Singer/songwriter and rap artist AKA Klaye grew up in London, where he absorbed the sounds of modern street culture. His music is a fusion of catchy pop beats and melodies with dancehall, resulting in a Jamaican-flavoured summery party vibe. His latest single, ‘Faya’, certainly captures all this and will be a sure-fire dance floor hit. The video for ‘Faya’ premiered on Link Up TV on August 18.
Grimass’ new single, ‘In Silence’, featuring Shifta, is the epitome of what rap fans are looking for in the southern scene. The Miami-based vocalist has a style whose vocals virtually hit the listener across the face; ‘In Silence’ is aggressive, confronting, and yet at the same time, worthy of icon status.
Madonna has today released the single, ‘Future’, featuring Quavo, and co-produced by Diplo. She will perform the track live for the first time during the interval of tomorrow night’s Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final, in Tel Aviv, Israel. The release of the track comes ahead of her Madame X intimate concert experience, beginning September 12.
Now based in New York but originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Dajour is one of those people who (annoyingly) manages to turn to gold everything he touches. Still only 22 years old, he’s a rapper, singer, songwriter, and ghostwriter, and his music career is only going up. Formerly known as “King Buddha”, Dajour is the nephew of New York rapper, Jadakiss, one third of legendary hip hop group, The Lox. Dajour’s latest single, ‘Slow Wine’, has already amassed more than 400,000 streams on Spotify, and has a popping music video to match.
In 2015 Rocky Dawuni became the first Ghanaian to be nominated for a GRAMMY Award, for his electrifying sixth album, ‘Branches Of The Same Tree’, in the Best Reggae Album category. Dawuni isn’t strictly a Reggae artist; he encorporates the style into his music, but it’s part of an amalgam of styles, including Afrobeat, Highlife, traditional Ghanaian folk, dancehall, jazz, North American soul, RnB, and electropop. He calls his sound Afro Roots: there’s nothing else quite like it.
IBRU was born and raised on the Bahamian island of South Andros, and his music is a blend of reggae, dancehall, and hip hop, as well as some pop influences. Following his experiences as a veteran of the Iraqi war, he’s come out stronger on the other side, and shares his experiences with the world through his music.
Back in their native Ghana Reginald Ainooson and Ishmael Hamid, now known as Reggie n’ Bollie, achieved popularity performing as solo artists. They moved to the UK and tried to break into the very difficult music industry but had no luck until they joined forces as ‘Menn On Point’, and auditioned for X Factor, in 2015. They wowed the judges and audiences, and after finishing in second place, were signed to Simon Cowell’s label, Syco Music, through which they released their debut single, ‘New Girl’, followed by ‘Link Up’. The partnership with Syco ended in February this year, but the duo weren’t about to let this setback destroy them, and they set up their own label, F.R.O.D Music, and have gone on to release the singles, ‘All The Way Up’, and ‘This Is The Life’. The former appears on their debut album, ‘Uncommon Favours’, which was released yesterday.