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Burna Boy 'Don Gorgon'

Watch the Godfather Producers music video Burna Boy's Spellz-produced 'Don Gorgon.'


Burna Boy shined bright last year with the release of his LP choice of the year L.I.F.E (Leaving an Impact For Eternity) and a steady roll-out of outstanding music videos. He returns with the Spellz-produced "Don Gorgon," adding another notch to the belt of dancehall-infused hits from the rising Nigerian star. The South African-shot music video continues Burna Boy's flashy aesthetic, showing him riding in a bright red roadster, partying in elevators, hot air balloons and, even, holding cheetahs as pets. Watch the Godfather Productions-directed video for "Don Gorgon" and download the single below.

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>>>Download: Burna Boy 'Don Gorgon' [Prod. by Spellz]

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The streets speak gengetone: Kenya's gengetone sound is reverberating across East Africa and the world, get to know its main purveyors.

Sailors' "Wamlambez!"Wamlambez!" which roughly translates to "those who lick," is the cry the reverberated round the world, pushing the gengetone sound to the global stage. The response "wamnyonyez" roughly translates to "those who suck" and that should tell you all you need to know about the genre.

Known for its lewd lyrics and repetitive (often call and response) hooks, gengetone makes no apologies for belonging to the streets. First of all, most artists that create gengetone are grouped into bands with a few outliers like Zzero Sufuri riding solo. The songs themselves often feature a multiplicity of voices with screams and crowds coming through as ad libs, adding to this idea that this is definitely "outside" music.

Listening to Odi wa Muranga play with his vocal on the track "Thao" it's easy to think that this is the first, but gengetone fits snuggly in a history of sheng rap based on the kapuka style beat. Kapuka is onomatopoeically named, the beats have that repetitive drum-hat-drum skip that sounds like pu-ka-pu-ka-pu. Artists like Nonini were asking women to come over using this riff long before Ochungulo family told them to stay home if they aren't willing to give it up.

Here's seven gengetone groups worth listening to.

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