J Cole’s fifth album ‘KOD’ sets Apple Music record

J Cole’s fifth album ‘KOD’ sets Apple Music record

J Cole – KOD Album out now.

Cole has just set an Apple Music record! His latest album, “KOD” has been streamed 64.5 million times in the U.S within the first 24 hours, just after its release last Friday.

The 32-year-old rapper unseated Drake from the top spot, passing 2016’s “Views” by about 1 million streams.

Read also: Drake Is Ready To Conquer Hollywood

Spotify, the biggest music streamer in the world, tweeted on Monday morning  that “KOD” had also set its single-day record in the US, with more than 36.5 million streams. On Spotify’s Top 200 songs in the US chart, J. Cole takes up the first 13 spots.

Check out the official music video for “ATM” off the album below:


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Own The Block Season 2 – Gets Off To A ‘Jolly’ Start

Own The Block Season 2 – Gets Off To A ‘Jolly’ Start
 Own The Block Rap Battle League – The Kulture (Athlone) vs JollyCPT (Retreat) hosted by Tyler The Instigator – 24 March at Wembley Roadhouse, Cape Town

With brand new Season 2 of the Own The Block (OTB) street rap battle league kicking off this past weekend, OTB TV is proud to bring you South Africa’s realest reality rap show back, packed with even more killer entertainment!
We decided to pick up from where we left off in Season 1 and visited the longest serving Roadhouse in Cape Town. Situated on the corner of Denchworth and Belgravia road in Athlone, Wembley Roadhouse.

 25 Denchworth road, Athlone – Wembley Roadhouse, Cape Town

Whether you’re looking for a light lunch or heavy dinner, the Wembley Road House is an establishment intended to satisfy any seeker of fast, wholesome, delicious food and the parking lot made for the perfect ‘BLOCK’ to host a street rap battle. Open till half-past midnight seven days a week, the Road House serves up a wide variety of curries, samoosas, salads, grills and deep-dish pizzas and all their meat products are halaal. Make sure to check them out!
After viewing all the video applications submitted by the public across Facebook and Instagram, 17-year-old rapper from Retreat, Joshua “JollyCPT” Jacobs was selected as the chosen one to battle The Kulture. The young rapper dropped a cleverly amusing video showcasing his freestyle abilities, and also brought a solid fanbase with a number of loyal supporters from his hometown.

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 Own The Block Rap Battle League – JollyCPT (Retreat) video application

The crowd came out in numbers on Saturday as JollyCPT stepped up to battle The Kulture, who took home the win by defending his block. Keanu “The Kulture” Daniels was happy to give his opponent as well as the audience, what seemed to look like a rap battle schooling! The battle made for great viewing as all 3 rounds were meticulously entertaining and with more experience under his belt, the young and confident JollyCPT will have a promising future in the rap battle industry.

 Own The Block Rap Battle League – The Kulture (Athlone)

Keep an eye out for the full rap battle which will be released soon. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel
and see how it all went down!

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[S01E09] Street Rap Battle | Cavendish Square | KTH KING vs RAYKIN J

Own The Block (OTB) Entertainment brings you another instalment of the OTB street rap battle league with episode 9 of Season 1 as Raykin J from Capricorn, takes on KTH King representing Philippi at Cavendish Square in Claremont, Cape Town.

Cavendish Square is an award-winning shopping destination in Cape Town offering exclusive fashion, cinemas and premium restaurants and coffee shops. The battle took place on the street corner by FNB bank opposite the McDonald’s entrance.

Both rappers, making their first appearance in the OTB street rap battle league brought some fire bars and deadly punch lines with Raykin J executing well-prepared verses and KTH King relying slightly more on his freestyle capabilities made for a solid battle.

Watch the full video to pick your favourite rapper and see who OWNS THE BLOCK!

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Drake Is Ready To Conquer Hollywood

Drake taking time off from music to pursue acting career

The Toronto rapper, who started his career as an actor on “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” is foraying into the film and television world both behind-the-scenes and on-camera. In a cover story for The Hollywood Reporter, Drizzy opens up about his upcoming projects, including the 2019 revival of “Top Boy” on Netflix, which he will co-executive produce with manager and business partner Adel “Future the Prince” Nur and SpringHill Entertainment, the company run by LeBron James and Maverick Carter.

Drake on Degrassi

Outside of “Top Boy,” Drizzy and James are also collaborating on The Carter Effect, a documentary about NBA great Vince Carter, which may also end up at Netflix. Beyond that, the ‘6 God’ is teaming up with A24 and Steve Golin, who runs the production house Anonymous Content. He’s also continuing his long-running partnership with Apple, who has given him clearance to produce whatever he chooses.

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Judge sends Meek Mill “Tronk Toe”

Meek Mill is an inmate in Camp Hill state prison. (Department of Corrections)

PHILADELPHIA – Rapper Meek Mill has begun to serve up to four years in prison at the Camp Hill facility for probation violations.

According to reports, the rapper was sentenced after violating probation in a prior drug and weapons case.

Robert Rihmeek Williams, the rapper’s real name, had already been arrested twice in this year.

In March – he was arrested at a St. Louis Airport for fighting.

In August – he was arrested in New York for recklessly driving his motorcycle.

However, the judge’s decision to jail Williams came as a surprise after prosecutors had recommended no jail time for the rapper.

Meek Mill and his lawyer outside court

His lawyer says he will appeal the ruling.

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Own The Block Takes It To The Streets


Own The Block Entertainment is proud to present the next street rap battle taking place at Wembley Roadhouse in Cape Town this Saturday on 18th November. After the people have voted via a poll on Facebook, Wembley Roadhouse was by far the most popular location with more than 80% of the votes.

Right on the corner of one of the most popular and longest serving eat-outs on the Cape Flats, Wembley Roadhouse is where all the action will take place.

Wembley Roadhouse, Athlone

Jamie Palm from Woodstock will take on The Kulture of Athlone in a live rap battle. Whether you’re from Woodstock or whether you are from Athlone, come show some love and witness real hip hop at Africa’s only street rap battle league, Own The Block.

If you’re in the area or want to see some real, raw, rap shit, make your way down to 25 Denchworth road & Belgravia road.

DETAILS:

Open Cypher starts at 15:30pm.

Battle starts at 16:00pm.

The battle will be video recorded as part of the OTB street rap battle league and broadcasted on OTB TV via the Own The Block website.

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SA Hip Hop Awards Nominees Out Now

SAHHA nominees out now.

The SA Hip Hop Awards (SAHHA) announced the nominees for the 6th edition of the award show on Monday, with artists Cassper Nyovest, Kwesta and YoungstaCPT all receiving a number of nominations. 

Leading the frontline with the most nominations this year is Cassper Nyovest. The star has been recognised in categories such as Best Album, Best Male and MVP. The ‘Tito Mboweni’ hitmaker will also be honoured with the Milestone award for his contribution in the hip hop industry. 

Also making his debut at the SAHHA this year with 3 nominations is Cape Town born rapper YoungstaCPT in categories Best Lyricist, Best Video and Best Mixtape.

The award ceremony theme for this year is “Hip Hop Politics” and will take place in Johannesburg on Wednesday 13th December at Gold Reef City’s Lyric Theatre.

See the full list of nominees here:

SAHHA nominees for 2017

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Watch: Cassper Nyovest Drops ‘Baby Girl’ Official Music Video

Cassper Nyovest – ‘Baby Girl’ music video out now.

The Maftown Rapper, Cassper Nyovest has released the long-awaited music video for his hit single ‘Baby Girl.’

In less than 24 hours of being released, the video has been viewed nearly 100,000 times and still counting. 

The music video features fellow South African rappers L-Tido and Riky Rick, as well as Idols judge and choreographer Somizi Mhlongo.

WATCH NOW:  


The rapper is currently promoting a music concert set to be taking place in about a month from now where he intends to ‘Fill-Up’ FNB stadium in Soweto on the 2nd December.

Purchase your tickets at Computicket and support local hip hop at its finest!

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[S01E08] Street Rap Battle | Mzolis, Gugulethu | P.A.T vs Imie Vanie Delft

With the first Season 1 of the OWN THE BLOCK street rap battle league drawing to a close, we take you inside one of the most popular townships in Cape Town for Episode 8. Gugulethu AKA ‘Gugs’ is a township 15 km from Cape Town, South Africa. Though much more tranquil than it was under apartheid, Gugulethu is still a troubled area.

A major tourist attraction, Mzoli’s is a butchery in Gugulethu, described as an open-air shack restaurant grilling meat as customers sit at plastic tables or dance to local bands.

The diverse crowd made for the perfect setting to the rap battle as we were joined by foreigners and locals who all gathered to see the live street rap battle between local favourite P.A.T repping Gugulethu and OTB signee Imie Vanie Delft representing Delft.

The battle turned out to be an interesting one as the local favourite turned out to be a local disaster and the battle didn’t make it to round 3 as the crowd had seen enough – and as you know at OTB the crowd has the final say!

A lesson for some, if you step up to Own The Block and you don’t know your game then you will be put to shame.

Watch and see why the full rap battle never made it past round 2!

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NEW Music Alert: Kay Faith releases ‘In Good Faith’ EP

 

In Good Faith – Kay Faith

Cape Town’s very own “wonder woman” some might say, has dropped her latest EP ‘In Good Faith‘ which is a 10 track body of work that showcases a mixture of Cape Town and Joburg artists including Patty Monroe, YoungstaCPT, Ginger Trill and Bigstar Johnson.

LISTEN to the full EP In Good Faith’ on soundcloud now.

LISTEN to High Note’ feat Caleb Williams, Bigstar Johnson & YoungstaCPToff the EP on soundcloud now.

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