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Masego – Passport

Masego released a brand new song Wednesday from his upcoming experimental EP inspired by trapphouse jazz.

The new song is titled “Passport,” and it comes with a brand new music video that you can see by clicking right here.

Masego will use that trapphouse jazz inspiration to explore every step of a relationship, showing his evolution, both as a person and as an artist, while unable to perform for crowds.

His brand new EP will follow up his 2018 album “Lady Lady,” which propelled him into the spotlight. Listeners have streamed “Tadow,” the leading single from “Lady Lady,” over half a billion times, making it certified gold by the RIAA. It was also used in over 2 million TikTok videos.

Masego also gained traction after performing his song “Queen Tings” on the BET Awards Broadcast, which you can see by clicking right here.

To learn more about Masego, you can click right here. You can also follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Nasty C – Zulu Man 

Global multi-platinum rapper, Nasty C, releases the high energy track and hot visual, “PALM TREES,” the latest single from his forthcoming and highly anticipated album, “ZULU MAN WITH SOME POWER” to be released via Def Jam Recordings on August 28. “ZULU MAN WITH SOME POWER” is available for fans to pre-save now.

Quoted by Billboard as “South Africa’s best bet for a mainstream crossover,” Nasty C has been delivering hit after hit with “PALM TREES” being the next single solidifying him as a global sensation.

In July, Nasty C teamed up with DJ Whoo Kid to put together a mixtape for fans around the world. The musical masterpiece titled, “ZULU” features the hit track, “They Don’t” includes his first-ever collaboration with Tip “T.I.” Harris for “They Don’t,” a powerful track created by the rappers in the wake of global unrest over rampant police brutality and racial injustice. On June 23, Nasty C and T.I.  joined Late Night with Seth Meyers for a virtual performance of the protest anthem. 

For nearly a decade, Nasty C (Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo) has had a singular focus: to push the boundaries of his own potential.  He has been pursuing his hip-hop dreams since childhood when, legend has it, he began rapping and learning to lay down tracks at age nine under the tutelage of his older brother.  At just fifteen years of age, Nasty released his debut mixtape, One Kid, A Thousand Coffins (2012).  He shot to stardom in 2014, with his boundary-breaking second mixtape, Price City, and “Juice Back,” a continent-wide instant classic smash.  The “Juice Back” remix featured Nigerian muso, Davido and South African rapper Cassper Nyovest. This early success won Nasty C the Best Freshman prize at the highly competitive South African Hip-Hop Awards.  

Nasty C’s popularity detonated with his 2016 debut album Bad Hair, which hit #1 on the iTunes local chart and was the country’s most-streamed album within 24 hours of release.  Its re-release, Bad Hair Extensions featured French Montana. The seminal album earned him Nasty C four Metro FM Music Awards, a South African Music Award and a BET Awards nomination. The momentum surged with Strings And Bling in 2018, named one of South Africa’s greatest hip-hop albums by such influential local outlets as TimesLive and IOL. Nasty C was the only South African nominated for a BET Hip- Hop Award in the Best International Flow category in 2019, and was also nominated for an MTV Europe Music Award that year.  Strings and Bling won him two South African Music Awards and two AFRIMMAs (All African Muzik Magazine Awards).

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Summer Walker EP

After capturing everyone’s attention during the BET Awards with her show-stopping performance and 2 nominations, Summer Walker (LVRN/Interscope Records) teased a new EP titled Life On Earth. Today she reveals the tracklist for the project which includes five new songs and features from NO1-NOAH and PARTYNEXTDOOR. The EP is set to be released on July 10. She’s also created an Instagram AR filter for fans to share an interactive experience that displays the tracklist.

Tracklisting:
1. Let It Go
2. SWV (with NO1-NOAH)
3. My Affection (with PARTYNEXTDOOR)
4. White Tee (with NO1-NOAH)
5. Deeper

You can pre-order and pre-save the EP which was also executive produced by her HERE

Summer Walker also announced an innovative and exclusive socially safe listening event for her new project. She’s bringing the new music directly to her fans like never before with her UFO Listening Experience. The music will be played directly to radios on a secret frequency within a small radius. Sponsored by Amazon Music, the event will take place on July 8 at several times in the evening at 880 Woodrow Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 30310. Fans can RSVP their spot to attend HERE.

Summer Walker’s critically acclaimed platinum-selling album Over It is available worldwide via LVRN/Interscope Records. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recently handed out a Gold certification for Over It’s single “Come Thru” featuring Usher and double Platinum for the album’s lead single, “Playing Games.” Meanwhile, Walker’s breakout smash, “Girls Need Love,” from 2018’s Last Day of Summer project, is also certified 2x Platinum. Collectively, the 23-year-old singer’s catalog has been streamed a whopping 4.9 billion times globally.

Walker successfully wrapped her First and Last Tour in support of Over It in late December. The six-week jaunt kicked off with a trio of sold-out dates in London, followed by a string of sold-out shows across the United States. The artist recently won her first Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist.

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Lil Wayne – Free Weezy Album

Today, multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning music icon Lil Wayne celebrates the 5th anniversary of the Free Weezy Album (FWA) by releasing the project on all digital streaming platforms. Released via Young Money Records/Republic Records, the album features the bonus track, “We Livin’ Like That.” Wayne’s 11th studio effort was previously only on TIDAL.

Wayne is also treating fans to the highly anticipated visual for “Glory” – a hard-hitting single off of FWA. Directed by Eif Rivera, the explosive music video features Wayne showcasing his lyrical prowess on a mountaintop.

Tonight at 7pm EST/4pm PST, fans can also tune into the 10th episode Wayne’s hit new show – Young Money Radio on Apple Music. To date, the show has featured an all-star lineup of guests, including Dr. Dre,  Drake, Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Mike Tyson, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx, Shaq, Stephen Jackson, Kevin Durant, Mannie Fresh, DJ Khaled, Travis Scott, Deion Sanders, Babyface, Jessie Reyez, Lil Baby and more.

Earlier this year, Wayne released the deluxe version of his chart-topping album Funeral, which includes 8 new tracks featuring Lil Uzi Vert, Tory Lanez, Doja Cat, Jessie Reyez, Benny The Butcher and Conway The Machine. Funeral marks Wayne’s 5th No. 1 album on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart, joining Tha Carter V (2018), Tha Carter IV (2011), I Am Not a Human Being (2010) and Tha Carter III (2008).

Lil Wayne rewrote the entire game in his image. The five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum rap icon, Young Money Entertainment founder, acclaimed author, skater, philanthropist, and history-making superstar left an indelible tattoo on the culture. By 2020, he cemented his legacy forever as “one of the best-selling artists of all time,” tallying sales in excess of 100 million records worldwide with 15 million albums and 37 million digital tracks sold in the United States alone. Not to mention, he garnered 11 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, two MTV VMAs, and eight NCAAP Image Awards. Among many milestones, he emerged as “the first male artist to surpass Elvis Presley with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100,” logging a staggering 109 entries.

With a discography highlighted by two consecutive #1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200 with 2008’s triple-platinum three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning opus Tha Carter III and its double-platinum 2011 successor Tha Carter IV, he completed the series with Tha Carter V in 2018. Not only did it clinch #1 on the Billboard Top 200, but it also achieved “the second-largest streaming week for an album in history.” Every song on the tracklisting charted on the Billboard Hot 100 as he became “the first artist to debut two songs in the top 5.” It all bulldozed the way for his thirteenth full-length, Funeral, a year later. Simultaneously , Wayne owns and operates Young Money Entertainment as C.E.O. The company ignited the careers of two of the most successful artists ever—Drake and Nicki Minaj. The committed philanthropist founded The One Family Foundation too.

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SUMMER WALKER × BET AWARDS

Last night during the BET Awards, Summer Walker (LVRN/Interscope Records) who was nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop as well as Best New Artist also performed her songs “Session 32” and “Come Thru” with Usher. The intimate set and performance which was directed and creative directed by Lacey Duke, was brought to life by an all-female production crew. Vulture described the two-song set “made you feel like having your heart broken is a visit to a tranquil, pastel oasis.” On the tail of her passionate and social media trending performance, Summer Walker is ready to announce her new EP Life On Earth which is set to release July 10. You can pre-save the EP which is also executive produced by Summer Walker, HERE.

Summer Walker’s critically acclaimed and record-breaking debut album Over It is available worldwide via LVRN/Interscope Records. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recently handed out a Gold certification for Over It’s single “Come Thru” featuring Usher and double Platinum for the album’s lead single, “Playing Games.” Meanwhile, Walker’s breakout smash, “Girls Need Love,” from 2018’s Last Day of Summer project, is also certified 2x Platinum. Collectively, the 23-year-old singer’s catalog has been streamed a whopping 4.5 billion times globally.
Walker successfully wrapped her First and Last Tour in support of Over It in late December. The six-week jaunt kicked off with a trio of sold-out dates in London, followed by a string of sold-out shows across the United States. The artist recently won her first Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist.

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BET Nominees

Congratulations to Def Jam Recordings’ 2020 BET Awards Nominees: Jhené Aiko, YG, Teyana Taylor, DaniLeigh, Kanye Wes & Jeremih!!

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist:

  • Jhené Aiko

Best Collaboration:

  • H.E.R. FT. YG – “Slide”
  • Wale FT. Jeremih – “On Chill”

Video Director Of The Year:

  • Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor

Best New Artist:

  • DaniLeigh

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award:

  • Kanye West – “Follow God”

Watch the BET Awards on June 28 at 8/7 C and click here to learn more.

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Nasty C x T.I.

Nasty C and T.I. team up for their first-ever collaboration with powerful new track “They Don’t” addressing racial injustices in wake of police brutality protests. All proceeds from the new song will be donated to Until Freedom and The Solidarity Fund.

In the wake of rampant police brutality and national civil unrest and how it is a reminder of the horrific injustices of apartheid in South Africa, multi-platinum rapper Nasty C and the multi-hyphenate Tip “T.I.” Harris have teamed up for their first-ever collaboration. “They Don’t” – a powerful new track where the two share their perspectives of racial injustices around the world. Touching on the parallels of the horrific injustices of apartheid in South Africa and the police brutality going on in the United States, the unlikely pair break from business as usual to take on serious global issues. The track, released via Def Jam/Grand Hustle/Def Jam Africa, is produced by Gemini Major and you can stream it here and watch the lyric video here.

On “They Don’t”, Nasty C provides a striking and emotional view with his lyrics and later in the track, provides an encouraging message to all.

“I can only imagine the pain and the grief/from the innocent mothers with all the shit they had to see/ when you lose the ones you love to the f*ckin’ police/it cut’s deep.” “But everything will be alright soon/I just want to let you know, ain’t nothin’ like you.”

T.I. shares his thoughts on systemic police brutality with the poignant lyrics.

“Guess they’d rather see us all in civil unrest/Than to go and make some f*ckin arrests” followed by “How you supposed to serve and protect/with your knee on my neck?”

All proceeds from the song will be donated to two organizations – Until Freedom and the Solidarity Fund. Until Freedom is an intersectional social justice organization focused on addressing systemic and racial injustice, as well as investing in those who are most directly impacted by cyclical poverty, inequality, and state violence. The Solidarity Fund, provides social support, including access to food and shelter, for those in South Africa whose lives have been systemically and disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

Nasty C and T.I. connected when T.I. was filming in South Africa and have been in touch ever since.They recently came together to deliver an exclusive, keynote conversation at Midem Digital Edition highlighting the globalization of hip-hop and how brands can use that to work with artists internationally. Fans can register for free and watch the conversation here.

ABOUT NASTY C
For nearly a decade, Nasty C (Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo) has had
a singular focus: to push the boundaries of his own potential.  He has
been pursuing his hip-hop dreams since childhood when, legend has it,
he began rapping and learning to lay down tracks at age nine under the
tutelage of his older brother.  At just fifteen years of age, Nasty
released his debut mixtape, One Kid, A Thousand Coffins (2012).  He shot
to stardom in 2014, with his boundary-breaking second mixtape, Price
City, and “Juice Back,” a continent-wide instant classic smash.  The
“Juice Back” remix featured Nigerian muso, Davido and South African
rapper Cassper Nyovest. This early success won Nasty C the Best
Freshman prize at the highly competitive South African Hip-Hop Awards.

Nasty C’s popularity detonated with his 2016 debut album Bad Hair,
which hit #1 on the iTunes local chart and was the country’s
most-streamed album within 24 hours of release.  Its re-release, Bad
Hair Extensions featured French Montana. The seminal album earned him
Nasty C four Metro FM Music Awards, a South African Music Award and a
BET Awards nomination. The momentum surged with Strings And Bling in
2018, named one of South Africa’s greatest hip-hop albums by such
influential local outlets as TimesLive and IOL.  Nasty C was the only
South African nominated for a BET Hip- Hop Award in the Best
International Flow category in 2019, and was also nominated for an MTV
Europe Music Award that year.  Strings and Bling won him two South
African Music Awards and two AFRIMMAs (All African Muzik Magazine
Awards).

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Queen Naija Releases Video

QUEEN NAIJA SHARES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR  “BUTTERFLIES PT. 2”  Her New Track Is The Sequel To The Platinum-Certified 2018 Single “Butterflies” View Video HERE.

Today, Platinum-certified R&B singer and songwriter Queen Naija shared the official video for her new single, “Butterflies Pt. 2,” and chatted with fans during the YouTube Premiere which you can watch HERE.

Directed by Roger Alexander of AlphaMale Visualz (T.I, Rick Ross, 2chainz) and produced by Princess Mbanuzue, the vibrant video is an ode to happily-ever-afters. Shot in Atlanta, the clip traces the many stages of a relationship – from the first glance exchanged by two strangers to giddy first dates to the deeper love that emerges over time, yet still retains a fairy tale glow. Queen Naija and her boyfriend Clarence White star in the video.

Released in March 2020, “Butterflies Pt. 2” is the hypnotic sequel to Queen Naija’s “Butterflies,”  which was one of three Platinum-certified singles from her self-titled debut EP, released in 2018 by Capitol Music Group. With its sweetly tender vocal work and dreamy yet minimalist, acoustic-guitar-laced production from Rice N’ Peas (Kiana Ledé, Bazzi), “Butterflies Pt. 2” landed on the biggest R&B playlists on four major platforms and has already surpassed 14 million cumulative global streams, generating an average of two million streams a week. The New York Times hailed Queen Naija as “the first soul star of the social media generation.” The Fader noted, “Queen Naija is a master of the break-up anthem.” Her debut EP also featured the Platinum singles “Medicine” and “Karma.”

A Detroit-area native, Queen began singing in church at age three. She first found fame online through theYouTube channel she launched with her former husband. Documenting their breakup in “Medicine,” she initially released the song independently and saw it debut at No. 45 on the Billboard Hot 100, a nearly-unheard-of achievement for an unsigned artist.

Queen Naija earned major recognition in the 2019 awards season with nominations for Top R&B Artist at the Billboard Music Awards, Best New Artist at the BET Awards and three nods at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. YouTube named her as an “Artist on the Rise,” iHeartRadio hailed her as an “Artist On the Verge” and she debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart. Now boasting over a billion combined global streams, the 24-year-old artist is gearing up for the release of her full-length debut.

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LUCKY DAYE – PAINTED

To celebrate the one year anniversary of its initial release, Grammy-Award nominated singer/songwriter Lucky Daye announces his Painted (Deluxe Edition) album is set for release on May 29th via Keep Cool/RCA Records.

The original, critically-acclaimed album, which received a Grammy-Award nomination last year for Best R&B Album will have new tracks including “Shoulda” ft. Babyface as well as a “Roll Some Mo” reggae remix ft. Chronixx and MediSun. Both tracks are produced by frequent collaborator and Grammy-Award winning producer D’Mile and are available to buy/stream now across digital service providers.

The artwork for Painted (Deluxe Edition) is designed by Chris Jordan.

2019 was a breakout year for the R&B crooner with four Grammy-Award nominations across all of the R&B categories, a nomination for Best New Artist at the NAACP Image Awards as well as sold out tours across the country and over 200 million streams and video views. Lucky also delivered incredible performances at the NPR Tiny Desk twice and at the 2019 BET Awards. Most recently Lucky was featured on Kehlani and Kiana Lede’s albums.

Last year, Lucky Daye established himself as a force to be reckoned with in R&B and this year is looking to be no different.

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Lil Baby – My Turn

Lil Baby has dropped his new album, My Turn, out today on Quality Control Music / Wolfpack Global / Motown Records / Capitol Music Group. Listen HERE. Baby has been one of the most dominant names in rap since he started and My Turn sees him at the top of his game so far. In the past year Baby has reached over 11 billion global streams, had five consecutive #1 songs at Urban radio (“Yes Indeed”, “Drip Too Hard” with Gunna, “Close Friends”, “Baby” with DaBaby, and “Woah”), won his first ever award at the BET Awards for Best New Artist, earned a Grammy nomination with “Drip Too Hard” for Best Rap/Sung Performance and had three Top 100 albums in 2019 alone. Watch the video for “Heatin Up” at 3PM EST. “Woah” is RIAA certified platinum and “Sum 2 Prove” is RIAA certified gold.

My Turn marks Baby’s first new project since 2018’s Street Gossip and Baby calls it, “my best work to date.” The album also sees guest spots from Lil Wayne, Future, Young Thug, Gunna, Lil Uzi Vert, Moneybagg Yo, Rylo Rodriguez and 42 Dugg throughout. With such a rapid rise and a relentless stream of hits, it’s clear that Lil Baby is one of the greatest modern success stories in hip-hop.

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*Photo Credit: Kenneth Cappello