Daily Archives: July 20, 2017

Jay-Z: Bam Featuring Damian Marley Official Video

Jay-Z and Damian Marley walk around Jamaica and talk about the role of the artist in the video for “Bam.” They are joined by Sister Nancy, the writer and performer of “Bam Bam” and she shares her belief in the timelessness of good music. Young Guru sits in the studio with Jay-Z and makes the connection between reggae and hip-hop.

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Pandora Sounds Like You Hosts NYC Concert Featuring Nas, Young M.A. & Dave East (Photos)

Nas attends Pandora Sounds Like You NYC featuring Nas, Young M.A, Dave East and Biz Markie DJ Set at Brooklyn Steel on July 19, 2017, Photo Credit: Dave Kotinsky / Getty Images for Pandora

Young M.A attends Pandora Sounds Like You NYC featuring Nas, Young M.A, Dave East and Biz Markie DJ Set at Brooklyn Steel on July 19, 2017, in New York City. Photo Credit: Dave Kotinsky / Getty Images for Pandora

Dave East attends Pandora Sounds Like You NYC featuring Nas, Young M.A, Dave East and Biz Markie DJ Set at Brooklyn Steel on July 19, 2017, in New York City. Photo Credit: Dave Kotinsky / Getty Images for Pandora

Biz Markie performs during Pandora Sounds Like You NYC featuring Nas, Young M.A, Dave East and Biz Markie DJ Set at Brooklyn Steel on July 19, 2017, in New York City. Photo Credit: Dave Kotinsky / Getty Images for Pandora

Young M.A performs onstage during Pandora Sounds Like You NYC featuring Nas, Young M.A, Dave East and Biz Markie DJ Set at Brooklyn Steel on July 19, 2017, in New York City. Photo Credit: Dave Kotinsky / Getty Images for Pandora

Pandora hosted their Pandora Sounds Like You NYC concert at Brooklyn Steel last night. Nas attended and there were performances from Young M.A. and Dave East. Biz Markie was the DJ for the event.

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Shanachie To Release First Afrobeats Compilation

Shanachie Records is getting ready to release the first Afrobeats compilation in the United States. The new style of Afro pop is a mashup of Jamaican dancehall, Soca, hip-hop and African rhythms. Drake’s “One Dance” is an example of the style and the song features Wizkid who is one of the genre’s stars. Afrobeats Hot Hits: The New Sound Of Urban Africa will feature music from Wande Coal, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Timaya, Yemi Alade, Tekno, Wizkid and more. The majority of the artists hail from Nigeria and Ghana but they are American and Caribbean artists represented as well.

Afrobeats Hot Hits is a balanced introduction the style that is spreading around the world. Tiwa Savage, who has sung background vocals for Mary J. Blige contributed “IIeke.” Anthony David, who expressed his love for the genre to this site,  recorded the remix of “I Don’t Mind” with American based Nigerian artist Mic and it is included on Afrobeats Hot Hits.

Afrobeats Hot Hits Tracklisting

1. Davido: Skelewu
2. Wande Coal: Rotate
3. Tekno: Rara
4. Yemi Alade feat. R2Bees: Pose
5. Seyi Shay feat. Wizkid: Crazy (re-mix)
6. Tiwa Savage: Ileko
7. Skales feat. Attitude: Your Body Hot (re-mix)
8. Rayce feat. Davido: Wetin Dey (re-mix)
9. Kiss Daneil feat. Davido and Tiwa Savage: Woju (re-mix)
10.Timaya feat. Sean Paul: Shake Ur Bum Bum (re-mix)
11. 9ice: Economy
12. Falz feat. Reekado Banks: Celebrity Girlfriend
13. Anthony David feat. MIC-O: I Don’t Mind
14. Kayefi: Oreski (Major Notes re-mix)
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