There are undeniable similarities, shared lineage and parallels to be drawn between contemporary pop music from our continent and the one produced by our counterparts in the Carribean. We’ve alluded to it before. We’ve also hinted at the constant exchange and meld of flavors, patterns, sounds, and techniques between them. We love it, we’d love...Continue reading
If I can make a wish about this playlist, then I’m hoping that the elated mood that took hold of me while I was making it will permeate your spaces. It came from artists like 2 Chainz, Dave, Giggs and Octavian that recently put out compelling projects. It came from the ever-addictive vibes from our...Continue reading
In the spirit of celebrating the best of our humanity, I like to draw your attention to a recent discovery I made. Sampa Tembo, better known as Sampa the Great, is a young supremely talented Australian multihyphenate of Zambian origins. She kinda inspired the direction of this whole playlist and tilted it to that good...Continue reading
Burna Boy had a great year and, by all indications, he’s still on tear. After his firecracker collaboration with the Zanku champion Zlatan (on “Killin Dem“), Burna Boy reloaded with “Dangote”, an ode to the hustling and grinding disposition of young Nigerians to overcome their hardships and lack of job prospects. He’s joined on this...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?
I don’t know about you, but I never feared that 6LACK, yet another undeniable supreme talent from Atlanta, would succumb to a sophomore slump. In less than a couple of years after Free 6LACK (2016), he delivered in East Atlanta Love Letter an opus that amazed the critics and delighted the fans. “Pretty Little Fears”...Continue reading
By this time, you would have noticed that we are particularly fond of good times and parties. And I’m pretty sure we will never run out of good ass party songs. And there’s quite a few here. “We De Vibe”, from Ghana’s star duo R2Bees, leads the pack. But there are numerous nuggets here from...Continue reading
It gives me great joy and pride to share this new edition of “Teintée Africaine“. As I hinted in the previous run, I went about this differently: I didn’t go at it alone and I’m elated that my partners and contributors picked the songs! We had so so much good music from all corners of...Continue reading
I never intended to go trippy into the weekend. But things have a way of working out to amazing results.
Fall into the weekend with the triumphant horns,sharp bars and stunning visuals of Rozay’s latest single. From there on, it’s a roller coaster adventure through R&B (the classic kind and the modern variety), hip-hop (American, British, French and others), numerous pop variants, and party teasers from Ghana, Jamaica and Nigeria. I think that covers it...Continue reading