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Bronx lyricist, Connie Diiamond to release her latest mixtape inspired by Adidas’ NYC Flow of Forum pop-up experience

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Bronx Hip-Hop lyricist Connie Diiamond is set to release her new mixtape, Flow of Forum, on August 1st, 2022, at 3 PM EDT, on Audiomack, Spotify, and Apple Music streaming platforms. The Flow of Forum mixtape is a lyrical tapestry of rap styles and flows meticulously fashioned into four versatile songs.

The mixtape’s artwork, name, and track list are influenced by Connie’s visit to Adidas’ Flow of Forum experiential pop-up campaign introducing their Adidas Forum 2022 collection. Inspired by sneaker brand’s’ historical contribution to hip-hop, Connie Diiamond is a new generation creator who enhances her self-expression through modern Hip-Hop Sound.

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The Flow of Forum mixtape track list includes “200K,” produced by Kajun Waters. The official “200K” music video will premiere in conjunction with the mixtape. The remaining tracks include “Hood Celebrity,” “Nasty,” and “Toot That.” The latter song infuses Merengue and Bamba undertones with aggressive wordplay in tribute to her Bronx, New York upbringing. “Toot that” is the first single off the mixtape, whose single artwork cover conveys the many sides of the Diiamond. While “Toot That” is Connie’s summer turn-up song for the ladies, “200K” is the antithesis with a dark bossy gangsta-trap sound.
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The mixtape’s artwork image was photographed at Adidas’ Flow of Forum Pop-up exhibit in New York. Capturing the mood and authenticity that inspired the mixtape was of utmost importance. According to Connie Diiamond, “I wanted to express what hip-hop meant to me in the form of a song. My definition of ‘Flow of Forum’ is giving my fans different styles of rap and flow on each record.”Directly after the release of Flow of Forum and the “200K” music video premiere, Connie Diiamond will treat New York fans to a debut performance of her mixtape at Harlem Gives 2022, a charity concert on August 4th at Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem.

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Flow of Forum is available on all streaming platforms.
ABOUT CONNIE DIIAMOND: Since age fourteen, Connie Diiamond, the blue-haired Hip-Hop MC, has been recognized for her gritty lyrics and sonorous cadence. Her sound has been described as unapologetic, and her style nonconforming. The incomparable voice of Bronx, New York – has been named the breakout artist to watch by Scottie Beam. Connie’s music career has grown at an immeasurable pace since her infamous freestyle set to Drake’s “Summer Sixteen” instrumental. In 2021, Connie unleashed the minute-long video for her rendition of DaBaby’s “Ball If I Want To,” going viral and grabbing the attention of the industry, including rotation on Hot97, and Power 105. Now, Connie Diiamond is recognized by many in the music industry as a burgeoning hip hop heavy-hitter with an unparalleled work ethic.
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Listen UP: Eric Hazel returns woith ‘LZN U’ featuring Keith Hayden

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ERIC HAZAEL is back at it with his recent release “LZN U” which is available on all streaming platforms. Listen Here 

Being an alternative artist has driven ERIC HAZAEL into the exploration of diverse musical genres. This diversity led to the multifaceted array of individuality and purpose. With the hope of spreading his wings and flying, he is steadily gaining the love and attention of people all around the world.

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This feature with KEITH HAYDEN is definitely one for the records. “LZN U” is a love song that talks about the re-ignition of fading love and the decisive mindset of a lover to stand his/her ground and make the relationship an ever-blazing fire filled with adventures. One time both are heavily in love and the next, life tries to mess with their heads.

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Supa Gaeta’s “Road To DND” is now Ghana’s hottest EP

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Just four days into its release, Supa Gaeta’s new EP has proved to be a big stepper on Ghana’s Apple Music Top Albums chart. Stream “Road To DND” (The Prelude) here: https://lnk.to/RoadToDnD
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Amos K Announces 5-Track EP Titled “Tell Them, We Are Coming.”

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Amos K is set to release “Tell Them, We Are Coming EP,” his second official project on October 14. (more…)

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What sounds are hot with Ghanaian Gen Zs right now?

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Ghana’s Gen Zs are energetic and motivated. They’re also cosmopolitan, keen to better themselves, and as welcoming of international influences as local ones and those from the wider African continent. That’s true until the end of the day, when they’re more willing to embrace their melancholy side. At least, that’s the story told by their Spotify music and podcast listening tastes.

 

From a local music perspective,  Tema’s very own rap and freestyle artist Kwesi Arthur rules the roost, followed by Highlife and Afrobeats singer-songwriter King Promise, with Sarkodie, Black Sherif, and Gyakie rounding out the top five most streamed local artists by Ghanaian Gen Zs.

 

The list of top artists meanwhile, has a much more American and Nigerian flavour with Burna Boy, Asake, Drake, and Lil Baby all claiming spots in the top five. It shouldn’t be surprising then that Burna Boy also has two songs in the list of most streamed recordings, the megahits “Last Last” and “It’s plenty”. The top song, however, belongs to local artists Agbeshie and EpiqMenz with “Downtown Guy”. Here too, though, Nigerian artists have a strong presence. Bandana by Asake and Fireboy DML and Overloading (OVERDOSE) by Ayra Starr, Boy Spyce, Crayon, LADIPOE, Magixx, and Mavins both feature in the top five most streamed tracks among Ghanaian Gen Zs.

 

When it comes to the most popular albums among Ghanaians aged between 18 and 25, , meanwhile, Burna Boy again tops the list with Love Damini. Fellow Nigerians Fireboy DML, with Playboy and Asake with Mr. Money With The Vibe take the next two slots in the top five. Rounding out the list of top albums are local offerings 5 star by King Promise and Son of Jacob by Kwesi Arthur.

 

Knowing all this, it shouldn’t be too surprising that Rap, Afropop, Nigerian pop, Azontobeats, and Pop are the most heavily favoured genres among young Ghanaians. It also shouldn’t be too surprising that the top five Spotify curated playlists in Ghana include African Heat, Hot Hits Ghana, Ghana Party, Afro Hits, and Afropop.

 

It’s also interesting to take a look at the mood playlists the country’s Gen Zs listen to throughout the day. During daylight hours, energy and motivation clearly play a big role.

 

In the early morning, for instance, their top three playlists are Morning Motivation, Wake Up Happy, and Mood Booster. The only deviation comes in the shape of the Villain Mode playlist, featuring tracks themed around heartbreak and being vengeful. The upbeat theme picks back up later in the morning when Wake Up Happy is replaced by Confidence Boost. Energy Booster: Hip-Hop and Songs to Sing in the Shower round out the top five. In the afternoon and evening Feelin’ Myself and Happy Hits! join the party.

 

Things take a more melancholy tone once the day draws to a close, however. The most listened-to mood playlists in the late evening and at night, include Sad Songs, Life Sucks, Sad Guitar Instrumentals, and Lowkey. There is still space for love though, with 100 Best African Love Songs, Goosebumps, and Chilled R&B proving popular.

 

Moving away from music and to podcasts, things have a more spiritual feel, especially when it comes to those produced locally. The top-rated local podcast, Sincerely Accra covers life in the capital, as does number five in the top five Stay By Plan. The second-most listened to local podcast CEYC Airport City Podcast is, however, religious as are number three and four, the Mensa Otabil Audio Podcast, and Pastor Agyemang Elvis.

 

These are just a few of the insights that Ghana’s Gen Z listening tastes provide. One thing that should be clear is that, as their influence grows, they’ll have an exciting role to play in shaping Ghana’s future and that they’re definitely up for it.

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TiC teams up with Joe Frazier and SamuelG to deliver “Wayo”

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One of the most wanted collaborations in Ghana music has finally happened as Ghanaian music giant, TiC has finally featured legend Joe Frazier on his new song dubbed Wayo.
Though many wanted to hear a jam like this back then, unfortunately it didn’t happen.
 Thankfully, the time has finally come with the right vibe for the legends.
 ” I must confess i can’t believe what we just created, the feeling was awesome when we met in the studio” TiC said
On his part Joe Frazier noted that it was a positive feeling when he received the beat and later reached out to TiC for the concept of the song.
He added that a lot of Ghanaians have been expecting this collaboration for long, for this reason he is happy it has finally happened.
Joe Frazier is optimistic “Wayo” will be a big song.
It also featured the producer, Samuel G, who said, he had an idea of doing something which is Ghanaian but with some international appeal.
He added that the vibe is great and believes it has what it takes to become a masterpiece all over globe.
The song released under  TNR music and Mziiki media globally is out on all digital platforms
Listen to the song below
TiC Gh drops WAYO featuring Big Joe Frazier x SamuelG  https://smartklix.com/WAYO
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London label GFRé Music presents new single Hold Me Down featuring Nigerian collective BHP

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