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Audio: So Shifty's Azonto Mix


You might remember Hamburg based DJ duo So Shifty from their solid The Very Best "Heart of Africa" remix. They now return with Watch Me Do Azonto mix showcasing Ghana's blazing dance craze with cuts from Sarkodie, E.L. and many more.

Read our in-depth on the Azonto takeover, plus check out some clips of the fever making it to Germany over at Africa is a Country. Stream and download So Shifty's mix below.

TRACKLIST

E.L. - Obuu Mo

Guru - Lapaz Toyota

JJ Gonami - For the Club

Stay Jay - Shashee Wowo

E.L. - Ma Me Wossop

Zigi - U Sey Wey Tin

5five feat. Appietus - Bossu Kena

5five - Move Back

Fuse Odg feat. Tiffany - Azonto

Atumpan (Talking Drum) - The Thing

Tinny feat. Samini, Asem, Trigmatic, Edem and Donaeo - I Need It (Remix)

R2Bees feat. Wande Coal - Kiss Ur Hand (I Do)

Buk Bak - Kolom

4x4 - Yese Yese (Hear Say)

Ruff-N-Smooth - Naija Baby (Azonto Remix)

Eduwoji feat. Stay Jay - Yenko Nkoaa

Sarkodie feat. E.L. - You Go Kill Me

(via Ghetto Bassquake)

"SA Rappers Out Here Killing Y'all," M.I Abaga On Nigerian Rappers

M.I has fueled a debate about the state Nigerian hip-hop with his latest song, "You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life."

Nigerian star M.I Abaga is back with a punch and taking aim at all of his fellow Nigerian rappers.

The track—which sees M.I. drop lines like "none of you rappers is real enough... that's why these fans are not feeling ya'll," "SA rappers out here killing ya,ll," and "rappers are singing now just to get popular, yuck"—has sparked a debate across social media on the current state of Nigerian hip-hop.

There's been some calling out M.I for not supporting young Nigerian rappers like big rappers do in South Africa. These years have seen the likes of Cassper Nyovest and other big SA stars supporting younger talent.

Others, however, have taken up the challenge and started responding to M.I's track over the "Fix Up Your Life" instrumental. M.I's been retweeting the responses and, in a way, the track's been getting a lot of the young rappers M.I calls out some more attention.

M.I and his label Chocolate City have also been in the news lately over suing Nas for not delivering a good verse.

What do you think? Is Nigerian hip-hop in decline?

See some choice tweets below.

Video: Looking at the Roots of IsiPantsula Culture Through Some of Its Leading Voices

This new video shows us why South African Pantsula is much more than just a dance move.

Pantsula is more than just a dance, it's a cultural movement and it's being revived through enthusiastic South African youth.

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In Photos: Migos' Culture Tour in Johannesburg

ATL trio Migos' Culture Tour had two South African stops–in Durban on Friday and Johannesburg on Saturday.

We attended the Joburg leg of the tour, and the group didn't disappoint, although the event itself was unacceptably disorganized. South African rappers Riky Rick and Nasty C gave great performances, especially the latter.

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