? New from; M.I Abaga, Cassper Nyovest, Sauti Sol, Mumbi, B3nchmarq, Tendaness, MX Blouse, T Deep & More

? New from; M.I Abaga, Cassper Nyovest, Sauti Sol, Mumbi, B3nchmarq, Tendaness, MX Blouse, T Deep & More

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For the Queens! “For The Culture“!From the Intro all the way down, this 5 tracked debut EP is Too much! Kenyan musician Mumbi takes on a genre fluid journey with some reggae to start it off, sliding into some classic afrobeats, the peculiar sounds of East Africa not left out and beautifully the crafted delivery of soulful rhythm and blues.

The production on the EP will be the first thing that pulls you in, or perhaps it will be her softly crystal voice. Whichever comes first, you will be listening to this more than once.


Nyov, Nyover, Nyovest!Man, Cassper Nyovest took this back to the gusheshe days with homage, yet again to kwaito legend, Doc Shebeleza!

Laying it down more times than you could do a vosho, Abuti Fill Up every damn thing, is filling up our ears with this one for the streets!

Pull up on the gang this weekend with ‘Gets Getsa 2.0‘ on your it’s time for a jump playlist!

Astryd Brown – “Lately” FT. Nadia Nakai

Check, what you’ve been up to Lately?When two bad-bads decide to make a video for their smash single, they hop on a plane and hello Dubai!

Shot by Kyle Brown, the visuals for Lately by Astryd Brown featuring Nadia Nakai is a mood for the squad! for the queens! for the culture!

Music is a weapon for peace.In the midst of all the beauty that is Kenya & her people, the last couple of months have seen political unrests and while it might seem easier to keep making the party jams, one cannot live fully if any part of the society suffers.

Sauti Sol and Nyashinski understand this and the single Tujiangalie speaks to all these struggles, but most importantly to the role each and everyone plays in fixing whatever society we are a part of, the immediate and the global.


If it is nice, do it twice!That’s Mx Blouse‘s theme phrase for the day a double release Siyajola/Gcwala Ngami.

On the kwaito-infused Siyajola, they speak need their lover to draw pick a lane in the relationship. To decide where they stand. This song is calling out those lovers who play with their partner’s time.

The second single Gcwala Ngami is a foreplay trap-influence track.

Vusi Nova FT. Zahara – “Usezondibona”

Everything turns out right in the end…

The visuals of a moving song such as this, demands equal depth. Vusi Nova & Zahara deliver emotional performances for their latest single ‘Usezondibona‘ off Nova’s latest album. Topped with a location shoot that took the party ot the people, this 4min clip is for hope and for happiness.

We could spot; 047, Touchline & Bekezela, all from Muthaland Entertainment. Watch the visuals and let’s see who else you can find.


Nothing young about this, everything worthy about it…Years in the making and in the waiting,  the godfather of African hip-hop M.I Abaga actively working hard to top his previous works, shares an introspection in a musical body of work: A Study Of Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl.

Filled with as many questions as there are answers, the album features Odunsi The Engine, Cina Soul, Lady Donli, Tay Iwar, Lorraine Chia, Niyola and PatrickxxLee and follows the release of the still hot & fresh playlist Rendezvous.

One of 3 hip-hop albums from Chocolate City & imprint label 100 crowns focused on reigniting the conversation around this genre of music, this 10 tracked album already sits at #1 on iTunes in Nigeria and is fast climbing everywhere else.

Unlearn what you might expect from a rapper and listen to this FOR THE CULTURE and with a readiness to study!

It’s still the weekend!He’s not done with Jika, but Tendaness figured we deserve some more tunes worthy of all our best moves and he isn’t wrong. Featuring Masandi on this, the eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) born Producer & DJ is set on making you break a few sweats as the spring/summer season approaches.

And because he’s generous when it comes to the music, he’s shared a lyric video for the hard-hitting blend of house & electro/dance vibes; ‘Mosha’ here.

Deep$ x Ganja Beatz – “A’int The Same (Remix)” FT. Ason

It Aint The Same if the fam don’t pull up!

For the remix, Deep$ & Ganja Beatz recruit Ason for the fearless bars. Taking it to the starting point back to their hood, the video is a vibe for the jump, but not without Deep$ giving ups to the support system that has gotten him this far.

Never lose sight of the dream!From the first play, this hip-hop duo will have you converted, on the off chance you aren’t already a fan.

The debut album flaunting 17 songs produced with your easy listening pleasure in mind, B3nchmarq are live with ‘We Had Hope‘.

No party like a house party!T-Deep has the right sauce on ‘The Fundamentals Of House Vol.3‘ if you plan on making your house party the talk amongst your crew.

Sharing the 3rd instalment, he enlists help from acts like jazz artist; Spa Mdlalose, Dr Moruti & Black Motion amongst others.

Assign yourself DJ of the groove by pressing play on this.

Above all, give thanks!For the most part, we all agree that a high power guides and protects. For his latest single, Yung L, just off an East African tour is full of gratitude to the Most High.

“Abba Father” is the first single released officially under his record label Zimm Life in conjunction with Chocolate City.

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