdays curfew hours will remain at 8PM to 5AM the following morning ending at 5AM on June 3rd, 2021. As of June 2nd weekend curfew hours will be modified for the next four weekends starting at 6PM on Saturdays and at 2PM on Sundays, ending at at 5AM the next morning.

For Labour Day, Monday, May 24th, 2021, there will be an all-day curfew. Therefore, on Sunday, May 23rd, the curfew will begin at 2PM and end on Tuesday, May 25th, at 5AM.

J Cole’s New Album “Off-Season” Will Be Released On May 14th (@JColeNC)

On Tuesday, North Carolinian lyricist J Cole took to social media to announce that his new album, titled Off-Season, will be coming out on Friday, May 14th.

In the post, he shared what appears to be the album artwork along with the caption: “Just know this was years in the making.” According to our calculation Off-Season will be Cole‘s 10th album.

UZMAN’s Updated Biography (@UZMAN1)

Paul Day, who is publicly known as UZMAN, is a Jamaican-Canadian rap artist based in Toronto, Ontario. He started making music and performing as a child in the early eighties. By the beginning of the 90s he had studied and mastered recording, editing and mixing, and had also gotten a firm grasp on the songwriting process, as well as an understanding of how music distribution works.

UZMAN’s first musical inspiration was the visuals for Grandmaster Flash’s “The Message.” Both the record and its video captured a time when inner-city youths were becoming more outspoken about things happening in their communities. Although that entire era had an impact on him, it is that record in particular that really made him commit wholeheartedly to a career as rapper. Additionally, his Jamaican roots has always influenced his creativity, so much so that most of his songs are fused with either reggae or dancehall styles.

His love for Jamaica’s music, lifestyle and culture has even led to him collaborating with notable Jamaican sing-jay Jah Mason. In 2013 both men recorded and released the hit single “Night Life.” The song received heavy radio rotation on some of the biggest stations in the Caribbean, North America and parts of Europe; and eventually entered the top ten position on several charts. It even went number one on the NYC reggae chart (Funk Master Flex’s Franchise Record Pool). In addition to collaborating with Jah MasonUZMAN has also worked with international recording artist Junior Reid, as well as some up-and-coming Jamaican talents.

The story behind the Junior Reid collaboration is as follows. Producer Jahronomo INC, who is well known and respected in the Canadian entertainment industry, did a radio version of UZMAN’s other breakout single, “Wine and Grind.” The song quickly got the attention of world renown remix King DJ Power, who worked on a new mix of the single with legendary reggae artist Junior Reid. The remix helped to propel UZMAN’s career, which eventually led to a monumental performance at the Island’s national music festival in West Kingston, The Jamaica Jamboree. Similar to “Night Life,” “Wine and Grind” was also featured on several charts and was given significant radio rotation.

A few years ago, UZMAN took a brief hiatus from recording and releasing his music, so that he could focus on managing and guiding some emerging dancehall acts. 

He turned his attention back to his career in 2021 by sharing a new single titled “Stress Less.” The record addresses the rise in stress related illnesses and deaths stemming from the covid-19 protocols. “Stress Less,” which was created to put listeners in a more positive mood, is delivered in a manner that makes it very easy to digest, even for those that aren’t necessarily into hip-hop.

In a recent article by The Globe & Mail, it was reported that suicides went up sharply during the pandemic. Additionally, there have been countless stories from various news outlets highlighting the rapid rise in depression across North America because of the corona virus. Being an experienced MC, UZMAN was very careful to broach this extremely serious topic in a light-hearted, fun, but powerful way. 

UZMAN and his team are now concentrating on promoting the new single, as they simultaneously prepare to head back on the road when live events resumes.