Afropop artist Mr Eazi has released his new EP, Something Else. It is now available on all digital music platforms courtesy of Eazi’s own Banku Music label and emPawa Africa.
Produced by Killertunes and E Kelly, lead single “The Don” is a dramatic, opera-inspired slice of afro trap. On “E Be Mad,” the album’s second single, producer Kel P surrounds Eazi’s sonorous tenor with the textures of vintage Ghanaian highlife music.
In addition to Killertunes, E Kelly and Kel P, Something Else also features production from Spellz, Blaq Jerzee, and Jaylon. Its lone guest (on “Cherry”) comes from Kenya’s Xenia Manasseh, one of 30 emerging artists handpicked by Eazi to participate in the emPawa30 talent incubator.
As he continues to push his 2020 album, “Twice As Tall,” Burna Boy is once again giving us some more visuals from that project. A few days ago he uploaded the official video for “Onyeka,” track number six on the LP.
Click here or on the image above to check out the clip, which in my opinion has beautiful black love on full display, and remember to like, comment and share.
The 2021 NAACP Image Awards will simulcast across all ViacomCBS Networks including BET, CBS and MTV on Saturday, March 27th at 8:00 PM ET. Below are the nominees for Outstanding International Song.
Original Koffee ft. Buju Banton
Davido feat. Tiwa Savage
The 52nd NAACP Image Awards honors the accomplishments of BIPOC artists across TV, music, film and literature.
Afropop artist Mr Eazi has just shared a new single titled “The Don,” along with details abouth his forthcoming EP, Something Else, which is due out on February 19th via his own Banku Music label and emPawa Africa.
Produced by Killertunes and E Kelly, “The Don” is a laid back, opera-flavored afro-trap anthem that offers listeners a first taste of Something Else, and a window into Mr Eazi’s ever-expanding world.
In addition to Killertunes, E Kelly and Kel P, Something Else features production from Spellz, Blaq Jerzee, and Jaylon. Its lone guest feature comes from Kenya-based Xenia Manasseh, who was one of 30 emerging artists handpicked by Eazi to participate in the #emPawa30, the second round of emPawa Africa’s talent incubator program.
Wormbass, the veteran bass player who gained notoriety as an instrumental member in Beenie Man‘s former Blaze Band, has for the past few years been focused on his own career as a recording artist. The multitalented musician and producer has demonstrated that he just may be more adept at writing and singing, than he is at playing the many instruments that he commands.
As he readies himself for the release of his album – scheduled for Summer 2021 – he is sharing the second single from that upcoming project. Done on an afrobeat rhythm, “Follow You,” which is the song’s title, should be rightfully classified as a Rastafarian praise and worship hymn. As Wormbass correctly states, the sound of the afrobeat is a reminder of the cultural foot steps of Kumina born in his birthplace of St Thomas, Jamaica.
The creation of “Follow You” was a team effort. First and foremost it was produced by Wormbass (whose birthname is Delroy Nevin) and Kemar ‘Khemis’ Campbell of Vybnation Records. Musicians that contributed to the production included: Matthew Jacquette on guitar and Sly Dunbar, who added some overdubs. Different parts of this track were recorded at various studios, namely: Vybnation Records, Bear Fruits Records and One POP Records.
With the release of the song, Wormbass is making it clear “that there is still a Creator, who inspite of all the disarray that the world is experiencing is very much present and available to help us throughout each of our trying days.”
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “FOLLOW YOU”
After what can only be considered an unpredictable year, Karamanti is kicking off 2021 with the release of a new afrobeat single, titled “Mi Nuh Bow.” Last year, once it became clear that we were in a pandemic, the lyricist decided to abandoned all plans to create and release new music. She instead focused on completing projects already started, and “Mi Nuh Bow” falls in that category.
It was recorded some time ago at Anchor Recording Studio in Kingston, Jamaica by engineer Delroy ‘Fatta’ Pottinger, and later mixed and mastered by Donald ‘Tixie’ Dixon in Miami, Florida.
As she tends to do on most of her tracks, Karamanti once again reaffirms her position as a conscious recording artist who is determined to remain steadfast in her faith and positive lifestyle. On a bouncy afrobeat rhythm – which was created by Zimbabwean singer Teban Cee – she chants:
“Karamanti mi nuh bow no no
I and I never go down oh no
God pickney a no clown no no
Mi dem cannot push around oh no”
“Mi Nuh Bow” is on Karamanti’s own Blakkwuman22 Music label.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “MI NUH BOW”
On November 20th, Yemi Alade, the reigning queen of afro-pop music, released a stunning fifteen-track album titled “Empress.” The project features several collaborations: Vegedream, Dadju, Patoranking, Rudeboy, Estelle and the Mzansi Youth Choir.
Earlier today (December 23rd) she uploaded the official video for “Deceive,” which is the track done with Rudeboy. The very comical visuals is somewhat similar to her 2014 clip for “Johnny” – a video that has 126,165,448 views and counting.
“Deceive” starts off in the office of a couples therapist, who by the way have been married seven times herself. Yemi and her husband Rudeboy is getting counselling for their troubled relationship. As they speak to the therapist – played by popular Nigerian comedian Funke Akindele – clips of their very contentious marriage are displayed. Click here or on the image above to watch it.