Still from 'Waves' music video.

Emtee in the 'Waves' music video.

Emtee Drops New Single 'Laqhasha' Featuring Lolli Native & Flash Ikumkani

Emtee has released the new single 'Laqhasha' featuring Lolli Native & Flash Ikumkani from his upcoming album 'Logan'.

Emtee has officially released his new rap single "Laqhasha" featuring Lolli Native and Flash Ikumkani. The single is yet another banging single from his highly anticipated album Logan which is set to drop this coming April. Emtee shared the release of "Laqhasha" on Twitter.

Read: Emtee Shares Latest Single 'iThemba' Ahead of Upcoming Album

The single is a trippy hip-hop track that will leave Emtee fans satisfied. The song is about the hustle life and making ends meet. Lolli Native and Flash Ikumkani add hard Xhosa raps to the single and Emtee wraps up the track with a catchy hook. Emtee uses nostalgia and borrows inspiration for "Laqhasha" from the classic South African sitcom Sgud' Snaysi starring the late Joe Mafela. Mafela played the main character S'dumo who never paid the rent on time. Emtee ends "Laqhasha" with a snippet from the show comprising voices with which South Africans are familiar.

The Logan album marks a career shift for Emtee as it's the first project he will be releasing under his label Emtee Records. This comes after he left Ambitiouz Entertainment after releasing two successful albums Avery and Manando and the EP DIY II. The release date for his third studio album Logan has been shifting but should finally be released on the 9th of April this year. This latest single "Laqhasha" follows "iThemba", "Waves" and "Johustleburg" which were all released as singles ahead of the album release.

Listen to "Laqhasha" on Spotify.

Listen to "Laqhasha" on Apple Music.


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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