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New Music Friday: 234Homeboy Picks

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This week’s biggest single, album and home entertainment releases, only on Official Charts

Welcome to your weekly round-up of brand-new song, album and home entertainment releases, all in one handy place.

Let’s get straight into some of this week’s biggest albums, shall we?

Nigerian hip-hop icon Reminisce has finally released his highly-anticipated album, “ATSG, Vol. 1,” an acronym cleverly derived from “Alaye To Se Gogo.” This marks his return to full-length album production after a seven-year gap, reaffirming his esteemed stature in the Nigerian music scene. The project is a captivating fusion of unfiltered street wisdom and a diverse range of musical genres. Going deeper into the album, Reminisce demonstrates his trademark versatility as he effortlessly explores the vibrant world of Afropop in the track “Shina Peters.” Here, he seamlessly rides the genre’s waves, showcasing his ability to blend with different musical styles, underscoring his versatility across genres.

Afrobeats sensation Rema unveiled his highly anticipated “Ravage” EP, featuring five distinctive tracks: “Trouble Maker,” “DND,” “Smooth Criminal,” “Don’t Leave,” and “Red Potion.”

This EP follows Rema’s full-length debut album, “Rave & Roses,” released in 2022. In a statement about this new project, the artist shared, “On this release, I connect with my inner flame, my inner rage. It’s like an outburst of emotions I’ve been holding in for too long. It’s not driven by negativity; instead, it’s fueled by ambition, passion, and destiny. What listeners will hear on this project is a small exhale from me, albeit one filled with fiery determination.”

The EP’s musical landscape is a work of art, shaped by the talents of producers London, P. Prime, and Blaise Beatz.

Also, we’ve got “Emeka Must Shine Album” by Nigerian hip-hop artist, Blaqbonez which features collaborations with industry talents like Ludacris, Odumodublvck, Zlatan, and more, adding depth and diversity to the project.

Comprising fourteen tracks, the EP vividly illustrates his life and experiences, skillfully melding a diverse array of hip-hop elements.

Speaking on the motivation behind the album, Blaqbonez said; “Every version of me is merged into every track. This album is a party. The pen is just fun. When you are having a late night, you don’t want to think about your struggles, you don’t want to think about everything. It’s just the beautiful things in life. And I’m talking about cars, money, women-just having a great time. From the beginning to the end, it’s a party.”

EMPAWA Music CEO, Mr. Eazi is back with his highly-anticipated debut album, “The Evil Genius“. This album was crafted across various locations, spanning Ouidah and Cotonou in Benin, Kigali in Rwanda, Accra and Kokrobite in Ghana, Lagos in Nigeria, London, Los Angeles, and New York City. “The Evil Genius” delves deeply into personal themes such as love, betrayal, loneliness, and family, and is structured into three distinct acts.

The album boasts a lineup of notable guest features, including Angelique Kidjo from Benin, Tekno from Nigeria, Efya from Ghana, Whoisakin from Nigeria, Joeboy from Nigeria, and the three-time Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa.

Production credits on the project are equally impressive and diverse, featuring talents like Kel-P from Nigeria, Knucks from the U.K., Michael Brun from Haiti, Andre Vibez from Nigeria, Yung Willis from Nigeria, Nonso Amadi from Nigeria/Canada, KillBeatz from Ghana, M.O.G Beatz from Ghana, E Kelly from Nigeria, Type A from Nigeria, Stikmatik from the U.K., Phantom from Nigeria, Beat Butcha from the U.K., Venna from the U.K., KDream from Nigeria, and even Mr Eazi himself.

In an unprecedented fusion of African music and art, Mr Eazi collaborated with visual artists from across the continent to create unique physical art pieces that represent each of the album’s 16 tracks.

Other notable body of work which made it into our mention this week is, “Family Time Album” by Indigenous Rapper, Erhiga Agarivbie PKA Erigga.

With a grand total of 17 tracks, the album embarks on a captivating and multifaceted musical odyssey, granting audiences a glimpse into Erigga’s distinct style and his compelling storytelling proficiency.

Within the “Family Time” Album, every track unfurls a narrative that encapsulates the core of contemporary Afro Hip Hop, rendering it indispensable for genre enthusiasts and those seeking a refreshing musical voyage.

This remarkable endeavor stands as a testament to Erigga’s artistic prowess, underscoring his lyrical brilliance and creative excellence within the Afro Hip Hop domain.

Ace Comedian cum artist Basketmouth announces his latest studio album, “Uburu.”

This new album, “Uburu,” follows his earlier release, the single “Party” featuring Peruzzi.

Uburu,” consists of seven tracks and includes collaborations with BOJ, Duncan Mighty, Timi Dakolo, Torrian Ball, Reminisce, and more.

On the singles front, we’ve got TROD – Come Back Again, Xenia Manasseh – Wild Ride (Colors), Goodgirl LA –Lethal

Barry jhay – Ejebleje, Reis- Dongoyaro, Kwesi Arthur – 4Lyfe, Hermez – AList, Chillz – Kafanchan.

Other A-list collabs this week come courtesy of Adekunle Gold – Party No Dey Stop Remix ft JayO, Byron Messia,

Smada, PocoLee – Smada Eh, David Guetta ft Ayra Starr, Lil Durk – Big Fu, Yemi Alade ft Innoss’B – Lipeka,

Bas ft Adekunle Gold – Khartoum, Spreezy X ft OG SOUNDS- Package, sarkodie ft Ruger- Till we die.

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