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Burna Boy’s New ‘90s-Themed EP ‘Redemption’

Nigerian dancehall star Burna Boy is back in full-force with the release of the 7-track EP 'Redemption.'

Nigerian dancehall star Burna Boy is back in full-force with the release of Redemption.


The new 7-track EP sees the singer linking up with LeriQ, who produced the entire project, on what they're calling a '90s-themed release.

Redemption was initially announced with its lead single “Pree Me." Check out the music video for the track above, which sees Burna Boy in top paranoid sad-boy form.

The new EP is Burna Boy's first proper release since the release of his sophomore LP On A Spaceship, which was one of our favorite albums of 2015 and featured tracks like “Soke" and “Single" featuring Wizkid.

The singer is set to headline his first major concert in the U.K. after a six-year ban on October 1st at London's Eventim Apollo.

Interview

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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