30 Nov ☔ Afro Fresh: Sho Madjozi, Yung Swiss, Ycee, Hugh Masekela, Jaywon, PatrickxxLee, Vusi Nova, Neyma and more
Featuring Sho Madjozi, Hugh Masekela, Nyashinski, Yung Swiss, Le Band, Vusi Nova & More
Love is always enough…or maybe not.This one is for the beauty that holds his heart. Directed by Tee Tash, the visuals for Enough by Dice Ailes is specifically designed to make you feel some kind of way; FOMO if you don’t have a better half with whom you take carousel rides, nostalgia of the good times if you both cruised around town in your drop tops… or the kindred spirit feeling if the video is showing parts of your incredible love life.
Produced by Lussh, Enough is a mellow groove love song playing on the all too familiar question of the endurance of love and if it’s ever enough.
Some Mozambican motherly love.Nothing like a mothers love, and if you are going to make a song to celebrate that, it’s gotta be the one! With her smooth vocals, Neyma delivers ‘Mama‘ with an element of RnB/Soul on a house production.
With just enough groove to balance the emotions in the song, Mama is the one.
A minute for the lost child…
Dark, honest, swaggy, melodic, and introspective, Nowhere Child is the latest release from South African hip-hop act and producer PatricxxLee.
Featuring J Molley and Champagne69, the 12 tracked project carries pieces of PatrickxxLee’s deepest moments/feelings as he went through the year.
A celebration of the lives we’ve lost.In 4mins 25secs, Vusi Nova and Jessica Mbangeni will tighten your chest, tear up your eyes, move your soul & feet and make you smile and then do it all again.
Off his latest album Manyan_Nyan, for the video of ‘As’Phelelanga’, they enlist the help of friends like Zahara, Dj Sbu, 047, Berita, Lady X amongst others to share in the creation of undoubtedly one of the most sadly beautiful songs to come out from South Africa this year.
The visuals recount some of the icons we’ve lost across the continent like Fela Kuti, Winnie Mandela, Mandoza, ProKid & Hugh Masekela just to mention a few.
You’ve done the shaku and the vosho, now it’s time for the Banjuka.
She is the rap goddess from Tanzania, her name is Rosa Ree and she’s got the remote to your groove in her latest single Banjuka.
If it’s nice, do it twice!
Just in the nick of time, SA’s top trap act Yung Swiss drops a sequel to his debut project Bottom Baby from 2016. Keeping the feel of a full story broken into tracks, using clips of conversations to draw a clearer picture, the Playground Production artist goes through the phases of varying feelings; love; real & fake, the day ones who’ve always have your back, balancing unhinged creativity with playing the politics of the industry, the vices that lay in wait, the fun along the way, and the experiencing of all of these leading to personal growth.
Keeping the features tight, ‘Bottom Baby II‘ features singer Astryd Brown, Dj Speedsta, Cameroon’s Stanley Enow, Ricky Tyler and fresh on the block Doug.
Classic rap amidst the midnight skies.Sharing the video to one of his latest single ‘Finyo’, Kenyan rapper Nyashinski says his piece on responsibility, service, love, life and the seemingly simple things.
Who’s not been to Wakanda yet?
She’s the culture queen in this urban times and she’s created her Wakanda alongside Ycee. Her wordplay is all you need on this gqom heat to get right into the Friday feeling!
Off her debut album, Limpopo Champions League, Sho Madjozi is bringing the fire to dance floors this festive season starting with ‘Wakanda Forever‘.
Scream to the hills and heavens.
For his latest offering, Jaywon paints a picture of frustrations building up, a picture one too many people see and even live through every day.
In ‘Aje‘ the Nigerian singer/songwriter directly speaks against suicide and for the need to hold on just a little longer.
Nothing wrong in being just a little naughty…This holiday, or maybe every other day, call up the squad, drive down to the beach or better yet create your vibe wherever you choose. Be naughty or nice, your choice really but
The combination of Dj Speedsta and Yung Swiss is always right on the mark so don’t hesitate, press play and turn up the volume. Be ‘Naughty’.
Take a sit back, put this record on, discover or be reminded why Hugh Masekela will BE forever.
Le sweet Band with le sweet tune.
Kenya is certainly known for her amazing women, it’s no wonder Le Band closes off the year with the sweetest tune for a ‘Sweet Lady‘.
With the reggae feels that make it impossible to stay still, Sweet Lady is sitting on the weekend playlist!
The ones that got away…