A.J. Holmes & The Hackney Empire

AJ Holmes & The Hackney Empire are a 6-piece out of London playing a blend Afropop and soukous coupled with British sensibilities. The good people at Ghetto Bassquake released their Radioclit-produced "Fraudian Slip" late last year. Now, The Hackney Empire's back with their sunshine fueled 8-track LP which features collaborations with Sierra Leone's Papa Milo & Folo Graff, Nigerian/London grimester Afrikan Boy and congolese MC Kastro. Stream it below!

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AKA's Music Career Faces A Crisis Amidst Investigations Around Anele Tembe's Death

South African rapper AKA announced a cessation of all activities with Cruz Vodka. This, following the abuse allegations that have emerged during the investigations of his fiancée Anele Tembe's death.

South African rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, is reportedly in the process of brand evaluation. This, after the rapper publicly announced a temporary break regarding promotions with the New York-based vodka company, Cruz Vodka. The statement coincides with the ongoing investigations surrounding Anele Tembe's death, and a widely circulated video showing AKA allegedly attempting to break down a door to enter his fiancé's room.

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