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Nasty C, Lady Zamar, Burna Boy & Riky Rick To Perform at Music Is King

Black Coffee’s inaugural concert at the Dome on Thursday delighted fans by announcing the first wave of headliners at the looming summer jump.

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The first wave of acts to join Black Coffee at his inaugural Music is King Concert has been announced ahead of the hotly anticipated shindig at the Dome this December.

Concert organisers Soulistic Music and U-Live Africa on Thursday unveiled the first batch of performers, a list boasting the country’s hottest names Nasty C, Lady Zamar, Burna Boy and Riky Rick!

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Black Coffee’s looming inaugural Music Is King concert has banged out the first wave of headliners. Photo: Supplied

Riky Rick and Nasty C are all geared to thrill fans alongside Burna Boy – who recently made headlines with his high energy performance at his sold out 02 Arena concert – as well as one of the best country’s best selling digital artists, the house music powerhouse vocalist Lady Zamar.

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We have it on good authority that Black Coffee is planning a bomb set “which has never been seen before”, and one that will be bolstered by an impressive list of special guest performers and friends.

Nigerian dancehall/reggae artist may have ascended to be in the arsenal of the most sought-after African artists around the world, but some of his biggest come up moments can be mapped back to South Africa, where his verse on AKA’s All Eyes on Me topped charts and achieved unprecedented commercial success for both artists.

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This year alone, the Ye hitmaker has appeared on Drake’s latest album, signed up with Universal Music, and finally joined Wizkid on the pedestal of African artists who have sold out the 02 Arena in London.

Black Coffee, who just snatched another Best House DJ Year of the year gong at the DJ Awards, couldn’t be more thrilled about the lineup selection. “Having dreamt of Music Is King for so long, it’s great to see it finally come alive”, he said. Adding “I have had an intense yet amazing year supported largely by my fans here at home. And what better way to celebrate than right here in Joburg over the festive period with my people. Right now my team and I are working on an insane production with an even crazier line-up featuring some of my industry friends. It’s gonna be one wild Musical night to end off the year”.

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Audiences can look forward to a unique stage, visual and audio production as well as some more surprises on the award-winning, to be announced soon.

In addition to the line-up, Music Is King is proud to announce Hunter’s, Pick n Pay, Channel O and 947 as official event partners.

Music Is King set to take place at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg this December, is an international concert experience brought to us by internationally acclaimed DJ & producer, Black Coffee.

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Inside Zahara’s 5 Months Of Sobriety

Zahara has opened up about her 5 months without alcohol, saying she now wants to shine the spotlight on the mental health of local artists, who’d rather “destroy themselves” than face record labels.

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It’s been 5 months since Zahara has consumed any alcohol.

The Afro-Pop songbird revealed to TshisaLive that she decided to quit after “one night I finished a whole bottle of wine by myself.”

This personal milestone attends to negative portrayals of the singer, who’s had to fight persistent reports of a drinking problem that is out of control. It’s a reputation she’s keen to challenge. “I want to show people that those stories aren’t true.”

It’s also a reputation, says the singer, that has been engineered to undermine her credibility amid her fight for album royalties.

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Her breakthrough moment, however, happened last year in October, when her mother and sister fasted in prayer as a means to intervene. She hasn’t had any since then, and doesn’t miss it.

The 30 year old afro-soul songstress has recently detailed rough patches she’s endured in recent months, most of which are related to the alleged heated disputes between her and her previous labels.

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“I won’t be a statistic, I want my money”, says Zahara in a new Instagram post, in which she also gives out her personal mobile number. Repurposing lyrics from her hit single, Umthwalo (My baggage), she went on to clarify that the account was not hacked. Instead, she’s decided to use her platfom to expose unspoken realities in the music industry.

Speaking to IOL Entertainment, Zahara said she’s adamant to be heard.

“Some of my peers are suffering from depression, some have thrown themselves into drug abuse, others into the arms of men simply because they are afraid of admitting that they have no money, because the record labels are not paying us”, says the Loliwe hitmaker.

Zahara also said that she’s now pursuing legal action for said album royalties.

 

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Nasty C Opens The Industry With ‘Lift As You Rise’

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More and more of Mzansi’s hip-hop artists are climbing the ladder of success with the support and mentorship of hip-hop collectives.

This phenomenon brings to life a gripping narrative that the local hip-hop space is overloaded with inherent quality and talent. With this in mind, Red Bull Music and Tall Racks Records have joined forces to form Lift As You Rise; a music project that is aimed at uplifting artists across South Africa and subsequently catapults them into success.

Made up of unstoppable forces Nasty C, Tellaman, Gemini Major, Rowlene, Lastee and Zino D, the Lift As You Rise project will see these artists come together to produce multiple open tracks.

These tracks will incorporate verses from the collective artists, excluding 16 bars that will allow Mzansi’s aspiring artists to add their verses and subsequently completing the tracks. As a result, SA’s budding musicians can contribute to the songs and add their parts so as to complete the tracks.

The musicians will then need to upload their tracks onto their respective social media platforms with the correct tags.

Red Bull Music and Tall Racks Records will then select the best artists. Successful artists will get an opportunity to go into the Red Bull Music Recording Studios in Cape Town where songs will be recorded culminating in complete tracks released to the public.

“A much-undervalued part of the music industry is collaboration, especially in the world of fresh and independent hip-hop artists,” Nasty C comments.

“At the moment, our music culture in SA is becoming more and more open to sharing and collaborating and this is the culture the Lift As You Rise project looks to achieve. This is the era where budding artists need to catch up with the understanding that they must collaborate to take their gift one step further.”

Rowlene adds, “Collaboration is the biggest uplifting force driving music today. To young and upcoming artists looking to project their talents onto a bigger audience, the Lift As You Rise project is the powerful stepping stone.”

For more information on the Lift As You Rise project, visit http://redbull.co.za/lift-as-you-rise

 

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Beyoncé’s Homecoming Doccie To Premiere on Netflix

Beyonce’s Coachella documentary is coming to Netflix

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Beyoncé has premiered the first look into her looming documentary, and the streets are shaken.

The promo for ‘Homecoming‘ landed on the internet on Monday. The South African beyhive is in for a treat as the documentary will surface on Netflix, April 17th.

The picture is set to chronicle the journey to one of Beyoncé’s most iconic performances – Beychella.

The doccie will feature the actual performance – which means you can now stop scouring the internet for that pixelated footage obtained from the live stream – as well behind the scenes preparations for the critically lauded show.

The piece is said to offer an “intimate, in-depth look” at the concert, revealing “the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement,” Netflix said.

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