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Audio: DJ Juls 'Da Burst of FOKN Bois' Mix


DJ Juls flexes his golden era hip-hop muscles over favored cuts from the pidgin prankster duo in Da Burst of FOKN Bois mix. Juls revisits old and new FOKN joints to create an elongated best-of compilation (or intro) to one of Ghana's most unique crews. For more reworks from Juls check his take on M.anifest and the excellent "Brkn Lngwjz" remix. FOKN Wit Ewe is out now.

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TRACKLIST

1. Intro

2.Fokn Bois-Strong Homosexual Guys

3.M3nsa-Missudei

4.Wanlov Da Kubolor-Veverita

5.M3nsa-Props Due

6.Wanlov Da Kubolor-Kokonsa

7.M3nsa ft V.I.P-If you don't know

8.Wanlov Da Kubolor-Smallest Time

9.Fokn Bois-Sometimes (Kweku Ananse Remix)

10.Kobi Onyame ft Fokn Bois-Chock It

11.Yaa Pono ft Wanlov Da Kubolor-Bush Boys

12.Mr Max ft M3nsa-Let me thrill you

13.Lil Shaker ft Wanlov Da Kubolor-So Whut

14.Kobi Onyame ft M3nsa-Green green grasses

15.Wanlov Da Kubolor ft Long John-For the River

16.M3nsa ft Terri Walker-Fanti Love Song (Remix)

17.Fokn Bois ft Sena-Aha (Original Mix)

18.Fokn Bois-Help America

19.M3nsa-Adjuma

20. Wanlov Da Kubolor ft Shocka-Horogozov (Kweku Ananse Remix)

21. Reggie Rockstone ft M3nsa and Lord Lust-Mapouka

22. M.anifest ft Wanlov Da Kubolor-Gentleman

23. Fokn Bois-Only Your Walkings

24. Fokn Bois-Want to be White

25. Fokn Bois-Thank God We Are Not A Nigerians

26. Fokn Bois-Brkn Lngwjz

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