Song of the Day: Exile Tribute To Miriam Makeba – Blastar

The French multi-platinium producer BLASTAR, who worked with Beenie Man, Tyga, Admiral T and many more, is coming back with a powerful melodic afrobeat track titled ‘Exile’, a tribute to Miriam Makeba nicknamed Mama Africa, a South African singer and activist.

The theme is to put forward the greatness of Africa for the new Afro-descendant generation. Check out the official music video for the powerful single below…

Check out Toosii’s New Video For Track, ‘Red Die’

After celebrating the release of his new mixtape, ‘Thank You For Believing’, and his latest career milestone – surpassing one billion combined global streams across all of his songs – TOOSII is back with a new video, ‘Red Die’. Filled with friends, cash and cars, the clip’s joyful sense of comradery is balanced by Toosii’s memories of loved ones who have departed and the existential questions that haunt him – “Ask God ‘why me?’/Must be two sides to the story siamese.”

‘Red Die’ is the closing track from ‘Thank You For Believing’, which debuted in the top 25 of the Billboard 200. Other standout tracks include ‘What It Cost” and ‘Back Together,’ which appeared on XXL’s weekly list of “best new songs.”

Toosii has proven to be one of rap’s most relatable rising stars. While his career has been percolating in North Carolina for years, Toosii found staggering success in February 2020 on the strength of Platinum Heart. The album hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart and launched Toosii into the top 10 of Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 chart. He quickly followed those achievements with Poetic Pain in September 2020. Toosii earned his first Gold record in January 2021 – for his top 10 Urban radio hit, ‘Love Cycle’. He is Audiomack’s latest #UpNow artist and Billboard named him as an artist to watch, noting, “Toosii is coming for the crown.”

Check out the video for ‘Red Die’, was directed by NoRatchetss, who helmed the official video for the title song from Toosii’s Poetic Pain.

Song of the Day: Black Gold – Timaj Garad

Ethiopian Toronto-based singer-songwriter and poet TIMAJ GARAD presents her single, ‘Black Gold’, the leading number from her forthcoming debut ‘Blooming at the Mouth’ EP, set for release tomorrow, 5th March.

‘Black Gold’ is an anthemic ode to and love song for Black Muslim women. Serving as both a celebration and a sanctuary, the single shares the realities of Timaj and many others in an honest way, without sugarcoating the collective trauma, while simultaneously providing space for Black Muslim joy and glory.

Why not check out the official video for ‘Black Gold’ below…

Elizza Releases Video For Single, ‘London Eyes’

UK-based R&B/pop singer-songwriter ELIZZA‘s music video for third single of the year, ‘London Eyes’, is a love letter to all the memories she has made in the beautiful city that she calls home.

“The story is about my love and “sometimes” hate relationship with London. Since I moved here, I have been falling deeply in love with it but also find myself struggling to accept all that is London. “London Eyes” talks about how I feel the city is “keeping eyes” on me and not letting me go.” – Elizza.

‘London Eyes’ follows a run of popular singles that include ‘Can’t Quit’, ‘Want To Keep’ (produced by Rak-Su’s Myles Stephenson) and her summer hit ‘Habit’. She has been tipped as “one to watch” by Wonderland Magazine and “dreamy, poetic and honest” by Rollacoaster Magazine; .

As well as press acclaim, ELIZZA has been championed by her collaborator and producer Myles, and has also featured on BBC Introducing, BBC Radio London, Pulse 88 Radio, Westside Radio and FUBAR Radio.

Expect the release of an EP release later this year…but for now, check out the video for ‘London Eyes’…

Griff/Scorcese Pays ‘Ode To Lo Camp’ In New Video

GRIFF/SCORCESE drop the first official video for track ‘Ode To Lo Camp’, taken from their second album, ‘Midnight Express’.

Over Jason Griff’s infectious, vaudevillian-esque piano loop and booming drums, rappers Scorcese Lorde Jones & Alaska (Atoms Family/Hanger 13) along with DJ Chong Wizards scratches, crafted their own love letter to one of Hip-Hop’s most iconic groups, the incomparable Camp Lo.

Midnight Express is available NOW on all streaming platforms…check out the video for ‘Ode to Camp Lo’ below…