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LargeUp Audio: Busy Signal's Azonto Banger 'Same Way'

Dancehall artist Busy Signal recycles Sarkodie's major azonto beat in new track "Same Way."


Our LargeUp family steers us towards this absolute banger from Jamaican dancehall artist Busy Signal, who recycles Ghanaian star boy Sarkodie's huge "U Go Kill Me" — the beat that sparked a global azonto craze — in his latest track "Same Way." As Largeup writes,  "the track is a manic, free associative manifesto declaring Busy’s independence from fuckery, touching upon topics like radio payola and the recent killing of dancehall manager/producer Patrick “Roach” Samuels." They also point out that, more than any other contemporary dancehall act, Busy Signal has been looking to Africa for inspiration on tracks like “Da Style Deh” and “Jafrican Thing.” Stream Busy Signal's "Same Way" below.

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Michaela Coel Joins the 'Black Panther' Sequel Cast

The upcoming film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is shaping up.

The sequel to the Oscar-winning Black Panther is only due to debut in July of 2022, but the production is well on its way.

The latest news out of the camp is that Michaela Coel, of I May Destroy You and Chewing Gum fame, has officially joined the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Her character details are still under wraps but according to Variety, Coel has already joined director Ryan Coogler at Atlanta's Pinewood Studios, where production started in late June.

Coel joins original cast members Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong'o, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett all reprising their roles. Following the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, Marvel reportedly chose not to recast the role of T'Challa.

Read: How Michaela Coel's 'I May Destroy You' Makes Space For Black Creators

"It's clearly very emotional without Chad," Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige mentions. "But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We're going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud."

Michaela Coel's highly-lauded 2020 series I May Destroy You — which she wrote, directed, produced and stared in — received four Emmy nominations.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled for wide release on July 8, 2022.

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