After revealing her return single “Tough Love” and the accompanying visual, Jessie Ware has revealed the title and artwork for her forthcoming second studio album. Continuing the successful release of her debut album Devotion, the Brit artist has named her new project Tough Love, opting to match the name of her title track. Alongside, she also unveiled the artwork via her Instagram. The album will be executive produced by BenZel with the contributors roster expected to include Ed Sheeran, Miguel, Kid Harpoon, Dave Okumu, Julio Bashmore, Nineteen85 and longtime Arctic Monkeys producer James Ford. No date has been set as of yet but as usual stay tuned for more news to follow.
J Dilla’s MPC And Moog Added To New Smithsonian Museum
The Smithsonian is currently constructing the new National Museum of African American History and Culture just down the street from the Washington Monument. Among the countless historically significant items set to be displayed in the new building is one that will truly appeal to music fans - J Dilla’s MPC. Widely regarded as one of the best hip-hop producers of all time, Dilla’s contribution to both music and the culture has been incredible, and moves such as this continue to show it has not gone unnoticed. Above, watch Dilla’s mother, Maureen Yancey, announce the donation at the benefit concert, which raises money to battle lupus, a disease that might have played a part in Dilla’s early death.
“I feel it’s necessary to raise the level of art appreciation in the hip-hop sector and honor my son James Dewitt Yancey, one of the most influential individuals in the history of hip-hop.”