Papaphone New E.P – isn’t it Wonderful ?

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Papaphone started back in Hertfordshire Music College when Russell Perkins and Thomas Hammond shared a mutual interest in creating emotive  uplifting and well written songs. They began playing music together  focussing on the love of creating something special rather than playing the latest fads. Not being influenced by a musical style  they just did what came naturally.

Papaphone began to write from the heart and brought together a mix of melody  sincerity and warmth. Writing and playing around the local area , Papaphone built up a strong loyal fan base with their live performances earning them more nationwide publicity and gig offerings. Highlights include headlining the Camden Barfly in London to a record number of people for an unsigned act at the time and winning Battle of the Bands at The Horn  St Albans out of over 90 entrants.

Headlining venues around the UK including the infamous 100 Club  Oxford Street , London and The Roadhouse in Manchester along with a live interview on BBC Radio.  Papaphone then played The Waterfront in Norwich and earned the praise of being named one of the UKs best new acts by The Observer newspaper. 

In 2015  Papaphone released their first real album “Songs I Wrote” to critical acclaim amongst the folk community. Papaphone also gained some famous names as fans  including Shane McGowan and The Levellers.

A UK summer tour followed the album release with highlights including headlining Mr Wolfs in Bristol and appearing at the Sidmouth Folk Festival. The first song and video released from the upcoming record  ‘Isn’t It Wonderful?’ , ‘Lioness’ was played on BBC Introducing and described as ‘A beautiful song’ by Mr Gareth Lloyd.

The brand new E.P “Isn’t it wonderful” will be released on 14 November 2016 with worldwide distribution from Universal Music Operations and featuring the single ” Lioness” which was premiered on the exclusive trending music video site www.vinema.co.uk    

Online:

http://www.facebook.com/Papaphone  http://www.papaphonemusic.co.uk/

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Rapper 50 Cent has been hit with another copyright infringement lawsuit over his TV show Power.

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Rapper 50 Cent has been hit with another copyright infringement lawsuit over his TV show Power.

Aspiring TV writers R. Byron Hord and Curtis Scoon have filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court against the hip-hop star, who produces and features in the crime drama, as well as cable network Starz and parent company CBS.

They claim the idea for Power was taken from their pilot script for a TV show called Dangerous, which they wrote in late 2009, about “an African-American Protagonist’s work as a drug dealer and subsequent attempts to launder his money and then ‘go legit,'” while maintaining relationship with an Irish gangster pal and a girlfriend who wants him to remain crooked.

According to the writers, they shopped the script around and met with 50 Cent in 2011 about developing the show. However, he never reached out but they claim he “willfully and improperly began developing, producing and filming their own television show” which is “substantially similar” to their original pilot.

50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, and network executives face up to $180,000 (£139,000) in fines per episode, of which there have been 27.

“We were just made aware of this filing and we are looking into this matter,” CBS spokesman said to New York Post gossip column Page Six. “It is too premature for comment at this time.”

This isn’t the first time the rapper has been accused of copyright infringement with Power. He was hit with a lawsuit last year (15) by author Larry Johnson who accused him of copying his novel Tribulation of a Ghetto Kid and turning the story into the show. He sought $200 million (£154 million).

Earlier this month (Sep16) 50 Cent was accused of infringement again for his upcoming superhero TV series Tomorrow, Today. Officials at JourStarr Publications claimed the plot is lifted from their 2016 release Othello Greene: The Story Begins, written by Anthony Baltimore. They issued a cease and desist letter to executives at Starz, warning they would file a lawsuit if they didn’t shut down production.

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TKinzy Releases Hot New Music Video for Shake Ikebe

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Gallo Records South Africa, signee “TKinzy” one of the very few Nigerian artistes to be signed to a South African record label drops a new hot music video featuring Rands and Naira crooner “Emmy Gee“.
 

The tune titled “Shake Ikebe” is definitely approved to get him listed as one of the big acts out of Nigeria in no time.

 

THE BRAND NEW VIDEO HAS JUST DROPPED 

WATCH IT HERE

Tkinzy  who was born Anthony Felix is a super talented African musician who is very versatile in his music.

Tkinzy is currently working on his first studio Album featuring some big names in the game, due to his sensational voice he has been featured in  live gigs, concerts as well as private shows.

Kehlani unveils the visual for empowering new anthem CRZY

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The R&B powerhouse releases the Benny Boom directed companion video to the savage first single from her highly anticipated debut album, and follow-up to her critically-acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated mixtape YOU SHOULD BE HERE.

 This “CRZY” visual sees Kehlani and her crew showing off some impressive dance routines, celebrating a birthday, taking selfies… basically living their best life.

 WATCH KEHLANI’S “CRZY” VIDEO HERE: https://youtu.be/2d7U4CX0PHk

The video comes on the heels of her recently released song “Gangsta.” The track was featured on “Suicide Squad: The Album” – which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200.

 

Its companion video has amassed nearly 50 million views on YouTube making this her highest viewed music video to come.

 

Kehlani has spent much of her summer taking over the stage at all of the hottest summer festivals including Essence Music Festival, Lollapalooza and The Odd Future Festival. She is also set to open up on select dates for Lauryn Hill on her MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Shows alongside Nas, Little Simz, Noname and more.

 

 CRZY” is available for download and streaming at all digital retailers now.

 

STREAM HERE: www.smarturl.it/GetCRZY

DOWNLOAD HERE: www.smarturl.it/StreamCRZY 

VIEW LYRICS: http://bit.ly/29L7FzD

 

STONE JETS RELEASE TRIPPY MUSIC VIDEO

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“Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.” – Plato

It’s this philosophy of keeping things simple that makes the music produced by Cape Town band Stone Jets, fresh and unique, but also relatable. Their latest animated music video ‘Something Good’ reflects this perfectly as well with its quirky, simplistic animation.

 

Watch ‘Something Good’ music video here: https://goo.gl/Stxupa

 

The animated video was done by talented film student, Leah Blem.

 

The band, with Manfred Klose on guitars and Given Nkanyane on vocals and bass and Johan Pretorius on drums, describe their music as “Afro pop rock”, but, as is the case with many musicians, their sound has evolved as they have.

 

On the inspiration for this music video, frontman Given explains, “The war between the mind and heart inspires will. The will to choose a side and find peace. To call it a battle would be insane, it is just something good”.

 

‘Something Good’ can currently be heard playing on various national and local stations including Radio Sonder Grense, Groot FM, Radio Laeveld, SFM Streek, Kosmos Stereo, Maties FM, Kovsie FM, and UCT radio among others.

 

Stone Jets are jet-setting on a trajectory to becoming one of South Africa’s most beloved acts. In the meantime fans can get ready to experience their Cape Town EP launch next month.

 

More details on this to be released soon.

UTHANDO LWAMI – HOT NEW AFRO JAZZ SOUNDS FROM SANDILE SHABALALA

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Sandile started his music career when he was 15 years old in 1990 at Pretoria and has had a full and varied career. HIs brand new album has just been released, and is a beauty to the ears. 

BUYA SOPHIE is the first single off his brand new Afro Jazz / Gospel album ‘Uthando Lwami’. 

‘Uthando Lwami’ is a very unique Album which captures the listener from the first song to the very last song. It is a conglomeration of types of music from Jazz, Maskandi, Gospel as well as House music.  The songs blend in together to create a beautiful album full of unique melodies and a new afro jazz sound.

LISTEN TO BUYA SOPHY HERE 

Sandile has performed in various plays singing Opera Music and also became an actor playing in South African Soapies such as Binnelanders (Dr), Isidingo (wedding Priest), 7 de laan (body guard and messenger) and Generations as a Hotel host.

Usher to Release New Album

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Global megastar and eight time Grammy Award winner USHER has announced that his highly-anticipated new album entitled HARD II LOVE will be released on September 16th and is available for pre-order now.Fans who pre-order HARD II LOVE, will immediately receive two new album tracks “Missin U” and “Champions (from the Motion Picture Hands Of Stone),starring Usher in the role of Sugar Ray Leonard, which opened in US theatres last week.

 

The album artwork revealed today was designed by Daniel Arsham, who also created the cover art for “Crash” and “No Limit feat. Young Thug.

 

Usher has been ranked by the Recording Industry Assn. of America as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 65 million albums worldwide. He has won numerous awards including 8 Grammy Awards and was named the #1 Hot 100 artist of the 2000s decade. Billboard named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, with his career-propelling 2004 album “Confessions” being ranked as the top solo album of the 2000s decade. Usher has attained nine Hot 100 #1 hits (all as a lead artist) and 18 Hot 100 top-10 singles.

This year is proving to be a big year for Usher not only in music but also in film and his philanthropic endeavors.