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Watch JR, Okmalumkoolkat & Spoek Mathambo In The 'Bob Mabena' Video

South African rappers JR, Okmalumkoolkat and Spoek Mathambo star in the 'Bob Mabena' video shot in Joburg and directed by Yanga Ntshakaza.


JHB rap titans Motswako vet JR, reigning king of collaboration Spoek Mathambo and Affine Records' most recent signee Okmalumkoolkat came together back in May to salute South African radio icon Bob Mabena on his 25th year in the industry. A remix to an earlier track that JR had done with BrandNuAfrika, the "JRMALUMSPOEK" carnation of "Bob Mabena" (aka "B.O.B.") was released as a single on JR's Feel Good Music on May 30th. The heavy-hitting tribute now has a sharp-looking video that plays like a double nod to Mabena as well as Johannesburg. Yanga Ntshakaza, who was also behind AKA's "Kontrol" video, directs the partially slo-mo visuals. Watch the video below and look out for a sly cameo from Mabena at the 2:50 mark.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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