Tanzanian crooner Harmonize has recently released an EP (Afro Bongo) with the intent to conquer outside shores and maintain the Wasafi Classic Baby imprint’s reputation as a hit factory. On “Kainama”, he enlists his mentor Diamond Platnumz and Nigeria’s pop current torchbearer Burna Boy to accomplish his mission. That sizzle is met on this playlist...Continue reading
Roll & Coasters
I don’t know about you, but over here we get bombarded with a lot of music on a regular basis. In our quest to find the best way to share our discoveries, we came up with ‘Roll & Coasters’: one of our earliest ideas, R&Cs were video playlists relying on the latest music videos posted on YouTube.
With the rising popularity of other digital streaming platforms, we started replicating our YouTube playlists to the other major streaming outlets. And that’s how all our playlists are presented nowadays.
What hasn’t changed over time is how we come up with the R&Cs playlists: pool together music videos released within a week, and make a cohesive arrangement of 20-some songs. You tell us what you think.
More R&Cs Playlists
R&Cs: Freaky Friday
I thought the movie Freaky Friday was a good comedy flick. (I’m referring to the 2003 remake that is; I never got to see the original.) I also thought Lil Dicky’s knack for self-deprecating humor would give it an interesting spin. He brought Chris Brown and surprises along and nailed it! Speaking of surprises, how...Continue reading
R&Cs: Shaku Shaku
Back in early 2017, due to his AfroWave Mixtape that latched on to the infatuation in the UK for African pop, Afro B gave us the strongest indication that he’d be a sensation. Then, “Drogba (Joanna)” happened. So, it appears now that the sky is the limit for the young Londoner of Côte d’Ivoire origins...Continue reading
R&Cs: God’s Plan (R.I.P. Ebony)
Here’s your 20-pack of newness to kick off the week and I had to lead it with Drake’s whose heartwarming video for his latest hit single would have endeared him to many — starting with the recipients of his enormous magnanimity. And I follow it with another moving visual piece: this time, a tribute to...Continue reading
R&Cs: His & Hers (Perspectives)
I’m actually surprised it took Wretch 32 this long to release a video for one of the standout tracks off of FR32: “His & Hers (Perspectives).” For some time now, we had to be content with the unofficial video, which wasn’t too shabby either. What else is there in this playlist? Further confirmation that Token...Continue reading
There’s a growing number of hip-hop afficionados that believe South African rapper Nasty C would soon vy for the title of rap supremo on the global stage. As excellent as “King” (a single off his latest album Strings and Bling) may be, that’s just a glimpse of what a coasting Nasty C can do. The...Continue reading