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Music of the week of: July 16 – July 22

NEW MUSIC FOR YOUR PLAYLISTS THIS WEEK

 

  • KIDDBLACK || FLEXIN’

The 2017 single by Ghanaian rapper Kiddblack, Flexin’ gets its own video. The rap filled with “crazy flow” will make you understand why Kiddblack calls himslef rap god. The video comes with surprise freestyle at the end, produced by Frank Sowah Boye

  • COPTA FT ANSAH LIVE | ROLLING STONES

Ghanaian rapper Copta releases the video for Rolling Stones featuring Ansah Live off his EP The Finer Things. Enjoy

 

  • DARKIE FICTION | BHOZA

South African duo, Darkie Fiction, featured in Dix is Hot Volume 26 release the video for their highly motivational single Bhoza. Formed in Cape Town in 2017, the duo comprises rapper Katt Daddy and songstress Yoza Mnyanda. Their music draws influence from kwaito, afro-funk, neo-soul and hip hop.The feel good song features young people driving the creative scenes of South Africa. The video was directed by Chase Musslewhite

  • NOT3S | TAKE NOT3S II

UK based Nigerian rapper Not3s releases his second project Take Notes 2. The highly anticipated album delivers bars and rythmn drawing influence from UK’s grime scene, the newly emerging afro-swing sound and his native Nigeria.

  • KXNG JOEY & MOORSOUND | HIGH DEMAND

Ghanaian rapper Kxng Joey and Ghanaian producer Moorsound team up to deliver a bass heavy EP. High Demand is a 8 track EP perfect for the trap lover.

  • WANDE COAL | SO MI SO

When it comes to bangers, Wande Coal has delivered his fair share. The Nigerian musician paired with UK based Ghanaian producer Juls (who also co-directed this video) to create a soothing sound, evolved from traditional high life. Enjoy the melanin and black girl magic filled video here:

 

  • FALZ FT SIR DAUDA | BOOGIE

In an 80’s-90’s roll bounce inspired video, Nigerian musician Falz proves thereis no such thing as genre restrictive. This cool new bounce featuring Sir Dauda is an epitome of the new African sound – a blend of different influences and still genuinely African.

  • MX BLOUSE | IS’PHUKPHUKU

South African genre bending and ggender fluid rmusician MX Blouse, just popped onto our radar. His single Is’phukphuku is a reminder of the new sound, music and identities blossoming out of Africa. Like Mx Blouse says, and rightfully so, “This is the Revolution”.

Benewaah is the lead curator and editor at Harmattan Rain. Her love for music is closely rivaled by her love for plantain.

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