“Stimela” is a big banging Decemberrrr favourite, I approve
― the shaker intro bit the shaker outro in the tail, hard (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 1 February 2023 19:32 (one month ago) link
"yoga" is great, nice to hear him slow it down a little bit
― ufo, Friday, 3 February 2023 13:10 (one month ago) link
Shock in South African news as rapper AKA was shot dead outside a restaurant in Durban yesterday night. He was 35.He dies a year after my friend who introduced me to him with one of his favorite songs, Fela in Versace. They now share very similar dates of birth and death. Destiny really botches things up. Shit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1CRoYZeD0QAKA - Fela in Versace
― Nabozo, Saturday, 11 February 2023 12:18 (one month ago) link
Beauty Dlulane, who heads a parliamentary committee on arts and culture, condemned AKA's murder, describing it as a "hit". She called on authorities "to protect South Africans from this new scourge of what seems to be contract and revenge killings where performing artists and DJs seem to be targeted".
― Nabozo, Saturday, 11 February 2023 12:28 (one month ago) link
this is chilling, especially coming less than three months after the assassination of DJ Sumbody, also when he was on his way to a celebration
― i saw mommy kissing twink henry kissinger (breastcrawl), Saturday, 11 February 2023 12:45 (one month ago) link
In more uplifting news, veteran soca star Machel Montano is doing a Friday February 17 carnival show in Trinidad with Wizkid, Rema, Ayra Starr, and a bunch of soca acts and others
― curmudgeon, Saturday, 11 February 2023 14:27 (one month ago) link
Doglatin: Great mix! Loved most of these songs already and several I’m listening for the first time.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 11 February 2023 15:18 (one month ago) link
Anyone longing for the old days of afrobeats can hear Ayra Starr's take on it. Which has Awilo Longomba haunting in the background. It's good. But yeah, give us an album.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLucolSS-WoAyra Starr - Sability
― Nabozo, Wednesday, 15 February 2023 18:51 (one month ago) link
Thanks so much Moka! Yeah a lot of the selections are fairly obvious but I just wanted to stick to my tried and true faves from the last couple of years or so. Glad you enjoyed it!
― the forces of darkness making making us laugh ourselves into DEATH?? (dog latin), Wednesday, 15 February 2023 19:04 (one month ago) link
I'd love to hear Rema on the remix of Sability.
― human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 15 February 2023 19:46 (one month ago) link
Sability is cool. I feel like I don't have much of a sense of Ayra Starr as an artist yet though (poss my problem not hers).
I like this barely-there Zinoleesky track "YanYanYan" that runs on charisma fumes (I had no idea what he looked like until this video...I'm straight but wau) and threatens to turn into a v good ama song in the final seconds:
― rob, Friday, 17 February 2023 15:30 (one month ago) link
rob is in love!!! that’s so cute!I agree that Zino definitely has a way about him
― let us now celebrate ama ‘piano’ smith & the clowns (breastcrawl), Friday, 17 February 2023 17:22 (one month ago) link
lol, I don't want to get weird here, but that is one striking looking human feline hybrid being
― rob, Friday, 17 February 2023 17:27 (one month ago) link
No homo please, this is not the Beatles thread damnit !JK, it's not weird rob, I have the hots for Omah Lay myself.
Coming back to AKA because there's a scandalous backstory.First, I normally never watch something that graphic, but I was shown the video. It must be from the surveillance camera of the restaurant from which AKA is seen leaving with his friends. It's very clear how it happens. A guy on the pavement signals to the killer that the group is coming. The killer takes his relaxed time to cross the road (busy traffic), circles around to avoid suspicion. AKA and his friends are still hugging and saying goodbye when he dashes and shoot AKA at close range, before re-crossing the road and disappearing into the night in a matter of seconds. We looked at each other with my partner and agreed this guy must have killed a lot of people.Now, if the killing is dramatic in itself, what about the backstory ? Suspicion immediately fell on the family of the ex-girlfriend, young model Anele Tembe who it's rumoured AKA pushed off the balcony of a hotel room two years ago. In a letter that has resurfaced from June last year, the family and their lawyers are pressing the national public prosecutor to press charges against AKA. They were denied, and the official story is that she committed suicide. The family makes its position very clear that they are convinced it was murder, and it's known that South Africa justice system is corrupt. AKA leaves a young daughter behind, not from the model, but from DJ Zinhle.
― Nabozo, Friday, 17 February 2023 19:35 (one month ago) link
similarly it's not a secret I'm hopelessly devoted to Oxlade's striking sounding vocal instrument:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz8sJBDSzvMMichael Brun ft. Oxlade • Clueless
― let us now celebrate ama ‘piano’ smith & the clowns (breastcrawl), Friday, 17 February 2023 19:54 (one month ago) link
JayO - 22 ... from the UK but feels as of a piece w/ afrobeats influenced R&B as anything else... his last single was also remixed by victony. this had been going on viral on tiktok for at least a month before coming out yesterday so it may end up being a hit, we'll see
― J0rdan S., Thursday, 23 February 2023 17:59 (three weeks ago) link
went back to the tyla song... pretty forgettable sadly. for some reason they're having trouble cracking the code w/ her? feels like they're trying to push her into a more westernized idea of dance/R&B but it ends up just feeling generic in a tinashe sorta way. i'm still holding out hope nonetheless
― J0rdan S., Thursday, 23 February 2023 18:05 (three weeks ago) link
This girl always bangs so hard. Limpopo strikes again.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut3lDyGoqVUSho Madjozi - Chale
― Nabozo, Friday, 24 February 2023 08:13 (three weeks ago) link
Chale owns me.
― human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 25 February 2023 08:53 (three weeks ago) link
Chale sounds massive. Video doesn’t quite fit the vine of the song though.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 25 February 2023 14:41 (three weeks ago) link
Rick Ross amapiano jams is all I ever wanted
― human and working on getting beer (longneck), Saturday, 25 February 2023 15:42 (three weeks ago) link
someone posted this clip in the comments to a Naira Marley tweet - intriguing, to say the least:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjF-u6Ht870the actual recording of it, perhaps surprisingly, slams pretty hard:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKaESxBnYaIYomisings ft. Topskidometer • Bestie isonu
― let us now celebrate ama ‘piano’ smith & the clowns (breastcrawl), Saturday, 25 February 2023 19:25 (three weeks ago) link
Wow, I think Chale is my first great song of 2023. The bouncy synth-lines make it sound like a mix of amapiano and ratchet, and that's basically the best thing in the world right now.
― Frederik B, Sunday, 5 March 2023 18:57 (two weeks ago) link
LOVING Chale and the Yomisings song
― the forces of darkness making making us laugh ourselves into DEATH?? (dog latin), Monday, 6 March 2023 12:24 (two weeks ago) link
I'm not quite sure where this falls in terms of genre, but gosh I love these sweeter-than-life South African ballads
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ID57psUzWO0Lizwi Wokuqala - Umbuzo
― Nabozo, Wednesday, 8 March 2023 19:35 (one week ago) link
Not exactly Afropop 23 but am enjoying Instagram Live of Washington DC go-go band doing Wizkid & Tems's "Essence"
― curmudgeon, Friday, 10 March 2023 05:05 (one week ago) link
I miss Davido, been playing a lot of his stuff recently. he hinted at a March comeback back in December, but we’ll see how it goes. I just hope he’s alright.
― at bottom, wrapping my arms around some tripe called "Quest" (breastcrawl), Saturday, 11 March 2023 10:31 (one week ago) link
Libianca - People ft. Ayra Starr and Omah Lay
Well of course a song with that refrain is going to have Omah Lay on the remix
― the forces of darkness making making us laugh ourselves into DEATH?? (dog latin), Saturday, 11 March 2023 10:46 (one week ago) link
Another shocker in South Africa as this time it's 28 year old Costa Titch (rapper, Amapiano) who has died on stage in Johannesburg after a seizure. They couldn't revive him. I don't think there are details as to cause of death yet.
― Nabozo, Sunday, 12 March 2023 12:26 (one week ago) link
No... For crap's sake. RIP Costa Titch - a true talent
― the forces of darkness making making us laugh ourselves into DEATH?? (dog latin), Sunday, 12 March 2023 15:07 (one week ago) link