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Westside Boogie Drops Introspective New Single “Stuck” Along With Music Video

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WESTSIDE BOOGIE’s hot streak continues with his new single, “Stuck,” out now via Shady Records/Interscope Records. With emotional strings, somber piano chords, and G-funk-inspired synths, “Stuck” provides a rich, multi-layered soundtrack for the California rapper’s contemplative bars. The track’s unfiltered, reflective tone is perfectly captured by the Khufu-directed visual. Watch it HERE. Yesterday, BOOGIE also shared a moving performance of the song introducing all of his alter egos(Anthony, RatchetBoog & Superblood Boog) through COLORS. Check it out HERE.
On “Stuck,” BOOGIE documents daily life in Compton, his drive for rap domination, and the hold his neighborhood still has on him. “Tell my momma that I love her, I don’t do that shit enough,” he spits. “I’m a bro bro and a cutta, I love the hood — you know I’m stuck.” The confessional track finds BOOGIE torn between two worlds as he tries to reconcile his past with his bright future. It’s the kind of raw, unflinchingly honest rap that BOOGIE does best. The MC’s internal conflict is expertly conveyed in the powerful video.
“Stuck” follows the blistering “Aight” as the second cut from the rap heavyweight’s hotly anticipated sophomore album “More Black Superheroes”. BOOGIE’s new era comes after a brief hiatus that stretches back to 2020’s “Outside.” That song, which features Pro Era general Joey Bada$$, paid subtle homage to Eminem’s 2000 classic “The Way I Am” while unloading a barrage of jabs at foes, and declaring BOOGIE’s status as one of the greatest rappers going.  With “Stuck,” BOOGIE shows off even more dimensions to his skills, turning in a razor-sharp anthem that showcases the pain that follows him, even when he’s topping the charts.
Few hip-hop artists command a space as purposefully anomalous as Long Beach-born, Compton-bred Anthony Dixson, whose stage name, Boogie, foreshadows his intrinsic talent for writing music that is rooted in realities that are simultaneously melancholy and joyfully uplifting. Oscillating between a soundscape underpinned by ardent praise rhythms and the gritty memories of a youth spent immersed in gangbanging, Boogie’s brand of rap is as much a credo of the streets as it is a constant reflection on purpose and growth.
With critical praise for his debut project Everythings For Sale in 2019, Boogie’s honest and true lyrics gained him fanfare among peers such as Eminem and The Game. With the ability to tell stories around mortality, fatherhood, love, and pain, Boogie has tapped into his gospel roots to work alongside other daring artists like Snoh Alegra, Ari Lennox, and Buddy. Boogie provided fans with a few gifts during the pandemic: The first was his poetic questioning of systemic oppression on Savil’s “Boxed In” back in September and most recently, the celebratory pivot, “12 Days of Bhristmas” with OMB Bloodbath. The latter track was featured on LVRN’s Home for The Holidays LP released in November.
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Criss Waddle makes up for the long hiatus with a Stonebwoy joint – ‘Take Me Back’

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He’s back like he never left! AMG Bizness head honcho, Criss Waddle has ended his long hiatus from producing bangers with yet another big tune dubbed, ‘Take Me Back’.

He makes up for all the years he’s been silent with a Stonebwoy feature on this lover’s jam which comes with dope visuals, and guess what, it’s off his upcoming album!

The afrobeat rhythm oozes a relatable storyline of a guy being rejected by a woman he invested a lot of effort & resources into because he’s broke now.

‘TAKE ME BACK’ is an afrobeat project recorded by Criss Waddle and Stonebwoy and was produced by award-winning producer Beatz Da Kay.

This song comes as the first release since Waddle dropped his hip hop collabo “King Kong” with decorated Tema rapper Kwesi Arthur 4 years ago.

Criss Waddle was born and raised in Tema, Ghana. His music influences are hip hop and afrobeat. He is affiliated to music group and community R2Bees.

Stream on preferred – https://crux-global.lnk.to/TakeMeBack
Audiomack link – https://audiomack.com/crisswaddle/song/take-me-back

 

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Millyz releases new album Blanco 5, drops video with Fivio Foreign for “Opt Out”

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After delivering stand-out freestyles all year on L.A. Leakers, The Come Up Show, and most recently Fire In The Booth, the Boston rapper, Millyz has just shared his new album Blanco 5 along with a new video for “Opt Out” (feat. Fivio Foreign). On “Opt Out”, Millyz flexes the versatility of his style by joining the leader of the Brooklyn drill movement Fivio Foreign for a worthwhile collaboration that naturally weaves together their distinctive sounds. The visual for “Opt Out” are as exhilarating as the track itself, showing Millyz & Fivio surrounded by a rowdy parking lot party with their respective crews and footage of Millyz’s surprise appearance at Fivio’s show in Boston this month, further displaying the familiarity between the two rappers.

Across 17-tracks, Blanco 5 highlights the outstanding growth Millyz has exhibited in his decade-long tenure in hip-hop, perfectly showing the forthright effort he’s put in sharpening his pen and crafting his candid songwriting abilities. Millyz links up with Styles P for the introspective cut “Sacred” where the two expert bar-spitters reflect on the ambivalence of fame and success over a smooth, well-tuned instrumental. Although Blanco 5 includes appearances from hip-hop icons like his mentor of a decade Jadakiss on the previously released single “Rearview Mirror” & the aforementioned Styles P, Millyz also brings along his deep-rooted ties to the new generation to the album with outstanding features from Fivio Foreign, Mozzy, Dave East, Peezy & more. After mercilessly working in hip-hop for over a decade, Millyz finally finds his well-earned moment in the limelight with the release of his new album Blanco 5.

Millyz has been lighting the internet on fire all of 2022 with freestyles on L.A. Leakers, The Come Up Show, and most recently Fire In The Booth. Last year things started to really heat up for him with the release of his last project Blanco 4 in 2021. The album had a string of successful singles including “Emotions” featuring G Herbo, “Benny Blanco”alongside expert bar spitter Benny The Butcher & “Hopeless” with Jadakiss. Leading up to the release of Blanco 5, Millyz released the singles “Ashes In The Maybach” featuring Mozzy, “Love/Hate” (feat. Gio Dee), “Closure” and “Rearview Mirror” (feat. Jadakiss). After catching the attention of mainstream tastemakers and developing a committed fanbase through his non-stop work ethic and dedication to hip-hop, Millyz is ready for the world to see his full vision & potential with the release of Blanco 5.

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RAYVON OWEN New Single “Faraway Lover” Is Out Now

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Pop/R&B artist Rayvon Owen new single “Faraway Lover” is out now along with the music video that can be viewed below:

Rayvon says, “I tend to write as I am feeling in the moment, and “Faraway Lover” is no exception. Caught in the middle of holding onto love vs. risking love that may not last, my past reminds me that if I have found something good, maybe I shouldn’t let it go this time. Almost nothing in life is certain to last forever, so you may as well enjoy and hold on to it while you can.

Rayvon Owen smoothly and seemingly effortlessly brings authenticity and emotion to his lyrical narrative and melodies. Each song in his catalogue is a glimpse into who Owen is as a person and a testament to the joy that can only come from being yourself.”

The Virginia native’s newest single, “Faraway Lover,” will be the first of his upcoming summer single releases.

Owen’s glowing collection of pop gems are layered with textures of soul, R&B, and incandescent synth. They have earned attention from the likes of People Magazine, Huffington Post, USA Today, and Billboard, and garnered millions of streams and views. His recent EP, Las Virginia, was well received by fans. Other recent singles have included: “Flexin’ My Vibe,” with a feature appearance from the “Selfie Kid” Ryan McKenna; “Tonight” with a feature from Matillo; “Like a Storm;” and “X,” which Owen credits for inspiring the vibe of Las Virginia.

Whether performing onstage, recording in the studio, diving deep into songwriting, or hosting his Webby Award-winning reality TV show The Sims Spark’d on TBS, Rayvon Owen strives to entertain his listeners, while also creating an immersive and inspirational experience. “I love singing about love, life experiences, and my journey growing up to be the person I am today.”

“Faraway Lover” out now at https://onerpm.link/faraway-lover

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Peace Hyde talks about creating Netflix’s biggest African hit series on BBC

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Young, Famous and African is the latest viral sensation to hit the global streaming platform following other major local hits like Squid Game and Bridgerton.

The first of its kind reality tv series set in Africa was created and executive produced by African media maven, Peace Hyde, who also wears the hat of head of digital media and partnership and West African correspondent for Forbes Africa.

The show that follows the lives and relationships of some of Africa’s biggest celebrities was launched on Netflix to a global audience of over 220 million and within its first five days shot up to the global top 5 list and instantly creating a cult like following across Africa and the diaspora.

In her exclusive interview with BBC, Peace Hyde shares on her journey to creating the game changing content and the impact it is already having globally.

 

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“The Proposal: Part 1” Mr Eazi and Temi Otedola are back with a two-part episode special!

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Superstar Mr Eazi and actress/social media personality Temi Otedola are back! This time it’s with a special two-part episode detailing the big day! – the day Mr Eazi proposed to his long-term girlfriend Temi. The two have been dating for 5 years and the burning question on everyone’s tongues has finally been answered.

“Like so many podcasts How Far was born out of boredom during the first Covid lockdown but it’s become a true passion project since then. It’s the first time I and Eazi have ever created something together and I love having this space to discuss anything and everything, including relationships, friendship, work and money. It’s scary but so liberating to speak my mind on such various topics and create important conversations with our audience” – Temi Otedola

Part 2 of “The Proposal” is out next week Friday 3rd June 2022.

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Atlanta’s very own Tony Shhnow releases new single “Keep In Touch”

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Tony Shhnow, a staple in Atlanta’s underground hip-hop scene, has just released his new single and visual for “Keep In Touch” leading up to the release of his new project Reflexions, out 6/9. The suave new track showcases Tony’s glossy flows & braggadocios delivery over a silky smooth instrumental. The waining keys & understated electric guitar pair perfectly with Tony’s confident cadence, amounting to a track that seamlessly delivers Tony’s signature swagger and exceptional ingenuity. The vintage visual features Tony channeling his inner 90’s R&B star––rapping his boastful verse inside a low-lit bar alongside a pool table, all while sporting a classic leather jacket, gold-plated glasses & sleek white turtleneck. “Keep In Touch” serves as a perfect sampler for the unparalleled craftsmanship and forthright creativity he’ll be delivering with his forthcoming project Reflexions on 6/9.

If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that trying to keep up with Tony Shhnow is impossible. In the span of 12 months, Tony dropped a whopping 7 successful projects, a feat that has truly separated him from the pack. As described by Pitchfork, “Tony’s consistent and overwhelming output has quickly made him a breakout of Atlanta rap’s underground.” Through the projects he’s dropped in 2021, including 48 Laws of Power, 48 Laws of Flower 2 (Art of Production), Authentic Goods, RPS N PLAN BS ll with 10kDunkin, Dis Should Hold You Over 2, and kicking off 2022 with Kill Streak 2 (Deluxe), Tony has been releasing music in the vein of Atlanta’s trap superstars of the 2010s and has no plans on stopping. Tony continued his hot streak in 2022 by hitting the road with budding Boston rapper Cousin Stizz for a multi-city tour this Spring. Earlier this month, Tony released “Last Chance” (feat. Zelooperz), the lead single for his forthcoming project Reflexions, out 6/9. Through his gripping visuals and non-stop work ethic, Tony has solidified himself in the next generation of Atlanta artists poised for stardom.

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