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The Last Artful, Dodgr Releases New Track “Cloverfield” FT. Young M.A

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Today, The Last Artful, Dodgr (she/they)announces new album Hits Of Today that will release on August 19.  In conjunction with the announcement, she tags Young M.A for a new version of her previously released hard-hitting track “Cloverfield.”

The track is a rap anthem for women, about women so it only made sense that these two collaborated.  The album will feature “Cloverfield” and “Hullabaloo” which was released earlier this year.  HIGHSNOBRIETY commended Dodgr’s “exceptional, elastic voice and a bewitching grasp of melody.”  With co-signs from Anderson .Paak, Mark Ronson, Portugal. The Man, and more, Dodgr is set for a breakthrough year, leading up to the debut album this summer.

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Tracklist:
01. Ode Feelings
02. HOT
03. Understood
04. Hullabaloo
05. Asi9ine
06. Infinity
07. The Thickening (an interlude)
08. Lightwork
09. Midnight
10. Cloverfield feat. Young M.A
11. IT
12. Choker f. Siren and the Sea
13. Not A Duet (but another interlude)
14. If Ever There’s A Chance
15. Better Safe Than Social
16. YOU
17. Whiteclaw
Close your eyes and try to imagine the musical lovechild of The-Dream and Diane Warren. The person you should see is The Last Artful, Dodgr. The rapper and singer-songwriter (pronouns: she/they) defies the boundaries of hip-hop and the binary with heady bops like “Hullabaloo” and “Better Safe Than Social.” Both an artist and a muse, Dodge captivates with a trippy aesthetic that comes alive through their fashion, music videos, and socials.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dodgr—whose name is a reference to both their hometown team and Oliver Twist—didn’t start secretly writing music until college at Cal Poly Humbolt. But there were so many signs pointing them in that direction. For example, they started to master words and language early as a baby; and their formative musical inspirations included Missy Elliott, Prince, and Sam Cooke. Living in an artist “greenhouse” in undergrad and scribing songs that they kept to themselves, Dodgr knew that she was incredible. But that musical ingenuity blossomed when they made the fateful decision to move to Portland.
Dodgr, ever sui generis, grew a following in Portland, despite the city’s reluctance to hip-hop, and dropped their first mixtape 199NVRLND in 2013. Collaborating with other local talent in the area and dropping singles like “Oofda” and “Jelly Hunt,” she established herself as a lyrical heavyweight with an edgy creative ear. This is what put them in the orbit of Aminé, who invited Dodgr to lend their colorfully animated voice as a background vocalist during their performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in 2016.
In 2017, they appeared as a feature on Anderson Paak’s Oxnard alongside Snoop Dogg and in 2019 they were tapped by Mark Ronson to contribute to the soundtrack for the animated film Spies in Disguise. Even hip-hop legend, Black Thought wanted in on Dodgr’s action, recruiting her for several songs on his 2020 album, Streams of Thought, Vol. 3: Cane & Able. But Dodgr’s most notable hit to date is their smooth, infectious 2020 single “Hot,” which snagged a placement on the Emmy-winning HBO series Euphoria.
Now signed to Interscope Records and hard at work on a debut album, Dodgr is offering a 360 creative experience like other multi-hyphenates like Tierra Whack, Smino, and Tyler, the Creator. They stay true to their roots as a wordsmith, writing lyrics that are thought-provoking.
But Dodgr is playful and light-hearted, not above waxing poetic about ass and titties, either. Combining her lavishly buoyant voice with unrestrained visual artistry, she pours into her music videos, style, and live performances as she does the records she produces. In a nutshell: Dodgr is a musician on a completely different plane.
Today Dodgr identifies as a genderfluid, masc presenting femme. They stay balanced with a Gemini sun and Taurus moon. What we have here is the next queer icon.
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SPINALL, Summer Walker, DJ Snake, and Äyanna Come Together For New Video “Power (Remember Who You Are)”

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Music and skate culture come together as SPINALL, Summer Walker, DJ Snake, and Äyannalink up for their impressive collaboration, “Power.” The global union of legendary musicians is a must-watch, as Walker and Äyanna’s sonorous vocals glide against the Afro-pop production.
Directed by Charlie Buhler of Doomsday, the video features fast-paced footage from the highly anticipated Flipper’s Skate Heist film: masked skaters swipe a pair of exclusive roller skates, while SPINALL, Summer, DJ Snake and Äyanna are stationed at the renowned Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace.
“Power (Remember Who You Are)” is the soundtrack of the forthcoming film, which will be released in the lead-up to the opening of Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace’s flagship roller skating rink in London. Watch “Power (Remember Who You Are)” HERE.
Says Äyanna: “Working with the skaters was deeply inspiring. It was an honour to share the space with them, and everyone on set was so passionate about the song and project as a whole. Being apart of the directors vision was humbling and a real honour. It felt amazing to be included in a culturally significant project.”
The stellar lineup includes an all-star cast of producers, including SPINALL, DJ Snake, Nicholas “Unknown Nick” Audino, and The Eggman. This superb cast enlisted legendary Dr. Dre, who mixed the starry track. The song is also executive produced by Jimmy Iovine, and LVRN’s Tunde Balogun and Justice Baiden. The newly formed alliance on “Power (Remember Who You Are)” teases what’s to come in the upcoming short film Flipper’s Skate Heist — a wild adventure mixing the blending roots of amapiano with skate culture.
SPINALL, Summer Walker & DJ Snake (ft. Äyanna) “Power (Remember Who You Are)” eSingle
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Episode 33 on StudentOfLife Podcast is all about ‘Manifestation’

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Understanding the true laws and principles of it, realising that it is not simply about visualising and saying affirmations, write stuff down and it simply appears with time! It’s deeper than that. Understand the law of energy(chakras), law of vibration and governing your surrounds is key. Akosua Peprah is not telling you what you want to hear, but what you NEED to hear and the hidden truths of manifestation. (more…)

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Nirvana Nokwe’s New EP Nirvous Love Is a Sensual Exploration of Self

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Multifaced musical force Nirvana Nokwe has released her much awaited EP Nirvous Love, a soulful 6-track project stamping the budding artist’s credentials as an auteur of immersive and affecting music.

Stream/Download Nirvous Love here: https://paradise.fanlink.to/NIRVOUSLOVE

Featured on the cover of Apple Music’s new releases Nirvous Love is an EP that brings one’s soul on a voyage of discovery: a story of love and awakening. Being self-aware due of the replicated dynamics of destruction, betrayal and hurt created in childhood, Nirvana explores the vindictive streak to attaining the love we all deserve.

 

With singles such as “2 Woke 4 Love” and “Waiting” laying the foundation, Nirvana delivers a cohesive and slyly eclectic body of work, rooted in retro, indie rock, Zulu drums, gqom and amapiano sounds, along with her ear-tingling vocal melodies and themes that dig into varying facets of the human condition.

“This project is a language in how we define and predict love. I hope everyone can find solace and healing and be relieved from the shackles of control and being controlling. This project is the blueprint of a genre I’m pioneering called Cosmic. Definitely something many may call sonic cinema, explains Nirvana.  

Nirvana’s storytelling is intimate, truthful and, quite literally, out of this world with her ethereal sounds and deep passions for astrology. Her personal brand encapsulates the modern-day intellectualised dreamer, reflecting on the complexities of life and her place in the world.

While she is Johannesburg born, she identifies more with her years in KwaMashu and Lamtonville, Durban. Her family is rooted in the arts, making it possible for Nirvana to have participated in the entertainment industry at 4-years-old as a professional. By the age of 10, Nirvana understood what she was doing in entertainment and concluded that she wanted to continue pursuing a career in the arts.

“Nirvana’s latest release shows the diversity, future thinking and artistic integrity she has developed over her career. With massive support from stores such as Apple Music, it’s clear that she has a lot to offer and we’re excited to hear what’s yet to come,” expresses Mike Kelly Label Manager at Paradise.

A creative, a performer, trained singer, actress, producer, fashion model and filmmaker. These are some of the titles that can be attributed to Nirvana Nokwe. The 26-year-old hailing from Jozi is one independent to watch for.  

For more updates follow Nirvana Nokwe on social media.

Tik Tok: nirvananokwewww.tiktok.com/@nirvananokwe )

Twitter: @nirvananokwe

Instagram: @nirvananokwe

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/NirvanaL0v3Nokwe

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Black Sherif drops new single, ‘Soja’

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Ghanaian singer Black Sherif  drops his second single of the year, ‘Soja’, which is produced by Joker Nharnah.

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Glorilla Teams Up With Cardi B For Explosive “Tomorrow 2” Single

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Memphis star GloRilla calls on the one and only Cardi B for “Tomorrow 2,” which you can listen to HERE via CMG Records/Interscope Records.

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Breaking the shackles! TRADITION MAN WOLO unravels black history in latest album REGGAE MAN

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US based Ghanaian reggae artiste, *Tradition Man Wolo * has in an interview reaffirmed his quest to liberate the black man from shackles of the westerners through his music. (more…)

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