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Audio: Congo Beat Making Lab 'Cho Cho Cho'

African hip hop project Congo Beat Making Lab releases their first track, "Cho Cho Cho," which you can listen to and download here.


It's been a little while since we've updated you on the UNC Chapel Hill Beat Making Lab project taking place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but today we have a treat to refresh your memory. The brainchild of UNC professors Apple Juice Kid and Pierce Freelon, the Congo Beat Making Lab is the result of the two bringing the curriculum of their popular UNC course of the same name to Yole!Africa, a Congolese non-profit dedicated to bringing arts education to youth in the city of Goma. Along with providing a crash course in beatmaking, the partnership also found the two setting up a full studio in Goma for students to continue working on their music. The project's first official track "Cho Cho Cho" is a straight banger. Stream it below and if you'd like to own a copy for yourself while supporting the Beat Making Lab, you can purchase the download here with half of the proceeds going to the Lab directly.

>>>Stream/Download: Congo Beat Making Lab "Cho Cho Cho"

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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