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Watch Dee Koala’s Music Video for ‘Ndintswempu’ Featuring Amilca Mezarati and SimulationRxps

Dee Koala shares the visuals for her single 'Ndintswempu.'

Dee Koala's new music video, directed by Motion Billy, showcases the cool peeps from the streets of Cape Town just being, you know, cool. Nothing you wouldn't expect considering the accompanying song is titled "Ndintswempu" ("I'm dope," "I'm fly" or any variations).


Dee Koala and her collaborators, fellow Cape Town-based rappers Amilca Mezarati and SimulationRxps make their cases for the claim with a verse each. It would have been impossible to not sound compelling over producer Lay Lay's bass-laden instrumental.

Dee Koala has been teasing a new EP to be released sometime this year. While there hasn't been any release date or any concrete updates, the release of the video points in the right direction. "Ndintswempu" was released last year, and is one of the rapper's most streamed songs on her SoundCloud page.

Dee Koala is one of the country's most promising rappers, with potential to become the face of Cape Town hip-hop's new wave. She's just a few power moves away.

Watch the music video for "Ndintswempu" below and revisit our interview with Dee Koala here.

Dee Koala - Ndintswempu ft. Amilca Mezarati & SimulationRxps (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com


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Listen to Solo’s New Single ‘Promises’ Featuring Kwesta

Solo and Kwesta connect on 'Promises.'

Solo and Kwesta share a bouncy kwaito beat on "Promises." Kwesta's at home over an instrumental of this kind. It's, however, a shift on Solo's side, who hasn't been known for new age kwaito. The rapper adapts his delivery accordingly, using fewer words than you'd normally expect in his verse.

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"85 to Africa" album art.

Listen to Jidenna's New Album, '85 to Africa'

Plus watch the music video for his latest single "Worth the Weight" featuring Seun Kuti.

It's been two years since Jidenna dropped his debut album, The Chief, today, the artist shares his latest studio album 85 to Africa.

In the lead-up to the album's release, the artist dropped the singles "Tribe," "Sufi Woman" "Sou Sou," and "Zodi" featuring fellow Nigerian artist Mr Eazi. He also held several listening parties across the US ahead of its release, and from what we can tell from videos that have been circulating on social media—they've been a really great time for both Jidenna and his fans.

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Mr Eazi & Simi Drop the New Single and Video For 'Doyin'

A head-nodding Afro-R&B track produced by Killertunes.

Mr Eazi seems to be in unstoppable work mode right now as he's been popping up in big singles and collaborations all over the place this summer, as well as continuing his emPawa Africa initiative.

For his latest single, "Doyin," Eazi connects with Nigerian singer Simi for a head-nodding Afro-RnB track. The new song, which is built on woozy synthesizers and mid-tempo beat work, was produced by Killertunes. Eazi and Simi trade verses in the addictive single, which comes paired with a new music video directed by Manuel Concha.

Read: The Music Business of Mr Eazi

"Doyin" is the first song released through emPawa Distribution, a digital music aggregator focused solely on distributing African music, which Eazi announced after the success of emPawa Africa. Speaking of the initiative, emPawa Africa is now reopened to submissions that will help fund the music videos of 30 up-and-coming artists and offer mentorship from big name artists.

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Listen to Rick Jade (Bontle Modiselle and Priddy Ugly)’s Album ‘D.N.A (Da New Africa)’

Rick Jade release their debut album.

Bontle Modiselle and Priddy Ugly, collectively known as Rick Jade, aren't half-stepping. Today, the couple released their debut album D.N.A (Da New Africa).

D.N.A consists of 10 songs that dabble in pop, trap and even kwaito. Guest features on D.N.A include Forcalistic, KLY and some members of the collective Frsh Citizen, which Bontle and Priddy are part of.

In his previous projects, Priddy Ugly had some moments of showing emotion and sharing intimate details of his life. But on D.N.A, he explores that side of himself further.

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