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Diamond Platnumz Connects With Rick Ross For 'Waka'

The Tanzanian superstar links up with Ricky Rozay for this big—and heavily commercialized—new collaboration.

East African mega star Diamond Platnumz comes through with this huge collaboration before the end of the year.

The Tanzanian singer links up with none-other-thank Maybach Music boss Rick Ross for "Waka," a house-influenced new single about popping bottles (in particular Belaire champagne), partying with girls, having good times... you get the point. Ross is a longtime brand ambassador of sorts of the champagne.

Diamond Platnumz holds it down over a beat that's heavily indebted to DJ Mustard, while Ross drops his own verse about being a "born winner" while shouting out Belaire's #blackbottleboys.

The Moe Musa-directed music video follows both stars to a mansion pool party where you'll see all the things you can expect to see at a Rick Ross mansion party.

All in all, the track's pretty catchy and we can see it playing everywhere during this upcoming holiday season. Wish it wasn't so #commercialized but I guess that's all you get these days with Rozay. At least its far better than Ross' previous cringeworthy statements during his visit to Africa.

Check out Diamond Platnumz and Rick Ross' "Waka" below.


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Whoisakin Channels His Love For Anime In the New Video For ‘Magic’

The single, featuring Olayinka Ehi, comes off his latest EP Full Moon Weekends.

Nigerian singer-songwriter Whoisakin is sharing a new music video to accompany his hit summer release, "Magic".

His roots certainly show true as his Lagos inspired trap soul/R&B sounds fill us up with feelings of summer and a love made from dreams.

High off of a recent feature in Rolling Stone, Whoisakin's latest music video comes off of his debut EP Full Moon Weekends, his first release as a part of Mr Eazi's #emPawa30 project.

With all of the successes and accomplishments that have come along with it, the original story behind the song isn't as sweet, "Magic was actually inspired by a summer 2019 fling I had with some girl", the 22-year-old singer says, "Even though I thought the relationship had potential at the early stages, she never felt the same way and it was just 'vibes' for her. I mean the moments were beautiful but they never lasted. I made the record a few weeks after we were over. She got upset at me and that was it."

He went on to speak about his first release into the music industry as, "a full story about me and my relationships in 2019, basically. I was doing an internship with some construction company at the time so I had a whole lot of time to live life (especially the nightlife), experience new things. So, I felt like an animated series for the whole tape would be the best way to share the story better. Plus, I'm a big anime fan."


Check out Whoisakin's music video for "Magic" here.


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