Weekly Fix: Cardi B and Offset get engaged & Mo The Comedian sells out 2018 tour dates 

UK

Krept and Konan make history once again

Krept and Konan’s 7 Days and 7 Nights mixtapes have both charted in the top-10. Click here to read the full story and here to read Plugsville’s review of both projects.

 

#RapHistoryMonth continues with new fire from Skrapz & Avelino

Skrapz has released his debut album, Different Cloth, and Avelino has put out a cold new EP, No Bullshit. The two projects mark the end of #RapHistoryMonth, in which Giggs, Krept & Konan, AJ Tracey, Wretch 32, Lotto Boyz, Young Spray and Prynce Mini all released new projects.

 

Akala lands book deal to continue educating the young

UK rapper Akala has signed a 2 book contract with Hodder Childern’s Books. Akala plans to pen a magical realist Shakespearean series of books with the first book, The Dark Lady, set for release in March 2019.

 

Overseas

Cardi B and Offset get engaged

Offset surprised Cardi B during a concert in Philadelphia with a proposal, which she dully accepted. The Bodak Yellow singer recently posted a snap on Instagram captioned ‘single’, but now finds herself engaged to the Migos rapper and BET have expressed an interest in a wedding special.

 

Justin Timberlake announced for Superbowl 

Justin Timberlake will perform at the next Super Bowl 52 in Minnesota. Timberlake has promised not to make another blunder like he did in 2004 when he ripped the dress of co-performer Janet Jackson. The news has angered Jackson fans who have been complaining of sexism and white privilege.

 

 

Editors’ Picks

Mo The Comedian announces new tour dates and sells out once again

Mo The Comedian added 19 more dates in 2018 for his ever-growing ‘Coupla Cans’ tour. Phenomenal demand means the comedian had to add more shows, with nine London shows selling out in just under 24 hours. Click here to read our interview with Mo Giligan and how his come-up has been years in the making.

 

Mans Not Hot lights up YouTube

Big Shaq’s viral ‘Mans Not Hot’ hit has produced insane numbers on YouTube so far. In 4 days, the music video has racked up 11.9 million views, clearing a million in just 16 hours. Click here to watch the video and here to read Plugsville’s interview with Michael Dapaah.

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