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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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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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