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Megan Thee Stallion, Galloping Into Greatness

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On YouTube, you can still see one of Megan Thee Stallion’s early appearances at a 2016 rap cypher in Houston.  It’s a very telling performance. Twenty-one years old and still an unknown student (“Support the artists,” pleads the accompanying text, “this is only the beginning of their journey”) she’s vastly outnumbered by male counterparts who don’t seem to be taking her terribly seriously. It could be that they’re laughing and high-fiving while she performs because they’re incredulous at her skills, but it doesn’t really look that way. Yet she seems impossibly confident and self-possessed, ending her performance with the salacious, tongue-out taunt of “ahhh” that has since become her trademark. It isn’t just the benefit of hindsight that makes her seem the artist most likely to.  
Megan Thee Stallion, Galloping Into Greatness
Listening to her debut album four years on, it’s tempting to say that not much has changed. It drops with the same confidence you see in the video of her freestyling on that Houston rooftop. But then, why wouldn’t it? She ends 2020 on the cover of Time magazine, one of its 100 most influential people of the year. It caps off 12 months during which she has enjoyed viral ubiquity on TikTok thanks to a dance challenge based on her single Savage, which sold 3m copies in the US alone; been granted a temporary restraining order against her record label, which she claimed were preventing her from releasing the music she wanted to; created a vast storm – involving everyone from Republican congressional candidates to Russell Brand – with her Cardi B collaboration WAP,  none of which harmed the single’s record-breaking commercial success; delivered a speech about racism in the middle of a performance on Saturday night Live; and managed not merely to ride out the misogynistic online fallout from an incident in which she was shot, allegedly by a rapper Tory Lanez, but skillfully turn it into a conversation about the protection of black woman.  
Megan Thee Stallion, Galloping Into Greatness
 Good News therefore has something of the victory lap about it, but its contents also highlight something basic that’s occasionally been drowned out by the hubbub of controversy and social media chatter: she’s phenomenal at what she does. The internet is filled with memes in which grumpy middle-aged hip-hop fans bemoan the state of the art in recent years, but Megan Thee Stallion is a traditionally gifted rapper: her flow crisp and punchy, her lyrics teeming with sharp and funny lines – “invest in this pussy, boy – support black business”; “all them bitches scary cats, I call ’em Carole Baskin” – and shriveling put-downs. Whatever the outcome of the forthcoming court case over the shooting incident, the opening track, Shots Fired, dispenses its own kind of justice, ripping her (unnamed) assailant to bits along with their online supporters: “They hate me, but watch my videos beating’ their dicks.” She has a fantastic line in inviting male rappers to guest and then deftly undercutting them. “Tell her shake it, drop her friends off and take her pants off,” suggests Lil Durk on Movie. “Tell him spend it – you ain’t got no money, keep your hands off,” she counters. He responds by bragging about the cost of his jewellery. “I’m a boss,” she sniffs in response, “I could buy the same thing that my man bought.”
 
 
While there are pop-facing moments here, not least the slightly too toothsome Don’t Rock Me to Sleep, it’s an album that blithely ignores a lot of prevalent trends in hip-hop: it is 11 tracks in before anyone breaks out the AutoTune, and even then it’s guest star Popcaan. Instead, its USP involves setting its author up in a lineage of classic rap artists. You lose count of the musical references to hip-hop’s past. Shots Fired is based on Notorious BIG’s Who Shot Ya? While Girls in the Hood reworks Eazy-E’s Boyz-n-the-Hood. The production by Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia (favourites of Megan Thee Stallion’s late mother, who was also a rapper) on Freaky Girls is audibly rooted in early 90s G-funk, and the sound of Go Crazy contains a sweet nod to Naughty By Nature’s 1991 hit opp.
 Other samples appear pointed in their intent. The gorgeous electric piano motif on Outside comes from Something in My Heart by Michel’le, the R&B singer-songwriter who endured a Physically abusive relationship  with Dr Dre: among a variety of assaults, he once shot at her.

More often they serve to demonstrate that Megan Thee Stallion’s talents are a moveable feast – she sounds as at home snarling over the minimal 80s gangsta rap of Girls in the Hood as she does with Beyoncé’s voice weaving around hers on Savage Remix. And, of course, they imply that these artists are her forebears: in its own way, that’s as ballsy as SoundCloud rappers’ penchant for dismissing hip-hop history – but, as we’ve established, confidence isn’t really an issue for Megan Thee Stallion. Time will tell whether her implication is right. For the moment, Good News is more than good enough.

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How Good Music Will Help You To Become Known as an Artist Says Tmaq

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A&R Guru Makinde Babatunde Qudus popular known as Tmaq has revealed what artiste needs to be known.

Tmaq said more than just skills is needed to break out as an artist in the continuously changing music industry, great music that really connects with listeners is also necessary. I can say with confidence that excellent music is the foundation of an artist’s success, I have spent years navigating the complexities of the music industry.

Here are some of the reason :

Authenticity is the foundation of good music. Audiences are hungry for authenticity and uniqueness. Music that is authentic to your feelings, experiences, and distinct viewpoint connects deeply with listeners. Your genuineness distinguishes you from the myriad artists who might be following fads or imitating popular styles.

Music has the ability to arouse feelings and produce enduring memories. Excellent music has an emotional resonance that stays with the listener. Whether it’s happiness, sorrow, love, or rage, expressing these feelings via your music can build a devoted following. People are more inclined to support you and spread the word if they relate to and are moved by your music.

The caliber of your music creation is crucial in the current digital era. In a pool of poor recordings, tunes that are clear, crisp, and well-produced stand out. Investing in a top-notch production shows off your professionalism and commitment to the industry while also improving the listening experience. To make sure your music is well-produced and musically appealing, work with talented sound engineers and producers.

A catchy melody or an impactful line might be what makes a song a hit. It’s critical to write meaningful lyrics and memorable hooks that stay in the listener’s head. Easy-to-remember melodies and lyrics that either tell a gripping tale or make a sympathetic point are hallmarks of good music. This combination has the power to take a song viral and grab the interest of music business insiders as well as fans.

Good music demands constant work and development; it cannot be produced in a single sitting. High-caliber music releases on a regular basis keep listeners interested and create hype for your upcoming endeavors. Don’t be scared to change and play around with your sound at the same time. Developing as an artist helps you stay current in a cutthroat market by keeping your music fascinating and new.

Your brand as an artist is inextricably linked to your music. A strong brand identity is established and reinforced by good music. Whether your music is renowned for its inventive production, distinctive voice, or skill with words, it should always represent and bolster your brand. Fans and industry insiders find you distinctive and recognizable when you have a strong brand that is supported by excellent music.

Music journalists, record labels, producers, and other industry professionals are drawn to great music. When your music is unique, it can lead to a number of options, such as joint ventures, record agreements, and media attention. Gaining notoriety in your field can greatly advance your career by giving you access to areas that will increase your influence and reach.

To sum up, a musician’s career is based on the quality of their music. It is the component that wins people over, commands attention, and leaves a lasting effect. To make your music stand out in a competitive market, as an artist, you should concentrate on emotional resonance, consistency, production quality, distinctive melodies, authenticity, and brand building. Keep in mind that excellent music speaks for itself and creates the foundation for a fruitful and influential career.

Tmaq, whose real name is Makinde Babatunde Qudus, is a well-known music A&R guru with years of experience in the business. He has collaborated with several musicians, assisting them in refining their sound and realizing their aspirations. He is the founder of tmaqtalk.com

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EXCLUSIVE! SAM IFON, ARGUABLY THE BEST AFRICAN BORN SONGWRITER

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EXCLUSIVE! SAM IFON, ARGUABLY THE BEST AFRICAN BORN SONGWRITER

EXCLUSIVE! SAM IFON, ARGUABLY THE BEST AFRICAN BORN SONGWRITER

 

Sam Ifon is a singer songwriter who is based in Birmingham UK.

His songwriting career which goes back to the 90s was inspired by an old friend of his, Mr Bona.

Ade who was simply crazy about music as well as being an authority on the subject.

Sam has two albums under his belt (Freedom & Love at 49) and is

currently working on a third, “Humankind Rich In Colours,” featuring some of his

best compositions to date. Asked what message his recently released song

“Humankind Rich In Colours” sought to convey? He explained that light was

made up of many colours, that upon coming together produce the bright light that overcomes darkness.

Sam has recently started working with some young Nigerian Afrobeat’s

producers and rhythms that have taken many of his compositions to new levels.

Sam plans to incorporate his record label Dancemaster Music Services in Nigeria

 

EXCLUSIVE! SAM IFON, ARGUABLY THE BEST AFRICAN BORN SONGWRITER

soon, and hopes that his portfolio of over 400 songs would be made available to

Nigerian artists to interpret and release as their creativity prompts them. Being

a highly rated and prolific songwriter, he looks forward to being able to collaborate with upcoming as well as some of the best Nigerian music artists.

Sam’s new song Happiness is currently being prepared for release by his

engineers and marketing team and should hit the music platforms soon. As can be expected, it will bring joy to all music and dance lovers.

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Why You Must Watch Segun Emmanuel’s New Blockbuster Movie “Brother Bernard” Before Helping Anyone

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Why You Must Watch Segun Emmanuel's New Blockbuster Movie "Brother Bernard" Before Helping Anyone

Why You Must Watch Segun Emmanuel’s New Blockbuster Movie “Brother Bernard” Before Helping Anyone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Nollywood’s fast-rising movie producer and actor, Segun Emmanuel, has once again captivated his audience with the release of a new blockbuster movie titled “Brother Bernard.” Following the success of his recent films “Oko Ajara” and “Prank,” which are still trending on YouTube, “Brother Bernard” promises to be an unforgettable cinematic experience.

 

 

 

 

Why You Must Watch Segun Emmanuel's New Blockbuster Movie "Brother Bernard" Before Helping Anyone

 

 

 

 

 

“Brother Bernard” tells the poignant story of a kind-hearted man who dedicates his life to helping others, even when he struggles to provide for himself. As a philanthropist, Brother Bernard makes numerous sacrifices long before achieving wealth. He brings his brother into his home, sponsoring him and eventually encouraging him to marry, covering all the expenses. However, Bernard’s own romantic life is fraught with betrayal; he marries a woman who deceives him when he is poor, and the cycle repeats when he becomes rich. This leads him to vow never to marry again, earning him the nickname Brother Bernard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The story takes a dark turn when Bernard’s brother and his wife, who have been living with him, poisoned him. After Brother Bernard’s death, an unexpected twist unfolds, making this movie a must-watch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The film features a stellar cast, including Jire Ogunleye, Abeeb Alagbe, Zainab Bakare, Segun Emmanuel, and several others. Directed by Ojo Oyebamiji, “Brother Bernard” was released on Wednesday, July 11, 2024, on the Yoruba PRO+ YouTube channel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t miss this compelling tale of sacrifice, betrayal, and unexpected turns that showcase the depth of human character and resilience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use the link below to watch the film for free:

 

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