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Audio/Video: Burkina Faso's Waga 3000

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Waga 3000 are a rap group formed by Burkinabé MCs Art Melody — who had a 2k11 music video of the year — and Joey le Soldat. The group enlisted production from France's DJ Form for their self-titled LP, which is out now on Akwaaba. Watch a grainy Ouagadougou-shot clip for "Sak Sin Paode" above, grab the track for the price of an e-mail, and stream & buy the Waga 3000 LP below.

(H/T Akwaaba)

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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