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This Ghanaian Hip-Hop Track Will Kick Start Your Week

E.L links up with Dope Nation for the highly-addictive new single and video, "Ayeyi."

Last December, E.L declared himself the best African rapper with his latest mixtape BAR 4, and we're tempted to believe him.

The Ghanaian rapper showcases his effortless flow and mic dynamics throughout that mixtape, which are both on clear display in this new music video for "Ayeyi," directed by Yaw Skyface.

The single sees E.L and Ghanaian duo Dope Nation going in over a highly-addictive beat built on stuttering drum work and a bouncy synthesizer line.

Get your Monday started off right with "Ayeyi" below and, for more, check out our interview with E.L about how "Ghanaians killed azonto" and much more.

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Interview: Focalistic’s Blend of Hip-Hop and Amapiano Is Working

South African rapper Focalistic doesn't fixate on genre. He wants you to know his music "is for South Africans, by South Africans that sound South African."

A few weeks before Focalistic's hit single "Ke Star" is announced to have gone gold (it has since gone platinum), a large group of school kids gather around the driver seat of the rapper's sporty BMW. "I realised that people really love him during the shoot of the 'Ke Star' music video," a passer-by says. "It was wild."

Just like today. The same group, which has now grown bigger, waits outside the spot where Focalistic will sit down for an interview. They each want a picture with one of the country's most promising rappers. They have to wait until he's done answering our questions. Asked if he enjoys being mobbed by fans, he says, "It's not like I like it. But it's something you get used to and you understand it. It's love, it's never to irritate."

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