Multi-platinum recording artist, Akon, releases his new video “Shine the Light.” Co-written and co-produced under his producer psuedonym “Le Monstre,” Jovi is one of the first Cameroonians to produce music for a major artist. Akon’s new video has the signature African sound Le Monstre is well-known for, with original sampling and instrumentation, Cameroonian influences, and a fusion of old-school sound blended with futuristic accents. With contributions also from Reniss and Daddy Black, “Shine the Light” is influenced by African Gospel, with Le Monstre writing melodies and using the style of Cameroonian gospel village singers. Watch “Shine the Light” below!
Jovi releases his new EP Puta Madre. With his signature style of African rap, Jovi delivers a sound like no other African artist. Heavily trap-influenced, sprinkled with a breakbeat feel, and containing Le Monstre’s original sampling, Puta Madre rings in the New Year with Jovi’s humor, wit, and irreverence.
Jovi releases Raps 2 Riches. The five-song EP takes listeners on a journey, to the urban landscape of Cameroon, mixing cinematic production with powerful lyrics and witty social commentary. The Le Monstre produced Raps 2 Riches places Jovi in the running for one of the best hip hop artists in Africa, as he fluidly moves from funny, to sexually charged, to reflective. Spitting lyrics in multiple languages: French, English, and Pidgin, Jovi continues to break boundaries in music in Cameroon and Africa, with his trap influence, melodic gift, and lyrical deftness. Download and stream Jovi’s new EP Raps 2 Richeshere!
Reniss releases her 4-track EP “Milkish.” Singing in Ngemba, English, French, and Pidgin, Reniss delivers gorgeous melodies, soulful lyrics, and collaborations with Cameroon’s most innovative artists. Produced by New Bell Music’s super-producer, Le Monstre, Reniss’ new EP “Milkish” is available for free download here!