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Boddhi Satva And Zouk Singer Kaysha Hit The Dance Floor In The Video For 'Mama Kosa'

Central African Republic's Boddhi Satva and zouk singer Kaysha share the Lisbon-shot video for their afro house single "Mama Kosa."


Brussels-based Central African producer Boddhi Satva and DRC-born zouk singer-producer Kaysha release the smoky new music video for their massive afro-house tune "Mama Kosa." The track, sung entirely by Kaysha in his native language Langala, is an eclectic blend of the two artists'  broad musical influences.

Boddhi expressed how his multi-culutral background shaped his style of 'ancestral soul' in an interview with The Fader, "I was born and raised in Central African Republic from a father that was half Central African and French, as well as having a mother that’s half Belgian and American, being exposed to all those cultures has shaped my taste for all sorts of music. I feel no limitation musically but I do confess that my African roots are predominantly influencing my approach to sounds. This is definitely a common quality Kaysha and I have in common. We’re really fortunate that our music is touching people beyond borders, colors, sexualities or beliefs."

The Lisbon-shot video looks like a scene out of a gangster flick at first, as Boddhi, Kaysha and others sit around a large table in a dimly lit room, smoking Cuban cigars and engaging in an intense game of cards. The mood quickly shifts as the party moves to a hazy club filled with frisky party-goers dancing along to the song's booming beat. Boddhi and Kaysha join in, sharing some animated moves of their own, making for a lively 4-minute visual. Watch the music video for "Mama Kosa" below.

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South African hip-hop artist Ranks ATM on his latest EP 'Substance Music', working with Riky Rick and his crew African Trap Movement's new chapter.

Ranks ATM demands to be taken seriously. With every successive release, listeners are bound to pick up on both his personal and artistic growth. His latest EP, Substance Music, released towards the end of 2020, is an honest body of work that sees the artist divulge some aspects of his life while remaining playful and entertaining.

Young2unn, who produced a majority of the project, gave Ranks ATM beats that primarily consist of keys and strings cushioned by atmospheric pads and ethereal vocal samples panned for effect. The music is soulful enough for Ranks to tell his story and gritty enough to maintain his street aesthetic.

On Substance Music, the artist strikes the balance between playful banter and poignant expression of emotions. It's what makes his raps believable in general—he presents himself as a complete human who feels pain at times but also feels himself. Songs such as "Die For Me" and "How Could It Be" are laced with specific details that could have only been extracted from his life experiences, for instance, on the former, he raps, "You cheated on me with a gym freak, you did me dirty."

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