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Ryan Babel to release debut album ‘The Autobiography – Chapter 1’

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Most footballers who want to tell their life story write a book when they retire. Ryan Babel isn’t ‘most footballers’ though, and so it should be no surprise that his autobiography is coming in the form of a very impressive debut album called ‘The Autobiography – Chapter 1’ — released on November 26.

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In fact, the idea for the album actually came about because he was asked to write an autobiography during lockdown when his training schedule was put on pause and he suddenly had a lot of free time. Music felt like the most natural way to tell his story, which is why he decided to share different periods of his life and career on the 8 tracks that make up the album. “I am very proud that I was able to tell my story on this record. Making this album was an amazing experience and the creation process with all the people involved was very special,” says Ryan.

Combining influence from classic sample-based hip-hop with modern production sheen and Babel’s impressive Dutch flow, the album is full of big hooks, memorable lines and sweet melodies. It’s a deeply personal record where the lyrical content is well matched with emotive, melancholic sounds. The album was produced by Diztortion and features collabs from hot talents Adje, Cho, Numidia and Cheyenne, and branches out into reggae and soul moments alongside its hip-hop core.Currently playing for Turkish giants Galatasaray, Babel has had an incredible career on the pitch, playing for Ajax, Liverpool, Hoffenheim, Besiktas, Galatasaray, and in two World Cups for the Dutch national team.

This debut album is many years in the making, his musical career no flash-in-the-pan gimmick. With his own label and debuts in the music scene back in 2005, he has serious skin in the game, and this debut album is the culmination of many years of hard work, developing his style and learning his craft in the studio.Seeing the album format as a more holistic way to tell his life story and the duality of his main passions on the pitch and in the studio, Babel has laid down a marker with his first autobiographical album that makes clear he is dedicated to expressing himself on the mic and furthering himself as an artist. Like the title says, this is just the first chapter.

Well-known for his soccer career, playing for Ajax, Liverpool, Hoffenheim, Besiktas, Galatasaray and in two World Cups for the Dutch national team, Ryan Babel is now making waves in the music industry. His love for music began during his childhood, soaking up the sounds of Surinamese bands like La Rouge and La Caz while growing up in Amsterdam’s Bijlmer neighbourhood. Dabbling in a few bands with his friends as he got older, he sang and played keyboards — but it was discovering rap music around the age of 16 that was to be his calling.

His exploration into the music of Dutch rappers like Ali B, Lange Frans and Baas B coincided with signing his first contract with Ajax, and his new-found fame brought him into contact with some of these stars. But despite this growing success and passion for his music, some people weren’t happy with his decision to pursue football and music at the same time.

This negativity made him retreat from making music himself for a long time. Instead, he decided to continue his interest in the industry by setting up a music management company to help develop other artists. He now sees music as a more holistic way to tell his story, rather than a way to hog the spotlight. That means that he’ll keep on helping to develop other artists, but he’ll also release music of his own.

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Listen UP: Amalina enters December with “Ghana Party”

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Amalina is serving us an early Christmas as we launch into the festive season this yuletide.

She drops a 5th song titled “Ghana Party”, a music accent to highlight her originality but deep roots as a Ghanaian but in an urbanized way.

“Ghana Party” is a contemporary pop sound which blends heavy elements of Highlife and Hiphop Drill beat, finely produced by Joshua Raphaelson (JR Music), her Boss.

She sings and raps in this new cut to show her versatility once more. The song is out on all Digital Stores on Thursday, December 2, 2021.

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From Apple Music With Love: Coldplay Debuts Exclusive ‘Infinity Station Sessions’ EP in Spatial Audio

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Apple Music is getting into the giving spirit this holiday season with the launch of From Apple Music With Love, a special countdown to the holidays. Each day at 8:00a PST from November 26 – December 3, Apple Music subscribers will receive exclusive gifts from some of the biggest and brightest names in music, stamped with love and ready for unwrapping. Gifts range from exclusive EPs in Spatial Audio, to a behind-the scenes documentary films, to special holiday playlists, radio episodes, DJ mixes, and beyond.

Today’s exclusive gift comes from global superstars Coldplay: a collection of songs, called the Infinity Station Sessions, recorded entirely in Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos. This exclusive EP (also available in standard version) sees the band revel in highlights from their highly uplifting ninth album, Music of the Spheres, with live studio recordings of songs, “Coloratura,” “Higher Power,” “Human Heart,” with We Are KING and Jacob Collier, and “People of the Pride,” as well as a moving rendition of their 2010 single, “Christmas Lights.”

Tune in every day at 8am PST to keep counting down the holidays with an exclusive gift every day on Apple Music HERE.

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Cedi Rap releases new single, ‘This Life’ feat. Lyrical Joe & Amerado

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If not for his name, his Facebook friends would have thought he were a comedian. Cedi Rap has amassed over 17,000 followers, posting funny updates everyday on his personal Facebook account. (more…)

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Kwelit Drops New Single “I Dey Stress / Rampage !” Ahead Of His Highly Anticipated EP “Dairy Of A Roadman”

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Carl kweku Donkor professionally known as Kwelit is a Ghanaian rapper,singer,record producer and songwriter.

Kwelit has an astronomical variety of styles and sounds that he switches through from tune to tune and also expresses himself and views in his songs.

He came out with his first single Wavyshid in 2018, and has been an unstoppable force who’s been working to get to the limelight ever since.

Kwelit is heavily influenced by Kanye west, Odunsi, Playboi Carti and Ofori Amponsah.
Kwelit made a sound that people were not expecting him to make ,but kwelit always goes to the extreme to bring out sounds his mates in the industry are not on yet.

“I dey stress/ Rampage” was a statement telling everyone how they should be ready for him announcing himself as the new wave. He’s already had the opportunity to work as a producer with some great personalities such Jean feier on the song “When I need you”, and also was featured on Pandora a song on L1Trendsetters hit Ep “Earth 2”,This has already established him as force breaking into the industry. He’s always said he feels like he’s different embodiments of sounds bottled up into one being and he wanted people to experience this side of him.

And to be able to journey with him through the highs and lows of life.

In  “I DEY STRESS/RAMPAGE which was written and produced by Kwelit ,he  talks about the stress he faces in his everyday life in a calm and highly metaphoric verse, and on his second verse he goes berserk totally ripping the beat apart.

He dropped this as a teaser for his debut EP DIARY OF A ROADMAN which is set to release in 2022

He expects his fans to expect the unexpected.

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Brent Faiyaz follows Drake, Tyler, Keem, Meek collaborations with new single

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Grammy-nominated singer and producer Brent Faiyaz caps another stratospheric year with new single “Mercedes.” With Faiyaz’s idiosyncratic falsetto, “Mercedes” showcases Brent’s distinct musical identity that oscillates between hero and villain while being reminiscent of ‘90s R&B. 2021 saw Brent collaborate with the likes of Drake, Tyler, The Creator, Baby Keem, Meek Mill and Tems, release smash solo tracks, and surpass 8.5 BILLION streams for his catalog that includes 2 Certified Platinum and 5 Certified Gold singles.

 

Listen to “Mercedes” here: https://album.link/MERCEDES

 

In 2016, Faiyaz formed his own independent record label, Lost Kids and released his Fuck The World EP in 2020, which debuted at #20 on the Billboard 200 charts. To give back to his fans he started the Show U Off Grant Program for Black women entrepreneurs in 2021, with more

details on the 2022 program to follow and he will celebrate the 4th annual Lost Kids Benefit this month in support of youths in his hometown of Baltimore, MD.

 

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Darone Okolie drops New Single “I GOT YOU”

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American – Nigerian actor and singer Darone Okolie has released a new track named “I Got You”. An addictive and very catchy track produced by Nigerian beatmaker Jostopac. In the single Darone showcases his Pop vocals while embodying a unique R&B sound with Afrobeats. The inspiration behind the record was to bring Diversity to the African and Latin community.

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The Caribbean up-tempo “I Got You” also features a guest appearance from South Central Latin artist Feefa – who lends his Spanish vocals. It was also mixed and mastered by Feefa.

As a lover of Afrobeats superstars such as Wizkid, Davido, and Burna Boy, Darone decided to channel in what he knew would make a beautiful Afrobeats dancehall jam.

The New Single comes alongside the news that Darone Okolie is Recurring in HBO’s new Untitled Lakers Series directed by Adam McKay. Darone has been a highly buzzing name in Hollywood with his last few guest appearances on NCIS: Los Angeles, Black Lightning, Queen Sugar and now HBO.

Darone Okolie also wrote the single “I Got You”. As he continues to strive in the entertainment industry on screen, he is elevating hi(story) through his musical abilities as well. Stay tuned for more from Darone in the near future both on screen and musically. Stream the single AVAILBLIE NOW on all digital platforms.

Bio: Darone Okolie is a Washington, D.C. native of Nigerian descent. This former 3 sport Athlete is best known for his Acting appearances on HBO’s Untitled Lakers Series, NCIS: Los Angeles and CW’s Black Lightning. Darone connection to music was inspired by Live Go-go music. Go-go music is a historic dancehall sound with a live audience call and response. Darone is a multifaceted young man journeying into a new path as a cross-over talent into the music industry. He lives by the quote “Sometimes when we hit ROCK bottom we have to realize that God made the Rock”.

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