Video

Premiere: Baloji x L'Orchestre de la Katuba x Kuku 'Buy Africa' (Fela Kuti Cover)

Watch a video for Baloji's cover of Fela Kuti's "Buy Africa" off the upcoming RED HOT + FELA album.


In one of the first videos to drop off the RED HOT + FELA project, Congolese rapper BalojiL’Orchestre De La Katuba and Kuku's arrangement of Fela Kuti's "Buy Africa" gets the visual treatment. The vibrant lyric video translates Baloji's raps, revealing both stinging and beautifully-crafted lines like Africa's in deep tides of oil like placenta for non-francophones. Stream the RED HOT + FELA album, which features Tony Allen?uestloveTune-YardsAngelique Kidjo, TV On The Radio members, NnekaSpoek MathamboJust A BandZaki Ibrahim, and more. Watch the video for "Buy Africa" below.

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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