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"Word To Fela": Jay Electronica Joins Don Jazzy, Reekado Banks and Di'Ja On 'Get Down'

Jay Electronica shouts out Fela Kuti in a new verse on Don Jazzy's latest single "Get Down," featuring Reekado Banks and Di'Ja.

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Back in April, Jay Electronica surfaced in Nigeria where he was spotted visiting Mavin Records and spending studio time with Don Jazzy. Seems like the fruits of that meeting have now come to light in Don Jazzy's "Get Down," a new track that features a fresh verse from Jay Electronica, as well as contributions from rapper Reekado Banks and Sierra Leonean-Nigerian singer Di'Ja (both Mavin artists). "Get Down" sees Jay Elec delivering a Naija-heavy verse as he references the lyrics in Fela Kuti's "Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am" ("Lookin' for trouble, gon' find palaver/ Word to Fela") and claims "[I] spit it for the Hausa, the Igbo, the Yoruba." We could be seeing a lot more Mavin-Roc Nation collaborations in the future, as Jay Z recently confirmed he sent his cousin, and Roc Nation director of mobile strategies, to Nigeria to "discover new talent." Stream and download Don Jazzy's "Get Down," featuring Jay Electronica, Reekado Banks, and Di'ja below.


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>>>Download: Don Jazzy "Get Down" featuring Jay Electronica, Reekado Banks & Di'Ja

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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