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A lot of us are raised listening to certain artist or certain genres. We are then conditioned to compare these artist to others just to realize that they are all unique in their own way. In 2014, I booked a ticket to South Africa and while I was there I got invited to a New Years event. The venue was outside and there were thousands of South Africans anxiously waiting. The whole crew and I went through VIP where we ran into several South African artist. None more important than Busiswa Gqulu.

Busi was born in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa. She was very well-mannered and super sweet to me. That changed suddenly when she was called to the stage to perform. When I tell y’all she ate it, she finished the whole plate! The energy she gave on stage was unlike any I had seen. Her authenticity completely shined through, backup dancers were on point, and though I couldn’t understand most of her lyrics I was thoroughly entertained.

Busiswa feat. DJ Buckz “Lahla”

The first song I ever heard from Busi was “Lahla”. Like I said before I didn’t understand most of the song initially but that did not stop me from moving my body. The song is super catchy and coming from America it has all the African flavor I need. Plus the dancing in the video is EVERYTHING. I see you Ashwin Bosman.

Prince Kaybee ft Busiswa & TNS “Banomoya”

Now I’m not gonna lie, I don’t know the English translation for any of these lyrics and honestly I don’t need them. The video and song make me feel like I’m in Black Panther 3. Busi slays again and I am completely here for my chocolate sister setting the whole mood. This track is super smooth and easy to love.

Beyonce feat Moonchild, Busiswa, Tierra Whack & Nija – My Power

If you haven’t heard Beyonce’s latest album then shame on you. But never fear I do have a track from the album called “My Power”. While listening to the song you can instantly point out Busiswa. Her swag is always felt in whatever song she’s in. Sometimes African music can be mistaken for not being modern. This is not that and not to take anything away from Bey but Busi completely delivered and set the tone for the whole track in my opinion. This is one of my favorite songs to date and my personal favorite on the album.

I am so proud of Busi! It is very hard to become mainstream in Africa and mama is making it look so damn easy. Follow her now before its too late. Long story short if you don’t know about Busiswa, you better catch up. Beyonce has.

 

Written By: Triston Devon @TheTristonDevon

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[MUSIC VIDEO] Ray J & Princess Star in “Party’s Over!”

Ray J is still making moves and hits after over twenty years in the game! We already know him to be a mogul and game changer, and now he is back to his roots with a new music video and single from his EP, “Emerald City,” “Party’s Over!” The video not only features Ray J, but his beautiful wife and reality star, Princess Love.

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Ray J is still making moves and hits after over twenty years in the game! We already know him to be a mogul and game changer, and now he is back to his roots with a new music video and single from his EP, “Emerald City,” “Party’s Over!” The video not only features Ray J, but his beautiful wife and reality star, Princess Love.

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“Emerald City” Album Cover

Check it out below!

We absolutely love this video! More than the video we love seeing Ray J and Princess Love together! We know for awhile they were having some marital problems, but this video is just a testament to their enduring love. After a few years together and two beautiful kids, the magic is still there!

What do you all think of Ray J’s music video for “Party’s Over?” Sound off in the comments’ section below!

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Why Can’t We Just Accept Summer Walker (@summerwalker)?

Why can’t we be who we are without everyone comparing and judging? Summer Walker isn’t your typical artist filled with roses and daises. She is however one-of-a-kind and should be treated as such. Let the music speak for itself!

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Why can’t we be who we are without everyone comparing and judging? Summer Walker isn’t your typical artist filled with roses and daises. She is however one-of-a-kind and should be treated as such. Let the music speak for itself!

 

 

The controversy surrounding Summer Walker is baffling yet confusing.  I can’t help but feel like if she was a man her “personality deficiencies” would be praised. I can’t believe in 2019 people still won’t accept folks for who they are. Exhibit A: the video above showcases Walker’s performance on NPR’s Music Tiny Desk. I can not tell you how many people were turned off by this performance. Saying things like “this is why I can’t get with this new generation of artist” or “she look like she don’t wanna be there” … is that what we’re doing now? This young woman is 23 years old … why are we so quick to judge.

Summer Walker

I’m starting to think that the concerned are just jealous. Summer Walker’s ‘Over It’ Album broke Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ Streaming Record. Summer Walker is making a lot of noise! & Her debut album, Over It, dropped on Oct. 4th and is the largest debut album from a female R&B artist for 10 years. She’s not Beyonce or any other artist, she’s just herself. We should just listen to her album and get to know her … because she isn’t going to give it you in her interviews. LOL

Hahaha this is partially why I love her. I love her dryness. I love how blunt she is. She is a whole mood. Every artist isn’t going to be smiling from ear to ear, eager to be in front of people all the time. Oh and by the way I don’t believe she is retiring so we can kill that story line.

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‘Over It’

This album is soooooo damn good. Most people I’ve talked to love it as well while others think she’s a one trick pony with limited range. I couldn’t care less about all of that … from beginning to end this album is the perfect introduction to who Summer Walker actually is. She’s a straight shooter! Her music is empowering and leaves no room for questions. From ‘Come Thru’ to ‘Potential’ listening to Over It will get you in your feelings but also make you call up your ex for a late night session.

Enjoy!

 

Written By: @TheTristonDevon

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Netflix Partners w/ Curb Records for Send-Off Soundtrack Celebrating Final Season of The Ranch

A swan song! To commemorate the final season of “The Ranch,” Netflix has partnered with Curb Records for the release of “The Ranch (A Netflix Original Series Official Soundtrack).”

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A swan song! To commemorate the final season of “The Ranch,” Netflix has partnered with Curb Records for the release of “The Ranch (A Netflix Original Series Official Soundtrack).”

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The show has been praised for having TV’s best collection of country music and this compilation showcases several of the series’ best songs. Available for pre-order by clicking HERE, The Ranch (A Netflix Original Series Official Soundtrack) will be released on January 24th to coincide with the airing of the final season. A limited edition 12” vinyl version of the soundtrack will be available on February 14.

the ranch album jacket and tracklist

Among the soundtrack’s many highlights is the series’ acclaimed theme song, “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys,” a rendition of the Ed Bruce country classic  performed by Lukas Nelson and GRAMMY® Award winner Shooter Jennings. This special Lukas/Shooter duet was recorded specifically for The Ranch and has never been released. It comes more than 40 years after their fathers–country music icons Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings–recorded their cover of the song, which hit No. 1 on the country music charts and won a GRAMMY®.

Fans that pre-order The Ranch (A Netflix Original Series Official Soundtrack) will receive a download of the Lee Brice song, “Rumor (Glover Mix)” on December 20.

The track listing for The Ranch (A Netflix Original Series Official Soundtrack):

  1. Rumor (Glover Mix) – Lee Brice

  2. Things That I Lean On (feat. Jason Isbell) – Wynonna & The Big Noise

  3. Slower – Filmore

  4. Whiskey On My Breath – Love And Theft

  5. Nobody – Dylan Scott

  6. Home To The Water – Mallary Hope

  7. Thank God For You – Rodney Atkins

  8. Runs In The Family – BoDeans

  9. One At A Time – Jackson Michelson

  10. Joshua Tree – Ruthie Collins

  11. Ain’t Bad For A Good Ol’ Boy – Mo Pitney

  12. Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys – Lukas Nelson & Shooter Jennings

We hate to see “The Ranch” go! It is is wonderful show, but all good things must come to an end eventually. Be sure you grab your own copy today!

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