London rapper J-RACKS and his infectious drill cut “Free Flow 2” for your consideration. Unleashed with a tongue-in-cheek visualizer directed by himself, recreating iconic UK rap music videos meshed into one.
Returning to the scene following a string of significant drill cuts that firmly placed him as a rising London talent, J-Racks’s sharp, potent lyricism across relentless instrumentals emerges as an unconventional breath of fresh air. Shining authority and cruddy bars on full display, “Free Flow 2” returns as the successor of smash single “Free Flow.” The Slim Typical (M24, Wiley, RV) produced record serves up an array of woozy 808s and snappy drill percussion, while the young talent incites familiar flows from affiliate rappers across the UK sound sphere – mixing them sonically to fully showcase an artist at the peak of his versatile ability, possessing both natural rap talent and a crystal-clear lyrical aptitude.
Multi-modal Toronto artist and composer Joy Lapps has released Girl In The Yard, her fifth leader release and first full-length album exclusively featuring original music and arrangements. Informed by a vibrant palette of styles, Girl In The Yard pays tribute to the many women who have helped facilitate her mastery of the steelpan and supported her success in the steelband movement. “The process of composing and recording this album became an exploration of how I’m able to show up in the world because of the women, especially in my community, who have supported me,” says the GRAMMY-nominated instrumentalist who recorded with Gramps Morgan on his Positive Vibrationalbum (which received a 2022 “Best Reggae Album” GRAMMY nomination) and has performed alongside Stewart Goodyear, Johnny Reid, Larnell Lewis, Elmer Ferrer and renowned pannist and composer Andy Narell.
British-born Ghanaian media personality, social entrepreneur and plus-size model, Eva Newlove was on Friday, July 8 appointed as a UNACWCA Goodwill Ambassador.
The august ceremony, which was graced by several dignitaries and patrons alike at the Accra International Conference Center in the afternoon reached a crescendo when Eva Newlove was named as one of the chosen few to receive the honorary title – a new set of responsibilities that will have her guide women and children in Ghanaian society to sure victory in their fight for equality. Ecstatic of her big moment Eva emphasized how she found her calling by simply being the best version of herself, sharing: “I believe every changemaker begins with a passion. Passion for a cause, passion for community, passion for an idea, passion for a better world”.
A woman of many talents herself, Eva Newlove always had this big moment coming. Her work ethic as a social entrepreneur and a lodestar in the world of communication has been one to commend. Aside from having a degree in Business Management and a professional background in Housing Management and Public Relations, Eva has gone out of her way to achieve so much more over the years.
She is an award-winning PR manager and the brain behind ‘’The Newlove Xperience’’, a motivational networking society that has partnered with the likes of Barclays Bank and other community interest companies (CIC) in the United Kingdom to help empower, support and inspire people to find success. Eva is also the producer and host of the ‘’GoalDiggers Talk Show’’, another product of her ingenuity which sees her tackle business, lifestyle and other stories meant to inspire unconditionally. Then there is ‘’The Wellbeing Show’’, a weekly radio show she hosts made possible by the Besstel Foundation in collaboration with the National Health Service and National Lottery Community Fund to shed more light on the mental health issues which trouble Africans in the diaspora. As of now, Eva Newlove will be expected to incorporate her combined expertise and media might in ensuring the UNACWCA’s fight to end all forms of discrimination against women and children is a successful one in Ghana and possibly the world at large.
The United Nations Association Commission for Women and Children Affairs (UNACWCA) is a member of the World Federation of the United Nations Association. Its goal is to promote gender equality, diversity as well as empower both women and children through initiatives that will reshape society in the decades to come.
With the release of her new single, ‘D4M’ (Dance for Me), Ghanaian-Canadian songstress, NYA is ready for more after a solid run with her debut EP, ‘’Euphoria Vol. I’’.
‘D4M’ (produced by Monimakesmusic), a dance tune, includes the hypnotic sounds of Afrobeat and Jazz rhythms tied together with NYA’s harmonic vocals as she shows additional depths of her musical genius. This song serves as a reminder that life in the tropics is always fun and upbeat.
Sydney/Eora based Young Franco and US based rapper Pell are becoming an international duo that perfectly tap into and reflect the power of collaboration, now releasing their 4th collaborative effort “Like That” alongside fellow Perth raised, Berlin producer Jafunk.
Rising new artist Scrptiid is a rising dancehall artist from Jamaica. Scrptiid’s new single Mean It made its way to the streets starting from the root of music Jamaica. The song comes on the heels of hit single On My Way, scheduled to be released later this summer. Signed to Alive Enterprises, Scrptiid is ready to become a household name. His music and consistency is a force to be reckoned with. Scrptiid is scheduled to release more music later this year.
Rapper Nana A.J returns with his latest single ‘Cool Down’ this summer. ‘Cool Down’ is a conscious attempt from Nana A.J to remind fans of how pretentious people can be: “No one be family, every bro just be fake so you for dey gee/Swear down. I tell you say you for cool down, cool down” and has him unfold bits of his personal experiences over the song’s soothing production, while leaning on light lyricism and storytelling to better establish his perspective on the matter.
Ghanaian singer’s Ehu delightful new approach to the everyday topic of love with her new single ‘Us.’
Ehu continues to chart her way to success and ‘Us’ is her new guide, a wonderfully done R&B/Afro-soul track that promises to make love simply work. It’s the perfect song to keep two together. ‘’Us is all about us fighting for that relationship we desire. I initially wrote it as a song for lovers. But every time I listen to it I feel like it can apply to all relationships – any long lasting relationship”.