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Toya Delazy & Cassper Nyovest Collaborate On 'My City'

Stream Toya Delazy and Cassper Nyovest's collaborative SA hometown anthem "My City."


South African electropop songstress Toya Delazy recently debuted "My City," a huge collaboration with one the Mafikeng rap star Cassper Nyovest. The new single, which Delazy first teased then shared on her facebook page, is a highly-addictive pop track built on an uplifting refrain & grand piano progression. The queen of J.E.H.P. (a term Delazy coined for her fusion of jazz-electro-hop-pop) is coming off a big 2014 that saw her release Ascension, plus visit us for an Okay Acoustic session in NYC. Mafikeng MC Cassper Nyovest is also coming off a huge year, releasing the hit-packed Tsholofelo (an album of the year choice) and hanging with Talib Kweli in Joburg. Stream Toya Delazy & Cassper Nyovest's anthem for their respective home towns (Mahlabathini/Mafikeng) below.

Interview

Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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