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Jazz Cartier Shares New Video For “Two Of Em” Feat. Buddy

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The Los Angeles by way of Toronto artist, Jazz Cartier has just shared his new video for “Two of Em” featuring Buddy. Depicted through colorful two-tone splits, the Jon Primodirected film reflects Jazz and Buddy’s real lives by showcasing the two friends doing what they do best: rapping, smoking, playing chess, and enjoying life to the fullest – in the most charming and stylish way imaginable of course. “Two of ‘Em” is the latest single from Jazz Cartier following “Nothing 2 Me” featuring Cousin Stizz which released earlier this year. Both tracks as well as Jazz’s 2020 singles, “Basement” and “Disclosure” will be on his upcoming album, Fleur Print Vol. 2 – releasing on 7/23.

“The vibrant, Jon Primo-directed visuals see Jazz and Buddy living their best lives … It’s a summer bop meant to be cranked up to 11.”COMPLEX
After relocating to Los Angeles and going independent, Jazz Cartier has found a renewed sense of purpose and direction artistically. His forthcoming album, Fleur Print Vol. 2 is his most sonically diverse and fully realized body of work to date. It’s also the first time Jazz has been open to including featured artists on his projects. It’s a form of personal growth for him and a testament to his newfound sense of freedom and comfort within the community he’s created for himself in Los Angeles. In keeping with the floral theme of his debut album, Fleurever, Jazz Cartier is ready to make his welcomed return with Fleur Print Vol. 2. releasing on 7/23.

 

The stepson of a diplomat, Jazz Cartier moved over a dozen times before he was even 18. After high school, Jazz returned home to Canada to pursue a career in music. Drawing from musical influences including Kanye West, OutKast, and Lil Wayne, Cartier found early success weaving hooky beats through moments of celebratory defiance and unapologetic honesty. He quickly made a splash following the 2015 release of his breakout single, “Dead or Alive.” The single surpassed 100 million streams and transcended the boundaries of his hometown. It wasn’t long before Jazz had built a loyal following and embarked on national tours with Post Malone, JID and Saint Jhn as well as festival performances at Rolling Loud, Lollapalooza, Festival d’ete de Quebec, Osheaga and more. In this time he also released two critically acclaimed mixtapes, Marauding in Paradise in 2015 and Hotel Paranoia the following year. The releases firmly cemented Cartier’s legacy in Toronto’s cultural psyche, helping him to amass millions of streams and views leading into his Universal Music-backed debut, Fleurever in 2018.

Having earned his place alongside the ranks of The 6’s buzziest musicians, the Juno Award-winning artist, Jazz Cartier has spent the last few years focusing his energy inward. Following the release of his 2018 debut studio album, Fleurever, Jazz parted ways with his label, took some time to focus on himself, expand his horizons, and has embraced growth. In 2020, Jazz Cartier reinvigorated his fanbase with the release of three new tracks including “Itchin For A Lick,” “Basement,” and “Disclosure” before tapping in with the Ghanaian-inspired Toronto fast food joint Aunty Lucy’s Burgers this past January to model their recent Capsule Collection. In March, Jazz teamed up with fellow L.A. rappers Buddy and Kent Jamz to form an underground chess club in Buddy’s garage that has since grown to include Smino, KYLE, Tinashe, DSmoke, and others with Diddy also getting in on the action and helping to assemble a celebrity tournament for an upcoming show. “It became a thing where dudes pass the time playing chess, bumping beats, and freestyling while we play to take our minds off of what’s going on.”

With his new album, Fleur Print Vol. 2 releasing on July 23rd as well as an upcoming skincare line and celebrity chess show, Jazz Cartier is taking his newfound independence by the reins and is ready to show his fans he’s so much more than Toronto’s first “Post-Drake” rapper.

 

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Larruso releases lifestyle video for song, “High Meditation”

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15 months after the release of the official audio off his debut EP, “New Gen”; the young afro-pop and dancehall singer has released the lifestyle video for his inspirational afro-dancehall song titled “High Meditation”; produced by Gigz Beatz.

In a lifestyle visual shot by Abeiku Simonson, the dancehall crooner is seen living the best of his life with his friends overseas.  Speaking to beeniewords.com, Larruso confirms that he finds joy in collaborating with his peers, the older generation and always happy when his friends are around him.

Watch the lifestyle video of “High Meditation” by Larruso here;

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Ari Lennox Releases Video For Waste My Time

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Ari Lennox turns to therapy to solve her relationship questions in the new music video for her single “Waste My Time,” out today via Dreamville/Interscope Records. In the video, directed by Val Vega, the soul and R&B superstar ponders why she keeps falling for the same guys before the scene transforms to a steamy series of sets – Ari glistening in a pool, seducing in a gold and pink cloud, and embraced in a steamy romance. Does she get the answers she needs? Join Ari’s therapy journey and watch the full “Waste My Time” video HERE.
The “Waste My Time” video arrives on a big day for Ari Lennox’s career, as her age/sex/locationtour kicks off tonight at the famed House of Blues in Las Vegas. The 34-date trek runs through March 29 and hits several major markets – including concerts in New York City, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles and more –before it concludes with two shows in her hometown of Washington, D.C. Purchase your tickets for the age/sex/location Tour at www.arilennox.com
 
age/sex/location is Ari Lennox’s second studio album and was released in September to spectacular reviews. Pitchfork praised the album as “a bountiful exploration of what it truly means to be grown and sexy,” while Rolling Stone confirmed that the star “has delivered her best work to date” and VIBE featured the album on its list of the 25 Best R&B Albums of 2022. Standout tracks include “Queen Space,” with Summer Walker and “POF,” which President Obama placed at No. 3 on his annual favorite music series for 2022, and of course, the Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox-produced hit “Pressure.” The RIAA gold-certified hit has soared to over 640 million streams, hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Airplay and became her first solo Hot 100 single. “Waste My Time” extends Ari’s hitmaking streak at radio, with its No. 10 spot on Adult R&B Airplay. Thanks to those hits and more fan favorites, age/sex/location has already raced past 200 million streams in the U.S..
If that weren’t enough, Ari has continued to reap massive wins in recent months. In November, Ari delivered electric performances at both the American Music Awards and the Soul Train Awards, where she was nominated for six trophies, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year. In December, she became the first-ever digital cover for HuffPost, with the publication proudly declaring the First Lady of Dreamville “a student of her craft and proof that R&B ain’t dead.”
age/sex/location is another win in Ari Lennox’s book, following her acclaimed 2019 debut, Shea Butter Baby, now officially certified gold by the RIAA. The project, now with over 1.5 billion global streams, spawned the RIAA platinum-certified title track, featuring Dreamville label head and marquee artist J. Cole, gold-certified singles “BMO” and “Whipped Cream,” and “Up Late.” Critical recognition capped off the debut era with nominations for a Grammy Award (for her contribution to Dreamville’s album, Revenge of the Dreamers III), three 2019 Soul Train Awards, and two 2020 NAACP Awards.
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Chike Shares Evocative Visuals For “On The Moon”

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Over the years Chike has embodied a pure definition of sound. His songs have taken R&B to dizzying heights within Afropop, earning the man a number of hits that reflects his colorful tones. Last year, saw the singer release his anticipated sophomore, ‘The Brother’s Keeper,’ a stirring collection of songs that opened with the ecclesiastical “On the Moon”.

Tapping the vivid percussions of amapiano, Chike tells the glorious tale of his wins as a musician. Swirling notes in the background establish a mood of victory and Chike’s crooning vocals take on the responsibility of their own, making the listener bounce and bop to his heart’s rhythm. The album was a masterful demonstration of Chike’s unmatched ability to imprint his unique storytelling style on just about any sound possible.

Starting off the New Year, Chike shares the visuals for “On the Moon”. It is directed by the talented UAX and features the musician in evocative scenes. Following the dreamy ethos of the record, a young boy alternates positions on a bed with Chike, light pouring around the set-up. As the video progresses, the sweet essences of star life come into focus, the girls and glitz, a followership all taking center stage alongside Chike. The dreamy cinematic experience is a perfect blend of minimalism and color, the video strikes a strong portrait of Chike’s growth from a music fan to a global superstar.

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Bisa Kdei addresses VGMA loss and other misfortunes in new track ‘‘Next Chapter’’

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Ghanaian highlife musician, Bisa Kdei has revealed some unfortunate twirls that has happened in his music career in the recently released “Next Chapter” video. (more…)

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Nii Menz describes how he received ‘Nea Ote Me Mu’ through a dream

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Nii Menz describes how he received ‘Nea Ote Me Mu’ through a dream

Music comes to musicians and songwriters through different means, as some get their lyrics while in the bath house, period of fasting, driving or at prayer meetings, others get theirs through dreams.

Over the years, artistes have shared their intriguing stories of how they got inspiration to write their songs.

Interestingly, fast-rising gospel musician, Nii Menz, known in private life as Anderson Nii Kwei Mensah has revealed that his new song dubbed “Nea Ote Me Mu” is a dream come true, a song he received in a dream.

According to him, the song was revealed to him in a dream,” it was around 2am one dawn, I was deep asleep, but found myself singing in a dream, I immediately woke up, I liked the melody and began to write verses for the song in accordance with the title revealed to him.”

Nii Menz added that he was very happy after writing the two verses for the song and proceeded to the studio to record the song to fulfil God’s revelation to him.

Touching on the message, he said “the song simply means ‘He that is in me’, the bible makes one understands that He that lives in us is greater than what we see outside.”

“If you have God living in you there is nothing one cannot do, and going by the direction and guidance of God, one can reach higher heights,” he said.

The gospel musician charged christians not to underestimate the power they carry because God created man in His own image.

Nii Menz said, even though it was not easy to mobilise resources, he decided not to give up, but to ensure the gift from God did not go to waste.

He promised of good songs and hard work in the years ahead, adding that gospel music has what it takes to lift Ghana music.

The song which was produced by Zapp Mallet is available on all digital platforms and comes with a video that was directed and shot by Good Luck pictures.

 

 

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THE TRUTH! Deportee enlists Renner, Rashid Metal, Abban & Ervidense on debut single

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Popular Ghanaian A&R, Deportee has released his debut single. (more…)

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