R&Cs: Souris verte

Before I launch into this playlist and the lead track, “Souris verte”, let me first note that we at The Buck Stop have been out of commission for a few days. We were all gutted to learn that our childhood idol Kobe Bryant, along with his daughter and seven others, were killed in a helicopter crash. We will do our best to address our feelings about that devastating event in due time. In the meantime, we’ll keep the music flowing.

In terms of skill and talent, Naza, a French artist with DRC roots, is possibly one of the most gifted young cats that I’ve had the pleasure to listen. Over a short period, he’s masterfully engineered or contributed hits in multiple music genres. His latest single is am audacious reinterpretation of popular nursery rhymes. And he pulled it off with gusto! It’s a natural choice to lead today’s playlist that gives a nod to all the genres Naza has been involved in and – who knows? – may be experimenting in soon. Enjoy!

The Playlist

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The Tracklist


01. Naza ::: Souris verte
02. Djany ::: Bima (feat. Gaz Mawete)
03. Serge Beynaud ::: Lifuende (feat. Yoro Swagg)
04. Naira Marley ::: Tingasa
05. Berita ::: Kiss (Amapiano Remix)
06. Mthunzi & Sun-El Musician ::: Insimbi
07. Daddy Andre ::: Folo Folo
08. Timmy Tdat ::: Uptown Girl (feat. Beenie Gunter)
09. Arrow Bwoy ::: Mungu Baba
10. Sista Afia ::: Paper (feat. Victor AD)
11. Tenny ::: T’es où ?
12. DJ ANA & Ultra Simmo ::: Waiting (feat. Rique Legend) 1
13. Bun B ::: In My Trunk (feat. Maxo Kream & Young Dolph)
14. NISHA ::: Figures
15. Miss Lafamilia ::: Big Smoke
16. TiZ EAST ::: Long Way
17. Quincey White ::: The7 DeAdly Sins
18. Malz Monday ::: In a While
19. Born Trappy ::: Pray For Me
20. Kali Claire ::: Heartfelt

1 “Waiting” is not available on the Deezer and Spotify platforms and has been replaced by “#2Easy”, also from DJ ANA & Ultra Simmo

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I wrote as kid. (I'd die if you'd ever get your hands on those poems.) And I wrote as a teen. (We thought our raps would spearhead revolution.) I write these days to share my joys and perspectives. I am as subjective as they come. I found a bunch of blessed souls that are just as expressive. And Africa is all the better for it. (I think I never really changed.)
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