Audio: Nneka x Black Thought “God Knows Why” + “Sleep” ft. Ms. Dynamite

Our brothers and sisters (mostly brothers) at Okayplayer posted these two new cuts from Nigerian-German soultress Nneka, featuring Black Thought (!) and North London's Ms. Dynamite. From Eddie "STATS" pen:

The new Nneka album we’ve been waiting for ever since she premiered “Soul is Heavy” is dropping imminently (Today in Europe and tomorrow stateside) and in case you forgot to be amped about it we have two more leaks to recharge the energy. The first–and most firmly in our OKP wheelhouse–is the slow but steady juggernaut “God Knows Why” featuring none other than Black Thought. Also not to be slept on, though, is the dreamier–but still tough–”Sleep” featuring Ms. Dynamite.

Stream both tracks below and grab Soul Is Heavy now.

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Nneka "God Knows Why ft. Black Thought"

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Nneka "Sleep ft. Ms. Dynamite"


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The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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