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Wizkid’s Essence Ranked On Rollingstone’s 500 Greatest Songs

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Rollingstone has an iconic 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list and Wizkid’s Essence Ranked On Rollingstone’s 500 Greatest Songs.

In 2004, American music magazine Rollingstone launched its iconic 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. But music, like time, never stands still. New artists emerged, genres evolved, and tastes shifted. So, in a bold move, Rolling Stone decided to refresh its list, opening the doors to nearly 4,000 new nominations. And the result? A revised and expanded vision of musical greatness, reflecting the ever-expanding scope of pop music and its enduring power to rewrite its own history with every beat.

Wizkid’s “Essence,” a smooth and soulful afro-pop gem from his 2020 album “Made in Lagos,” didn’t just heat up the summer of 2021 – it transcended seasons, becoming a global smash hit. It broke barriers, becoming the first Nigerian song to reach the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. Its success sparked a conversation about the growing influence of Afrobeats on the global music scene, paving the way for other African artists to gain international recognition.

While it landed at a respectable 414th on the charts of the Rollingstone 500 Greatest Songs, its true impact went far beyond that number, earning it the coveted title of “Song of the Summer.” This infectious mid-tempo track continues to captivate audiences worldwide, solidifying its place as a modern classic.

In 2021, Wizkid and Tems’ “Essence” reigned supreme, claiming the coveted title of “Best Song of the Year” by Rolling Stone magazine. This Afrobeat gem’s popularity soared even higher with a remix featuring global pop star Justin Bieber. The accolades didn’t stop there, as 2024 saw Rolling Stone further recognise Nigerian musical genius by including legendary artists Fela Kuti, Burna Boy, and Sunny Ade in their prestigious “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list.

Wizkid’s achievement is not just a personal triumph but a significant moment for Afrobeats and its growing influence on the global musical landscape.

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Kendrick Lamar Asks Drake To Return 2Pac’s Ring If He Wants Some Respect

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The war of words between rap titans Kendrick Lamar and Drake shows no signs of abating.

At a recent concert in Los Angeles, Kendrick Lamar threw down the gauntlet at Drake. This reignited the feud with a fiery performance of his diss tracks “Not Like Us” and “Euphoria.”

The electrifying atmosphere at the Forum on June 19th, 2024 was a testament to the impact of “Not Like Us.” The crowd, a sea of Kendrick supporters, roared their approval. They sang along to every word of the track that shattered streaming records on Spotify in the US. This wasn’t just a performance; it was a full-blown battle cry.

But Kendrick wasn’t content with just one diss track. During his performance of “Euphoria,” he took things a step further. With a few pointed lyric tweaks, he aimed a direct message at Drake with, “Give me Tupac’s ring back and I might give you a little respect” instead of “Matter of fact, I ain’t even bleed him yet, can I bleed him.”

This back-and-forth between the rappers has become a media spectacle. Fans eagerly await Drake’s next move and wonder how he’ll respond to Kendrick’s fiery performance.

According to Billboard, Drake bought the ring for $1 million and the Canadian rapper has constantly boasted about his purchase. He even flaunted it in the music video for his Kendrick Lamar diss track “Family Matters.”

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Drake bought 2pac’s ring for $1 million.

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Moment Adekunle Gold’s ‘Falling Up’ Was Played At Louis Vuitton’s Fashion Show In Paris

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Paris Fashion Week got a sizzling Afrobeats injection thanks to Adekunle Gold!

Falling Up,” by Adekunle Gold was selected to soundtrack the Louis Vuitton Men’s S/S 2025 fashion show. The song is a collaborative effort featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

Held outdoors at UNESCO headquarters on June 18th, 2024, the event itself was a star-studded affair. Pharrell Williams, who doubles as Louis Vuitton’s creative director, kicked things off. He set the stage for a night of high fashion and emerging trends. The selection of “Falling Up” wasn’t just a random choice.

 

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Indeed, the song is a standout track from Adekunle Gold’s critically acclaimed 2023 album “Tequila Ever After.” The project garnered significant praise and spawned other hits like “Party No Dey Stop”, “Ogaranya,” and “Wrong Person” (featuring Odumodublvck).

But the spotlight wasn’t solely on Adekunle Gold’s music.

Also, his presence at the Louis Vuitton show in Paris alongside other Nigerian superstars transformed the event into a celebration of Afrobeats music and fashion. stars present were Rema, Mr. Eazi, the Grammy-winning trio, Tems, Burna Boy, and Wizkid.

This wasn’t the first time Adekunle Gold had blurred the lines between these two worlds. In 2023, he was involved in the unveiling of Manchester United’s Adidas luxury wear collection. There, he showed his keen interest in fashion and his ability to seamlessly blend his musical identity with the world of high fashion.

2024 continues to be a fruitful year for Adekunle Gold.

He’s not only making waves on the fashion scene but also maintaining his musical momentum. The release of the hit single “Rodo” further solidified his status as a hitmaker. Furthermore, his recent guest verse on Falz’s “Who Go Pay” left fans wanting more.

Adekunle Gold is a multi-faceted artist who is making his mark not just in the Afrobeats genre, but also in the broader world of music, fashion, and pop culture.

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Canadian Rapper Drake Sets New Global Streaming Record On Spotify

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Music streaming giant Spotify has a new king of the charts, and his name is Drake! The Canadian rapper and singer has achieved a monumental feat. He became the first artist in history to surpass a staggering 100 billion streams on the platform. This record-breaking accomplishment solidifies Drake’s position as a global music powerhouse and a true icon of the digital age.

Drake’s path to becoming Spotify’s most-streamed artist has been nothing short of dominant. For the past decade, he’s consistently churned out chart-topping hits. He amassed a loyal fan base and left an undeniable mark on the music industry. His influence transcends genres.

Drake’s music seamlessly blends rapping and singing, with catchy pop hooks that burrow into your ears and infectious beats that make you want to move. He’s not afraid to experiment, incorporating diverse musical styles into his sound. This keeps his music fresh and appealing to a wide audience. His versatility and ability to adapt are key factors behind his enduring success.

Drake’s record-breaking journey isn’t just about individual hits.

He’s also a master collaborator, racking up an impressive number of streams on songs where he’s featured alongside other artists. Recently, he surpassed another milestone by becoming one of only two artists to have 15 songs with over a billion streams each on Spotify. Drake shared the record with fellow Canadian superstar Justin Bieber.

Even when he’s not breaking records, Drake manages to stay relevant through captivating headlines. His recent feud with fellow rapper Kendrick Lamar, complete with diss tracks traded back and forth, sent shockwaves through the music world. It seems like Drake thrives on pushing boundaries and keeping his name in the spotlight.

Despite the occasional controversy, Drake’s collaborative spirit hasn’t diminished. He recently joined forces with rapper Sexy Redd on the single “U My Everything.” Interestingly, Drake’s verse even included a reference to producer Metrobooming’s “BBL Drizzy” diss track, a subtle nod to the ongoing rap battle.

This ability to navigate collaborations and rivalries while churning out hit music is a testament to Drake’s star power and his unwavering dedication to his craft. With his innovative approach to music, his ability to connect with audiences worldwide, and his knack for staying relevant, Drake has cemented his place as a streaming giant and a true legend in the music industry.

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