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Casablanca MC Dizzy DROS Is Taking Moroccan Rap By Storm

Moroccan rap star Dizzy DROS's debut full length '3azzy 3ando Stylo' drops November 22nd.


Young Casablanca MC Dizzy DROS is posed to take Morocco's rap scene by storm with his full length debut 3azzy 3ando Stylo. Two years in the making, the album's production saw DROS join forces with Moroccan beatmakers the likes of Al Amin, Said Lakhrif, and Teekay. The 24-track album was recorded in 21 year-old self-taught sound engineer Amine Hamdoune's HMDi Prod home studio. The album's mix was also locally done and entrusted to Moroccan sound engineer Ali Faraoui. Final mastering was an overseas occasion, with DROS and crew looking to London's Wired Master Studios for a solid final touch. Led by three singles — “Cazafonia,” “Men Hna" ("From Here"), and “Omar Smity" ("My Name is Omar") — 3azzy 3ando Stylo is a well-worked debut seasoned with wide-ranging textures and vocal skills (notably on “Ghetto Boy”).

No doubt about it 3azzy 3ando Stylo is a street album through and through, a lyrical discussion of the stories of Casablanca's streets. Several ego-trips aside, the album covers the utmost weighty of topics, including narrating the untimely passing of three individuals the 24 year-old rapper had encountered throughout his life (“Sa3tk Salat" 'Your time Is Finished'). Standout cut “3alam (World)" dwells on global and national issues introduced by a segment of Malcom X's "Who Taught You To Hate Yourself?" speech (May, 1962). The album also features verses from Moroccan rap pioneer Muslim as well as M-DOC, who surprises fans by singing a chorus in English on “10 Millions.” In an especially captivating moment, rap group Shayfeen joins DROS in claiming the agency of the youth to build their own identity, a proclamation which distances younger generations from the culture of their parents. Overall DROS' official debut marks the start of a promising career— his official (self) welcoming letter to the front and center of Morocco's rap scene. 3azzy 3ando Stylo drops November 22. Until then, listen to an album sampling below.

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A sound that connects to the quintessential Afropolitan mind.

Nigerian-American singer WurlD drops his new 9-song EP, Love Is Contagious.

The new release, which is led by popular singles like "Show You Off" featuring Walshy Fire & Shizzi and "Contagious," sees the blue-haired WurlD blending elements of Nigerian juju music with pop and R&B;, making for a captivating and energetic fusion.

"Love is Contagious is a conversation about love, from the infatuation stage to drowning in the emotion to the commitment stage," mentions WurlD. "This EP is something everyone can relate to at some point in their lives. It has always been my goal to add a different range to the conversation and Love is Contagious does that, taking my fans and family on the journey a man goes through finding himself in love."

WurlD's creates "a sound that connects to the quintessential Afropolitan mind," wrote our contributor Joey Akan in an exclusive interview piece with the Lagos-born singer.

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Social Media Is Doodling On Pictures of Burundi's President In Support of Arrested Schoolgirls

Folks online are using the hashtag #FreeOurGirls to remind Burundi's president that scribbling is not a crime.

Last week, three Burundian schoolgirls were taken into custody after doodling on a picture of President Pierre Nkurunziza in their textbooks. The girls, all under the age of 18, face up to five years in prison for the act.

Now folks on social media are rallying behind the girls, using the hashtag #FreeOurGirls. People are not only voicing their unwavering support for the young girls against the heavy hand of the president, they're also using it as an opportunity to share pictures of the president with their own doodles.

In true elementary form, some images show the president with playfully drawn-on mustaches, hats and hair. One of the more creative doodles shows the president with a curled mustached and a short blue wig on.

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Nasty C Says The EP He’s Working on With NO I.D. Will Sound “Close to Home”

Nasty C says the songs on the EP he's working on with No I.D. "will sound so close to home, it will feel like they should be our gospel songs."

By now you should know Nasty C is working on some music with No I.D.. Ever since images of the South African rapper and producer in studio with No I.D. and Big Sean hit the internet about a month ago, we've all been kept guessing.

However, Nasty recently shared some new details about the project. While talking to Slikour in an interview that was published on Slikour On Life, the Durban rapper shared what the response to his sophomore album Strings and Bling (2018) meant to him.

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