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You'll Have This Nigerian Hip-Hop Album On Repeat

Blaqbonez' Bad Boy Blaq is one of the most accomplished debut releases of 2018.

Bad Boy Blaq is the the debut album by Blaqbonez, one of the new wonder boys of Nigerian hip-hop.

The 10 songs on Bad Boy Blaq showcase the breath of Blaqbonez' preoccupations and talents for song making, as heard on album highlight "Play." The record also sees Blaqbonez as a hard-nosed trapper ("Accomodate" and "Denied"), a slick seductor ("Mamiwota," "Consent"), unrepentant hustler ("5am"), and an emo-G grappling with emotional vulnerability ("Tosin's Song")—all of which contribute to one of the most accomplished debut releases of 2018.


Bad Boy Blaq is the third and final installment in Nigerian label Chocolate City Music's #LAMBAugust releases, which have also included Crown, a joint album from AQ & Loose Kaynon, and M.I's A Study of Self Worth: Yxng Dxnzl.

Featured guests on Bad Boy Blaq range from rap stalwarts AQ and Loose Kaynon, as well as new voices in Alpha, Terry Apala and Oxlade.

Listen to our premiere of Bad Boy Blaq below.



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MFE Pays Tribute to PRO on The Second Anniversary of The South African Hip-Hop Legend’s Passing

Artists signed to PRO's label MFE commemorate him in new tribute song 'MAWE: VITA24' on the second anniversary of the South African hip-hop pioneer's passing.

One aspect of PRO(Kid)'s legacy that rarely gets mentioned is his label. As head of Money First Entertainment, the label he founded, PRO played roles in the trajectories and craft of artists such as Red Button, Captian_fs, sFs 5 Star and TeePee among others. The former three were official members of MFE with Red Button, PRO's protégé, being the first artist to be signed to the label.

PRO who passed away exactly two years ago today gets a tribute from his label's roster. "MAWE: VITA24" is a remix of an sFs 5 Star song titled "Mawe" that the artist released in February.

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