As the summer draws to a close, East London’s break-through act TiZ EAST is determined to end it on a bang; calling on the likes of BOJ and hit-maker Donae’O, they’ve created the ultimate wheel-up worthy riddim!
Knocking those fall blues away, ‘Hello’ encapsulates his African roots with no trouble. Welcomed with an energized and percussive production courtesy of Bayoz Muzik, who also lends his vocals to the hook, TiZ EAST bursts through with his hard-hitting verse. Continuing to boast his versatility and authentic flare, he uses this release to display his money-making schemes, and fun-filled spirit.
The assisting verses from both BOJ and Donae’O play into the strength of the track as their passion, fire, and spirit collide in one vibrant delivery. Infusing elements of Amapiano and Trap in one sound, ‘Hello’ is a swift trip from London to Lagos! The collaborative single ‘Hello’ is paired with a set of Suave-directed visuals which follow TiZ as he whips around his ends in London; from his barber shop to a small link up filled with dancers, good food and energy, we are taken on a motive to remember! Speaking on the single TiZ EAST commented, “This track is a special one for me and we’re about to have it lit from London to Lagos, The Only Way Is Up!”. Being released via Donae’O’ label ‘Movin Anti’, this further solidifies TiZ EAST’s growth as he climbs further up the ranks.
Adding to his already-successful year with gained recognition from global tastemakers (Complex, Audiomack, BBC Radio 1, Capital XTRA, etc), the Nigeria-born and Newham residing force proves his potential to become a staple name. Housing a varied catalogue going back as far as 2018, from ‘Unsigned’, ‘One Dollar’, and ‘Trappy’ – not to mention the ‘Bad Habits (Remix)’ alongside Moelogo and Nadia Rose, TiZ EAST is a name to remember.
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TIWA SAVAGE RELEASES STUNNING VIDEO FOR “SOMEBODY’S SON” FT. BRANDY
Nigerian superstar TIWA SAVAGE releases the much anticipated accompanying video to the anthem “SOMEBODY’S SON” ft.GRAMMY Award-winning songstress BRANDY. The Mystro produced hit record is taken from Tiwa’s critically acclaimed fifth studio project WATER & GARRI and is released through Motown Records.
The collaboration with Brandy which Tiwa describes “full-circle moment with her all time idol” is an honest and emotional mid-tempo record where the two form the perfect vocal team. The universal yearning for companionship (“Somebody son go love me one day”) carries on the hook. “It’s a message of hope” Tiwa adds.
Directed by Nigerian filmmaker and frequent collaborator MEJI ALABI, the stunning and playful visual channel the songs honesty, emotion and it’s powerful delivery.
Fresh from her critically acclaimed fourth studio album ‘Celia’ – named one of the 10 Best Albums of 2020 by Time Magazine, “WATER & GARRI” sees Tiwa collaborate with musical heavyweights from across the United States and Africa. The EP opens with “WORK FADA” – a 6:26 minute musical experience featuring rap legend NAS with songwriter and producer RICH KING who also produced the record. Other features include GRAMMY Award singing sensation BRANDY,Nigerian singer-songwriter TAY IWAR, Ghanaian-American artist AMARAAE. “WATER & GARRI” is available on all streaming services.
‘Water & Garri’ is available to stream NOW on all platforms HERE
Tellaman Releases A Brand New Love Ballad, Titled Love Again
Since the successful debut of God Decides, Tellaman has experienced musical milestones, collaborated with artists around the world, and featured on the highly anticipated Coming 2 America soundtrack. Following the success of “Overdue” featuring Sha Sha and Oxlade, as well as the release of his first solo single of the year, “Superstar”, Tellaman presents a new solo single, “Love Again”.
With the year drawing to a close, most of us are reflecting on the good, bad, and ugly, Tellaman muses over relationships where one partner has yet to get over their ex. Drawing instrumental inspiration from Chris Brown’s “Back To Sleep”, Tellaman lulls audiences into his mind’s working, where he questions a lover’s inability to reciprocate love. The good book suggests, “Love is patient, love is kind”. At the same time, while there may be love, and it may be patient and kind, the love in a relationship must be mutual.
“Love Again” embodies the age-old adage of “Once burned, twice shy” as it relates to a lover who was once disillusioned in love and subsequently questions the validity of any other love to come. “How you gon’ win if you don’t take a chance on love”, Tellaman questions. Granted, he’s clear in noting that while he may not be perfect, he acknowledges the fallibility of his human nature. At the same time, to be asked to make up for heart pains he didn’t cause isn’t exactly a relationship that can be sustained.
In the voice that made him a beloved of South Africa, Tellaman begs the question, even after love gone wrong, can one experience love again?
Prince Kaybee Drops Sbindi Uyabulala
Prince Kaybee is recurrently expanding his musicality and ear for hit music; Sbindi Uyabulala, featuring Nkosazana Daughter and Musada is no different. The 3x consecutive DSTVMVCA SOTY record holder, releases the single following the success of his fourth studio album, The 4th Republic. The album spawned hit singles including radio chart singles like, Ebabayo featuring Nokwazi, Insurance, uWrongo and the continual street anthem, Umenitosha.
Since the release of The 4th Republic, The SAMA award winning producer-DJ has worked on strengthening his relationship with his fanbase on social media. From sharing the inception of the song’s production to having fans submit the cover art for the single. Prince Kaybee also earned kudos from his fans when he not only paid the graphic designer. But remunerated the graphic designer triple their asking price.
This is the benevolence of a man who this year alone, has made his first album, Better Days, available again on streaming digital platforms; became the first South African DJ to perform at the famous Kilimanjaro Marathon. Whilst Fetch Your Life, featured on the Coming 2 America inspired soundtrack, Rhythms Of Zamunda.
With his sustained fame and acclaim, Prince Kaybee has acknowledged his role in influencing positive change in the country. Sbindi Uyabulala is a continuation of this narrative. On the empowering single expressing the need to continually follow your gut, despite adversities. The LowKey Records label owner continued embracing new upcoming talent and voices. Nkosazana and Musada.
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