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'Fela Soul' Resurfaces With Bonus Single 'Still Ego Trippin' + Remastered Release

Download a new track from Amerigo Gazaway's Fela Kuti & De La Soul tapestry 'Fela Soul.'


In 2011's Fela Soul, Nashville-based producer Amerigo Gazaway offered up a striking 8-track mash-up of Fela Kuti's afrobeat grooves with acapellas from De La Soul classics. As a thank you to his fans after a standout 2014 that saw him release the solid Yasiin Gaye tape and land an Apple commercial, Gazaway's revisiting Fela Soul by dropping a fully remastered version of the release that includes the new bonus single "Still Ego Trippin." Download the new bonus track & its instrumental below, plus give the remastered Fela Soul a worthwhile relisten.

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Interview: Lady Du, Amapiano’s Sultry-Voiced Superstar, Is Smashing The Glass Ceiling

In conversation with amapiano star Lady Du about her rise, spirituality and considering herself a kwaito queen.

Lady Du is currently one of the hottest voices in amapiano. Born into a family of musicians, her father DJ Choc and uncle DJ Zan D are reputable deejays and producers. Lady Du, real name Dudu Ngwenya, first learned how to play at the tender age of nine. Since then and during her early adult life, she had been trying to get a successful break into the music industry. Though she made songs with renowned producers such as DJ Clock, DJ Mshega and DJ Maphorisa (back when he still did gqom) in 2013, 2014 and 2018 respectively, her breakthrough only came under a year ago through the track "Superstar", alongside revered amapiano deejay and producer Mr JazziQ.

Lady Du's musical journey speaks to her resilience, and her success can rightfully be attributed to her perseverance. On "Superstar", Lady Du sings about aspiring to superstardom, even going as far as mentioning some South African celebrities that she looks up to! Today, her name is listed among the very stars she once mentioned on the track. Since 2020, she has collaborated with heavyweights like Oskido, Cassper Nyovest, Khuli Chana, Focalistic, De Mthuda, Josiah De Disciple, Busta 929, DBN Gogo and many others. Her signature sultry voice, which sometimes resembles that of a baby, can also be heard on some of amapiano's biggest smash hits like "Umsebenzi Wethu", "Dakiwe", "Catalia", "Woza", "GUPTA" and more.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.