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Lil Wayne Samples Sampha on 'Tha Carter V' Standout 'Let It All Work Out'

The rapper uses a vocal sample from the British-Sierra Leonean singer on the album's most reflective track.

After years of immense anticipation, Lil Wayne's fifth studio album Tha Carter V is finally here.

The album—originally slated to drop in 2014— has, unsurprisingly, warranted a massive response from fans on social media, and is shaping up to be a major commercial success. It features the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Snoop Dogg, and Nicki Minaj as well as a memorable sample from British-Sierra Leonean soul singer Sampha.

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The rapper samples Sampha's pensive 2013 song "Indecision," on the album's finale "Let It All Work Out," perhaps the most emotional and retrospective cut on the 23-track album. The song addresses Wayne's childhood suicide attempt. Though Wayne had previously passed the incident off as an accident, it was revealed, in a recent Billboard profile, that the recent deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, led him to open up about it.


His close friend and president of Young Money Entertainment, Mack Maine, spoke to Billboard about Wayne's decision to speak out, a move that the rapper hopes will help others facing similar battles:

He just told me one day that he was ready to address it now. Just being an adult, reaching a level of maturity and comfort where it's like, 'I want to talk about this because I know a lot of people out here might be going through that.'

It's a particularly reflective track that makes impressive use of Sampha's incredibly emotive vocals. Listen to the standout track below and stream Lil Wanye's Tha Carter V in its entirety here.

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Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah University Has Been Shut Down Following Student Protests

The school is closed indefinitely following violent protests on Monday against "brutality" by university security.

Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Knust) in the city of Kumasi, has been shut down indefinitely following student protests that occurred on Monday, which turned violent.

Students gathered in support of 11 students who had been arrested last Friday night for participating in a weekly party, known as jamborees—a gathering that the vice chancellor had recently banned, claiming that the events caused "misbehavior" and "profanity" on campus. One of the students was injured during while arrested, and students are calling for the vice chancellor to step down, BBC Africa reports.

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Major European Museums Plan To 'Loan' Stolen Benin Bronzes Back To a New Museum Opening in Nigeria

The Royal Museum is due to open in 2021, displaying the Benin bronzes that were looted during the Benin Expedition of 1897.

The controversial conversation surrounding art repatriation continues as a new museum opening in Nigeria in 2021 will make way for stolen artifacts to return home—temporarily.

Major European museums have reached an agreement with Nigeria to "loan" significant artifacts to the Royal Museum, Artnet News reports.

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Watch Davido & Peruzzi's Video For 'Twisted'

A new love song from the DMW artists.

Here's another sign that a Davido and Peruzzi joint EP is on the way.

The Nigerian star and his DMW signee have linked up this year in noteworthy tracks like "Aza" featuring Duncan MightyDuncan Mighty, Deekay's "Hangover," and Pryme's "Kilode."

The pair now come through with a new music video for the love song, "Twisted."

The track, which was crafted by DMW in-house producer Fresh VDM, pairs airy guitar riffs with Davido and Peruzzi's vocals about the object of their desire.

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