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Listen to ProVerb and Beat Bangaz’ Nostalgic New Single ‘My Kinda Hip-Hop’

A treat for the boom bap head.

Veteran South African DJ/producer trio Beat Bangaz are working on their debut album, which should be out before the end of the year. They have released singles with artists such as "Bo Kaap" featuring YoungstaCPT and "Level It Out," featuring Zubz.

Their latest song features veteran MC ProVerb. The song is vintage 'Verb, as he laces a head-bobbin' boom bap beat with his trademark punchlines and flows.


'Verb reminisces about the days when hip-hop was centered around lyricism. He is lofty, taking jabs at the watered down hip-hop he keeps hearing these days.

He raps, "The authentic author is back/ I authorized an attack/ I've launched a fire on all the guys that are whack/ You small fries, like I ordered a mac/ You borderline on the track."

Read: Beat Bangaz Are Superheroes In Their Latest Music Video For 'Level It Out' Featuring Zubz

The song's artwork is a boombox, and is reminiscent of the golden era which Verb is inspired by and represents.

Listen to "My Kinda Hip-Hop" below and/or download it here.


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Angélique Kidjo on Africa Day: 'We demand not to be at the mercy of our circumstances anymore.'

We speak to the inimitable Angélique Kidjo who shares some of her refreshing thoughts on Africa Day.

Today is Africa Day and while primarily a commemoration of the formation of the African Union (AU) back in 1963, it has also become an opportunity to unapologetically celebrate Africa while providing a moment for reflection on how far we've come as a continent and as a people.

With this year's theme focused on "Silencing the Guns in the context of the COVID19", there has never been a more important time for deep reflection on our collective present and future as Africans.

And who better to share in that reflection than the legendary and inimitable Beninese musician Angélique Kidjo? A fierce African and artist who has paved the way for many of her contemporaries including Burna Boy, Davido, Thandiswa Mazwai, and several others, the four-time Grammy award winner emphasises the urgent need for unity among Africans. 'It's about time that people start realising that Africa is a continent. I've been saying this my entire career,' she says passionately.

OkayAfrica spoke briefly to Kidjo who shared some of her refreshing thoughts on this year's Africa Day.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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