Author: Gambo Danjumo

The National Museum of African American Music is honoring Lil Wayne with an event that will give students the opportunity to engage with artifacts provided by Weezy. Among the memorabilia that will be present from Wayne’s career is the Rap Album of the Year Grammy, the BET “I Am Hip-Hop” Award, his handwritten letter from Rikers Island, and an original Tha Block Is Hot CD. “I’m very grateful to work with NMAAM and show students how Hip-Hop has been so influential on the culture,” Lil Wayne said in a statement. “Shout out to NMAAM for all the birthday love.” (Photo…

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Cardi B has finally addressed the fallout over her mooted Call of Duty collaboration, blaming it on her “stupid decisions”. In July, the rapper teased a partnership with the popular video game by donning an elaborate hairdo and a statement skull necklace in a promotional video for her hit single, “Hot S***”. At the time, Microsoft’s Activision confirmed the collaboration in a subsequent tweet, posting photos of Cardi B wearing the stylised necklace, which was reference to one of the Call of Duty operators, Ghost. Since then, there has been no other mention of the supposed deal, until Tuesday (27…

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Earlier this month, Big Sean rewarded his longtime supporters by making his Detroit mixtape available on all streaming services. The 2012 release has long been touted by fan as the best project in Big Sean’s discography. It housed timeless collaborations with artists such as J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa, Wale, Jhené Aiko, Royce da 5’9”, and more. Yet until its 10-year anniversary on September 5, the fan-favorite mixtape was widely inaccessible for listeners who predominantly consume their music from DSPs like Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal. Streaming blew up in the years following the release of Detroit, but — like so many other classic mixtapes that were released for free…

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It’s lights out for the Rock the Garden music festival. Co-sponsors the Walker Art Center and Minnesota Public Radio’s 89.3 The Current announced Wednesday that the fest was retired and that it would not return next summer, but added that the two nonprofits would work together in the future. “We are grateful to go out on a high note as a team. This is now a fresh opportunity to conjure up new ways to serve ambitions that drive each institution in new ways,” said Walker executive director Mary Ceruti and MPR president Duchesne Drew in a joint statement. Initially launched…

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Attorneys for Gunna have filed a third bond motion for the Atlanta artist, this time claiming that the Fulton County prosecutor’s office has modified the YSL indictment to remove any reference to him being involved in violence. Rolling Stone has received a copy of the filing, which is the latest attempt at pretrial release for Gunna (given name Sergio Kitchens) while awaiting trial on a racketeering charge in a 56-count YSL indictment handed down in May.  Fulton County Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville has twice denied Kitchens’ bond motions, expressing concerns that the rapper would threaten or intimidate witnesses if…

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Nation Of Language have returned with a brand new single – listen to ‘From The Hill’ below. The track will appear on a new 7″ single set to come out on December 9 alongside vinyl exclusive B-side ‘Ground Control’. The release follows the band’s second album, 2021’s ‘A Way Forward’. On their new track, singer Ian Devaney said: “‘From the Hill’ is a song reflecting on times when friendships fall apart over romantic entanglement, accompanied by the sensation that you’re somehow watching it happen from above with a more zoomed-out perspective. “It can feel at times like certain parts of…

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After weeks of torment, Paramore has gifted fans with the long-expected news: New music. The band has teased their return in multiple ways over the last month. From individual profile picture changes and wiping their joint Instagram page clean to sharing ominous clips of songs from a mysterious TikTok account and, finally, announcing the release of their new single, it’s official. Paramore is back. The trio unveiled the single “This Is Why” Wednesday (Sept. 28), as promised, including some bonus information by announcing their new album of the same name. It’s the band’s first studio album in five years since…

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“How do we make it uniquely ‘Monarch’?” That’s the question music supervisor Amanda Krieg Thomas asks herself before getting to work on each episode of Fox’s new drama series about a country music dynasty. The answer is three-pronged: by having the cast (which includes Susan Sarandon, Trace Adkins and Beth Ditto) tackle country classics, by sprinkling in a selection of unexpected pop covers, and, on the licensing side, by championing upcoming country artists. “We really wanted to focus on covers because that’s a strong entry point,” Thomas says, before elaborating on her mandate: “Always be unexpected, always feature different eras…

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Paramore have made their return official with the announcement of their new album, This Is Why. It’s out February 10th, 2023 via Atlantic Records and is previewed by the title track, which you can hear today. The 10-track follow-up to 2017’s After Laughter was recorded in Los Angeles with longtime collaborator Carlos de la Garza and features cover art shot by Zachary Gray. No tracklist has been released as of yet, but you can check out the artwork below. Pre-orders are ongoing. In an interview with Apple Music 1’s Zane Lowe, singer Hayley Wiliams described the band’s new sound as leaning into some…

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Legendary troubadour Reg Meuross has announced three live shows as a duo with rising star of the folk world, Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne. The duo will preview songs from Reg’s Stolen From God song cycle, uncovering stories about the SW of England’s involvement in the Transatlantic slave trade   For the last four years, uncovering these stories has been the mission of Somerset-based songwriter, Reg Meuross, for his song cycle, Stolen From God. The project gained support from National centre for the Folk Arts, Halsway Manor’s, Incubator Bursary fund in 2020, following which Reg brought together Senegalese kora master Jali Fily Cissokho,…

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