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You Need to Hear Lady Donli's New Single 'Games'

-The rising Nigerian maverick drops an ambitious funk-filled banger featuring GJtheCaesar.

Zainab Donli, popularly known as Lady Donli is the 21-year-old singer-songwriter spearheading the new wave of Nigerian alternative music. The "all-round creative" is known for her soothing vocals and soulful alt-jazz sounds.

We got to know the talented songstress a little better in her 2017 debut EP, Letters to Her, an intimate 6-track project exploring the complexities of relationships and unrequited love.

Donli positively returns with "Games," the long-awaited first single off her forth-coming album. This time she experiments with a more up-tempo production that blends funk, soul, R&B; and dance music.

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Stogie T's ‘God’s Eye’ Touches on Black Lives Matter, the Terrorist Islamic State & the Human Condition

Stogie T's 15-minute long song covers a diverse range of topics.

South African rapper Stogie T released a 15-minute long track this morning called "God's Eye." The song is essentially an EP—he raps over different beats, with the songs being separated by skits.

The project is released to commemorate the youth who were slain by the apartheid regime in June 16 of 1976. T always releases music on June 16, if it's not an album (Return of the King was released in 2014 on the same date), it's a series of verses from different artists.

But this year, he opted to go at it alone. Skimming through "God's Eye," you'll hear different themes including rap politics, Black Lives Matter, and the terrorism of the Islamic State, among others.

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How AKA’s Sampling Is Preserving South African Classics

AKA reimagines old South African classics into hits young fans can relate to.

On his 2009 hit "Music and Lights," the legendary motswako rapper HHP greets us by asking, "What would Jabba be without a sample?"

It's a straightforward question, over the group Imagination's infectious melodies chopped up by the South African veteran producer Thasman. South African hip-hop is constantly asking itself that very same question, with a range of interesting answers. Where would it be without the inspiration of previous generations and a plethora of different sounds from various genres?

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Here's Your African World Cup Mixtape

This soundtrack to Africa's World Cup covers a majestic blend of Senegalese Mbalax, Nigerian Fuji, Moroccan Gnawa, Tunisian Disco, and Nubian sounds from Egypt.

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