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Okayafrica's Top 10 Releases Of 2013

Browse through our Top10 African Music Releases that came out in 2013, featuring Kae Sun, Spoek, Laura Mvula and more.


2013 saw waves of music releases drop across the continent & the diaspora. In our Top 10 African Music Releases of 2013 we highlight the full-lengths, EPs, mixtapes, and reissues that impressed and stayed on repeat throughout the year featuring Spoek, Bombino, Laura Mvula, William Onyeabor and more. Browse through them below, listed in no particular order.

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Kae Sun 'Afriyie'

Afriyie, the sophomore effort from Ghanaian/Canadian songwriter Kae Sun, cycles through beautifully-crafted modern pop songs with remnants of folk, soul and electronic influences. The album, produced by Kae Sun and Science!, features standouts like the slow-burning  “Ship And The Globe” and the jolting, staccato-riffed “When The Pot.” Afriyie is available 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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