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Stonebwoy speaks on joining Universal Music Group’s Def Jam Recordings

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According to Ghanaian dancehall musician Stonebwoy, it took 5 years for his partnership with Universal Music Group (UMG) to materialize.

On May 5th, Universal Music Group (UMG) label divisions Def Jam Recordings, 0207 Def Jam, and Def Jam Africa officially introduced Stonebwoy to the Ghanaian press as its new artist.

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Addressing the media at the event, Stonebwoy explained how discussions for the partnership started back in 2017 and had been carefully worked on for 5 years before its announcement.

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He said: “We have been working on this thing since 2017 so it took us 5 years to get here finally. It is a big deal for us all to support”

In a press release issued on May 3rd to announce the signing, UMG CEO for South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa Sipho Dlamini described Stonebwoy as “a true African talent” who “works to lift the heart and spirit of those around him while producing fresh sounds that keep blowing the world away. We look forward to what 2022 has in store for him.”

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“I’m excited to welcome Stonebwoy to the Def Jam Family in partnership with Sipho and 0207,” Def Jam chairman and CEO Tunji Balogun said.

“The Def Jam brand is recognized all over the world as a stamp of excellence in black music, and as we continue to strengthen our musical bond in important markets like Africa and the UK, it’s dynamic, talented artists like Stonebwoy that will lead the way,” he added.

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Def Jam launched operations in Africa two years ago in Johannesburg and Lagos. Its African signees include Stogie T, Cassper Nyovest, Nadia Nakai, Nasty C, Tshego, Tellaman, Ricky Tyler, Larry Gaaga, and Vector.

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Def Jam Recordings is an American multinational record label owned by the Universal Music Group.

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Frederick Nuetei Nortey known professionally as Frederick Nortey is a Ghanaian Celebrity Blogger and publicist.He founded fredericknuetei.com an entertainment website and blog that primarily publishes news about Ghanaian Celebrities.

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Amerado finally releases Obiaa Boa

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5 times VGMA nominee and Ghana’s best rapper Amerado is once again exhibiting his lyrical prowess in his new rap song titled ‘Obiaa Boa”.

Obiaa Boa, a Twi phrase directly translated as “Everyone is lying” is a full rap song in which the artiste sends information to every other rapper who claims he Amerado does not deserve the title.

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Amerado is also known to be one of the few rappers in Ghana who blends the indigenous culture in this rap and the Bra Shizzle-directed video was not an exception.

We credit Izjoe Beatz and Apya GH for the audio production.

AUDIO: https://yve.fanlink.to/ObiaaBoa

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Apple Music announces Kwesi Arthur as the featured artist for this month’s Rap Life Africa

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This Week’s episode features new music from Kwesi Arthur, all the breaking hip hop news and the hottest tracks of the week from around Africa!

Tune in to Rap Life Africa With Ebro and LootLove on Apple Music 1.

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Apple Music’s Rap Life Africa radio, presented by hip hop aficionado, Ebro Darden and SA TV presenter and radio personality, LootLove will feature one of Ghana’s foremost rap talents, Kwesi Arthur, on this week’s episode.

Ebro and Loot will chat about Kwesi Arthur’s new track “Drama” feat. Big Homie Flee, which is now available to stream on Apple Music.

Rap Life Africa radio will also feature tracks from A-Reece (“Red Dragon” feat. 25K & Jay Jody) and Okmalumkoolkat (“Spova The Genge Superior”).

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“For the people who talk reckless behind our backs but smile in our faces. This is basically me saying don’t take my kindness for weakness,” Kwesi tells Apple Music about “Drama”.

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A-Reece’s “Red Dragon” pays homage to Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin’” and features rising SA hip hop talent 25K and Jay Jody. Similarly, Okmalumkoolkat’s “Spova The Genge” pays homages to the OGs who introduced him to fashion and influenced his style choices while he was growing up in Umlazi in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

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Rap Life Africa will serve as a companion to Apple Music’s flagship hip hop playlist, Rap Life. Listen to the playlist here.

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