One more for the ShenYeng clan! Since “Blessed” took off last year, Shenseea has been in high demand. And you won’t hear any complaints from me when the trickle we’ve been accustomed to turns into a steady stream of Shenseea bangers like “Trick’a Treat”. The gem is one of many from the Aircraft Riddim;...Continue reading
Set aside her massive breakout hit “OOOUUU” for a second; you might not have realized that Young M.A has sustained a run of solid rap releases that spans over three years! “No Bap Freestyle” is just another one of those: a non-album cut leading up to her debut (!) album, HERstory in the Making,...Continue reading
Goosebumps! Avicii’s “Heaven”, from his posthumous TIM album, is a collaborative effort with Coldplay’s Chris Martin that has been in existence in various draft forms since 2014. (The final version was produced in 2016.) Just as the album, the heartfelt video was completed by a frequent collaborator and friend, Levan Tsikurishvili, who used “a...Continue reading
We could have started off with any of the four first tracks in this playlist, but let shine more bright lights at French rapper Chilla, because she deserves it! Her single, “Oulala”, is the latest in a line heat rocks she’s been blessing us with all year (“Am Stram Gram“, “Dans le Movie #1“,...Continue reading
I am quite fond of the Pure Lounge 4 and I was pleased with the positive feedback that the playlist had garnered. I also liked that we dug into our personal pictures to capture the feeling I wanted to convey. It proved a winning and fulfilling combo. So why not do the same again?...
After an extended break, ‘Smoke x Mirrors‘ are back just in time to wave goodbye to the first month of 2019. One of our objectives, here at The Buck Stop, is to foster music discovery and its resonance to the African ear. Here, I included some teasers from some of this month’s standout project...Continue reading
Let me take my bow for a 2018 that gave my team and I more trials and lessons than we could have ever anticipated. However, I believe that we were able to take our lumps and make it through thanks largely to the quality of music we’ve had the privilege to discover, feel, vibe...Continue reading
I got Ghana all over this one! The lead is another excellent offering from Mr Eazi, a Nigerian who made his bones in Ghana before breaking through on the continental stage. “Dabebi” also features King Promise, a Ghanaian. His country mate, Kuami Eugene, the self-proclaimed rock star has just released an album to back...Continue reading
Don’t sleep on Chromeo. The guys have been bringing on the funk and good vibes for what seems like an eternity and this is no different. Other people you shouldn’t sleep on — and the homie Sen went at length as to why — are in here as well. So without further ado…...
I couldn’t find any better to lead a playlist chock-full of the current and popular rap music flag bearers than an artist that has influenced them in their approach and styles. And with “Uproar”, Lil’ Wayne was quick to show us that he’s not one to write off just yet — that’s if you...Continue reading