African artists are making tough decisions, diaspora artists are angry at things we are ignorant about, independent musicians are miles ahead of a record deal but have distribution deals in their bags and have also managed to dish out a handful of relatable songs this past week. Let’s dip into it:
One day – Olawale
Olawale fell out and fell back in again. You should listen to his redemption song and you’ll be amazed by his unique and flavoured vocals
Energy – BURNS, A$AP Rocky and Sabrina Claudio
Pop tunes will put you in the mood for a perfect day, especially when Sabrina took the mantle upon herself before BURNS entered with his drowning vocals. Oh! Don’t forget that Rocky is still a rapper with good vibes.
Light it up – Marshmello featuring Tyga and Chris Brown
Marshmello doesn’t want to be far from the billboard Hot 100 chart. Tyga and Chris Brown have had good runs in the past with solos and an album that blew up without a label’s support. The faced-bagged DJ needs that on this infectious track
Baby – Joeboy
The visuals released by one of the EMPAWA Africa recipients brought back the flames and lituation of Joeboy. You can listen to this tune anywhere and never lose the concentration. It’s melodious all through
Homicide – Logic featuring Eminem
On the last day of the first week of May, Eminem trended on social media. The blond rapper still reminded HipHop and Rap fans that he was still the G.O.A.T. Eminem painted Logic’s track like he had issues with the Audio Engineer, breaking tables and passing farewell messages. Em, what’s happening?
Lenge Lenge – Patoranking
Patoranking took a different turn and landed in an Afrobeats inspired lane. What do you think the vocals of the usual Reggae/Dancehall Patoranking would sound like on this record? Listen to the song and keep the thought in the most revered chest. ‘Lenge lenge o , lenge lenge o, lenge lenge o’ , he sounded repeatedly on the hook.
Singah – Balance it
Typical dancehall tunes have the perfect rhythm, loud drums and mid-tempos and Singah owned this record like he has been doing it for ages.
Devil’s work – Joyner Lucas
Joyner shades his manager, Joyner questions God, Joyner wants to handpick those he could replace with dead men and women. Joyner even shades Donald Trump and fans would be patient to wait for POTUS tweet bashing Joyner and his whack hairline. This should be the best rap song of the week!
Am I a yahoo boy – Naira Marley featuring Zlatan Ibile
The indigenous rift with Tunde Ednut has been made into a song, just in case you missed the Instagram live session that ended up brewing a war between the social media blogger and alleged fraudster
Solitaire – Westlife
If you’re all for piano keys and light drums behind some powerful vocals, here is the right one for you.
This article was written by Alex Ndace; he tweets via @AlexNdace