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Watch AKA & K.O.'s 'Run Jozi (Godly)' Video

Watch South African rappers AKA and K.O.'s video for 'Run Jozi (Godly),' directed by Yanga Ntshakaza. The song is off AKA's 'Levels' LP.


Two of the most charismatic emcees in the South African mainstream hip-hop scene, AKA and K.O. traded braggadocio bars over loud horns courtesy of Soweto-based producer Tweezy on “Run Jozi (Godly)”. The song, which is extracted from AKA’s latest album Levels, has just been treated with visuals. Monochromatic in nature, the video was directed by Yanga Ntshakaza, who also did the hook though doesn’t appear on the song credits. “We decided that although he doesn’t have a feature on the song, it would be important that Yanga was in the video because people keep asking ‘who’s doing the hook?’” explained AKA on a behind-the-scenes video of “Run Jozi (Godly).” Containing cliché shots like the three rappers doing their thing in front of some fancy automobiles, the video, which was shot on the Mandela Bridge and the nearby Bree taxi rank, shows the grimy streets of downtown Jozi. The two emcees add a different dimension to the grimy part of the city and exhibit their personalities in front of the camera and to onlookers. AKA Instagram followers might remember the hype he generated with images of him and the video crew closing down Mandela Bridge for the video shoot. Watch below and decide whether or not the video lives up to the hype.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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