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Audio: GQ's XQZ The Mix EP (Produced by Str8 Buttah's XYZ)


Up-and-coming Nigerian rapper GQ , best known for his 2010 debut Therapy Music and his Asa-sampling Reflections On A Soul: The Unofficial Remixes, has enlisted Str8 Buttah's own dexterous MC/Producer XYZ for his latest effort, XQZ The Mix EP. The tracks here don't stray far from Str8 Buttah collective's signature sound (not a bad thing), with beats reminiscent of DJ Premiere and RZA and hyper-aware, Lagos street perspective rhymes. There's even a Chris Rock sample sprinkled in there — possible Yeezy influence?

Check out standout track "Where I'm From feat. Gifted"  below and snatch XQZ The Mix EP.

[audio:http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/04-Where-Im-From-feat.-Gifted.mp3|titles="Where I'm From feat. Gifted" by GQ]

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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