Every Wednesday we highlight the cream of the crop in music.
Here’s our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week.
Yemi Alade “Knack Am”
Yemi Alade drops the new, Clarence Peters-directed music video for her latest single “Knack Am.” There’s some knock out dance moves in this one.
Tiwa Savage x Burna Boy x DJ Big N
Jovi “Devil No Di Sleep”
For years, Jovi has been one of our favorite Cameroonian rappers and producers. He handles both the bars and the beat in the booming “Devil No Di Sleep.”
MHD “Afro Trap Pt. 9”
Young rapper MHD is France’s afro-trap phenomenon. He returns, flanked with two amazing kid dancers, with this highly-energetic track and video for “Afro Trap Part 9 (Faut les Wet).”
Priddy Ugly “Tshela”
South African rapper Priddy Ugly’s first single to his upcoming album, EGYPT, is a sign of an artist who’s in full control of his abilities. A strong bass line and woozy pads play the perfect backdrop for the emcee to have fun.
D’banj x Gucci Mane x Wande Coal
Nigerian pop superstar D’banj‘s new album, King Don Come, is here. It features tracks with Harry Songs, Bucie, Busiswa and more. Check out the new music video for his Gucci Mane and Wande Coal collaboration
Cold Specks “New Moon”
Cold Specks, the project of Somali-Canadian artist Ladan Hussein, has been dropping a steady stream of noteworthy singles. “New Moon” is the latest entrancing tune from her upcoming album, Fool’s Paradise.
B3nchMarQ ASPEN EP
Hip-hop duo B3nchMarQ just released their debut EP. Working with one producer (IceMan Beatz) for the whole project, the EP is definitely one of the best South African releases of the year.
Tony Allen “On Fire”
Last but not least, afrobeat pioneer and legend Tony Allen is readying his new jazz album, The Source. Check out “On Fire,” the latest drop from the upcoming LP.