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BIG FKN GUN Share 'Gold Teeth & Carvelas' Ft. Okmalumkoolkat & uSanele

Download South African group BIG FKN GUN's ode to Durban street style "Gold Teeth & Carvelas," featuring Okmalumkoolkat and uSanele


South Africa's BIG FKN GUN come through with a head-nodding ode to their home city in "Gold Teeth & Carvelas" featuring Boyzn Bucks crew members Okamlumkoolkat and uSanele. According to group, the collaboration is a tribute to the "Durban township culture of gold teeth adorning youth... which is considered to be the highest fashion expression...The song is a nostalgic throwback to the high fashion era of the 90’s in Durban and SA townships." The track sees BIG FKN Gun rapper Bra Sol, Okamlumkoolkat and Usanele each taking turns weaving their own street style stories.

“This is a Durban connection that was waiting to happen and is long overdue," mentions Bra Sol in a press release, "we’re extremely excited to work with our brothers from the city that raised all of us, this is a proud moment having to represent our city out here in the city of gold.” Stream and download BIG FKN GUN, Okamlumkoolkat and uSanele's "Gold Teeth & Carvelas" below. For more, watch full live sets from BFG and Okmalumkoolkat at their recent Johannesburg show with Young Fathers.

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>>>Download: BIG FKN Fun "Gold Teeth & Carvelas" ft. Okamlumkoolkat and Usanele

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9 Must-Hear Songs From Ghana's Buzzing Drill Scene

We give you the rundown on Ghana's drill movement, Asakaa, and the most popular songs birthed by it.

Red bandanas, streetwear, security dogs, and gang signs. If you've been paying any attention to the music scene in Ghana over the past few months, then by now you would have noticed the rise of a special hip-hop movement. The movement is called Asakaa, and it's the Ghanaian take on the Chicago-born subgenre of hip-hop called drill music. It's fresh, it's hot, it's invigorating and it's nothing like anything you've seen before from this part of the world.

The pioneers of Asakaa are fondly referred to by the genre's patrons as the Kumerica boys, a set of budding young rappers based in the city of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. They came into the limelight towards the end of 2020, and have been dropping banger after banger since then, topping several charts and racking up millions of views collectively. The rap is charismatic, the visuals are captivating, and their swag is urban. Characterized by Twi lyrics, infectious hooks, and sinister beats, the allure and appeal of both their art and their culture is overflowing.

"Sore," one of the benchmark songs of the movement, is a monster hit that exploded into the limelight, earning Kumerican rapper Yaw Tog a feature on Billboard Italy and a recent remix that featured Stormzy. "Ekorso" by Kofi Jamar is the song that took over Ghana's December 2020, with the video currently sitting at 1.3 million views on YouTube. "Off White Flow" is the song that earned rapper Kwaku DMC and his peers a feature on Virgil Abloh's Apple Music show Televised Radio. These are just a few examples of the numerous accolades that the songs birthed from the Asakaa movement have earned. Ghana's drill scene is the new cool, but it isn't just a trend. It's an entire movement, and it's here to stay.

Want to get familiar? Here we highlight the most prominent songs of the Asakaa movement that you need to know. Here's our rundown of Ghana's drill songs that are making waves right now. Check them out below.

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