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Burna Boy Is the Only Featured Artist on Fall Out Boy's New Album, Because 2017

Nigeria's very own Burna Boy is the only artist featured on Fall Out Boy's upcoming album, "Mania."

We sure didn't see this one coming, and we're almost certain that you didn't either.

Naija dancehall heavyweight, and self-proclaimed "rock star," Burna Boy, will be the only artist featured on Fall Out Boy's upcoming, seventh studio album "Mania."

Yes, you read that right.

The band released the tracklist for their forthcoming seventh studio album, earlier this month, which lists a feature from Burna Boy on the song "Sunshine Riptide."

It's arguably the most random music news of the year, but somehow perfectly normal considering how odd 2017 has been. I mean, Ed Sheeran sang in twi on a Fuse ODG song last week, and we somehow didn't hate it. Truly nothing surprises us anymore.

We're not opposed to the idea of this cross-genre collaboration, we just didn't really envision ourselves checking for a Fall Out Boy album post-middle school. I mean who wouldn't be curious about what will come of a musical collaboration between the man who made "Yawa Dey" and the band that created "Dance Dance"—both of which we consider undisputed jams by the way. We still want to know the story of how all of this came about in the first place.

Who knows, this might be the rock and afrobeats fusion track that we never knew we needed or it might simply suck. Either way we're equipped to deal with the outcome of this situation, because, like we mentioned, we've already seen it all this year.

Fall Out Boy's "Mania" drops January 19 and we will actually be listening.

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Photo: Single cover art courtesy of Emerald East

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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