rolling Afropop / Afrobeats / Afrodance 2019

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Let’s get started right away in this new year!

Once again, we set ourselves the impossible task of keeping track of all the good pop and dance music to come out of all of (sub-Saharan) Africa.

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 18:24 (six months ago) link

For reference:

Last year’s thread: rolling afropop / afrobeats 2018

Some related artist-specific threads that are currently active:

Wizkid (aka Starboy)

Burna Boy – OUTSIDE (2018)

Sun-El Musician - Africa to the World - also for Simmy (do check out her album!)

Aya Nakamura, Naza and the new french urban scene - for that Eurafrican vibe

(...and check out our f/k/a-World-Music colleagues at
Rolling Global Outernational Non-West Non-English (Some Exceptions) 2019 Thread Once Known as World Music
)

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 18:26 (six months ago) link

Yes, there is a Spotify playlist that will be very regularly updated:

ILM rolling Afropop / Afrobeats / Afrodance 2019

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 18:27 (six months ago) link

NAIJA:

Something old - here’s to, hopefully, another Year of Wizkid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCVOi03QZXM

DJ Tunez ft. Reekado Banks & Wizkid • Turn Up

Something new - because 2018 was also the Year of Burna:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0l_BY6axlE

Burna Boy x Zlatan • Killin’ Dem

(Burna put this up on SoundCloud as a freebie for his fans ahead of his big Xmas concert in Lagos. Not clear if there will be an official release)

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 18:27 (six months ago) link

Zlatan (Ibile), who’s on that Burna track, is hot and happening right now.

His current dance smash, “Zanku (LegWork)”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpQF7GbC5wg

(no official video, but there’s plenty of dance tutorials and stuff for/with it)

He’s on this big pop hit too:

Chinko Ekun ft. Lil Kesh & Zlatan • Able God: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvSyIqZSzHw

And also on this afroblisstastic track, produced by Young John, who’s back after a bit of a hiatus:

Prodit ft. Zlatan • Rora: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpNJ1OzV7Zg

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 18:41 (six months ago) link

Two dance tracks from Ghana:

Eddie Khae ft. Medikal & RmvMnt • Speak In Tongues (SIT): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhJIg261AFY

(Eddie Khae had a hit last year with “Do The Dance”)

Patapaa ft. Article Wan • One Leg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxIdi9IzQnQ

(Patapaa was featured on last year’s “Akwaaba” and is the man behind 2017’s the riotous “One Corner”, a true phenomenon, and one of the biggest tracks never to have been posted on this thread)

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 18:46 (six months ago) link

Tanzania:

Rayvanny ft. Diamond Platnumz • Mwanza: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8eUTOYrkDM

A pleasure, as always.

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 18:49 (six months ago) link

And three from South Africa:

I like this: Pap’zo ft. Nuna • Teka (Afro House Mix): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW3dkgV_WB0

Big in SA: Manqonqo ft. Dason & Saviour Gee • Eyadini: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wc3hf7Zmrk

Big across the continent: King Monada • Malwedhe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hoUCH0BOq4

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 2 January 2019 19:41 (six months ago) link

*mandatory check in*

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 3 January 2019 10:07 (six months ago) link

I took the liberty of starting the new thread right away - hope you don’t mind!

breastcrawl, Thursday, 3 January 2019 12:04 (six months ago) link

Not at all! Good work!

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 3 January 2019 12:36 (six months ago) link

Noted on the obituary thread that I had no idea Geoffrey Oryema died in I think June 2018.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 3 January 2019 12:38 (six months ago) link

Duly noted, and RIP. Probably more relevant to the Global Outernational thread linked above.

breastcrawl, Thursday, 3 January 2019 13:27 (six months ago) link

that Killin' Dem track is fantastic

rob, Thursday, 3 January 2019 16:18 (six months ago) link

Expecting nothing but great things this year. Teni has released a slow soulful song, if you listen intently to her voice you can almost understand Yoruba.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVQbyIEK_jQ

Less meditative, Patoranking - Everyday has some energy and clear Sauti-Sol-vibes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HabnZEf4DFY

A big song that wasn't posted last year: Naaa Mean (Nadia Nakai and Cassper Nyovest). Completely obnoxious and completely addictive.

Nabozo, Friday, 4 January 2019 11:18 (six months ago) link

Teni has released a slow soulful song, if you listen intently to her voice you can almost understand Yoruba.

Actually funny you say that cause this is one of the few Yoruba songs I have trouble immediately understanding.

Always forget how many dialects there are and how subtle differences throw you off if you're not hearing/speaking daily.

tsrobodo, Friday, 4 January 2019 21:06 (six months ago) link

that Killin' Dem track is fantastic


It has now been officially released! I added it to the playlist.

breastcrawl, Saturday, 5 January 2019 02:39 (six months ago) link

https://uproxx.com/selection/ph-city-vibration/

Marko Orlic votes for a Burna Boy track in the Uproxx poll

curmudgeon, Friday, 11 January 2019 05:43 (six months ago) link

xps

The new Lil Kesh is another reminder that yes, there are language barriers and sometimes a lot goes over (many/most of) our heads because of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22BRl_SqXro

Lil Kesh feat. Olamide • Logo Benz

It’s controversial, to say the least: https://filterfree.ng/features/logo-benz-nigeria-needs-more-artists-to-tell-her-diverse-stories/

Outrage or not, my favourite moment is when the beat drops out just as Kesh starts delving “pata pat-pata” into the chorus and his voice sounds just like percussion.

(That elastic beat is courtesy of Rexxie btw, who also did “Zanku (LegWork)” and “Able God” posted above.)

breastcrawl, Friday, 11 January 2019 07:48 (six months ago) link

On a much more innocent tip, from Cameroon: I love this track from Tata’s No Holidays EP:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThlCVcsj2qE

Tata feat. Reniss • Ambiance

breastcrawl, Friday, 11 January 2019 07:50 (six months ago) link

the link to that Logo Benz article is dead and afaict there's no article on that site about it--what's the controversy?

rob, Friday, 11 January 2019 16:42 (six months ago) link

Here's a link to another article about it:
https://punchng.com/olamide-continues-romance-with-controversies-on-logo-benz/

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 11 January 2019 17:06 (six months ago) link

lol I'm afraid this remains more or less over my head, but thank you

rob, Friday, 11 January 2019 17:13 (six months ago) link

Yeah, Nigerian controversies seem to follow their own set of rules, lol.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 11 January 2019 19:35 (six months ago) link

Basically witchcraft or juju in this case "blood money" operates at such an elevated level of taboo in Nigeria that its unwise to satirise it in ways that aren't immediately obvious.

tsrobodo, Monday, 14 January 2019 22:41 (six months ago) link

That was the impression I got too: it hit a raw nerve.

This article looks at it from the satire angle as well. It zooms in on the moral outrage and is firmly in the condemnation camp:
https://www.pulse.ng/entertainment/music/olamide-lil-kesh-slammed-over-logo-benz/qjdf0x1

The “could the song have been satire?” section starts somewhere halfway. Olamide’s defense, however, (it’s at the end) is more or less “we’re just reporting from the ground”. The FilterFree article I posted above took a similar stance. As the lede said: “Nigeria needs more artists to tell her diverse stories”. I wonder if that level-headed approach (at least, that’s how it appears to me from here) is the reason it was removed from the site?

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 09:09 (six months ago) link

That a couple of songs "probably created the infamy of entitlement toward a woman’s body which our society now suffers from in rape and sexual harassment" seems like a bold statement. But then what do I know.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 11:21 (six months ago) link

I'm guessing the whole pop artist as cultural anti-hero thing never really caught on in Nigeria. Iirc this was something we discussed in relation to Fela a while back.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 11:32 (six months ago) link

Yes, even though this seems to be a bigger transgression than most, what strikes me every time there is a similar controversy (mostly around internet fraud or drugs or other “vices”) is the uneasy relationship the music press seems to have with “street music” (and I guess street culture in general).

That same FilterFree website now features a long-winded article (possibly by the same writer who wrote the removed piece) about the Zanku dance craze. Informative and quite sympathetic, but also very much from the vantage point of an outsider looking in, making it kind of awkward:
https://filterfree.ng/features/zanku-origins-and-its-relationship-with-other-things/

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 12:08 (six months ago) link

On that note, Zlatan’s “Zanku (LegWork)” now does have a fun official video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tupb4xV-15w

And, since the phrase “ijo ope” was mentioned in that piece:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oCA4fQNA2k

Rahman Jago ft Zlatan, Chinko Ekun & Junior Boy • Ijo Ope

(So many great bangers in this vein. It’s the continuation of shaku shaku that’s NOT taking its cues from gqom.)

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 12:16 (six months ago) link

Sometimes it's also the problem of the privileged class taking the traditional sphere as artistic subject, with the usual risk of caricature, projections, unwelcome commentary etc. I'm just talking in general here, I haven't followed the controversy.

Nabozo, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 12:19 (six months ago) link

I'm just reminded of the controversy around the film Inxeba (which I haven't seen; translated as The Wound, 2017), that deals with Xhosa rites of passage, homosexuality etc. It struck a nerve too.

Nabozo, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 12:21 (six months ago) link

I'm guessing the whole pop artist as cultural anti-hero thing never really caught on in Nigeria.

No “Popcaan”s, “Masicka”s or “Bounty Killer”s in Naija music, as far as I can tell, no.

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 12:29 (six months ago) link

Sometimes it's also the problem of the privileged class taking the traditional sphere as artistic subject, with the usual risk of caricature, projections, unwelcome commentary etc. I'm just talking in general here, I haven't followed the controversy.

That is definitely a thing, but in this case it’s the privileged class/mainstream taking issue with the artistic expression of the underprivileged. (Curious about that movie though!)

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 12:56 (six months ago) link

Maybe I'm about to embarrass myself here, but I cannot figure out why you included Popcaan in that list.

rob, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 21:00 (six months ago) link

Just that in dancehall (not just there obviously) the stage names of artists quite often refer to crime and violence.

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 22:06 (six months ago) link

I got that, I just wasn’t aware Popcaan refers to those things

rob, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 23:35 (six months ago) link

Like does it mean something other than popcorn?

rob, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 23:36 (six months ago) link

Oh dear... I just always assumed it was patois for (a) “pop gun”, so I guess you’re not the one embarrassing yourself here!

I did just now find this on Urban Dictionary (I know) though:

Popcaan is the Jamaican Patois spelling for the English word Popcorn. Popcaan means that you pop a corn caan, in other words Popcaan really means you pop or fire gunshots or bullets. A Caan is the Jamaican Patois word for corn, caan another word for bullet or shots.

“I use my brand new gun to popcaan or fire bullets when i am in danger.”


https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Popcaan

So maybe we can split the difference (please)?

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 00:19 (six months ago) link

Ha that’s interesting! Popcorn is definitely a weird nickname so I could see that definition being true

rob, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 02:42 (six months ago) link

Okay, people. So which songs have you been voting for this time around? I'll enter my ballot soon but thought I'd probe for some minimal consensus first.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 10:39 (six months ago) link

I will probably compile my ballot at the very last minute (Friday night), like always.

Sure shots are “Soco”, “Fake Love”, “Akwaaba”, “Banomoya” (and “Club Controller” too, probably), “Logba Logba”, and either “Gbona” or “On The Low”, or maybe both.

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:04 (six months ago) link

No Ye?

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:08 (six months ago) link

I was asking myself that very same question. Still haven’t made my mind up about “Ye” - I think I prefer the other two, but...

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:15 (six months ago) link

(and thanks for reminding me of Ne-Yo. Queuing up “Miss Independent” now!)

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:19 (six months ago) link

"ubala" and "on the low" are definitely on my ballot as well as the sun-el musician, mlindo, and busiswa albums

ufo, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:19 (six months ago) link

Not the Simmy album? Will probably my number one.

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:32 (six months ago) link

it's definitely in contention but i'm not sure if it'll make my ballot, this year's been too good

ufo, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:37 (six months ago) link

I think I entered something like 8 African pop songs. I also left out Ye. Two each for Wizzie, Burna and Kaybee, one each for Nini and Teni. Also two danceall songs, including a late exchange of Juggernaut for Stay So. I was surprised that no one nominated Black Hypocrisy.

Nabozo, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 14:13 (six months ago) link

I should have nominated the whole Spice album/mixtape. Def one of the stronger releases of 2019.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 16 January 2019 14:18 (six months ago) link

Btw according to Burna Boy's tweets Anybody track was produced by p2jmusic not Rexxie

ahomka ginger, Saturday, 29 June 2019 00:21 (two weeks ago) link

“Como Un Bebé”: Yeah, that one’s a nice surprise and a bop to boot. I posted it on the Soca/Caribbean pop thread as yet another example of Afro-Caribbean cross-pollination.

“Anybody”: Thanks for clearing that up. When the song dropped some outlets (including OkayAfrica) were reporting Rexxie had produced it, but it was a bit strange, because a) it didn’t really sound like him b) his tag wasn’t there and c) he didn’t mention it on his Twitter - so this makes sense. P2J also produced “Zulu Screams”, I didn’t know!

breastcrawl, Saturday, 29 June 2019 11:42 (two weeks ago) link

Starting to feel Iron Man *almost* as much as Dumebi.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 29 June 2019 14:59 (two weeks ago) link

How do you like the non-Sarz Niniola, longneck? I think Kel P provided her with a great beat.

breastcrawl, Saturday, 29 June 2019 15:09 (two weeks ago) link

I’ve only listened once. My first reaction: hey, this is pretty good for a non-Sarz Niniola track!

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 29 June 2019 15:54 (two weeks ago) link

lol, accurate

breastcrawl, Saturday, 29 June 2019 16:22 (two weeks ago) link

http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=7TMrCktOmmE

where (and how) the magic happened

breastcrawl, Saturday, 29 June 2019 19:55 (two weeks ago) link

my YouTube is weak these days...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TMrCktOmmE

^^
where (and how) the magic happened

breastcrawl, Saturday, 29 June 2019 19:58 (two weeks ago) link

Nice.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 29 June 2019 21:40 (two weeks ago) link

Spectacularly good new gqom:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_R_AOhzPx4
Material Culture ft. King Lee • Ngenzan

Their whole Skhothane EP is wild.
File next to Angola’s Os Santiegos, I suppose. Same setup: four dancers/chanters working with a beatmaker. Shame they don’t have videos for these tracks**. Also - imagine Busiswa working (with) these beats!

**(but this is them last year, dancing to King Lee’s amazing “Street Fight”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRwO1ie-LhQ)

breastcrawl, Saturday, 29 June 2019 23:02 (two weeks ago) link

AmaPiano fortissimo:

https://youtu.be/0N2fID9FpZQ

Vusinator ft. Soso & Killa • Gigabyte (also known as “Gigaba”)

breastcrawl, Saturday, 29 June 2019 23:18 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N2fID9FpZQ

breastcrawl, Saturday, 29 June 2019 23:20 (two weeks ago) link

That beat is everything.

breastcrawl, Saturday, 29 June 2019 23:25 (two weeks ago) link

Can’t wait to hear what NaijaPiano is going to sound like.

breastcrawl, Saturday, 29 June 2019 23:27 (two weeks ago) link

Noticed too late to attend that Kizz Daniels was in DC Friday night. Folks on twitter said he was likely just singing over tracks

curmudgeon, Sunday, 30 June 2019 19:37 (two weeks ago) link

Sweet stuff, taking off across Africa. But he’s (Nigerian-)American, so who knows, a potential US hit, post-“Fall”?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7oo1QmZ1ec
Rotimi • Love Riddim

breastcrawl, Monday, 1 July 2019 21:31 (two weeks ago) link

Digging the new Adekunle Gold, “Kelegbe Megbe (Know Your Level)”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MucSft25l6I

breastcrawl, Monday, 1 July 2019 21:32 (two weeks ago) link

The new Diamond Platnumz... “bangs” is not the right word, it rocks and it rolls perhaps, but either way it’s great. Fantastic production.
(and 4 million YT views within a week? that’s huge) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBWdmypdkYI

Diamond Platnumz • Kanyaga

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 21:57 (two weeks ago) link

I’m so happy there’s a new Malumz on Decks album. Lots of great groovy SA house jams (although the first two tracks may not be the strongest), including two remixes of “Shayi’number”. This is one of my favorites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Caf5HbibuVo
Malumz on Decks ft. Indlovukazi • Cwebetela

(btw, on Spotify the album (which is titled Find Your Way) is m/l hidden in the Compilations section of the Malumz on Decks artist page - all the more confusing as their debut album, The Journey from 2017, has been reuploaded as a 2019 release in the regular Albums section)

breastcrawl, Saturday, 6 July 2019 20:38 (one week ago) link

I fixed the date on The Journey and the album type on Find Your Way...

glenn mcdonald, Monday, 8 July 2019 03:16 (one week ago) link

Thanks Glenn, great job!

breastcrawl, Monday, 8 July 2019 06:08 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SldyCVP02VM
ZERO12SFINEST ft THAMAGNIFICENT2 -Baby are you coming (Official Video)

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Monday, 8 July 2019 17:13 (one week ago) link

Yes, that’s a thread favourite, so no harm in reposting it, I guess.

breastcrawl, Monday, 8 July 2019 19:06 (one week ago) link

Got things to say about the DJ Maphorisa/Kabza De Small “EP” mentioned upthread that’s now on Spotify and Apple Music, but first it’s...

The Revenge of Gqom:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87pF9M1IF1k
Big Mike & Jive MaWeekend ft. Abafana Bo’Msindo • Umnqongo

breastcrawl, Monday, 8 July 2019 22:29 (one week ago) link

...a/k/a Banomoya is back, baby!

Interesting: Distruction Boyz are following the Banomoya trail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHKtmRP7Dfc
Distruction Boyz ft. NaakMusiQ & DJ Tira • Sinenkani

But fasten your seatbelts. This one does my head in. Can’t believe how good it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnmaRBz5GI8
Mampinthsa ft. TNS • Joburg

(and I hate that it’s Mampinthsa who brought out the Banomoya-best in TNS, but here we are)

breastcrawl, Monday, 8 July 2019 22:32 (one week ago) link

This awesome track by Soft dropped last Christmas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OJs_h32rNA
Soft • Money

There is a remix with Wizkid now.

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 19:27 (one week ago) link

There’s a video for “Boda Sodiq” already: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs4KfzL1gU8

breastcrawl, Thursday, 11 July 2019 07:14 (one week ago) link

Playing catch-up this morning. That Adekunle Gold track "Know Your Level" is really good--great to see it as I haven't enjoyed much he's done in a long time. It would fit nicely in the Nigerian wing of the House of Sun-El

rob, Thursday, 11 July 2019 13:39 (one week ago) link

That’s a connection I would never have made! Not sure I can hear it like that though, it feels more of a piece with the Burna stuff to me.

breastcrawl, Thursday, 11 July 2019 16:20 (one week ago) link

Yeah it's not like a huge break from other naija stuff or anything, but Gold is such a gentle presence (compared to someone like Burna) and, especially, the little break at 2:00 gives me some of the same feeling as...whatever we'd call that Sun-El microgenre. If that moment was stretched out I think it would connect even more strongly.

rob, Thursday, 11 July 2019 16:30 (one week ago) link

Yes, that’s a thread favourite, so no harm in reposting it, I guess.

― breastcrawl, Monday, July 8, 2019 2:06 PM (three days ago) bookmarkflaglink

weird, my bad, ctrl f failed me

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 11 July 2019 17:48 (one week ago) link

Interesting times:
https://www.marieclaire.com/culture/a28409499/beyonce-the-lion-king-album/

(I guess the url could have been better)

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 21:35 (two days ago) link

More good news - Juls and Mr Eazi reunite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju9khTsPUk4
Juls ft. Mr Eazi • Cake
New mixtape (Juls’s, that is) dropping next week.

New A-Star banger, with significant help from GuiltyBeatz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXbww6W3O3E
A-Star ft. GuiltyBeatz • Bogada

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 17 July 2019 21:59 (two days ago) link

maybe I should post the tracklist?

https://critiqsite.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Beyonce-The-Gift-Tracklist.jpg

xp

breastcrawl, Thursday, 18 July 2019 04:24 (yesterday) link

It was a difft thread where you guys talked abt shared love for zero12finest fyi

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 18 July 2019 04:37 (yesterday) link

Oh dear, so much for your “failed” Ctrl F efforts.
Maybe refrain from these kinds of pronouncements when you clearly haven’t been following this thread (or the Summer Jams one, for that matter).

Either way, scroll back to June 10 and start reading from there.

breastcrawl, Thursday, 18 July 2019 05:32 (yesterday) link

i do follow this thread but its being perpetually posted in...the name 'zero12finest' was literally mentioned once in this thread before

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 18 July 2019 06:06 (yesterday) link

you want more ppl to participate in this thread but get mad i dont catch every glib conversation abt a video idk what to tell you

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 18 July 2019 06:07 (yesterday) link

More people would be nice, more people like you maybe not so much.

Anyway, you’re a clown (I’m being polite here) and I’m not going to have this thread spoiled by engaging (with) you any further.

breastcrawl, Thursday, 18 July 2019 06:29 (yesterday) link

doesnt sound very polite! Looking forward to posting in this thread again

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 18 July 2019 06:40 (yesterday) link

Here’s hoping we don’t like the same song a couple weeks apart in the future

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Thursday, 18 July 2019 07:07 (yesterday) link

Seeing Burna Boy on Friday; expecting a very very live crowd.
https://www.bricartsmedia.org/events-performances/bric-celebrate-brooklyn-festival/burna-boy-sampa-great-DJ-tunez

that lion king playlist is both terrifying ("Blue Ivy featuring" now?) and exciting; would love to see this break yemi alade big in america

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 18 July 2019 13:55 (yesterday) link

aw man report back -- I'm going to be out of town when he's in Montreal :(

rob, Thursday, 18 July 2019 14:09 (yesterday) link

I hope Burna Boy is better than when I saw him at the Howard Theatre in DC last year. Sounded then like a disinterested rapper vocalizing over tracks. My fave live afrobeats related act is still Yemi Alade who sang, danced, and was accompanied by a great band in her DC gig.

curmudgeon, Thursday, 18 July 2019 17:07 (yesterday) link

A-Star ft. GuiltyBeatz • Bogada

― breastcrawl, Wednesday, July 17, 2019 4:59 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

i really like this

i follow this thread but i don't really post because i don't know shit or have anything to add, but there's always cool stuff...i suspect this thread has a high level of lurkers vs. posters

Good to hear you’re enjoying the thread, ums!

I’m in the mood for some more Ghanaian stuff. Ladies first!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VVurZqsEg8
🔴Sista Afia ft. Medikal & Quamina MP • Weather

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPcT0fhSpG0
🔴S3fa ft. DopeNation • Shuga

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUwgFVxMTxk
🔴Petrah • Tiaso

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ8jNU1US2k
🔴Eazzy ft. Medikal • Away

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWCPdWbqMCo
🔴Wendy Shay ft. Shatta Wale • Stevie Wonder

And to finish off, some gospel I can get with:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ-kUAha1Y4
🔴Obaapa Christy • W’agye Me

breastcrawl, Thursday, 18 July 2019 19:41 (yesterday) link

Nigerian intermezzo:

As current Tiwa-featuring jams go I prefer this Spellz-produced jam to the Young John-produced one with Kizz:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tu1_XxkgjY
Zlatan ft. Tiwa Savage • Shotan

breastcrawl, Thursday, 18 July 2019 19:53 (yesterday) link

regardless of tha beef... zero12finest.... BUMPS so hard

||||||||, Thursday, 18 July 2019 20:20 (yesterday) link

for damn sure

breastcrawl, Thursday, 18 July 2019 20:43 (yesterday) link


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