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Wizkid teases release date for his upcoming studio album, “Morayo”.

Global music star, Wizkid is set to release his fifth studio album really soon. After his surprise “S2 EP” in December, the singer announced that he would be releasing a new album, “Morayo” which is named after his deceased mother. This raised fans’ expectations of what was to come with hopes that the album would replicate the global success of “Made in Lagos”. However, the artist took to his Instagram story to tease July 7th as the release date for the much anticipated album. He wrote, “4.7.24” with the Percy eyes and his signature eagle emojis.

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Childish Gambino surprises fans with newly released album, “Atavista”.

Popular American rapper, Childish Gambino has just released his fifth studio album, “Atavista”. Although announcing the album earlier this month, the “This is America” star did not reveal a specific release date. The project contains 11 songs— two new songs and reimagined versions off his 2020’s 3.15.20 with features from Summer Walker, 21 Savage, Young Nudy, Ariana Grande, Ink and Kadhja Bonet. Releasing the new album, he wrote on X, “This album is the finished version of ‘3.15.20,’ the album I put out four years ago.” He also promised a special vinyl coming soon and visuals for each song on the album.

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21 Savage opens up on the ongoing feud between Drake and Metro Boomin.

The beef between Drake and Metro Boomin heralded one of the biggest hip hop moments in the last decade. The acclaimed producer summoned some of the biggest stars including Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and A$AP Rocky for his collaborative projects with Future, all of who threw shots at the Canadian rapper. 21 Savage, a close affiliate of the two parties, has just commented on the feud between his friends. While many expect him to pick a side, the Atlanta-based rapper has chosen to stay in the middle. 21 Savage said that both Drake and Metro were his brothers and expects them to figure out their differences soon.

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Dremo continues to throw jibes at Sarkodie in newly released diss track.

The African hip hop scene is heating up again with monster releases. Former DMW rapper, Dremo looks set to be doubling down on his rap feud with unarguably Ghana’s biggest artist, Sarkodie. After calling out Sark for claiming the African rap throne on Saturday, Sarkodie only replied with a condescending Instagram reply, claiming that the Nigerian rapper had big potential but needed more touches. Dremo is however back with a new diss track, calling the Ghanaian rapper to go in the studio booth and respond. With a “If you Cedis, when are you Ghana reply” graphics, Dremo lands heavy punches on Sarkodie with this new diss track. Other Ghanaian rappers like Lyrical Joe have since responded but Dremo looks to be aiming at the king. It is unsure whether Sarkodie will respond but it is interesting to see how this controversy sways.

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Fans call out Spotify user for stealing Fireboy’s hit song, “Playboy”.

The issue of piracy in the entertainment industry is hitting new horizons. Despite efforts at curbing this problem, artists’ works are still being stolen, with major platforms doing little or nothing to protect artists’ intellectual properties. A certain “Teddy Wiz” on Spotify uploaded Fireboy’s hit song, “Playboy” as his own song and has been gaining off the song which has gained about 68 million streams, similar to the numbers of the original song. Fans have gone on to report this theft with hopes that these streaming platforms protect artists’ works against piracy.

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