Like the rest of y'all I read, with a lot of confusion that Tehn Diamond's a few good poems was a demo/leak, with each site choosing their own word of choice. Something was not adding up for me.
Neither did I believe that it was a demo or a leak. Leaks by artists are known to be done as protests against their record labels but I doubt this was the case here. What comes to mind that best explains this what Kanye West did with The Life of Pablo (which however was re-released and remastered more than I care to remember).
Granted, we were all waiting for The Perfect Tehn and #afgp seemed like the next best thing. Could the changes have been due to the mixed reception after its release? Tehn says the quality wasn't right and it was a rushed release due to his numerous postponing of album release dates.
So what now? Well afgp (2.0) will be released on the 13th of January 2017 (which also happens to be a few days before his birthday), after going through remastering hot on the heels of a management deal with the South African-based ISIO Africa. The release will include a new song and a different tracklist from the currently-existing version of the album. Those who had purchased the initial version of the album will receive complimentary copies of the forthcoming version
He also signed a music distribution deal with Africori, which happens to be Africa's first business-to-business digital music service provider. With offices in Johannesburg, Lagos and London, and representatives in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda and Rwanda, Africori is also responsible for officially distributing music by Chocolate City (home to M.I and Ice Prince), Banky W's Empire Mates Entertainment and Wizkid's Starboy Entertainment. By now I'm sure you get what I'm driving at.
2017 looks bright for Tehn Diamond as he continues to grow his brand.
We impatiently await the new version of afgp. Will it be better?
P.S. Did I mention that there is a new record deal on the table too?
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