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Jay Z's 'Discovering New Talent' In Nigeria

Jay Z confirms that he's sent his cousin and Roc Nation director of mobile strategies to scout for 'new talent' in Nigeria.

Yesterday afternoon Jay Z took to his twitter to defend the status and building process of his new streaming service Tidal, which launched last month. In between a string of #TidalFacts that focused on the company's long-term goals, Mr. Carter revealed that his cousin's "just moved to Nigeria to discover new talent." Several outlets have noted that the cousin Jay refers to is Briant “Bee-High” Biggs, Roc Nation's current director of mobile strategies. Instagram shows that he's been hanging out at Mavin Records' headquarters, where he's met label songstress Di'Ja and presumably other artists. It makes sense now that fellow Roc Nation signee Jay Electronica is currently in Nigeria as well. We know Jay Z's already met Ice Prince. Who else do you think he's scouting for Roc Nation?


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American DJ Megan Ryte Accused of Stealing Beats from South African DJ Lag

South African Black Twitter has accused Megan Ryte of being a 'culture vulture' after releasing her new song 'Culture' featuring will.i.am and A$AP Ferg. South Africans claim 'Culture' has an uncanny similarity to DJ Lag's 'Ice drop'.

American DJ Megan Ryte has been accused of stealing beats from prominent South African gqom artist, DJ Lag, according to IOL. This comes after Ryte released her new song "Culture" featuring will.i.am and A$AP Ferg. Accusations gained traction this past Wednesday after many South African fans compared "Culture" to DJ Lag's "Ice drop" which was released in 2016 from his self-titled EP. Many more have also remarked on the apparent similarities in the music video as well and going on to further accuse Ryte of not only stealing the song's beat but also the video concept itself. DJ Lag responded to Ryte's "Culture" Twitter post with his "Ice Drop" music video which was released back in 2017.

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Former Nigerien President Mamadou Tandja Has Died

Niger's former President Mamadou Tandja has reportedly passed away at age 82. The Nigerien government has announced a three-day national mourning period.