The Final 21 For The IgnitionHBR Dj Search

The Ignition HBR team (Mike, Sheila and Kerry) have been in the search for a Dj. Contestants were required to send in their videos showcasing their skills on either Twitter or Instagram to stand a chance to be the exclusive Ignition Dj.

We’ve had more than 400 entries, which was shortlisted to 21 contestants who will be heading over to the next stage.

Here’s a list of the shortlisted:

  1. DJ Lordwin
  2. DJ Ditto
  3. Dj Sisco
  4. DJ R.K
  5. Dj Kill switch
  6. Enrique the D.J
  7. Dj Queen
  8. Dj Candy
  9. Dj Ali G
  10. Dj Rimio
  11. Dj SkyRook
  12. Dj Blessing
  13. Dj M.k
  14. Dj Frosty
  15. Dj No Id
  16. Dj Timan
  17. Dj Roudge
  18. Dj Kench
  19. S.W The D.j
  20. Dj Steno
  21. Dj Graz

The contestants will get the chance to attend a master class where the Homeboyz Djs will school them on how to become the ultimate Dj.

Ne-Yo Unveils New Album “Good Man”

Ne-Yo is hardly ever in the public eye. He manages to live a relatively silent private life with his wife and two kids but his music is what screams the loudest in his life.

The R&B crooner released his new album ‘Good Man’ last Friday making it his seventh studio album. This is unlike any other album Ne-Yo has released before as it features rap/R&B hybrids, in which the singer floats his flexible voice over various beats.

Various artists are featured in ‘Good Man’ including Party Next Door, Eric Bellinger, and Candice Boyd. Ne-Yo’s songwriting skills are clearly portrayed in the album so you know you getting nothing less than his previous hit tracks like “So Sick” and “Because of You”.

Here’s a list of the tracks included in the album:

  1. Caterpillars 1st” (INTRO) Lyrics
    2. 1 More Shot
    3. LA NIGHTS
    4. Nights Like These f. Romeo Santos
    5. U Deserve
    6. Summertime
    7. Push Back by Ne-Yo, Bebe Rexha & Stefflon Don
    8. Breathe
    9. On Ur Mind f. PARTYNEXTDOOR
    10. Back Chapters
    11. Hotbox f. Eric Bellinger
    12. Over
    13. Without U
    14. APOLOGY
    15. Ocean Sure f. Candice Boyd & Sam Hook
    16. “The Struggle…” (Interlude)
    17. GOOD MAN
    18. Pour Me Up
    19. Won’t Be Often
    20. Reset the Night

P-Unit Back With A New Track ‘Chocha’ – Watch

It’s been a couple of years since we heard new music from Genge trio P-Unit. Now that wait is over.

Bon Eye, Frasha, and Gabu are back with a new track ‘Chocha’ which is all about how people lead exaggerated lives on social media.

The group which was formed back in 2003 has now regrouped and it sure seems like they’re out to give local artists a run for their money.

Check out the Enos Olik directed music video below:

Lil Wayne’s Legal Lawsuit With Birdman Finally Settled

Lil Wayne’s legal battle with Birdman is over.

The young money rapper has reportedly reached a settlement with Birdman which will also release him from his record deal with Cash Money Records. Wayne has been battling this lawsuit since 2014 after Birdman and the label refused to release his album “tha Carter V”.

In 2015, Weezy sued Cash Money for $51 million to terminate his record deal. He accused Birdman’s label of owing him an $8 million advance for Tha Carter V, plus $2 million once the album was complete.

Lil Wayne’s attorney Ron Sweeney confirmed that the rapper has reached a settlement with Cash Money, but did not disclose terms of the deal other than saying he is “happy.”

“Per our settlement agreement, the matter has been amicably resolved to the satisfaction of all parties,” Sweeney told Billboard. “In terms of the particulars, we’re prohibited legally from saying anything further. I can say that my client is happy. He is his own man, a man that owns his assets, his music, and himself. At some point, Wayne will let his fans know what’s going to happen next.”

 

Pusha-T Speaks On His Beef With Drake

Drake and Pusha-T just might have called a truce.

The two rappers have been throwing shade at each other for the past few weeks following Pusha throwing shade at Drake in his track “Infrared,” which referenced Drake’s alleged ghostwriter Quentin Miller. This led to Drake firing back with his own diss track “Duppy Freestyle”. This, again, led to Pusha releasing another Drake diss track “Story Of Adidon” a scornful track in which Push accused the 6 God of being a “deadbeat” father. 

We were so eager to see Drake fire back, until J Prince talked Drake out of releasing the “Career-ending” track. Now, Pusha has recently revealed that the longstanding feud is finally over.

“I mean, you know. These conversations have been had and, to my knowledge, it’s all over. It’s all over with,” he told Vanity Fair. “I mean, listen: I’m ready to be back to the music for real. Just feeding my base, that’s it. That’s the most important thing to me at all times.”

I guess that’s it for Drake and Pusha-T beef. Now who’s next?

 

Here’s The Full List Of This Year’s Groove Awards Nominees

This year’s Groove Awards will be one with a great new difference as more entries have been created and other categories revamped.

This thirteenth edition saw the public being included in the nomination process that brought fourth 19 categories with surprise new entries into some of the most tightly contested spots.

The nominees were unveiled yester-night at an exclusive red carpet event held at the Mövenpick Hotel Westlands and truth be told gospel singer Jabidii walked away one happy man after landing an impressive 7 nominations including Song of the Year and Teens Choice Song of the Year (in which he received 2 nominations) Breakthrough Artist of the year, Collabo of the year and Dance style/song of the Year in which he also received 2 nominations.

Gloria Muliro followed closely with 6 nominations in Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, twice under the Praise and Worship song of the Year, Collabo of the Year and Western Counties song of the Year categories. 

This year Male artist, Female artists and Group of the year categories have been revamped and collapsed into one category- Artist of the Year becoming the most coveted award of the season. The contenders in this category include the reigning Female and Male artists of the year – Mercy Masika- who received 3 and Eko Dydda 2 nominations respectively. Other nominees in the Artist of the Year category are Guardian Angel, Moji Short Babaa, Gloria Muliro and hip-hop group Recapp. 

Public voting will begin at 10am on Friday 8th June 2018 and will run until midnight 23rd June 2018. Fans will be able to vote via sms by sending the word Groove followed by the nominee code to 811 or by dialing *811# and following the prompts, or via the website www.grooveawards.co.ke

This year’s winners will be announced on 24th June 2018 at the Gala Awards ceremony, to be held in Kasarani Nairobi.

The nominees are as follows:

Groove Awards Nominees List(1)

 

 

 

 

Drake Has A ‘Career-ending’ Pusha-T And Kanye Diss Track

We’ve been waiting for a comeback from Drake since Pusha-T’s diss track, “The Story of Adidon,” but it seems like that’s never going to happen.

As it turns out, Drake is sitting on the comeback track which he will not be releasing since J Prince talked him out of it.

In an interview with radio personality Sway, Prince said that Drake has agreed to not drop the song.

“After speaking with Kanye, I spoke with the brother, and he didn’t want this,” Prince told Sway. “I saw this going to a place that I feel would have ended his career if Drake would’ve put out this song that he had on him.”

He added that the track “would definitely have hurt families”.

 “The ingredients was overwhelming,” Prince said. “I know for a fact that it would have been bad for Kanye and my man.”

He continued, “It’s beyond music at that point. It’s going to affect the livelihood. It’s going to interfere with his whole lifestyle from that moment.”

If Drake’s track did drop, it sure would’ve been one hell of a clap back.

Beyoncé & Jay Z Show Off Twins At The First “OTR II Tour” Show

                       

Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On the Run II tour just started and the internet is in a frenzy! 

The couple is currently kicked off their stadium tour in Cardiff and fans at the show were posting pics and videos from the epic music event on social media. One major moment that had social media buzzing was when the couple appeared to show off their twins Rumi Carter and Sir Carter in a photo. 

                                     

Social media users have posted images of the couple holding babies, alongside a series of messages. One message reads “love never changes” while another reads “love is universal.”

     

But it sounds like the twins weren’t featured in this part of the show. The couple’s rep told media outlets that  “it’s not” Bey and Jay’s twins in the photo.

Which poses the question are those the Carter Twins or Bey and Jay trying to break the internet again? They sure look like Jay-Z though…

 

Brand New From Anto Neosoul: “Slow Down”

Sensimilia artiste Anto Neosoul is laying bare life as it is in one of Kenya’s informal settlement areas in his brand new video, Slow Down.
A place where he grew up, Anto tells the Kawangware ghetto story through the eyes of a poor teenage boy from the ghetto who wants to do good but the circumstances surrounding him forces him to indulge in crime.
He is a young boy whose football dreams and impoverished reality are inextricably intertwined to create the perfect ghetto tension.
He will pay the ultimate price for seeking a way out of poverty. Too soon. Too quick. Here in the ghetto, weeds are plucked faster than dreams are weaved. 
A robbery gone wrong; his undoing. What next? Watch the new video Written& Directed by J. Kuria below:

 
 

G Money Schools People Once Again

Now if you’ve heard this week’s ROTW London Town – Mr Eazi Featuring Giggs   you definitely know what I’m talking about, earlier on today G Money (Host of GMITM) took it upon himself to educate the masses on a line that Mr Eazi dropped and left many confused but Uncle G said “worry not brethren, i will bestow unto you the knowledge that was bestowed unto me” 

 

The line in context “Man try take Eazi for chihuahua” is generally meant to mean that Mr Eazi is a big deal in this music industry but some people take him for a small deal like a chihuahua (a small dog) of which he is not.

He later took to twitter to say this…

                                          

Did you know it had a deeper meaning other than just rhymes to a song? or were you schooled today morning? Hit me up, lets get talking