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Alpha Centauri Releases Second Single “Get Your Money Up”

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Vancouver/Nanaimo-based, Zimbabwe-born hip hop/ Afro-beat/ funk/ r&b/ retro pop musician, Alpha Centauri has released his second track on producer-based label Rogue Planet.

Alpha Centauri is an intriguing new singer and MC who blends genres; (funk,
hip hop, afrobeat, 90’s r&b, 80’s retro pop) into a swirl of conscious lyrics and
catchy sing-out-loud choruses.

Alpha Centauri, born Sean Chigumba is originally from Zimbabwe. He was educated (and later worked) as a lawyer. However, soon after passing the bar
and becoming licensed in his homeland, he realized that the legal life was not the
right fit for him. He changed gears. He instead got on a plane for Canada with the plan of giving his music career a serious shot.

He made quick use of his new location by releasing a single (with fellow ex-patriate, Zimbabwean Swisher) about his experience leaving home (“Away” in 2016) which was produced by himself on a 12 year old laptop on his apartment’s kitchen table. “Away” was recently placed as the theme to a feature film, ‘Evelyne’, which is now being streamed on the Roku channel worldwide.

ALPHA then set his sights on getting in front of local live audiences – performing
shows with local hip hop artists such as Moka Only, Illvis Freshly, Mo Moshiri (of
Sweatshop Union) and Sirreal to refine his craft. During this time, ALPHA began a surge of songwriting – which then continued into the COVID lockdowns of early 2020.

ALPHA then caught the ear of record producer/music and industry veteran Wes Smith and acclaimed mixing engineer Justin Hicks. Eight songs were recorded with a full band between January 2022 and October of 2022, with the first single resulting from these sessions, the afro-beat flavoured “I’ll Fly” , released in January 2023 internationally on all streaming platforms.

The new single “Get Your Money Up” is a funked up anthem about making your
dreams become a reality – about showing up and putting one foot in front of the
other to move forward. Alpha explains, “There are a lot of people that do
nothing more than brag about their goals and dreams – but 80% of it is fabricated.
This song is about seriously pursuing your dream – whether it’s music, the arts,
a side hustle, education, or a life goal. Nothing happens unless you put the effort into it over the long term. There are no cheat codes to success in the real world”.

“Get Your Money Up” is both an optimistic blueprint to following your dreams and a biographic tale of Alpha Centauri’s own ambition to get to this point in his music career.

The track also features backing vocals by Zimbabwe singer Aura Ariko (now based in Edmonton), DMC champion scratch artist DJ All Good, Vancouver jazz sax man Dominic Conway, and renowned Vancouver’s reggae/dub/ska musicians Cuyler Biller (guitar) and Richard Brown (drums) amongst a handful of other musicians playing on the track..

“Get Your Money Up’ is alpha Centauri’s second single release on the Rogue
Planet’s label in advance of his spring 2024 debut album. Six more singles are
planned leading up to the album’s spring release.

“Get Your Money up” is out now as four different versions: the original, a
radio version (shortened with some expletives muted), an acoustic version, and an acoustic radio version (shortened with some expletives muted).

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Shakuta – Emmere (Mp3 Download)

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Multi-talented Ghanaian musician and songwriter, Shakuta has released his highly anticipated single titled “Emmere”.

This brand new single “Emmere” was produced by DweDwe.

Listen below, download and share your thoughts. Shakuta – Emmere

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Jay Zain Returns With A Bang: Set To Release New Song “My Eye Get”

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Nzema, a vibrant region nestled within the Western Region of Ghana, is brimming with anticipation as the prodigal son of Hiplife and Afro Pop music, Jay Zain, prepares to make his long-awaited comeback.

Born Frank Jayzu Kwaw, the acclaimed artist took a brief hiatus from the music scene, leaving fans eagerly awaiting his return. Now, armed with a sensational new track titled “My Eye Get,” produced by the renowned Big Masta Brain, Jay Zain is poised to reclaim his throne as the region’s most adored and influential musical talent.

“My Eye Get,” the forthcoming release from Jay Zain, has already stirred up a palpable frenzy among fans and critics alike. Known for his infectious melodies and captivating lyrical prowess, Jay Zain’s music has always struck a chord with listeners, resonating with the realities of everyday life. With a rich fusion of Hiplife and Afro Pop, his unique sound has elevated him to the status of a musical icon. Now, as he readies to unleash “My Eye Get” upon the world, anticipation reaches fever pitch, promising a fresh and invigorating musical experience for all.

Jay Zain’s return to the music scene represents a milestone for Nzema, a region teeming with artistic talent and cultural vibrancy. As fans prepare to embrace the lyrical genius of their beloved artist once more, the atmosphere is charged with excitement and an electric energy.

“My Eye Get” is expected to serve as a testament to Jay Zain’s artistic evolution, showcasing his growth and musical maturity while staying true to his roots. With its irresistible beats, poignant storytelling, and soulful melodies, the track is set to captivate not only Nzema but the entire nation, solidifying Jay Zain’s position as an unrivaled force in Ghanaian music.

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