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Watch Blaqbonez' New Music Video For 'Shut Up'

A new single from the self-appointed Best Rapper in Africa.

Nigerian rapper Blaqbonez—whose debut album, Bad Boy Blaq, we dubbed one of last year's most accomplished releases—comes through with his new single, "Shut Up."

The new single is a strong dose of braggadocious rhymes from the 100 Crowns and Chocolate City rapper, all laid over a head-nodding beat by Tempoe that straddles dancehall and afro-fusion influences.

The boastful track can only be expected from a rapper who has been the subject of a lot of talk for his self-appointed Best Rapper in Africa title. The rapper, who's also known for his use of funny clips to promote his music, literally took to the streets of Lagos to promote this new single.

"Shut Up" comes ahead of Blaqbonez' upcoming Mr Boombastic EP, which is set to drop in October. You can revisit his addictive debut album Bad Boy Blaq here and his more recent music video for "Mamiwota" with Oxlade.

Get into the new single, "Shut Up," below.

Update 9/24/19: Watch Blaqbonez' new music video for "Shut Up." It was directed by TG Omori and features some eye-catching scenes of the rapper performing on top of a moving car and of his crew riding motorcycles in dresses. Check it out below.

For more Nigerian music, follow our NAIJA HITS playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.


Blaqbonez - Shut Up (Official Video) youtu.be


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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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