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Moneybagg Yo Releases Highly Anticipated New Album “Speak Now”

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Today, multi-platinum artist / rapper Moneybagg Yo releases his highly anticipated new album SPEAK NOW. Coming in at 17 tracks, the sprawling project delivers bone-rattling beats and rapid-fire bars as well as a number of superstar collaborations including country icon Morgan Wallen, R&B great Chris Brown, and many more. Listen HERE via CMG/N-Less/Interscope Records.

Today’s record arrives alongside official music video for standout track “TABOO MIAMI”. The Frankie-directed visual matches the energy of the club-ready anthem perfectly, featuring vibrant visual effects and fast cuts of Bagg in various clubs around Miami. Watch HERE.

SPEAK NOW kicks off with “ALL YEAR,” which sets the stage with kinetic beats and white-hot bars. Other standouts include “GANGSTA RELATE” featuring Lil Durk, a somber track exploring the hard knocks that helped shape the hitmaker, and “WHISKEY WHISKEY” featuring Morgan Wallen — a southern hip-hop/country hybrid about drowning sorrows. Recent single “TRYNA MAKE SURE” also stands tall as does just-released “PLAY DA FOOL.” See SPEAK NOW’s full tracklist below.

With the release of SPEAK NOW, Moneybagg Yo re-introduces himself to fans with a diverse, genre-hopping collection of undeniable anthems.

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SPEAK NOW Track-list:

  1. “ALL YEAR”
  2. “SPEAK”
  3. “P RUN”
  4. “TRYNA MAKE SURE”
  5. “TABOO MIAMI”
  6. “FIREPLACE”
  7. “I FEEL IT”
  8. “DRUNK OFF U” feat. Chris Brown
  9. “BUSSIN” feat. Rob49
  10. “TIC TAC TOE”
  11. “GANGSTA RELATE” feat. Lil Durk
  12. “PLAY DA FOOL”
  13. “RICH VIKING”
  14. “ON DET” feat. YTB Fatt
  15. “WHISKEY WHISKEY” feat. Morgan Wallen
  16. “AW SH_T”
  17. “GO GHO$T” feat. Kevo Muney
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Apple Music Announces Usimamane as June’s Featured Artist for Rap Life Africa

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Apple Music’s Rap Life Radio, presented by Global Editorial Head of Hip-Hop and R&B, Ebro Darden will feature Usimamane on this week’s episode. Ebro and Africa Now Radio host, Nandi Madida, chat about their latest single “Cheque” available to stream on Apple Music.

Alongside Usimamane, Rap Life Radio will feature Bella Shmurda, Zlatan and Jeriq’s new single “Oghene”, as well as Jay Jody and A-Reece’s new single “Vamonos”.

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From a young age Usimamane (real name Omuhle Simamane) was immersed in a musical and creative environment, influenced by a family with deep musical roots. Influenced by a wide range of artists from Drake, 50 Cent and The Game, to Brenda Fassie, and Boom Shaka, Usimamane developed an innate passion for music and eventually, his own style, blending rap and trap underpinned by rich R&B melodies.

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With a style that he describes as “fate” music, which embodies hope, joy, and inspiration, and aims to uplift and motivate people from all walks of life, Usimamane brings a unique perspective to the music scene.

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“Being chosen to grace the cover of ‘Rap Life’ is an honour that underscores the global impact of our music and culture,” he tells Apple Music. “This recognition is a testament to our journey and the power of Hip-Hop to unite different cultures around the world.”

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Rap Life Africa serves as a companion to Apple Music’s flagship Hip-Hop playlist, Rap Life.

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VICTOR RAY RELEASES NEW EP – I TRIED

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Today, rising star Victor Ray shares his brand-new EP, i tried. — a powerhouse project spotlighting his stunning vocal work and captivating brand of soul/R&B. Released via Capitol Records, i tried features the UK-based artist’s recent viral hit “Comfortable,” hailed as a “phenomenon” by CLASH Magazine. Go HERE to listen to i tried. now.

 

The third EP from Ray, i tried. is the latest in a series of critically acclaimed releases that began with his debut EP i was. and continued with i felt. (a September 2023 project praised as a “searing and mature body of work” by Wonderland Magazine). This time around, the Uganda-born musician brings his unforgettably moving vocals to a selection of songs that match their tremendous emotional depth with a timeless but forward-pushing sound.

 

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A gorgeous example of that dynamic, i tried.’s hypnotic closing track “Lose Myself” unfolds in delicate piano melodies, cinematic strings, and moody samples of crashing thunder as Raysurrenders to the pure ache of longing (from the chorus: “If I lose myself to you/Ain’t no better way to lose”). All throughout the EP, Ray infuses his songwriting with a soulful sincerity made all the more powerful thanks to his extraordinary vocal command and ability to channel so much raw emotion in a single note. Watch the official video for “Lose Myself” HERE.

 

Along with “Comfortable” and “Lose Myself,” i tried. includes the previously released singles “Halfway There” and Falling Into Place feat. Debbie — an epic duet that premiered last month and quickly earned raves from the likes of Vibe, who deemed the track a “shooting star blazing into our orbit.”

 

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Says Ray, “Moving past the themes of loneliness and betrayal, as explored in my previous EP ‘i felt.’, ‘i tried.’ emphasises emotional growth in the continuation of this story with songs like ‘Comfortable’ and ‘Lose Myself’, now moving into a more hopeful space in the pursuit of real connections with ‘Falling into Place’ and ‘Halfway There.’”

 

Recently named an Apple Music “Up Next UK” artist, Ray grew up in Newcastle, England, and got his start busking around the city while still in high school. After building up a major following on social media — where he now boasts over 4 million followers and over 1 billion combined views across all platforms — he delivered i was. in February 2023 and offered an early glimpse at his sophisticated yet deeply impassioned artistry.

 

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Over the past year, Ray has made his name as a magnetic live performer, a feat that’s included completing a sold-out European tour, supporting Teddy Swims on a spring 2024 tour of the UK, and performing a sold-out headline show at famed London venue Lafayette. Last month, he also took the stage at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in the UK, where he drew the biggest crowd of the day for the BBC Introducing Stage. On the heels of i tried.’s release, Ray is now gearing up for a fall headline tour of the UK and Europe, whose pre-sale sold out within hours.

 

Tracklist for i tried. by Victor Ray:

 

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  1. Comfortable
  2. Falling Into Place ft. Debbie
  3. Halfway There
  4. Lose Myself
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PJ Morton Releases Cape Town to Cairo, New Album Created During a 30-Day Journey Across Africa featuring Fireboy DML, Mádé Kuti, Asa, Ndabo Zulu, and Soweto Spiritual Singers

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Today, with the release of an album unlike anything he has ever done before, PJ Morton takes listeners on a trip from Cape Town to Cairo. Out now via Morton Records/EMPIRE, the unprecedented project is to Morton what Graceland was to Paul Simon, except that the 5x GRAMMY-winner fully created his new LP during a 30-day journey across Africa. (more…)

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KING PROMISE IS “TRUE TO SELF” IN NEW ALBUM

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KING PROMISE IS “TRUE TO SELF” IN NEW ALBUM

King Promise is back with new vibes and even bigger vision, releasing his latest album “True to Self”. The project balances lyrics about his inspirational journey to stardom, struggles, love life, all along with fun summer tracks you won’t be able to get enough of! LISTEN HERE: https://songwhip.com/king-promise/true-to-self

King Promise is known as the “Vibe Supplier” blending multiple genres such as Afrobeats, Ghanaian Highlife, R&B, Dancehall and Hip Hop to create the perfect sound. While several songs on the album will be on heavy repeat at a party or on the beach, his storytelling on songs such as “Believe” are equally notable and inspirational. 

Production throughout the album is exceptional, with instrumentals that sound like a band of live instruments and bring together a dynamic energy. 

Production credits include Ragee, Guiltybeatz (Tems), Telz (Burna Boy) Mojam, Killbeatz, Niphkeys and mixing by JAE5. Features are carefully curated to complement, with artists such as Shallipopi, Black Sherif, Ladipoe and several more bringing the best of their sound forward and sharing a special chemistry with King Promise and his unique musical style. 

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Whether you’re looking for personal motivation, music for the dancefloor or just relaxing by the beach, King Promise has delivered the album for this summer and put together a variety of flows and melodies which will connect to listeners all over the world. 

The project includes viral hit ‘Terminator’, ‘Perfect Combi’ feat. Gabzy, ‘Paris’ and ‘Favourite Story’, alongside 8 new tracks.

ABOUT KING PROMISE

King Promise has developed a unique sound with an international appeal. Drawing inspiration from Ghanaian Highlife, Afrobeats and R&B he has created a sound of his own. In 2016 his talent was first recognized with his breakout single “Oh Yeah” followed by a string of successful singles that put him in position to be one of Ghana’s most promising musical talents. Promise is currently the most nominated artist at this year’s Ghana Music Awards! His debut album “As Promised” was released in 2019 to critical acclaim and featured international stars such as Raye and Wizkid. His following album “5 Star” was set on an even bigger scale and featured Omah Lay, Headie One, Chance the Rapper, WSTRN to name a few. King Promise hit international radars with his single “Terminator” surpassing 200 million streams across all platforms. Outside music, King Promise has also used his platform for social change and to support charitable causes all across Ghana. 

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Ranny Praps and Lyrical Joe sound their battle cry on new single ‘Who Dey?’

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Ranny Praps’ latest Hip-Hop track with rapper, Lyrical Joe has us blasting our speakers to the max and the feeling is unmatched. (more…)

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