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Audio: DJ Abrantee 'Afrobeats The Ultimate Collection' [Mixtape]

Ignore the genre tag but enjoy this great "afrobeats" mixtape by DJ Abrantee.


DJ Abrantee was the main protagonist in that sideways Guardian article on "afrobeats" which, among many generalizations, mistakenly credited him with coming up with the genre tag (a claim Abrantee denied). While we can't overlook the problem of lumping in several, fully separate genres under one vague "afrobeats" mixtape umbrella, we also can't ignore the increasing popularity of these — mainly Nigerian and Ghanaian — dance jams in the UK. Basically, what we're getting at is: ignore the tag, but enjoy this great mix of highly-addictive pop tunes from the likes of D’Banj, P-Square, Wande Coal, R2Bees, Atumpan, Naeto C and others mixed by UK selector DJ Abrantee. Stream this "afrobeats" mixtape below and grab it on iTunes.

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Artists signed to PRO's label MFE commemorate him in new tribute song 'MAWE: VITA24' on the second anniversary of the South African hip-hop pioneer's passing.

One aspect of PRO(Kid)'s legacy that rarely gets mentioned is his label. As head of Money First Entertainment, the label he founded, PRO played roles in the trajectories and craft of artists such as Red Button, Captian_fs, sFs 5 Star and TeePee among others. The former three were official members of MFE with Red Button, PRO's protégé, being the first artist to be signed to the label.

PRO who passed away exactly two years ago today gets a tribute from his label's roster. "MAWE: VITA24" is a remix of an sFs 5 Star song titled "Mawe" that the artist released in February.

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