Watch Cassper Nyovest's 'Phumakim' Video

Watch South African Mafikeng rap king Cassper Nyovest's video for "Phumakim" off 'Tsholofelo.'

Last year Mafikeng rap don Cassper Nyovest made his grand introduction with JHB's definitive street anthem of 2013, his twisted, chopped-up "Gusheshe" rap (one of our Top Songs of 2013) joined by Okmalumkoolkat. This year Nyovest set out to expand his rap kingdom far beyond the confines of JHB with the release of his debut studio album, Tsholofelo, which arrived in July and quickly skyrocketed to number on the South African iTunes album chart, where it remains. Following up on "Gusheshe" and "Doc Shebeleza," the records' third single was "Phumakim," an 808 banger "strictly for the hustlers" produced by Zimbabwe's Soko (aka Brian Soko). This morning Nyovest let loose the song's highly anticipated video, a victory lap family affair shot in multiple locations across South African townships– and the Maftown king has made it clear he's intent on hitting 50,000 views on the first day. Watch the "Phumakim" video below.

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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