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Christian Tiger School Share The Second 'Chrome Tapes' Single, 'Cinderella Rocafella'

Christian Tiger School share "Cinderella Rocafella," the second single off 'Chrome Tapes,' their Tommy Boy Entertainment debut.


Photos: Kent Andreasen

Last month Christian Tiger School announced that they had signed with New York City's iconic Tommy Boy Entertainment and they'll be releasing their debut album at their new label home in June. Chrome Tapes, which the Cape Town-based duo previously teased as a limited edition cassette back in 2014, sees South African producers Luc Vermeer and Sebastian Zanasi integrating techno, house and experimental sounds to their L.A. beat scene-influenced hip-hop beats. In April the guys shared the first single off the release with "Chorisolo," a thumping 6-minute burst of uptempo percussion, glittery effects and a minimal vocal loop. A stunning, canine-starring clip for the track came soon after. Now, Christian Tiger School have dropped the second of their Chrome Tapes singles. Listen to the woozy 8-minute "Cinderella Rocafella" below.

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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