Eastlando’s most wanted crew Ethic Entertainment is set to drop their debut album next month.
Titled Bad Man, Bado Odinare, the maiden project in their catalogue will be distributed by AI Records, a Kenyan subsidiary of Universal Music Group.
On production, the majority of songs are said to be under the stewardship of sample master Motif Di Don.
Huge collaborations from Bensoul, Khaligraph Jones, and South Africa’s first lady Sho Madjozi are set to feature in the album.
Elsewhere… Def Jam Africa anchors in Nigeria, SA
Universal Music Group’s staple hip-hop label Def Jam has set up an African division, Def Jam Africa.
The label will be dedicated to representing the finest hip-hop, Afrobeat and trap talents across the continent.
Def Jam has been active for 35 years, and houses artistes like Jay-Z, Kanye West, LL Cool J and Run DMC.
Under the UMG umbrella, artistes such as Rihanna and Hugh Masekela have been among the many A-listers.
In March, it was announced that South African rapper Nasty C had been signed to Def Jam, and his latest album Zulu Man With Some Power, come summer 2020 will be distributed by Dem Jam USA.
As flagship artistes from Africa, the talents signed to DJA are: Cassper Nyovest, Boity, Nadia Nakai, Tshego, Vector, Larry Gaaga, Tellaman, Ricky Tyler and Nasty C.
Sauti Sol are also signed up to Universal Music Group Africa.