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PARTYNEXTDOOR Talks Early Influences, Growing Up in Canada, Drake & More with Nardwuar

PARTYNEXTDOOR Talks Early Influences, Growing Up in Canada, Drake & More with Nardwuar
PARTYNEXTDOOR Talks Early Influences, Growing Up in Canada, Drake & More with Nardwuar

Nardwuar was able to secure some camera time with R&B hitmaker Partynextdoor during his recent trip to Surrey, British Columbia.

Following his performance at Fvded in the Park, the COLOURS singer had a fun-filled conversation with the eccentric journalist. He opened the interview by giving Party a vintage Jodeci 12″ for the song “Let’s Go Through the Motions,” off the soundtrack to the movie Who’s The Man. Next, PND revealed that the first album he had as a kid was the soundtrack to Space Jam, which featuring the iconic R. Kelly song, “I Believe I Can Fly.”

“I know the whole entire cassette,” said Party. “That was the first cassette that I always used to carry around with me, and R. Kelly changed my life with that song.”

Moving on they talked about his heritage, and the influence of Jamaican music in Canada. The vinyl gifts continued as they went through some historical records, and talked about PND’s old neighborhood. Later, Nardwuar gave him the 12″ single for Divine Brown’s song “Twist My Hair,” which was Drake’s first vinyl appearance, and the first time he worked with his longtime producer Noah “40” Shebib.

And, if you wanted to know how late a party can run next door to PARTY’s spot, he said: “It would probably have to stop at 7am.”

Peep the full rare interview below.

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Bryson Tiller Talks “Wild Thoughts,” ‘True To Self,’ Drake, JAY-Z & More

Bryson Tiller Talks “Wild Thoughts,” ‘True To Self,’ Drake, JAY-Z & More
Bryson Tiller Talks “Wild Thoughts,” ‘True To Self,’ Drake, JAY-Z & More

Bryson Tiller performed at the annual Wireless Festival on Friday night.

Prior to his set, the R&B star sat down with UK radio legend Tim Westwood for an off-camera interview. The often reclusive artist addressed his decision to not do many video interviews, avoiding the added attention from females now that he is a celebrity, and how success affected the relationship with the mother of his child.

Tiller spoke briefly about his feature and the success of “Wild Thoughts,” he talked about being flattered by other artists doing the ‘TrapSoul’ sound, and his early influences. When asked about it, Bryson said he loves JAY-Z’s new album 4:44, but he revealed that he hasn’t even heard all of Jay’s past albums, and he never used to listen to hip hop at all. The first rap artist that he got into was Lil Wayne.

Speaking about rap artists, Pen Griffey said he wants to get back in the studio with Travis Scott. During another off-camera interview on Capital Xtra, he discussed why his previously-teased collaborations with Drake haven’t been released yet. “I sent him a few songs and he sent me a few songs. We just gotta see what happens,” he said. “I don’t ever want to rush a song with anybody. I just want to put out the right song or the right project … Whatever it may be, I don’t want to rush it.”

Watch the full interview with Tim Westwood below.

21 SAVAGE OPENS UP ABOUT DATING AMBER ROSE

Atlanta rapper 21 Savage who just released his debut Issa Album, confirmed rumors that he is dating the model, while providing details on their relationship.

During an interview with Real 92.3, the Savage Mode MC revealed the news that’s made blog headlines. “That’s my girl, for sure,” he said. “We just been kickin’ it. She’s a real cool woman, she treats me like a king, so it is what it is, but no disrespect will be tolerated at all. Keep your mouth closed, no hoes, no B!tches, no nothin’, ’cause I’m pullin’ up, on God.”

According to 21, Rose has been a positive influence on his life. “She make me do Sh!t that I don’t normally do,” he explained, “like take vitamins and drink water.” Beyond this, Savage said that he and Rose enjoy spending time together. “We sit at the pool, we talk, we watch documentaries, we go out, we eat,” he added. “I give her massages, chocolate, flowers, new purses, diamonds.”

The relationship hasn’t been official for too long. Savage said he wasn’t dating her last month, when she exposed her crotch in a SlvtWalk promo photo. However, he didn’t have a problem with the picture and is encouraging her to do more of the same. “That Sh!t was S3xy,” he said. “I love that Sh!t. Keep posting that Sh!t. Keep posting it. I don’t mind none of that Sh!t. She gettin’ money. If you mind, then you a sucka. I’m not insecure. I know she wanna be with me so all that other Sh!t, it is what it is.”

Recently, 21 and Amber were spotted at a grocery store with Rose’s son Sebastian, whose father is Wiz Khalifa. Savage had nothing but praise for the Taylor Gang boss while addressing the relationship.

“I ain’t talk to Wiz yet,” he said. “It ain’t no disrespect. I ain’t really around [Sebastian] though. That was just some Sh!t, motherFvckers taking pictures. But at the same token, Wiz a great father. I’m not trying take nothing away from what Wiz do. But if you gon’ be with a woman, you have to accept her child just like she’s gonna have to accept my kids. But I’m not on no step daddy-type Sh!t or no Sh!t like that. He cool though.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Savage revealed that, contrary to reports, Drake never bought him a Ferrari, and that he’s squashed his beef with Tyga.

I’m Not With The Baby Mama’s”; Wizkid On The Real After Party

I’m Not With The Baby Mama’s”; Wizkid On The Real After Party
I’m Not With The Baby Mama’s”; Wizkid On The Real After Party

Starboy CEO and multiple award winning African music act Wizkid had an interview session with US Radio “The Real After Party“ and the Come Closer singer took time out to reveal a couple of facts about himself including the fact the he does not knows how to make noodles… (we know how that turned out).

The StarBoy Worldwide boss confirmed that he would be embarking on a US tour and would be releasing his much anticipated EP, “Sounds From The Other Side“.

Asked about his two kids and the baby mama’s, Wizkid said he had two boys that he loves so much but “Hell No” was the response to the baby mama’s. In his defense, he did not mean it that way.
Watch complete interview below;

I HAD MY FIRST SEX WHEN I WAS 13 – SKALES

Skales on Nettv
Skales On nettv
Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, popularly known as Skales, revealed that he lost his virginity at age 13.

He said this while granting an interview on NetTV’s edition of Secret Questions.

He said, “I don’t even know when or how must I recall that between age 13 and 15 with an older girl.

“She took me through so many things, she taught me a lot of things and it was needed; the lessons were very essential.”

Talking about his S3xual fantasy, he simply stated, “My wildest S3xual fantasy is having S3x in the aeroplane; S3x in a plane is dope.”

He also mentioned that his favourite part of a woman is the buttocks.

Skales said, “My favourite part in a woman is her booty (buttocks)”

Skales, who did not hide anything about his S3xual relations in the interview, mentioned that he had once had S3x with a girl in her boyfriend’s car.

He said, “The weirdest place I ever had S3x is inside a girl’s boyfriend’s car; it was like magic.”

The Nigerian rapper did not hide his dislike for the controversial Instagram male Barbie, Bobrisky, when asked to answer the kill, kiss and date question.

Skales said, “I will kill Bobrisky, kiss Toke Makinwa and date Yemi Alade.”

Though the musician stated that he is not ready for a relationship, he confessed to loving ‘bad girls.’

He said, “I’m not in a relationship. I loveSimi’s voice, but I love Seyi Shay’s carriage. So, if I’m to date one of the two, I would say Sheyi Shay, because I like bad girls.”

Talking about his career, he said the most annoying thing is when people think he has not gone far in his career.

“It’s crazy when people think Skales has not gone far. For over four years, I have been touring the world.

“I’m not just the type that does a thing and shouts about it. I would start doing that now because I guess the world is beginning to like it and appreciating it, like lately, I have been receiving recognition, especially for the song I did with Major Lazer and Nicki Minaj.

Watch the interview below 

I FIND IT VERY DIFFICULT TO WRITE A SONG ABOUT CLUB LIFE – M.I ABAGA

I FIND IT VERY DIFFICULT TO WRITE A SONG ABOUT CLUB LIFE – M.I ABAGA
I FIND IT VERY DIFFICULT TO WRITE A SONG ABOUT CLUB LIFE – M.I ABAGA

Nigerian Rap veteran M.I Abaga has revealed that he’s now at the point where he thinks about the things to say before putting out a studio recording.
The rapper’s first major single, ‘Crowd Mentality’ was released in 2007 and he believes his achievements in the first five years since he moved to Lagos remain remarkable.

During a recent chat, the ‘Number One’ rapper was asked about what’s happening to his music career which took a step back since he became CEO of Chocolate City Music.

‘I’m 10 years in the industry since my first song in Lagos,’

he said. ‘It is an ultimate compliment to me that I’m being compared to people likeOlamide, Phyno, and Ice Prince that came out after me.’‘Think about M.I’s first five years,’ he said with a big smile on his face.When the rapper continued, he explained how getting old, and his role as a CEO has made it tougher to keep up as a brand.

‘As you get older, you get tired of saying some things,’ M.I stated during the candid conversation. ‘It’s very hard for me to go and write a song about being in the club.’
‘At a certain point as an artiste, you prefer to listen to a young boy talk about ‘Jaiye’ than an old artiste.’
M.I took over the managerial role of CCM from Audu Maikori in 2015.
The announcement was first made at the third Nigerian Entertainment Conference in Lagos.
‘The CEO work has been harder than I thought, it has taken time from me. As a brand it becomes tougher to keep up.
‘I have like five projects in my head and my heart, then I want to live because I’m also getting older.
‘So when I get those project (as a musician) done, I will evaluate, maybe that will be the end.
‘But getting those projects out are my focus right now, when I get there I will see what happens.’

“I WANT TO BE MORE THAN WIZKID” – KISS DANIEL

I WANT TO BE MORE THAN WIZKID – KISS DANIEL
I WANT TO BE MORE THAN WIZKID – KISS DANIEL

With his new single Sofa making waves across the continent and beyond, G-Worldwide lead act Kiss Daniel wishes to be bigger than Wizkid on the global music scene in the future.

He also revealed possibilities of him featuring local and international artistes on his forthcoming projects in a recent chat with HipTV.

Yes I do, DEFINITELY,’ was the singer’s response when asked if he has plans to work with foreign stars on his new projects.

But I have to work my way all the way up there so things will be more easier,’ he continued. ‘You don’t have to kill yourself.’

‘Like the way Wizkid is doing right now, I hope one day I will be more than that.’

Wizkid – who owns Starboy Entertainment – is presently signed as an artiste under American music company, RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment.

What we’ve learnt was that Kiss Daniel’s record label, G-Worldwide Entertainment prohibits music collaborations with artistes not signed to them.

But 2016 Headies’ biggest winner is subtly telling us he may soon be available for such collaborations.

WIZKID SHEDS MORE LIGHT ON NEW ALBUM RELEASE

Wizkid at Real 92.3 FM
Wizkid at Real 92.3 FM
Wizkid, has again found himself in the news and of course, did not disappoint with his ability to always hit the nail on the head when necessary. The singer, was recently on US radio station, Real 92.3 FM where he talked about how he stared music, M.I, his sons and of course baby mamas.

Speaking on how he started making music,Wizkid, revealed that he started off in church at the age of 11, same year he met the late OJB Jezereel, who later gave him several beats to work on.

On his first record, the COME CLOSER crooner, gave a shoutout to M.I Abaga, whom he described as one of the biggest hip hop acts in the country, saying M.I gave allowed him record the hook to his Fast Money, Fast Cars, record, a record that introduced him to the millions in the country.

Asked what he feels about Drake’s reputation of always stealing people’s sound, Wizkid, stylishly declined to answer that.

Watch interview below and share your thoughts:

My Life’s Dream Is To Invest In Lives Of Homeless Children In Nigeria – Singer AppyDay

In this interview singer Daniel AppyDay takes us through his journey in just concluded Norway Got Talent where he got to the semi finals. The Anambra state singer who represented Nigeria in Norske Talenter (Norway Got Talent) talked about his plan for the future and how he is able to take Nigerian sound to Norway where he was among the contestants that contested for the grand prize but lucky he got to the semi-finals he was also thankful to those who voted to keep him in the competition.
Read his Interview below..
Congratulations on your outing at the Norway’s Got Talent. How do you feel getting to the semi-final stage?

Yeah I feel happy really. There was more than 1000 contestants in the beginning, but it was only 20 of us left at the last semifinal stage. And besides I actually came very close to making it to the Finals, and being the only contestant that sings Nigerian dance-hall and afrobeats, I also feel good that I was able to introduce our indigenous music style to the Norwegian society and the accepted it all the way to the Semi finals of Norske Talenter. I think that is a laudable feat.


 

What would you say denied you the opportunity to make it to the finals?

 

It was very simple, A foreigner with a foreign style and foreign music. And also not being born here you know.Nigerian musicians that travel round the world to perform know that its not easy to appeal to the white community. Most times when they come to Europe , It’s the black community that they usually perform for. So I feel proud that I was able to engage the whole Nation(Norway) with my Nigerian music style through the many stages in the contest up till the Semi finals.




How many people auditioned for the hunt and what were the categories or was it streamlined to music alone?

There were over 1000 contestants that passed the screening and attented the auditions. There were different categories including Dance, Magic, Acrobats, singing etc.




What are your plans now that your quest for $60,000 ultimate prize of the show has ended?

I want to publish all the songs I performed in Norway’s Got Talent online so my fans can access them. They will be available on Itunes, Deezer, Cdbaby, Spotify etc from next week. Then I am going back to the studio to make more hit music and great videos. I will be dropping something new soon.   

Were you the only Nigerian and African in the contest?

Yeah I think I was the only Nigerian but not the only African.


What is the experience like being on such international platform, and what have taken away from the show?

It was really great. A dream come through. I pushed myself and developed more creative muscles. I worked with a team of professionals and earned their respect. I saw myself in an entirely new level. It was sweet and bitter, Fantastic and terrible, pain and gain and altogether a great experience. Today The name APPYDAY is reverberating across the whole Norway. It can only get better not worse.


Any plan coming back to Nigerian soon?

My life dream is to invest in the lives of poor and homeless children in Nigeria. I will come home at the right time.


Meanwhile, all my fans can follow me on Instagram, twitter and facebook @iamappyday




You can also download Appyday’s “Okro soup” on MTN ring tone, simply text 1768182 to 4100. Costs just N20 for one week or 0768182 to 4100, costs N50 for 1 month.

 

Finally, I want to say a very big THANK YOU to all my friends and fans that voted for me from Nigeria. I really appreciate your support. You guys rock!


Here is appyday’s performance at the semifinals video below.

Chidinma Ekile covers the lastest issue of Vibe.ng magazine

Chidinma Ekile also known as Miss. Kedike, graced the cover for the May edition of Vibe.ng’s digital cover. 

After being shot into the spotlight from being a contestant on MTN’s Project Fame, Chidinma talks about how fame has changed her, her life before project fame, and future plans. She also gave exclusive gist into her relationships with Flavour and Lynxx.