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Van Buren Records release Black Wall Street EP with new video for “CULT” (feat. Jazz Cartier)

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The talented collective of bars-focused rappers from Brockton, Massachusetts, Van Buren Records, has released a new EP, Black Wall Street. Like the project’s namesake, a once-booming Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma that goes uncovered by many classroom textbooks, VB has achieved success by themselves, on their terms. The follow-up to April’s Bad For Press full-length includes a rare guest in the circle, Jazz Cartier.

The LA-by-way-of-Toronto star appears on “CULT,” a music video arriving with the EP. In a mansion with some devoted followers, Van Buren Records’ SAINT LYOR, Luke Bar$, Invada, FELIX!and Jazz Cartier concoct nod-inducing elixirs, trance, and watch footage of other famous cult leaders, all in between conjuring lyricism and a hypnotizing beat. The Van Buren Records camp continues to offer a highly stylized, quite compelling audio-visual lean-back experience.

With a name inspired by a fictitious street gang from an episode of Seinfeld, Van Buren Records is a 13 member collective comprised of rappers FELIX!, Luke Bar$, Jiles, SAINT LYOR, Meech BOLD, Invada, and producer/emcee multi-hyphenate, Andrew Regis. Regis is joined by fellow producers Ricky Felix and Kiron Akil, and engineer, R. Louie. The crew is rounded out by the designer, Moses Besong, and creative directors, Shelby Narcisse and E. Each group member plays an integral role in the collaborative process, and each emcee has their own unique voice, style, and identity. Together, Van Buren Records are an eclectic group with an original sound, best exemplified on their recent singles “MEDIC,” “BRAINDEAD,” and “RELAX.” “CULT” follows this month’s “CASH RULES,” another visual highlight from the five-song collection produced by frequent beat-maker AzizTheShake.

Hailing from Brockton, Massachusetts, the first majority Black city in New England, Van Buren Records boasts a cohesive sound that has catalyzed mosh pits across their home state and beyond, igniting a new phase in the greater Boston area Hip-Hop renaissance and creative community at large. Receiving critical praise from Pigeons & Planes (Best New Artists of April), NPR (“Favorite Albums Of 2021” list), Lyrical Lemonade, and UPROXX, as well as an Instagram story cosign from Brent Faiyaz, Van Buren Records is commanding 2021 with a Bad For Press full-length album and now, a fresh, follow-up Black Wall Street EP. They’ll be performing songs from both releases next month at select dates in Los Angeles, NYC, and Boston – listed below.

Please find links to stream and share Van Buren Records’ new EP Black Wall Streetand “CULT” video below.

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Larruso’s ‘’New Gen’’ EP arrives alongside all-new video for ‘Wolewa’ (Come Inside)’

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Afro-dancehall sensation, Larruso’s debut EP offers a feel-good experience that places him in the fore of Ghanaian dancehall music as he freewheels over a range of experimental melodies. Listen here: https://onerpm.lnk.to/NewGen-EP

 

Previewing with two singles prior to its official announcement ‘’New Gen’’ does not fall short of a smooth supply of tuneful beat selections and potential bangers. It is an aggregate of Larruso’s vision so far, meld together by familiar, yet refreshing concepts and a feature list accommodating of the young artist’s style.

 

 

The 8-track EP books features from the likes of the god MC, M.anifest, Suzzway, Nigeria’s very own, Bella Shmurda, Kelvyn Boy, Samini and J. Derobie, aside a compelling mix of producers which include The One, Beatz Dakay, Phantom, Jaemally, Gigz Beatz, Mix Master Garzy and Finchy.

 

For a project meant to inspire the prodigy’s avant-gardist role in his time, things are brought to a roaring start on the pre-released ‘New Gen’. Here, Larruso ushers in the age of this new generation he’s standing in for. ‘’We have a big dream and, how our family fit look past streets wey we dey pon?’’, he questions, backing up with chants and verses of empowerment. This invigorating theme persists into the EP’s first pre-released song ‘The Truth’ featuring the god MC, Manifest. On the soothing song, both artists free their energies into a pool of thoughts that are expressive of life in a country that grows increasingly hellish for the generation in question.

The tone of the EP hereafter shifts to a more ambient and easy-going sound ‘Body’ featuring Suzzway goes big on Larruso’s glossy vocals, while ‘Wolewa’ (Come Inside) featuring Nigeria’s very own, Bella Shmurda embraces a fun feel. The latter drops alongside a colorful video directed by Yaw Skyface and has lots of choreography to keep the song’s playfulness untouched. ‘Hit & Run’ isn’t far behind the explosive Afrobeat wave either, bearing the candid and fleeting emotions of the self-proclaimed nineties bad boy, before ushering in the project’s biggest in terms of collaborations ‘No Chance’.

Sweeping listeners back into his preferred domain ‘No Chance’ has Larruso tag Kelyvn Boy and Samini on the highly palatable Finchy production to make known their uncompromising nature to much finesse. ‘Addicted’ featuring J. Derobie slots in next to ferry listeners aboard the love express once more, yielding crooned verses of how special Larruso’s love interest is to him: ‘’Cause you know me and you have a different vibe/Make up your mind, come with me let’s ride’’. The finally EP comes to a soothing close thanks to Larruso’s resolute composure on solo effort ‘High Meditation’, in a bid to not to escape bad memories.

 

‘’New Gen’’ projects the Afro-dancehall star’s status as torchbearer in it’s entirety and is effortless in setting itself up as a benchmark for all dancehall EP’s to follow. Stream ‘’New Gen’’ by Larruso here:

 

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Boma reveals how his relationship with Tega was all part of his game plan

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On this week’s episode of #WithChude, BBNiaja star and actor Boma Martins Akpore, popularly known as Boma, opens up on his intimate relationship with fellow Big Brother housemate Tega Offiong Dominic-Ajeboh, popularly referred to as Tega.

Boma revealed that his relationship with Tega was all part of his game plan to make the best out of his time in the house. For him, he was just switching into character and there was nothing more to it. In his words, “The way I was looking at it was, I have been on set. I have done the same actions, maybe even worse on set. I have kissed. I have romanced people. I have been an actor. I have played romantic scenes with people’s wives or people’s girlfriends. As soon as they say cut, everybody goes home to wherever they came from. That’s how I was looking at it.”

“It was a show. That’s why when they asked when I left the show, without me even knowing what was happening outside, I said, ‘the Show is done. We are all going back to our families. I’m going back to my girl. She is going back to her own family”, he concluded.

Boma also revealed that once he sees cameras around him, he switches into character and that way, no one can get a glimpse into his life. He said that despite being in the entertainment industry- constantly in front of cameras- for about eighteen years no one knew he was married. In his words “If you think my reality is in front of the camera, you’ve missed the way fully and I’m happy that you have.”

When asked about his xxx, Boma said, “The results that we get in life are the prize that we get for our actions. Therefore before you take an action, be aware of the prize, good or bad, that will result from it and let that be the guide for whether or not you will take that action.”

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#WithChude is a special series of targeted multimedia conversations and investigations focused on narratives that enable and strengthen the mind, heart, and spirit.

All past and new episodes of #WithChude premiere on Saturdays at 7 am on watch.withchude.com. You can also watch the show every Saturday on Channels TV at 1 pm, with reruns every Sunday on Wazobia TV Channel 98 at 5 pm, every Tuesday on Rave Tv at 5 pm, every Wednesday on Pop Central Station DSTV Channel 189 at 8 pm, and every Thursday on EbonyLife TV StarTimes Channel 189/191 at 7:30 pm.

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Akwesi Orlando drops new afrobeat song, “ISSUE”

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Music newcomer, Akwesi Orlando finally dished out his classic afrobeat song titled “ISSUE,” lyrics of the song was delivered in both English and Twi to officially set the silky singer’s music career in motion.

ISSUE details emotional battles lovers faced during the different phases of their relationships, also capturing the underlying expression of true desire and willingness to maintain the relationship regardless of the constant problems. The song also paves the way for lovers to boldly bring to the table challenges and deal with them right away rather than remaining mute and being completely consumed by the pains.

Akwesi Orlando has continued to receive arguably loud applauds from music enthusiasts and key practitioners of music for his lyrical dexterity combined with daily relatable true-life events happening all around us. His name started being stack on the lips fans when he joined forces with Fameye to release his debut single “Ankonam” in 2020, and since then, the industry has been anxiously waiting for another single from him.

Lo and behold, he has shared ISSUE, which he has personally said is one of his favourite singles on his music rack. ISSUE was produced by Zongo Boii, and the extreme.

https://audiomack.com/hybrid-rekords/song/issue

 

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Berry Vodca Drops Visuals For New Song ‘Kyere’

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Expensive Music signed Artiste, Berry Vodca has dropped his first official single few months after introducing himself onto the music scene with his ‘VIBERATION’ Ep.

The Rapper who is obviously in the music game to make a statement after enjoying great feedback from his Ep has dropped another song titled ‘Kyere’ together with an official music video.

‘Kyere’ produced by Klasic Beatz is out now and available on all digital platforms for streaming and purchase.

Signed to Expensive Music Record Label, Berry Vodca promises to continue dropping entertaining songs periodically for his fans and music lovers to enjoy.

 

You can stream it here >>>>>> https://mipromo.ffm.to/berryvodca-kyere

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Mista Silva brings back the colourful vibes from the motherland with his new hit single ft E.L ‘Wavy Level’

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3 x MOBO nominee and 4 x award winning artist , high-energy vocals on the instrumental combined with E.L’ s low tone feel-good vibes pieces together the perfect collaboration, mixing and blending the streets of London and Accra to give a worldwide ‘Wavy Level.’ to add the icing on this freshly baked banger produced by E.L himself the visual brings the vibes to life, displaying quality pictures with style, attitude, energy, confidence and culture.

Mista Silva Ful Vilm 2. UK Afrobeats. Afrobeats F2D. Ghana Music, Afrobeats Pioneer. UK Afrobeats Pioneer,

Papa Kwame Amponsa, known by his stage name Mista Silva, is a British-Ghanaian musician from Brockley, London. Mista Silva released his debut EP, Full Vim, in 2012. Its success led to a record single deal with Polydor Universal in 2014.

He was the first unsigned UK Afrobeats artist to have his music playlisted by BBC 1Xtra with well received tracks “Now Wats Up” & “Boom Boom Tah” .

Mista Silva is highly regarded as one of the key foundation layers for the Afrobeats movement within the U.K. & Europe and if often giving the title “Pioneer” as many see his work as what knocked down the barriers & stereotypes associated with African cultures in the diaspora. His work has allowed many young musicians & music workers to flourish with the Afrobeats movement.

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Mona4reall releases 7-track visual EP, ‘Here To Stay’

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MONA FAIZ MONTRAGE, stage name Mona4reall is an award-winning Ghanaian artiste, trendset- ter, brand personality, and entrepreneur. She is also a Beauty/Style/brand Influencer with over 3.3 million followers and controls a huge segment of the youth in beauty and lifestyle trends. She is the CEO of Mona 4Reall Limited, 4Reall Entertainment, and the Founder of 4Reall Beauty Cosmetics.

Her celebrity lifestyle and her unique fashion sense have given her a brand name and a well-known one across the African continent.

Her influence and love for looking good has helped in her thriving cosmetics brand called 4Reall Beauty Cosmetics line.

Mona has leveraged on her massive social media following to become a successful and empow- ered entrepreneur.
Mona currently has significant business deals with some brands in Ghana, South Africa and Nigeria yet to be unveiled in November 2021.

Combining her passion for both music and fash- ion, Mona has built a strong following of engaged millennial women and a dynamic social media presence. She speaks to her audi- ence through daily posts on her Instagram and Snapchat where she shares anything from fash- ion, lifestyle, family life and travel, etc.
On music, she has always loved music and used to sing during her childhood church days and waited till she was convinced to come out.

She started her music career fully in the year 2020 and is the fast-rising female act currently. Her maiden song “Baddar than” which got 11k likes, 1.1million views on YouTube. 2months after, she released “Fine Girl” which also had over 800k views. Her 3rd single “God’s Child” also did great with over 700k views. And her “Baby” song which she released on the 29th of July 2021 which is the very first collaboration with Ghana’s industry giant Shatta Wale @Baby song is already over 2million views in less than 3 months.

All her songs stand out with a great and crisp message, a portray of an African, strong storylines, great video and photography, rhythms of the song on point and quality video production, and above all, it received massive airplay.
Undoubtedly, in less than a year, Consistency has played a key role in her musical career.

Ep has 7 songs, 7 videos and titled Here To Stay

In all Mona4reall has 10 songs to her credit since she started her music career in 2020 (EP and Singles)
Consistency, quality video, and location, message, a touch of professionalism, and direction are some key qualities you cannot leave out when you listen and watch her videos.

With a focus on becoming a global icon, a lot of effort and strategy plays a crucial role in her management, and feedback in less than 2years is obvious to say the least about her music journey.
Born in 1992, she was raised in Tamale, in the northern part of Ghana with her siblings. She is of mixed heritage. Her father is Lebanese and her mother is a Ghanaian.

She is currently signed on as an act under a joint partnership with Quick Angels limited. Mona4reall is the first artist to have a joint partnership from the music industry with Quick Angels limited, an angel investor.
She is the brand ambassador for Pink-berry Ghana and Richie Rich gummies. She is also the face of Coli, a Ghanaian own telecommunication network in Ghana.
She calls her fans ‘’4REALLERS’’

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