Blitz The Ambassador Shares 'JuJu Girl,' The Lead Single Off His Upcoming 'DIASPORADICAL' LP

Stream "JuJu Girl," the first single of Accra-Brooklyn rapper Blitz the Ambassador's new album 'DIASPORADICAL.'

Brooklyn-Accra MC Blitz The Ambassador shares his latest track "JuJu Girl," the lead single from his upcoming album DIASPORADICAL, a follow-up to last year's Afropolitan Dreams LP. The song sees Blitz and vocalist Rasul A-Salaam lauding an enchanting girl backed by afrobeat-indebted trumpets, guitar riffs and beats. The soundscape of the tune channels strains of highlife and afrobeat through a classic hip-hop lens, a formula that the Ghanaian-American rapper has fined-tuned over his standout EPs and LPs. For more from Blitz, check out his top video of 2014 choice for "Make You No Forget" and his guide to being an 'African In New York.' Stream "JuJu Girl" below and stay tuned for more info on Blitz the Ambassador's upcoming full-length DIASPORADICAL.


Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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