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popsnotthefather on His New Album: “It’s just vibes”

Interview: Emerging South African hip-hop artist popsnotthefather and his producer 808x didn't overthink the process of making his latest release 'NNNN (Not Now Not Never)'.

The 9 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring 2Baba x Wizkid, Nasty C, Amaarae, Boj x Davido x Mr Eazi, and more.

6 South African Rap Albums and EPs to Stream Right Now

Stream these new South African releases for a dose of nothing but beats and rhymes.

A Chat With Papi Ojo, the Standout Dancer From Beyoncé's 'Black Is King'

We talk to the Lagos-born, New York City-based Papi Ojo about his work with Beyoncé, Rihanna, Janet Jackson and more—and his new music.

South African Government Sends Envoy to Zimbabwe Amid Unrest

President Cyril Ramaphosa recently sent an envoy to meet with Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa amid the widespread arrests of journalists, opposition leaders and protesting citizens.

How the Creator of ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ Finally Got His Due In ‘Black Is King’

Thanks to Beyoncé, Solomon Linda's famous song finally made its Disney debut—81 years after it was written.

Interview: Prettyboy D-O Wants the 'Whole World to Believe In Themselves’ Through His Music

Prettyboy D-O is a singular presence in Nigeria's growing alté movement. We speak to him about his latest project, his cult-like following and what motivates his sound.

Burna Boy's New Album 'Twice As Tall' Is Coming This Week

The 15-track album will feature Youssou N'Dour, Stormzy, Sauti Sol, Naughty By Nature and Chris Martin, and was executive produced by Diddy, Bosede Ogulu (Mama Burna), and Burna Boy himself.

MFE Pays Tribute to PRO on The Second Anniversary of The South African Hip-Hop Legend’s Passing

Artists signed to PRO's label MFE commemorate him in new tribute song 'MAWE: VITA24' on the second anniversary of the South African hip-hop pioneer's passing.

The 10 Best PRO(Kid) Songs Ranked

SPeeka ranks his favourite PRO songs of all time on the second anniversary of the kasi rap legend's death.

The 7 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Beyoncé x Shatta Wale, Major League DJz, Alsarah, Skales, Burna Boy and more.

Nasty C: ‘I want the world to know there’s more than just Afrobeats in Africa’

Nasty C is under no pressure to fit the confines of what an African artist is supposed to sound like.

Watch the Futuristic Video For Adekunle Gold's 'AG Baby'

The Nigerian star's pulsating new track also features singer Nailah Blackman.

Nasty C Shares Stunning Visuals For ‘Palm Trees’

Nasty C releases stunning neon visuals for 'Palm Trees' from his highly anticipated album which is now available for preorder/pre-add.

AKA’s Visuals for ‘Monuments’ is the #StayAtHome Content We Signed up For

AKA shares slick, psychedelic montage for 'Monuments' featuring Grandmaster Ready and Yanga Chief.

Interview: Bizzle Osikoya Is the A&R Shaping the Voice of a New Generation

We caught up with the A&R expert and co-founder of The Plug Management to talk about the fast-rising demand for Nigerian music and what it takes to break out as an artist.