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Premiere: Kae Sun 'Afriyie' [Album Stream]

Stream Ghanaian/Toronto singer Kae Sun's outstanding African music album "Afriyie."


Ghanaian/Canadian songwriter Kae Sun's sophomore effort Afriyie easily holds a spot on Okayafrica's most-anticipated releases of this year. After following the singer's trajectory from the get-go, it feels as though Kae Sun has reached his (current) creative apex in crafting modern pop songs with remnants of folk, soul and electronic influences.

“I’ve settled into a sound and vocal delivery that feels very true to me,” says Kae of his latest output, “there’s a real cohesive sound... The music is made with the intent to shift consciousness; not just to entertain, but... [as] a means of getting to something pure." Stream our premiere of Kae Sun's Afriyie, produced by Kae Sun and Science!, below — standout tracks include the previously featured "Ship And The Globe" and "When The Pot." Look for the album dropping digitally May 28 on iTunes and URBNET.

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The 10 Best HHP Songs Ranked

On the second anniversary of HHP's passing, we rank 10 of the South African hip-hop legend's best songs.

Jabulani Tsambo, popularly known by his alias HHP, was a pivotal part of South African hip-hop. Renowned for trailblazing the motswako sub-genre in the early 2000s, the rapper sadly passed away on October 24th, 2018 after a long and much publicised bout with depression.

During his active years, which span two decades (from 1997 to 2018), he was instrumental in breaking barriers and bridging the gap between kwaito and hip-hop in SA, from the late 90s to early 2000s.

He became a household name in the 2000s as he spearheaded the motswako movement, propelling it to the mainstream and solidifying his legendary status in the process.

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