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Afrobeat Meets Favela Funk in This New EP From Trap Funk & Alivio and DJ Moma

Get into the explosive Bafro EP.

TrapFunk & Alivio are a Brazilian group coming out with some truly high-energy, melting pot music built on influences from their home of Salvador, Bahia.

The quartet—which is comprised of Dj Alle-x, Manno Lipe, Dj MG and Banha—has previously collaborated with NY producer Kashaka and is now dropping a new EP alongside Everyday People's DJ Moma.

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Listen to MHD and Wizkid's New Single 'Bella'

MHD gets the Nigerian star to join him for this addictive new track.

MHD is the French rapper of Guinean and Senegalese descent who's been spearheading an "Afro Trap" revolution out of his base in Paris—and getting hundreds of millions of views on Youtube while he's at it.

For his latest single, "Bella," the buzzing rapper gets none-other-than Wizkid to join him over some twinkling keys and mid-tempo beat work.

"Bella" is the second single we've heard from MHD's highly-anticipated new album, 19, named for Paris' 19th arrondissement where he grew up. The album's set for release September 19 on Motown Records.

The new track is a step away from the hard-hitting "Afro Trap" beats MHD usually raps over, but it's the kind of groove that Starboy is definitely very used to.

Previous to this drop, MHD most recently released the high-energy "Bodyguard."

For more from the buzzing French rapper, check out our exclusive OkayAfrica interview with him.

Check out MHD and Wizkid's "Bella" and watch the KLVDR-directed new music video for the single below.






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Blood Orange's New Album Will Explore "Black Depression, Black Existence, and the Ongoing Anxieties of Queer/People of Color"

Negro Swan is on the way.

Dev Hynes has announced the follow-up to 2016's Freetown Sound. His new full-length album as Blood Orange is titled Negro Swan and will come out on August 24 via Domino.

"My newest album is an exploration into my own and many types of black depression, an honest look at the corners of black existence, and the ongoing anxieties of queer/people of color," Hynes mentions in a statement.

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