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Listen To a New Song By DJ Maphorisa, Zingah, Wizkid and Burna Boy

"OOO" should be big in 2018.

South Africa producer DJ Maphorisa has been working on a few songs with SA rapper Zingah (formerly Smashis). Their latest features Nigerian superstars, Wizkid and Burna Boy.

And the guys deliver.

We foresee this one getting really big in 2018. Titled "OOO," the song is produced by Lunii Skipz, who gives the artists a minimalistic and catchy trap banger to exhibit their unique styles.

Listen to "OOO" below:


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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