Legendary lyricist Cormega delivers a heartfelt visual for “Essential” from his album The Realness II, which he co-directed with Kenneth Sousie. Havoc of Mobb Deep laces the production on the song with crisp piano, passionate strings, and a booming bassline, creating a memorable foundation for Cormega’s poetic wisdom.
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Latrell De’Sean Releases “45” Music Video
Latrell De’Sean is unique, catchy, and undeniable as an emerging artist with his raw lyrics over a sing-a-long flow and honest exterior in the fiery new visual of his breakout single “45.” In survival mode, the visual displays imagery of gunshots and chaos that portray the chaotic times society is living in right now. As De’Sean sits with his back to the madness, he raps about the destructive force he possesses as he endures life’s harsh reality on his path to luxury.
He raps: “So I’m toting on this 4-5/Hoping it don’t go down/Hoping that the danger don’t come my way/Cause if it do, then I’m blow mine/Take a Ni**a soul/I’m sorry Father God if I put one away.”
“45” is the perfect origin point for newfound fans of the Dallas native as it showcases his signature southern sound that has already accumulated over 11,000 monthly listeners on Spotify based on his catalog’s biggest songs such as “Heartbreaker’s Diary,” “Love Is War,” and “M.I.A. in Miami.” The new single is a follow-up to De’Sean’s 2022 album, AntiHero.
The latest release promises more new music from Latrell De’Sean on the horizon as his popularity spreads contagiously from local to regional to nationwide. To date, “45” has generated over 153,634 streams on Spotify. Now is the perfect time to hop on the Latrell De’Sean bandwagon.
Watch “45” below, and afterward, hear more Latrell De’Sean music on Spotify.
Ang3lina and Feranbanks’ “Tempted 2 Touch” Soars to #7 on Billboard Worldwide Digital Downloads Chart
The dynamic duo of Ang3lina and Feranbanks has taken the global music scene by storm with their infectious Afrobeats hit, “Tempted 2 Touch.”
In the ever-evolving landscape of global music, the fusion of different genres and cultures has become a driving force behind chart-topping hits. One such example of this fusion is the scintillating collaboration between Ugandan artist Ang3lina and Nigerian sensation Feranbanks. Their infectious Afrobeats track, “Tempted 2 Touch,” has recently taken the music world by storm, securing the #7 spot on the prestigious Billboard Worldwide Digital Downloads chart. Let’s dive into the captivating journey of this remarkable song and the artists behind it.
The Rise of Afrobeats
Afrobeats, characterized by its electrifying rhythms and fusion of African musical traditions with contemporary genres like hip-hop and dancehall, has been steadily gaining global recognition over the past decade. Artists from the African continent have played a pivotal role in this movement, making Afrobeats a cultural force to be reckoned with.
Ang3lina: The Ugandan Sensation
Ang3lina, born Angela Nabuufu, is a multifaceted artist who has been making waves in the Ugandan music scene for years. Known for her charismatic stage presence and sultry vocals, Ang3lina has been instrumental in bringing Afrobeats to the forefront of the East African music industry. Her previous hits like “Go Down”, “Oh Nah Nah”, and “Baby Oh” (ft. Zoey Dollaz) have showcased her versatility and passion for creating music that resonates with listeners worldwide.
Feranbanks: The Nigerian Rising Star
Feranbanks, born Feranmi Oladosu, hails from Nigeria, a country renowned for its rich musical heritage. Embracing the vibrant culture and diverse sounds of his homeland, Feranbanks has crafted a unique blend of Afrobeats that infuses traditional rhythms with contemporary elements. His earlier singles, including “Saro” and “Lagos,” have garnered significant attention, setting the stage for a promising international career.
The Birth of “Tempted To Touch”
The collaboration between Ang3lina and Feranbanks was destined to be a hit from the start. The artists first crossed paths at a music festival in Kenya, where their shared passion for Afrobeats ignited a creative spark. “Tempted 2 Touch” emerged as a result of their collaborative synergy, blending Ang3lina’s sensual vocals with Feranbanks’ signature Afro-infused flow.
The track was produced by Brian Soko, best known for creating hits like Beyonces “Drunk In Love” and Lil Wayne’s “Bedrock”.
The Song’s Universal Appeal
“Tempted 2 Touch” exudes an irresistibly dance-able rhythm that transports listeners to the heart of an African celebration. The track’s catchy melodies and lyrics, which touch on themes of love, desire, and attraction, resonate with people from all walks of life. Its universal appeal has contributed significantly to its success on the global stage.
Billboard Worldwide Digital Downloads Chart Triumph
Securing the #7 spot on the Billboard Worldwide Digital Downloads chart is a testament to the song’s impact on a global scale. The achievement is not only a reflection of Ang3lina and Feranbanks’ talent but also a testament to the power of cross-cultural collaborations in music.
Ang3lina and Feranbanks’ “Tempted 2 Touch” is a shining example of the transcendent power of music to break down cultural barriers and unite people from diverse backgrounds. This Afrobeats gem has not only carved out a prominent place on the Billboard Worldwide Digital Downloads chart but also serves as a reminder of the ever-expanding influence of African music on the world stage.
An3lina has big dreams and has stated “Tn the future I want to build a music school for the youth and the young kids that cannot afford to go to school but inspire to become a musician or artist or producer.”
As these two artists continue to captivate audiences with their talent and creativity, there is no doubt that their future endeavors will continue to reshape the global music landscape.
(Video) Calboy feat. Skilla Baby – “Gang Time” @147Calboy
Chicago rapper Calboy has returned with the song and accompanying video for “Gang Time,” featuring Skilla Baby via his new independent imprint Loyalty & Co. “Gang Time” is available everywhere now, watch the video HERE.
In the visual, we see Calboy and Skilla Baby iced out, flaunting stacks of cash, as they rap back-to-back. “Gang time, I’m on the e-way with this bitch, she throwing up gang signs / Oh this your bitch, she gave me brain, she got a great mind / I’m drippy, drippy, fly as fuck, bitch I got hang time,” Calboy raps.
The Chevy Music-produced “Gang Time” follows Calboy’s last single “On My Own.” His recent music marks his exit from RCA Records and the launch of his independent music career, where he’s carving out his own path with imprint Loyalty N Co.
And he shows no signs of slowing down: in addition to his new album, he’s also working on a TV series. Along the way, he’s collaborated with some of the biggest names in the game, including Lil Wayne and T-Pain, and continues to deliver hit records that resonate with fans around the world.
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