The songs you need to hear this week.
Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our Best Music of the Week column.
Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.
MHD "Afro Trap" Part 10 (Moula Gang)
MHD is the French rapper of Guinean and Senegalese descent who's been leading an "Afro Trap" revolution out of his base in Paris. His latest explosive video for "AFRO TRAP Part.10 (Moula Gang)" features cameos by football stars Mario Balotelli and Hector Belleriín.
Burna Boy's 'Outside' LP Is Here
Burna Boy's new album, Outside, is here and it's completely worth your time. The highly-anticipated record includes well-received singles like "Sekkle Down" featuring J Hus, "Streets of Africa," and "Heaven's Gate"—an unexpected collaboration with Lily Allen.
M.O x Mr Eazi "Bad Vibe" feat. Lotto Boyzz
British group M.O link up with Mr Eazi and Lotto Boyzz for this super-addictive afrobeats excursion, "Bad Vibe." M.O tells Fader that the collaborative single "is all about positive vibes and energy."
Uproot Andy & Studio 189's 'Bumper to Bumper'
Trust us, you really need these remixes of Mr Eazi, Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B and many others in your life. Uproot Andy collaborated with Studio 189—the fashion brand and social initiative founded by Rosario Dawson & Abrima Erwiah—on this 16-track remix album of straight fire tracks.
Maleek Berry "Pon My Mind"
Maleek Berry dropped the new visual for "Pon My Mind," one of the clear highlights off his latest project, First Daze of Winter, which also features popular tracks like "Been Calling."
Jovi "20 BA"
Cameroonian rap force Jovi comes through with the music video for "20 BA," a booming track with enough punch to beat out your favorite trap rapper.
Olayinka Ehi 'Story' EP
Nigerian-born, New York City-based Olayinka Ehi shares her debut EP, Story. The artist, who we've covered before for her beautiful cover of Nina Simone, blends Afro-soul and R&B in some very compelling ways throughout these four well-crafted songs.
Tay Iwar "Video Star"
Buzzing Nigerian Tay Iwar rolls through with his first single of the year, "Video Star." Take a hazy, smoke-filled ride led by bumping bass lines and sweet harmonies with the young artist above.
Myme & JazzZ "You"
Definitely keep "You" in mind when putting together that playlist for Valentine's Day. This ultra smooth jam comes courtesy of the Lagos duo formed by the producer Myme and R&B/soul singer JazzZ. Get into it above.
Ewube "Stay" feat. Locko
Cameroonian dancehall and R&B diva Ewube comes through with the soothing afropop single, "Stay," a top notch collaboration with fellow Cameroonian star Locko.