Wale – Staying Power

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New Music: Amara La Negra – ‘What A Bam Bam’

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Amara is the embodiment of the woman of today who was created with a hint of the past and a twist of tomorrow. With a Spanish and Caribbean background, the songstress describes herself as eccentric, vibrant, and ambitious. Amara is the definition of a Dominican diva that loves being an entertainer that feeds her soul from the love of performing, music, and entertaining her fans.
Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Amara channels the sunshine state for inspiration on her latest EP project entitled “Unstoppable,” which is slated for Fall 2017 release. The musical direction follows connecting her fans globally with a Spanish and Caribbean experience while channeling a R&B and Hip Hop inspired concept in delivery. Amara has a formal educational background in dance, modeling, and acting that she presents in this latest project collectively. The project title strives from Amara’s approach in her life and its obstacles that attempts disruption in her light. She affirms her title in Urban Pop as unstoppable, and expresses this notion in her latest project being revealed to the world.

Fueling diversity in her appeal to crossover to the American musical industry, Amara re-introduces her passion in music with the anthem entitled “BAM BAM” produced by Most Wanted. The track embraces the love of feeling good as the woman that you are, in your own skin, and reflects the essence of a woman’s uniqueness in a funky dance melody. If there was ever a comparison to exemplify the diameters of Amara as an entertainer, it would be identical to the energy given by international musical starlet, Shakira. Amara’s musical inspiration hail from the ambiance of Beyoncé, the bold direction stemmed from Rihanna, and the soft inviting presence of Bruno Mars.

Adding to the depth of Amara, fans will be able to watch the rising star in the debut of Love & Hip Hop: Miami in 2017. Amara will take viewers into the journey of her determination and love for her musical artistry, attacking obstacles to crossover into the American musical scene, and will highlight the relationship she has with her mother who she continuously credits as her foundation to succeed. The newly anticipated series will take viewers into her personal battles of love, growth, and becoming the woman behind the entertainer. Amara is the pivotal highlight of the Miami Afro-Latina sassy infused with beauty on the show and stage for fans to adore.

Amara expresses her personality fashionably with a bold, undefined, classy, and wild style. She defines her approach based on the energy she transcends at that time: with some days as elegant, high couture and a look of vogue, as well as, other days there will be loud, colorful mix open to the volume that fashion gives the world. As presented in her musical background, Amara defines her own style and trends with a mix of fashion, style and confidence.

Late 2017, Amara will introduce her fashion keen in a new clothing line “A L N” which will introduce fashion-forward swimwear line made for every woman of the world. The fashion collection will also introduce stylist tee-shirts, sweaters, hats, and sexy body garments. Amara will breakout as “the woman to watch” in 2017 with new music, visuals, mobile gaming app, and in fashion.

Introducing Di Original Koffee

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Born Mikayla Simpson on February 16, 2000, Koffee’s mission is to preserve Jamaica’s roots and culture in music and to empower the youth of her generation through her musical journey across the world. “I want to make a better world for the generation that’s coming up, to promote love and peace, and even though I’m young, I feel that the Creator has blessed me with talent and wisdom to get the job done”. – Koffee.

Stefflon Don, Skepta – Ding-A-Ling

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Dancehall/rap artist Stephanie Allen (aka Stefflon Don) switches between dancehall patois, grime verses, and honeyed vocals with ease and confidence. Originally born in Birmingham to Jamaican parents, Allen moved to the Netherlands at five years old.

Her family remained in Holland for nine years before moving to Clapton, East London when she was 14. As Allen grew older she knew she wanted to pursue music, taking on the initial strategy of covering other artists’ work and spinning it in new directions; the first two examples that got traction came in 2015, when Allen covered Wretch 32’s “Six Words” and Section Boyz’ “Lock Arff.” As Allen became noticed, she collaborated with a number of prominent artists, including Lethal Bizzle, Sneakbo, Jeremih, and Wretch 32 on his 2016 album Growing Over Life. 2016 also saw the release of her debut mixtape, Real Ting, which featured Jeremih returning the favor as a guest artist. As 2016 drew to a close, Stefflon Don was highlighted on the BBC’s Sound of 2017 list. The following year, Allen signed to Universal Music, whereby they created a new subsidiary, 54 London, and made her the first signee. Artist Biography by Liam Martin

LOOK: Nicki Minaj graces the cover of PAPER Magazine

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Video: Victoria Kimani – China Love feat. R.City

Victoria Kimani, born in LA, originally from Kenya….started writing, recording and performing at 16, Lived in Nigeria her high school years, and Moved back to Nairobi, Kenya at 17…since then, she has been back and forth between LA, ATL, NY and London working with top artists and producers, perfecting and developing her musical and visual craft as well as writing for all sorts of signed artists around the world. In 2009 she joined a duo called Club Embassy and signed to Los Angeles Laker Ron Artest, released a mixtape called Diplomatic Immunity hosted by 50 cent’s DJ Whoo Kid, it got over 250,000 downloads and created a lot of Industry buzz…

In mid-2010 the duo split and began working on solo projects….Victoria has collaborated with International stars Ron Browz, Maino, Jadakiss, Dj green Lantern, Busta Rhymes, Mario Winans, Cassie, Lloyd, A.I (Japanese superstar) feat. Chris Brown & Diggy Simmons, Timati (Russian superstar) feat. Timbaland, White Nerd, Andy Chatterly, Pete “Boxta” Martin, Devyne Stevens,Konvict Music, Space Cowboy, Dawaun Parker, Diane Warren, and countless other Producers and Artists worldwide….

She was Nominated for two Channel O Awards for both singles and Performed on Africa’s Largest Live Award show as well, the Award nominations haven’t stopped rolling in since her single debut in 2013. Victoria has released her Mixtape “Queen Victoria ” available for free download now. Being the first Kenyan Artist on VEVO and a true trailblazer for African collaborations as well as a tastemaker for all things fashion & costume art/ makeup. Victoria’s creativity reflects in her visuals as well as her music.
She has been involved in the ONE Do Agric Campaign, as an Ambassador for Agriculture in Africa, collaborating with 20 other Artists on the continent, including Dbanj, Femi Kuti, Diamond and Fally Ipupa to name a few as well as joined forces with Michelle Obama & Bono in the “Poverty is sexist” campaign for women & girls living in poverty, she collaborated with other African female singers to create “Strong girl” an anthem supporting girls and propelling our leaders to support the girl child.

In 2015, Victoria embarked on an East African Tour in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, and has been a trailblazer to taking advantage of the beautiful continent of Africa by exploring different sounds and vibes in African music.

From being the most downloaded collab and featured artist on Coke Studio seasons 2 and 3, performed on stages all over the continent of Africa and the world, Malaysia, Canada, Houston, Atlanta, London, from 2015-2016 , becoming a musical force in not only her home country Kenya, but also Nigeria where she co-resides, and quickly budding in South Africa with recent collaborations with Absolut Vodka & Khuli Chana for “One Source” and “Love still” On the One Source EP to featuring on Tweezy’s Ambitions remix, which is nominated for a South African Hip Hop Award 2016.

Victoria has proven that her sound and style are Africa’s untold story, the story of the African girl in America, finding herself alone without family and redefining herself based on her culture, her bloodline, and her influences. “Relocating to Kenya from LA & ATL was a dream come true, but being bi-coastal in Africa and having a presence in Nigeria and South Africa has been the true eye opener on how high I can aim as an artist, ” I believe I am An International Star already, the World is just finding out one day at a time. ”