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Kahli Abdu x Kid Konnect 'No Love'

New African hip-hop from Kahli Abdu and Kid Konnect, 'No Love.'


Jos-born emcee Kahli Abdu and Lagos producer Kid Konnect tell it like it is once again on "No Love," the lead single off the upcoming #Legend album. Confident in rhyme and epic in beat, "No Love" makes an anthem for the intense, demanding repeat play upon first listen. The video from MEGA is a dark and stunning visual look into a gritty neck of the New York woods. Watch Kahli Abdu x Kid Konnect's "No Love" below.

>>>Download: "No Love"

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Mdou Moctar Announces Debut Album 'Afrique Victime'

The album is a collaboration between Mdou, his band members and his rhythm guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane.

Matador Records has announced that the eagerly anticipated album Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar will be released on May 21.

Afrique Victime is an unprecedented collaboration between Mdou, his band members, and Ahmoudou Madassane, who's been his rhythm guitarist since 2008. The album will present an effortless fusion of Saharan and rock music; melding guitar pyrotechnics, full-blast noise, and field recordings with poetic meditations.

You might have come across Mdou on Off White's "Imaginary TV" channel, who designer Virgil Abloh called, "one of my favorite musicians Rn."

Mdou's desert village Agadez, in rural Niger, is his source of inspiration. He attributes his artistic style to traditional Tuareg melodies and YouTube videos of Eddie Van Halen's six string techniques. Mdou has also worked on film projects. He wrote, produced, and starred in the first Tuareg language film: a remake of Purple Rain called Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai– which translates to "Rain The Color Of Blue With A Little Red In It." This earned him approval from his community and popularity across West Africa. This soon led to world tours and albums on the independent US label Sahel Sounds, including 2019's landmark Ilana: The Creator, which earned Mdou an international audience.

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