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Burna Boy Tells Apple Music About New Album ‘I Told Them…’, Experiencing Global Success, Virgil’s Influence, Looking Up To J. Cole, Collaborating with RZA, and More

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As Burna Boy gets ready for the release his seventh album, ‘I Told Them…’ later this week, the Nigerian superstar joins Zane Lowe in New York City for a wide-ranging conversation about the making of the album and the journey that led him to the global success he’s experiencing now. Burna shares the importance of numerology on this album and the 12 jewels to a happy life, what sets the new album apart, being proud of his accomplishments, Virgil Abloh’s influence, looking up to J. Cole, collaborating with RZA, embracing substance in Afrobeats, and more. ‘’

Burna Boy Tells Apple Music What Sets His New Album ‘I Told Them…’ Apart… 
It kind of showed me exactly the way I wanted to express what I was feeling and what my unit was feeling. The spirit of my unit. Just put that in because this is every day. This is a side where people don’t really get to see because I don’t really care for anyone to see. I have fun with it like this. But I felt like this time, this is a way… How do I put it? A more understandable way to pass that feeling and that energy across. And at the same time, showing you that’s… Not you. Showing everyone, really, that the combination of worlds is something that we haven’t really capitalized on. Because at the end of the day, once we’re all unified, everything else, the fruits of that just take care of everything.

Burna Boy Tells Apple Music About the Meaning of the Album Title… 
…they say a lot of times that prophets is not really recognizing its own home and shit. So this one is for the part of my own home and the people in my own home who didn’t believe or doubt it, or still doubt, or any type of thing. And not just them, it’s like everyone that ever heard me speak in the past or when I’d first started. You can go back to my old tweets and stuff. I basically predicted everything that’s happening now. So this is basically that. It’s fun to tell people something is true, and they doubt, and then they end up seeing it. There’s no greater feeling.

Burna Boy on the Type of Credit He Wants… 
I’m not going to say I don’t want credit because everyone wants credit for what they do and shit. For me it’s more like I want credit from places where it actually matters. Even though in reality don’t mean nothing but places where you can say why, you can explain and it makes sense to everybody. That’s the type of shit I want. I want to go somewhere where it’s like they see the work and they see everything, the journey and everything, and they’re like, “This is amazing. Yeah, congratulations.” That’s the type of shit that means something. You don’t get that in my country. It means something to the people who are not part of the game in a way. It means something to people who have nothing to gain or lose and no stakes in the matter.

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Burna Boy on Being Proud of His Accomplishments… 
That’s the thing I’ve beat my chest the most about. It’s the fact that, yeah, not only did I do it on my own terms and all that, I did it against all odds. You know what I mean? And against the wishes of the powers that be in my environment. You know what I mean? So yeah, it’s something I’m really proud of.

Burna Boy Tells Apple Music About Virgil Abloh’s Influence… 
Especially like Virgil was the heart of this s**t. You know what I mean? The heart of the whole fashion world, especially for us Black. Not just that, it’s just the cool creativity in the man’s head. This is the difference. You look at something, he looks at it, you are seeing different colors than each, you know what I mean? It’s crazy.

Burna Boy Tells Apple Music About Looking Up To J. Cole… 
Burna Boy: Legend, man.
Zane Lowe: Legend. And someone who I feel beyond just creatively and musically you could possibly relate to in the way he handles himself, lives his life and finds his space to disappear too. Is that part of the law of attraction to his work that you recognize in the individual?
Burna Boy: Most definitely, most definitely. The truth is often hidden, but when you come across it and you are a person of truth yourself, you can’t help but recognize it. You know what I mean? That’s really the story of me and J Cole. It’s like, I recognize it.
Zane Lowe: Is that where you’re going, do you think?
Burna Boy: That’s something I’ve always looked at, his sense and thought, “Bro, that would be a nice, very conducive way to end up.”

Burna Boy Tells Apple Music About Embracing Substance in Afrobeats… 
…you hear most of Nigerian music, or I’ll say African… I don’t even know what to say, Afrobeats, as people call it, it’s mostly about nothing, literally nothing. There’s no substance to it. Nobody’s talking about anything. It’s just a great time, it’s an amazing time. But at the end of the day, life is not an amazing time. No matter how nice of a time you’re having now or you had at some point or you plan to have, you’re still going to face life. So it’s like, for me, I feel like music should be that, music should be the essence of the artist, you understand? The artist is a person, like me speaking for myself, the artist is a person who has good days, bad days, great days, and worst days. And for me, if I give you something like this with my face on it, and my name, then I should be giving you that experience. That should be a window for you to see some of that essence.

Burna Boy Tells Apple Music About Collaborating with RZA… 
Yeah, it’s been a great honor, man. He wasn’t there. We weren’t personally in the studio together when he did it, but when he sent the first draft to me, I could just feel the energy, it’s like most of the shit is about, he’s connecting things that have to do with photography, shit that has to do with the vision, like photographic shit. And he’s made the whole thing, he combined and interlock and it’s just crazy.

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Burna Boy Tells Apple Music “If I’m Lying” Is His Best Song Yet… 
I feel like it’s my best song ever… It’s spiritual.

Burna Boy on Fela Kuti…
I am grateful for the fact that he existed in his time so that we could get and experience the true organic nature of what he was and the essence of what he stood for and the message he passed across to us.

Burna Boy on His First Impressions of New York… 
To me, it looked just like Lagos, only with more tall buildings closer together. The same energy as Lagos. It’s the same… Everybody’s in a hurry. I felt like, “Wow. This can’t be what they’ve been showing me on TV.” This don’t look like TV land… this place is very sentimental for me because starting from PlayStation theater all the way to Citi Field now. It’s been a journey.

Burna Boy on the Benefits of Traveling the World… 
Man, the more I see the world and the more I experience just makes me understand myself a bit more, understand why things are the way they are a bit more. I just have a lot of answers to a lot of questions I used to have and previously didn’t have answers for.

Feel free to use and credit Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1.

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Geewah shares visuals for new Afrobeats stunner ‘Juice’ featuring Bakilla

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Geewah and Bakilla pique our interest with a heavenly Afrobeats record guaranteed to make your heart tick. The new song titled ‘Juice,’ drops alongside an equally edgy music video.

Afrobeats keeps getting better and songs like ‘Juice’ reiterate its timelessness. The song’s familiar yet invigorating tone captivates listeners from the first note, drawing them into a spellbinding world where the two artists reign supreme. Geewah’s Dancehall cadence and Bakilla’s honeyed melodies complement FeezeBeatz’s delightful production and there’s plenty to love beyond mere style.

They serenade with beautiful lyrics: “Smooth skin, sweet melanin, only you match my energy/You be my remedy, give me sweet melody. Put you on a pedestal, baby you a ten,” Geewah sings, adding more emotional depth to the song. Putting all that into perspective is a scenic video in sync with the song’s vibe. From vibrant indoor settings to cruising around town and chilling and at the beach, Great Elephant Records makes every moment count.

Don’t miss out on the full experience. Watch the entire video and let Geewah and Bakilla take you on a rhythmic journey.

 

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Nanky shares sultry Afrobeats single with video ‘Duro’

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As the cool breezes of April announce fresh beginnings, Nanky presents ‘Duro’–an Afrobeats track filled with refreshing energy. This sultry ode, made for the hunnies, is packed with lots of charisma and emotion that beckons you to listen. The song drops alongside a music video.

Produced by Qweccy Plus, ‘Duro’ emerges from Nanky’s vault of hits as the quintessential anthem to celebrate beauty and its many forms. Its opening–a captivating symphony of synths–whispers directly to the soul, seizing your senses to fill your mind with a magnificent portrait of the African woman.

Nanky’s desirable lyrics and tone quickly capture the moment in its brilliance. His words balance the line between feelings of allure and yearning, infusing the beat with a sexual energy that weaves in a tale of desire–a fitting honor of the grace women possess.

Nanky’s vocals unfurl into a tapestry of beautiful scenes that effortlessly captivate. Yaw Skyface captures the passion between Nanky and his love interest in backdrops that range from artistic to intimate. These special moments are brought to life by the director with vibrant colors, making this video a must-watch.

While ‘Duro’ might translate to “wait” in Yoruba, it is a song that demands your attention. It’s not merely a serenade but an invitation: a call to feel. Don’t just listen, immerse yourself in the delectable rhythms of ‘Duro’ to find out why it is more than a song. Feel the magic now!

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Ishak Spark Unleashes Visuals for Latest Smash Hit “This Year” featuring Joint 77 and Meo

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Ghana’s rap sensation, Ishak Spark, has finally unveiled the long-awaited visuals for his latest chart-topper, “This Year,” featuring Joint 77 and Meo.

Directed by the renowned videographer, Sir Chopperson, the video takes viewers on a mesmerizing journey into the realm of determination and ambition.

More than just a song, “This Year” stands as a powerful anthem of resilience and hope. It strikes a chord with individuals who have encountered setbacks in the past year but remain unwavering in their quest for success.

Set against the backdrop of an industrial warehouse, the video is a visual spectacle, featuring captivating scenes that perfectly complement the track’s high-octane energy. From captivating shots of alluring models to gritty urban landscapes, each frame exudes a raw intensity that keeps viewers hooked.

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A particularly striking moment in the video sees Ishak Spark amidst the wreckage of an abandoned helicopter, symbolizing the unwavering determination to overcome adversity.

“This Year” is more than just a song—it’s a testament to the power of hope and perseverance. It serves as a poignant reminder that regardless of the challenges we face, we possess the strength to carve out our own path to success.

With “This Year,” Ishak Spark once again cements his position as one of the most captivating talents to emerge from the Ghanaian music scene.

So turn up the volume, press play, and allow Ishak Spark’s electrifying energy to propel you through the year ahead.

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Afrobeats sensation, Abitemi shares endearing new visuals for ‘Prove’

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Rising Afrobeats star, Abitemi is back in the headlines with a breathtaking music video for her recently released single, ‘Prove.’ The much-awaited cut, which arrives three weeks after the song, echoes a heartwarming tale of love. ‘Prove’ is available to stream on your preferred music platform here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/abitemi1/prove

Bangers deserve the best of visuals, and Abitemi rises to the occasion. She collaborates with director Creatrix to bring a fresh perspective to love songs. The video presents Abitemi with her grandparents, whose long-standing relationship inspires her romantic aspirations.

It captures the kind of love she yearns for – deep, steadfast and full of warmth, mirroring the affection she witnessed in her family growing up. The director relays these endearing moments in a variety of vivid colors, reimagining the old couple in their youthful glory as Abitemi serenades the two with her soulful melodies and lovey-dovey lyrics.

“Nothing beats growing old with your significant other,” the singer says. “Creatrix [the director] felt we could tell a more compelling romantic story that will resonate with viewers and set itself apart from others this way and I wouldn’t change a thing looking back because this is what all lovers dream about.”

Abitemi, born Abigail Shiwoniku, is one of the emerging voices blazing the trail in the Afrobeats scene. With two rich cultural backgrounds to tap from – Ghanaian and Nigerian – her music benefits from a unique blend of Afrobeats, Afropop and Highlife fused into other foreign genres to create a sound many can’t help but adore. Since the days of her debut song, ‘Pariwo,’ the singer-songwriter has grown popular among fans and has hit her stride in the industry.

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Travis Scott Releases Official Music Video for “FE!N” Ft Playboi Carti

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Today, Travis Scott has shared the official music video for his global smash, fan favorite; ‘FE!N,’ taken from his critically acclaimed, record breaking fourth studio album UTOPIA. Directed by Gabriel Moses, the hypnotic visual comes ahead of his highly anticipated Saturday Night Live appearance where Scott will be performing live on tonight’s show. Tune in to NBC tonight at 11:30pm.

Watch the official music video for ‘FE!N’ HERE.

Following the release of UTOPIA, which went on to become the biggest selling hip hop album of 2023, Travis Scott completed hisrecord-breaking SOLD-OUT North American stadium and arena UTOPIA – CIRCUS MAXIMUS TOUR, where he became the first ever rap artist to sell-out Los Angeles SoFi Stadium. Last year, he unveiled his CIRCUS MAXIMUS film in select AMC Theatres which sold-out instantly nationwide. Taking his audience on a mind-bending visual odyssey across the globe, woven together by the speaker rattling sounds of UTOPIA. The film is a surreal and psychedelic journey, uniting a collective of visionary filmmakers from around the world in a kaleidoscopic exploration of human experience and the power of soundscapes. Written & Directed by Travis Scott and additional directors: Gaspar NoeValdimar JóhannssonNicolas Winding RefnHarmony Korine and Kahlil Joseph.

UTOPIA finds Travis Scott at the height of his powers as a performer, songwriter, producer, and collaborator proving once again that nobody sounds like Travis. It continues to enshrine him as the culture’s foremost sonic innovator and has been heralded as ‘album of the decade.’ The album held strong at No.1 on the Billboard Top 200 for four consecutive weeks, spent seven weeks in the top 5 and more than ten weeks in the top 10. It has garnered over 2.7 billion streams globally to date. Additionally, Spotify named UTOPIA the most streamed album in its first day for 2023, and Apple Music confirmed the second biggest first day streams of an album in 2023. UTOPIA is available at shop.travisscott.com, alongside five unique album covers as a part of vinyl, CD and merchandise box sets.

UTOPIA is out everywhere now.

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Litovibes unveils highly anticipated music video for hit single ‘Gimme Love’

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Litovibes, the dynamic and emerging force in the music industry, has delighted fans once again with the release of the captivating music video for his single, ‘Gimme Love.’ The video serves as the perfect complement to the soulful mid-tempo love anthem that has already captured hearts nationwide. Stream ‘Gimme Love’ here: https://onerpm.link/GIMME-LOVE

Following the successful audio release of ‘Gimme Love’ in November last year, Litovibes continues to showcase his unique musical prowess with this visually stunning interpretation of the song.

‘Gimme Love’ explores the intricacies of love in its purest form, inviting listeners to embark on a journey of emotions. The music video amplifies this narrative, offering a visual representation of the song’s heartfelt lyrics and enchanting melody.

With the release of the ‘Gimme Love’ music video, Litovibes once again demonstrates his versatility as an artist and his commitment to creating music that resonates with audiences on a profound level. As anticipation builds for his debut EP, Litovibes continues to solidify his reputation as a rising star in the music scene.

ABOUT LITOVIBES:

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Litovibes is an emerging artist known for his distinctive blend of soulful melodies and evocative lyrics. With a growing fan base, Litovibes continues to make waves in the music industry. Keep an eye out for his highly anticipated debut EP, coming soon.


Fans can connect with Litovibes on social media to stay updated on upcoming releases and performances:

Instagram: @litovibes
Twitter: @lito_vibes
Facebook: Litovibes

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