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Rave News Digest: GloRilla Features In Tommy Jeans Campaign, Davido Unveils Tracklist For ‘Timeless,’ De Gea + More

Rave News Digest: GloRilla Features In Tommy Jeans Campaign, Davido Unveils Tracklist For ‘Timeless,’ De Gea + More

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GloRilla features in Tommy Jeans campaign, Davido unveils tracklist for ‘Timeless,’ David De Gea rejects Man. United contract extension. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest which summarizes five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix. 

1. GloRilla features in Tommy Jeans campaign

 
 
 
 
 
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Tommy Jeans and luxury streetwear brand Aries launched a nostalgic new campaign led by Grammy-nominated rapper GloRilla on Wednesday, March 29. The 35-piece Tommy x Aries collection features menswear, womenswear, and footwear inspired by the Tommy Jeans’ archives with a modern twist, courtesy of Aries. The retro designs include ‘90s-style silhouettes with exaggerated proportions, split colorways, layers, and lots of baggy denim. Some of the key pieces from the collection include a black trucker jacket with a five-pocket matching pant, a jacquard tape logo dress, a relaxed indigo denim jacket, and baggy split colorway screen-printed jeans, similar to what Aaliyah wore in a 1996 campaign for Tommy Jeans.

The Tommy x Aries campaign, which features GloRilla, grime artist Novelist, and Aries crew members 5EB, Brian Tshabola, Haajar Djouada, Kasper Kapica, Kirbs, Nathan Rosen, and Xiao Wang, was shot by photographer Angelo Pennetta. Also debuting with the campaign is a film by Aries founder and Creative Director, Sofia Prantera, paying homage to Tommy Jeans’ moments in hip-hop history.

2. Davido drops tracklist for upcoming album ‘Timeless’

 
 
 
 
 
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Nigerian megastar Davido has released the tracklist for his upcoming album “Timeless.” Since Davido announced his upcoming fourth album in 2022, fans have eagerly awaited its arrival. The award-winning hitmaker has finally announced the tracklist for the album that is set for release on March 31. The album tracklist was released on March 29, across Davido’s social media pages and the announcement has generated excitement from fans. The tracklist consists of 17 tracks with features from exciting Nigerian and international artistes including Fave, Asake, and The Cavemen.

For international collaborations, there is British-Nigerian rapper Skepta, multi-Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo, South African singer Musa Keys, and Jamaican Dancehall star Dexta Daps. Davido also unveiled two new artistes namely Logos Olori and Morravey who are signed to Davido Music Worldwide (DMW) label.

3. South Africa: Lady Du reflects on suicide attempt after Pearl Thusi posts her take on depression

 
 
 
 
 
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Recently, “Queen Sono” actress Pearl Thusi revealed that she suffers from depression in an Instagram post. The well-received post brought back some painful memories for amapiano songstress Lady Du, who said her crippling depression had led to attempted suicide a few years ago. Thusi’s Instagram post which was initially a tweet read, “One beautiful thing about depression, or overcoming it, is that it offers an opportunity for one to be reborn.”

Evoking some distant but painful memories, Lady Du spoke about her own battles with depression. The “Waya Waya” artist has been open and vocal about her battle saying that she wants to help others realize that life can change in a split second.

4. Megan Thee Stallion and Lauryn Hill to headline hip-hop’s 50th-anniversary celebration

 
 
 
 
 
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The ESSENCE Festival of Culture is returning for its 29th annual summer event, and this year it’s celebrating 50 years of hip-hop. To help with the honor, ESSENCE has announced that Megan Thee Stallion and Lauryn Hill will headline the experience. According to the outlet, Hill will give a special performance of her Grammy Award-winning album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” as it turns 25. Beatboxer Doug E. Fresh will also put on a unique show highlighting hip-hop pioneers.

But the honoring won’t stop there. As So So Def hits its 30th-anniversary mark, Jermaine Dupri will hit the stage and bring some of the biggest names out of Atlanta with him. Other artists set to appear onstage are Wizkid, Monica, Coco Jones, and Kizz Daniel. The outlet reported that they will announce additional talent soon.

5. David de Gea rejects Man Utd contract extension offer

Goalkeeper David de Gea has reportedly rejected Manchester United’s first offer of a contract extension. The Spaniard’s current contract at Manchester United is set to expire in June 2023. According to reports, De Gea has turned down the first extension offer put on the table by Manchester United but will continue to negotiate in the hope of reaching a positive conclusion.

The shot-stopper is currently the world’s highest-paid keeper drawing a weekly salary of more than £375,000 but is well aware that at 32, he cannot continue to ask for a renewal with the same numbers and must settle for a lower pay package. The report mentions the club has made a “good proposal” to De Gea but the player is not convinced by the offer and feels that his remuneration does not do justice to his performances on the pitch.

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