The global hip-hop community is in a frenzy after learning that Nas will be releasing a follow up to his Grammy-winning album, King’s Disease. Earlier today (July 29th) the New York rapper announced that part-two will be coming on August 6th.
Sticking with what works, King’s Disease II will be produced by Hit-Boy, who is also behind the production in King’s Disease. Additionally, the sequel will be on Nas‘ Mass Appeal label.
This weekend, specifically on Saturday, July 31st, three times Grammy and two times Brit Award nominee Joan Armatrading will do a virtual concert to support her new album Consequences.
The live show will begin streaming at 3PM ET and will be available for a full twenty-four hours. Click here for additional information.
The Beat 105.5 is delivering another old school Summer Jam R&B show. This one is set for Thursday, August 19th at the Rochester Auditorium Theater (885 E Main St) in Rochester, New York.
The lineup includes major rhythm and blues stars: RL, Montel Jordan, Ginuwine and Dru Hill. Tickets, which start at $67 USD, are now available via Ticketmaster.
Ghanaian rap artist Sarkodie is set to drop his sixth album, No Pressure, on July 30th via his own SarkCess Music label.
The 15-track project features appearances from an international cast including Vic Mensa (US), Giggs (UK), Wale (US/Nigeria), Cassper Nyovest (South Africa), Oxlade (Nigeria), Harmonize (Tanzania), Kwesi Arthur (Ghana) and Darko Vibes (Ghana).
Building anticipation for the project, Sarkodie has just dropped Vibrate featuring Vic Mensa, along with an official video shot during Mensa’s recent time in Ghana. The track joins Coachella (feat. Kwesi Arthur) and No Fugazy, as singles from the project. Production on the album comes from Ghana’s MOG, Altranova, KaySo and Kaywa, along with Nigerian beatmakers Rexxie and Coublon and UK-based Certified Bangerz.
On Sunday, August 8, Wade Ford will present an evening of soul at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre (5239 Floyd Rd SW) in Mableton, Georgia.
Patrons will be treated to performances from Musiq Soulchild, Avery Sunshine and Ken Ford. Tickets, which start at $45 USD, are available via Ticketmaster; and showtime is 7PM sharp.
On Friday, July 17th, eight-time Grammy winner Usher kicked off his residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. He performed all his hits in front of a sold-out audience of approximately 4,300 people.
Usher, who performed for an hour and a half, now has dates at the Colosseum through January 1, 2022.
A few days ago Nigerian soul singer Nneka released a captivating single dubbed Tea. She is now following up by sharing the official video for the record.
The stunning visuals, which were conceptualized by Seal Kamson, is now on Nneka’s YouTube channel. Click here or on the image above to check it out and remember to like, comment and share.