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You Should Listen to AliThatDude’s R&B EP, ‘Mood Ring’

AliThatDude is back with his second EP.

South Africa-based Namibian AliThatDude just released his second EP, Mood Ring. The artist, who's one third of the Namibian hip-hop crew, Black Vulcanite, raps less and sings more when he's solo—And he's great at it.


Just like his first release, Stranger Things Have Happened (2016), Mood Ring is a mixture of R&B and soul. If you are looking for sincere lyrics about love and relationships, and are a sucker for great beats, Mood Ring is for you.

Producers Aso, Ckwnce, Xander, The Legion and Paul Cabbin keep the bass lines in check and create a mood with keys and pads for the man's vocals to sit on.

The Cape Town-based singer, Hunter Rose, who appears on the song "Burgundy (Cognac)," is the only guest in the 6-track project.

Listen to Mood Ring below.

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