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DRAKE FEATURES THE LATE MICHAEL JACKSON IN NEW ALBUM, SCORPION

drakejulyMichael Jackson returned posthumously Friday with new music as the late King of Pop starred on the new album by Drake.

The Toronto hip-hop star, one of the top-selling artists in recent years, had kept fans in suspense for weeks as he prepared the release of his fifth full-fledged studio album, entitled “Scorpion.”

As he put out the 25-track album, one of the most striking features was the appearance of a special guest — Jackson, who is credited as the co-artist on the song “Don’t Matter To Me.”

A dreamy mid-tempo R&B track driven by a synthesized bass, “Don’t Matter To Me” is in line with the late output of Jackson whose distinct voice is heard on the chorus.

“All of a sudden you say you don’t want me no more / All of a sudden you say that I closed the door / It don’t matter to me,” Jackson sings.

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ZIKKI RELEASES COLLABO WITH MR. SINGY SINGY, TARRUS RILEY

ZikkiKenyan Dancehall Star Zikki teams up with the renowned International Jamaican reggae and dancehall Mega Tarrus Riley to release his first single titled Kamata from his upcoming album.

Zikki rose to fame a couple of years ago with his hit song Take it Slow featuring top Kenyan musician and now member of Parliament Charles Njagua aka Jaguar. However, this rising star is back after a long hiatus.

Shot on the beaches in Portmore, a coastal city in Southern Jamaica, the video fires off compulsive rhymes full of vibes with a jolly flow into bikini clad dancers.

The love song blends the East African and the Jamaican/Carribean vibe into a harmonious bond of Swahili with Jamaican patois (Patwa) powered by the melodious voices of Zikki and Tarrus Riley.

Tarrus also took time to learn a little Swahili, dropping a few lines like “Napenda vile wakata, wakatisa kata, tako matata!     

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YEMI ALADE RELEASES HOW I FEEL

yemialadeNigerian songstress Yemi Alade serves up ultimate summer goals in her recent music video titled how I feel.

"How I Feel," is her first single of the year, and the last since the release of her third studio album in 2017 dubbed Black Magic.

The music video, directed by Ovie Etseyatse sees the singer in an ethereal setting, living her best life while relaxing on a beach in Dubai and in the desert, where she serves up some stellar looks.

This song is nothing like the Yemi Alade we usually get, as it's a simple love song without her signature 'Mama Africa' vibe. On the track, she bares her heart, explaining how she feels towards her significant other: "I've fallen completely, my baby you too set oh, my baby you get sense oh".

The crisp video sees her cosy in a beach setting, revelling in her feelings of love. Her skin is popping, her body is mad and she generally just looks happy, which is what we imagine love should feel like. This is a new space for Yemi Alade.

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KHALIGRAPH JONES RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM

Jonesjune18Popular Kenyan rapper Khaligraph Jones repping Kayole 1960  released his long-awaited debut album ‘Testimony 1990’ recently. The project is available on all streaming platforms including Boomplay Music Kenya.

From the 17-track long body of work, you can deduce that Papa Jones has evolved in his craft from delivery, direction, lyricism, storytelling, aesthetics and most importantly, the power of collaborations.

 ‘Testimony’ track which features Sagini highlights the mental space he was in while handling the project –  the pressure to deliver, his success in the music industry, appreciating his fans and the loopholes of the flawed game.

Some of the topics Khali covers on the project include the overly overlooked mental health issue. Getting over depression on ‘Blessing’ track paints a picture of his personal struggles with his upbringing and career until the point he made it. A personal narration of his journey while urging upcoming cats to keep the dream alive for life.

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TANZANIA'S NAVY KENZO RELEASE NEW SINGLE

navykenzoNavy Kenzo (Aika and Nahreel), the makers of mega hit records like “Kamatia Chini”, “Game” featuring Vanessa Mdee and “Bajaj” featuring Patoranking, haved released their new single and music video titled Fella.

The dancehall tune and certified club banger produced by Nahreel and Alvin Brown, comes hot on the heels of Nahreel’s production of the Coca-Cola anthem for the 2018 World Cup.

The concept and idea behind FELLA is a celebration of Africa’s diverse music styles, avant-garde fashion culture and the richness of our continent. Its music video was shot and directed in Tanzania’s Bagamoyo by celebrated South African director Justin Campos – a long-term collaborator of Navy Kenzo. Nahreel says, “For the first time, we [Aika and I] took up the creative direction of our music video; from the fashion and hair stylists, make up artists to designers.”

Navy Kenzo’s debut album AIM (Above In A Minaute) was a compilation of 11 tracks, produced by Nahreel, alongside renowned Nigerian producer Chopstix and DJ Moshe Buskila.

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GIRLS LIKE YOU BY MAROON 5 FT CARDI B

maroon5American rock band Maroon 5 have come up with a video featuring a stellar starcast of female celebrities in their latest single titled Girls Like You featuring rapper Cardi B.

The track speaks of girl power and apart of Maroon 5’s sixth studio album Red Pill Blues and the video for the song is directed by the 'Wedding Crashers' filmmaker David Dobkin.

The visuals in the song can literally make your head spin, not with the number of celebrities, but by the revolving shots, features famous women from all walks of life including comediennes, YouTube personalities, sports-persons, actresses, singers, politicians and entrepreneurs.

Some recognisable names include Camila Cabello, Gal Gadot, Lilly Singh, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, Ashley Graham, Rita Ora and even Levine’s model-wife Behati Prinsloo and their daughter, Gio Grace.

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P-UNIT TO MAKE COME BACK WITH NEW SONG TITLED CHOCHA

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Top Kenyan music group P-Unit is gearing up for a comeback like no other. The group have been teasing their new upcoming video on social media and it's clear the award winning group is ready to take their rightful place in the industry.

P Unit aka Wagenge hao are set to release this new hit track called Chocha soon.

The group that consists of Frasha, Gabu and Bon-eye said that their silence was because of their other individual engagements.

The group said that they also took a break to study the direction the music industry is taking so that when they make their grand comeback, they shall have good things for their fans.

P-Unit denied ever splitting stating that their unity has even grown further and their silence was for their 2018 plans.

The trio revealed that they now plan to release their mini-Album this year.

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KANYE WEST HAS RETURNED WITH HIS EIGHTH SOLO ALBUM

West18It’s titled simply, ye.The album spans seven tracks and includes guests appearances from Nicki Minaj, Kid Cudi, Ty Dolla Sign, Jeremih, Charlie Wilson, and 070 Shake.

Kanye premiered the album during a listening event in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Thursday night. Subscribers of Apple Music and Spotify can now stream it in full below.

The album’s artwork features a photograph of Wyoming mountains along with the text, “I hate being Bi-Polar. it’s awesome.” According to Kim-Kardashian West, Kanye took the photograph on his iPhone on the way to the listening party.

ye follows 2016’s The Life of Pablo. It’s also the second in a series of five Kanye-produced albums that began last week with Pusha-T’s DAYTONA and continues next week Kanye and Kid Cudi’s collaborative album, Kids See Ghosts. New solo albums from Nas and Teyana Taylor follow on June 15th and 22nd, respectively.

SERRO RELEASES OKELLO

SERROKenyan songstress Serro is a mellow voiced powerhouse and is excited to release the stunning music video for her latest single, “Okello”.

Using earthy but stunning visuals, the music video stays true to the catchy and soothing melody reminiscent of Mbilia Bel and the Afro-touch synonymous with Serro.

Shot in the outskirts of Nairobi, the first scene places the viewer in a quaint rural backdrop. The narrative captures the restlessness between a couple and the consequences of pursuing them.

“For me, this song is about having the will to be free in life. And relationships are what life is all about. Johnson is amazing in how he captured the picture in my head when writing and recording it,” says the “Rongai” songstress.

Serro’s nostalgia and her sense of longing to return home are palpable with every lyric. Named after a river, Serro mirrors this fact with her voice meandering beautifully through heavenly harmonies and soft, soaring coos.

KRISTOFF- IS BACK WITH TWO NEW TUNES AFTER A LONG HIATUS

kristoffThe hitmaker’s last solo project was “Umeniwahi” released in April last year.

 

And while Kristoff has featured in a number of collaborations since then, his fans have been crying out for another solo effort.

 

He has delivered two new joints – Handle It and Candy Bar, with the latter featuring producer and hitmaker Ulopa Ngoma.

 

‘Handle It’ comes complete with visuals directed by Young Wallace while fans will have to contend with only the audio version of ‘Candy Bar’.

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