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Recently signed to Def Jam Africa, Ricky Tyler unveils “Everything”, a new single from his debut album Small World.
Last March the South African Ricky Tyler unveiled “Thirty K’s”, the first track from his debut album Small World. With “Everything” he continues to lay the foundations of his music. Influenced by the R&B of the 2000s and the wave of trap from the United States, Ricky, whose real name is Bokamoso Molema, made his debut in 2016 with the single “Swerve”, a track that was later remixed by the South African producer Tshego.
Signed to Universal Music’s new label Def Jam Africa, a division of the legendary hip hop label, Ricky Tyler joins Boity, Cassper Nyovest, Nadia Nakai and Tshego to name a few.
Small World is scheduled for July 17th via Playground Productions and Def Jam Africa. You can pre-order it now here.
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John Legend hopes his new album Bigger Love will spread joy to those involved in the Black Lives Matter movement.
The All of Me singer is set to release the record later this month, and during a chat with Britain's Daily Star newspaper during a virtual album-listening party, declared the collection to be a “celebration of black music”.
“During these challenging times some of us wonder if it’s OK to spread joy, to laugh, to dance, to be romantic or do we need to be in a constant state of mourning," the 41-year-old shared. “Lately the images of black people in the media have been showing us with knees on our necks, in protests, us in mourning and us in anger.
“We feel all of those things and I think that’s important for us to show but it’s also important for us to continue to show the world the fullness of what it is to be black and human and through our art, we are able to do that.”
Noting how he hopes his new music can offer some encouragement, John stated: “It’s a celebration of black music, it’s a joyful album, it’s an album full of love and hope and I think it’s also about resilience.
“I want people to be lifted by this album," he continued. “I sing about all sorts of things, I sing about pain and grief as well, but I feel this album can be an uplifting album and I hope that is what people take from it.”