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West African artist Nketia representing Ghana with new music dropping soon

Following the release of his popular 2022 EP "Mr. Lover," Ghanaian musician Nketia is returning with all new music for his fans. The West African artist, producer and songwriter from Ghana says he's working on a new single and EP. No release date yet, but he's already looking for help in choreographing a dance for his new song. Nketia posted the request on Instagram just a week ago.  Nketia (pronounced in•ke•tia) is known for delivering a mix of R&B, Afrobeats, Hip-Hop and Drill. His forthcoming release is expected to be of a fast tempo Azonto-- a dance and music genre from Ghana. Check out Nketia's current releases below.  You can also catch the artist live at the Ruka Festival in December, in Yei, South Sudan. View this post on Instagram A post shared by NKETIA 🇬🇭 (@nketiamusik)
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SZA to co-headline Jack Harlow's new Gazebo music festival in Louisville

Kentucky rapper Jack Harlow is once again going big, this time with the launch of a new music festival in his hometown of Louisville.  Harlow will co-headline his new two-day Gazebo Festival with grammy-award-winning singer SZA. A total of 26 acts on two stages are also a part of the lineup, including James Blake, Omar Apollo, PinkPantheress and Vince Staples. The event will also highlight Louisville's local food and culture. The festival will take place on May 25 and 26 at Louisville’s Waterfront Park on River Road. A Gazebo mobile app will be available in the app store closer to the festival dates. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to non-profit organizations through the Jack Harlow Foundation. I GIVE YOUUU… GAZEBO FEST — Jack Harlow (@jackharlow) February 28, 2024

Singer Babylon shows why he's still one of the kings of R&B in South Korea with new album - "MOOD"

South Korean singer Babylon continues to show he's all about keeping the sexy vibes. The crooner dropped his latest album -- "MOOD" on December 7, featuring 19 tracks of slow tempos and explicit lyrics.  The album includes previously released songs from his 2021 project "Hardy," and new tracks with freaky features, including from well-known KPOP star, BOBBY from iKON. Check out the new album "MOOD" below.

Crowd goes wild for Jack Harlow at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky

Rapper Jack Harlow wrapped his 6-city  No Place Like Home Tour across his home state of Kentucky on Sunday, December 3, performing to a near sold out crowd at Rupp Arena in Lexington. It was the final stop of his tour and his first time performing at Rupp. Lexington bleeds blue for the University of Kentucky Wildcats, but fans turned out in full force in support of the Louisville native, who makes no secret of his love for the University of Louisville Cardinals. The schools may be rivals, but it was all love for the "First Class" star, except when he proclaimed his love for Louisville, causing the crowd in return to boo.  Harlow though showed his appreciation for the Lexington crowd by bringing out local legends: his music mentors Ky Engineerin’ and Nemo Achida, as well as former UK basketball player Tyler Herro, who now plays for the Miami Heat. Harlow's song “Tyler Herro” is named after the athlete.  Excitement filled the arena, with fans going wild shouting Harlow'

After a dramatic open, Jay Park focuses on dance in visual for new single "Why"

Fans of Jay Park know he's a skilled dancer. He's been showcasing his moves since before his days as the leader of the K-pop group 2PM in 2008. Now after founding AOMG, H1ghr Music, MORE VISION and Won Soju, the Korean American entertainer is highlighting dance in his new visual for his new song "Why," and the dance challenges that have come from it. After dropping teaser images, featuring retro 'Glamour Shots' photos of singer-songwriter SarahJae for more than a week, the highly anticipated single dropped on November 17, with a dramatic open for the official music video on YouTube.  During an interview with comedian Rat Park on "MORE TALK," Jay Park said he decided to develop the Cha Cha Malone produced song after he was named the new Global Brand ambassador for Gucci. Park said he had 30 dancers on the set for the video, including We Dem Boyz, Kirsten from Jam Republic from Street Woman Fighter 2, and the AfroDance Crew. Park, in an interview with

Now Listening To: Tyla's - "Water" - The single that's now at the Top of Billboard’s U.S. Afrobeats Songs Chart

South African singer-songwriter Tyla is one of the hottest rising stars of 2023. She's currently taking over social media with her TikTok viral dance challenge from her latest single- “Water.” The song hit streaming sites in July. The official music video arrived on YouTube on October 6. It's currently (as of this writing) trending #26 on the site with nearly 13 million views.  According to Billboard, “Water” has also climbed to #1 on Billboard’s U.S. Afrobeats Songs Chart, dated Oct. 21-- stopping the record 58-week streak from Rema and Selena Gomez’s “Calm Down,” which had led the list since Sept. 10, 2022. “Water” marks Tyla's first top spot on any Billboard chart.  The 21-year-old Johannesburg native debuted with her first music video: "Getting Late," featuring Kooldrink in 2021. In early 2023, Tyla joined Chris Brown as the opening act for the European leg of his Under the Influence Tour. She says “Water” is her lead single off her forthcoming album. Check ou

New Music: A.CHAL - "Numb The Pain"

Peruvian-American singer A.CHAL (Alejandro Chal Salazar) is working through his emotions in his new single "Numb The Pain". The artist dropped his new song and the official music video for it on October 13.  On social media A.CHAL says the visual was shot in Huanchaco, Trujillo, Peru. He says as a child he remembers living there on the sand in a small hut. The singer says the song itself was recorded in Paris. "The song was recorded in Paris at “Ciel Rouge” on a cold winter night with some cigarettes, red vino, Joy Division and some old Boleros playing, Maria taking me to the only Reggeaton bar & Yann “ROSE” laying some sexy guitars down while we sipped Rum.  Hope y’all enjoy" -Alejandro  View this post on Instagram A post shared by A.CHAL (@a.chal)

BTS singer Jung Kook teams up with Kentucky rapper Jack Harlow for new single "3D"

Singer Jung Kook is back with another high-profile collaboration. The artist is a member of the Korean boy band BTS. He dropped his newest single "3D," featuring Kentucky rapper Jack Harlow, on September 29.  This is the first joint venture between Jung Kook and Jack Harlow. It follows Jung Kook's collaboration with Latto for his song "Seven," which dropped on July 14. It also follows Harlow's release of his April 2023 album "Jackman," and the announcement of his upcoming "No Place Like Home" tour.  In the song "3D," Harlow promises to fly someone from "Korea to Kentucky." Check out the music video for it above. I’ll fly u from Korea to Kentucky — Jack Harlow (@jackharlow) September 23, 2023 Touched down in Kentucky! (Reality: on the MV set🎬) — 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) September 27, 2023 — Jack Harlow (@jackharlow) September 27, 2023

Spence Lee returns with visual for new groovy single - "Spend My Days"

Artist Spence Lee is back with a new timeless visual for his new song "Spend My Days". The rapper dropped the official video for the groovy single on September 15. Check it out below.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Spence Lee (@shottaspence)

This year was different: 2023 Lexington, KY Roots & Heritage Festival Parade, Band Performances & Fashion Show

Showcasing Kentucky's African American culture and traditions, the 2023 Lexington, KY Roots & Heritage Festival kicked off Friday night, September 8, with live performances on the main stage on Elm Tree Lane.  It continued Saturday morning with the annual parade and band performances. It included Simmons College (an HBCU) and Central High School marching bands from Louisville.  The "Battle of the Bands" after the parade was moved from the corner of Fourth street and Elm Tree Lane to Third Street and Elm Tree Lane, near the historic Lyric Theatre. New this year, a fashion show outside the theater. The show included pieces from up-and-coming local designers. The festival wrapped on Sunday, September 10. Thousands of people attended the weekend event.

Jack Harlow says the only tour he's going on for the rest of 2023 is in Kentucky

Kentucky native Jack Harlow announced the return of his  No Place Like Home  tour back in August. The tour includes stops in six Kentucky cities. Taking his third annual hometown shows to a new level, the new leg of the tour will kick off on Friday, November 24 at Owensboro Sports Center in Owensboro, and will wrap in Lexington at Rupp Arena on Sunday, December 3. On social media, Harlow posted that it's the only tour he's going on this year. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Harlow is from Louisville and performed last in his hometown in December. He just dropped the official music video for his song "Denver" on August 30. The song is from his latest album: "Jackman." The only tour I’m going on this year. Six shows across the state of Kentucky. No Place Like Home 2023. — Jack Harlow (@jackharlow) August 17, 2023

Jay Park shows his soulful side during NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Artist Jay Park has still got it. Surrounded by a band and a small chorus, Park croons with smooth falsetto vocals, hitting high notes while seducing R&B fans during a soulful NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert from Seoul, South Korea. The performance hit YouTube on May 26.  Jay Park on Instagram said he prepared hard in the middle of his busy schedule. He performed his 2015 song "Sex Trip" live for the first time, and slowed down his fan favored twerk anthem - "Mommae." The concert follows the release of his new single "Candy," which hit streaming sites on May 23. Check it out below.  SET LIST "I Got This"  "Need To Know"  "Yesterday"  "All I Wanna Do"  "Ganadara"   "Candy"  "Sex Trip"  "Mommae" yah boy on NPR~ go show some love. Sextrip live..first time in my life 🇰🇷 — JAY BUM PARK (@JAYBUMAOM) May 26, 2023

CODE KUNST drops new music featuring Tabber, Jay Park, Yerin Baek & WENDY- "Archive 01"

As a pre-release from his upcoming album, South Korean producer CODE KUNST rolled out two new songs on Wednesday, March 8. "Archive 01" includes a sultry "55," featuring Yerin Baek and WENDY.  It also includes the song "BAD BAD," featuring Tabber and Jay Park. Record label AOMG says the full album-- CODE KUNST's fifth LP--- "Remember Archive" drops on Thursday, March 16.

Now Listening To: TOBi - "Hoodwinked"

Ahead of his forthcoming project, Nigerian-born-Canadian rapper--TOBi dropped his new single "Hoodwinked" with a visualizer on December 1. It jumps with storytelling of childhood issues. TOBi on social media saying it was "a cathartic piece to create." The song follows the release of tracks--- "She Loves Me" and "Flowers".  The musician says the full-length album is dropping in 2023. View this post on Instagram A post shared by TOBi (@sincerelytobi)

ASH ISLAND is giving his "Everything" in new single

Ambition Musik's ASH ISLAND dropped his new song "Everything" on November 8. The single, a passionate love song about what he's willing to give. The South Korean artist teamed up with Dingo FreeStyle for a DF LIVE X performance visual for the track. Check it out below. 

Russ comes to terms with the end of a relationship in new song - "Last Night"

In his new song "Last Night," artist Russ croons about the final moments of a lost love. The track dropped on September 23 with emotional lyrics: "I didn't know that last night was our last night together, did you? / I didn't know today was the day I was gonna say goodbye to you / Do you know that I love you, know that I want you to stay? / I didn't know today was the day I was gonna say goodbye to you." "When you were layin on my chest I didn't know (did you, did you?) / When that screen went black and credits rolled (did you, did you?) / Did you know, the sun was on its way? / Did you know? / I wish you told me (I wish you told me)." On social media, Russ posted that his therapist had tasked him with the exercise of writing a lyric that summarizes the grief that he had been processing, and "Last Night" was the end result. Check it out below. View this post on Instagram A post shared by RUSS (@russ)

A must see in the Southeast: Lexington's Roots and Heritage Festival returns after a two-year hiatus

From delicious foods and marching bands, to an appearance from members of the University of Kentucky women's basketball team, the City of Lexington, KY saw the return of its annual Roots and Heritage Festival the weekend of September 9th-11th.  The festival was voted as one of the "Top Twenty Events in the Southeast" by the Southeast Tourism Society, according to organizers, and it's been going strong for more than 30 years. The event had been put on hold for two years because of the coronavirus pandemic. The festival this year, included nightly live music performances, its iconic Saturday parade and plenty of food and clothing vendors. The annual event celebrates Lexington's rich diversity, traditions, African-American culture and community spirit.  The festival also showcases the rich talent from Louisville's Central High School Marching band, which has been making a parade appearance for years. Louisville is about an hour and half's drive from Lexington

Now On Repeat: BNXN- "Bad Since '97," SMMT - "I’ll Be Fine," featuring JAY B and MAMAMOO+ "Better" featuring BIG Naughty

There are several new songs currently on repeat with INLet'sGo! The new music we can't get enough of includes the new single "Better," from the first sub-unit from South Korean girl group MAMAMOO-- MAMAMOO+ (plus)-- with members SOLAR and Moon Byul. Their new song and official music video featuring BIG Naughty, hit streaming sites on August 30 with laid-back smooth vibes about the appreciation of time spent with a close friend. The track puts a smile on faces every time it's played.   The second song currently on repeat is South Korean producer/DJ SMMT's R&B song-- "I’ll Be Fine," featuring GOT7's JAY B. The track is from SMMT's debut EP "Mr. Hollywood," which hit streaming sites on August 31 with features also from Ace Hashimoto, BIG Naughty, pH-1, Moon Sujin, Sik-K, SUMIN, Blase, Loco and Mirani. "I’ll Be Fine" is about the end of an addictive broken relationship. It has old school R&B vibes, and with JAY B's

NEW MUSIC: Khakii rides a smooth vibe in new EP- "TIDE"

Back with his second EP, South Korean artist Khakii dropped his latest project- "TIDE," on August 20th under the label - WAVY.   The 7-track mini-album delivers a smooth vibe with features from Tiger JK, Moon Sujin and (WAVY label founder) Colde. It hit streaming sites, with a visual for the chill track-- "On The Beach." Check it out below.

New R&B: JIWOO - "Evergray"

Singer JIWOO is mesmerizing with chilling whispers in the title track off his new album--"Evergray." The South Korean artist signed under WAVY, dropped his 5-track R&B EP project on August 12 with a luring visual. Check it out below.

Tiger JK's music video for new single "POV" includes Yoon Mi-rae's song "Peach"

South Korean legendary rapper Tiger JK includes his wife Yoon Mi-rae's song "Peach" as part of an intermission during his cinematic-video for his new single "POV," which hit streaming sites and YouTube on August 9th. "Peach" is off Yoon Mi-rae (a.k.a. Tasha)'s 2018 album-- "Gemini 2." Tiger JK includes the song in his "POV" visual around half-way in, with a pole dancer. But before and after the break in the video, the rapper is an action star on the run.  Of the song "POV" itself, Tiger JK tweeted on the day of its release; " The first time I made love with soul music. This is a song about the morning after ." Days before the drop, the rapper tweeted: " Hello , what’s your pov? " Check out the new single and visual below. The first time I made love with soul music. This is a song about the morning after . #pov #tigerjk — 아빠 최고 VITAMIN D (@DrunkenTigerJK) August 9, 2022

H1GHR MUSIC artist pH-1 returns with new single- "MR. BAD" feat. Woo

Weeks after deleting his posts on Instagram, H1GHR MUSIC artist pH-1 has returned with a new single-- "MR. BAD," featuring AOMG rapper Woo. The song hit streaming sites on August 9th with an official music video on YouTube.  The single follows the July 27th release of the collaboration song "BRB" ("Be Right Back") with his H1GHR MUSIC labelmates. That single and official music video for it, contributed to questions about the status of the label from fans on social media, which originally began with the July 25th announcement on Twitter, of the departure of labelmates Sik-K and JAY B due to the expiration of their contracts.  Since then, pH-1 returned to Instagram on August 4th to promote his new song. Check it out below. "Doing all the wrong things with MR. BAD." View this post on Instagram A post shared by pH-1 (@ph1boyyy)