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Thabo & The Real Deal's Bare-Boned Soul 'World War Free'

Thabo & The Real Deal channel Bob Marley, Fela Kuti and Dolly Parton in their soulful "World War Free.:


Thabo & The Real Deal are a bare-boned soul quartet fronted by Zimbabwean singer Thabo Mkwananzi who cheekily describe themselves as "X-Factor contestants when the judges were Bob Marley, Fela Kuti and Dolly Parton." The group's compositions tackle socio-political issues with gripping minimal arrangements handled by a Fender rhodes piano, percussion and acoustic guitar. Watch their video for "World War Free" below, grab the track and hear from at their bandcamp.

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South African Rapper 25K Drops 'Pheli Makaveli (Intro)' After Signing With Sony Music

Pretoria rapper 25K has released his highly anticipated single "Pheli Makaveli (Intro)" to launch pre-orders for his upcoming titular debut album Pheli Makaveli.

Pretoria's trap rapper 25K has announced that he is officially signed with Sony Music Entertainment Africa. Following months of teasing fans, 25K has finally delivered "Pheli Makaveli (Intro)", a single off his upcoming debut album Pheli Makaveli. The song is a bass-dropping, energy tripping-single that is expected of an artist who just broke into international markets. Curated by hip-hop artist Zoocci Coke Dope, the Pheli Makaveli album is due to drop at the end of July, following the release of two more singles "Hustler's Prayer" and "Trap Jumpin''.

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