the rumors are true! Nigerian artists Don Jazzy & D’Banji are officially G.O.O.D. now
The two acts took to Twitter relatively early to express their joy over the “G.O.O.D.” occasion. A day before his birthday, June 8th, D’banj Tweeted: “Lord, I thank you for being so GOOD to us. On such a special day, you have decided to humble us more! I’m speechless. Just like yesterday, myself and my brother did ‘Tongolo’. 7 years later, Mo’ Hits signs with Good Music. Best birthday gift ever. God, thank you.”
Don Jazzy wrote: “Thanks for your love and prayers always. Now we can hear IDJA from the world’s finest stars. Thanks again, it’s Naija.” To even prove that he was right, Don Jazzy tweeted a photo of himself standing next to Kanye West and Jay-Z.
D’banji is an award-winning Afro-Beat artist in West African is often credited for his movement in the dance party scene, as well as debut single “Tongolo,” which is off his 2005 debut No Long Thing. The single was produced by Don Jazzy, who is also head of their Nigerian indie label Mo’Hits Records, which the two acts are also signed to. B’banji is also crowned as the vice president of the label. Since No Long Thing, D’Banji has released four albums, most recent LP being Mr. Endowed, which also features Snoop Dogg on the album’s title track. —Shabazz
in the background of the signing video, the songs heard by D’Banji and Don Jazzy were ‘Scapegoat’ and ‘Give It To Me Now’
Here is Scapegoat
Heineken Red Star Soul concert series is kicking off June 9th in New York City with a free exclusive Kanye West presents G.O.O.D. Music event*. Information on the event including location, time and participating artists is being kept tight but if it’s anything like Kanye’s previous G.O.O.D Music events you won’t want to miss out on this.
*Note, THERES NO confirmirmation that Cudi will be at the June 9 NYC event but you should still try and get tickets as I know many of you are fans of Kanye.
Information on how to get tickets isn’t available yet and the only way to get info & tickets is to like the Heineken Red Star page on Facebook.
Remember, tickets are FREE so do not attempt to buy them from anyone.
One thing to keep in mind is that the event is 21+.
G.O.O.D Music Tour Dates
Like years past, the Heineken Red Star Soul series will continue to various cities in the USA but not as the full force event happening in NYC. G.O.O.D Music artists Pusha-T and CyHi Da Prynce will be performing for the mini-tour.
- NYC – JUN 28 / AUG 9
- PHILADELPHIA – JUNE 29 / AUG 11
- D.C. – JUN 30 / AUG 13
- ATLANTA – JUL 8 / AUG 16
- MIAMI – JUL 12 / AUG 20
- NEW ORLEANS – JUL 15 / AUG 23
- HOUSTON – JUL 18 / AUG 25
- DETROIT – JUL 22 / AUG 31
- CHICAGO – JUL 27 / AUG 29
Full information on everything can be found at the Heineken Red Star page on Facebook