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Audio: Asa's "Why Can't We" (Plus NYC + LA Tour Dates)

Nigerian singer Asa is ready to bring her unique sound to American shores for the release of her sophomore album, Beautiful Imperfection. While her self-titled debut album combined a darker tone with a political undercurrent, her latest album combines 60’s soul, blues, pop, and rock into an uplifting sound that feels familiar but never derivative. The opening track, “Why Can’t We,” sets the tone for the rest of the album. It’s upbeat, soulful, and damn catchy. Her sunny demeanor is infectious, and I guarantee that it will lift you out of even the bleakest of moods.


Beautiful Imperfection is set for a September 6 release in the US (Naïve Records). If you can’t wait that long, and you happen to live in New York or L.A., Asa will be visiting both cities on her US tour (tour dates listed after the jump). Listen to "Why Can't We" below, and click here to download the track.

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ASA Tour Dates:

06/08: New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall

06/13: Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe

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Boity's Hometown Takes Centre Stage In Her New Music Video

Boity has released the music video for her latest single 'O18's Finest' which features Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill.

South African rapper Boity has finally shared the visuals for her latest single "018's Finest" featuring Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill. The single comes off Boity's EP 4463, which dropped last December. Marked as a fan favourite "018's Finest" borrows from Boity's hometown dialing code. The 31-year-old rapper hails from Potchefstroom, affectionately known as Potch, a quaint town in South Africa's North West province. The music video highlights the lesser known aspects of hip-hop culture in the otherwise sleepy town.

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