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Listen to GoldLink's New Album 'Diaspora' Featuring Wizkid, Maleek Berry, Juls, Blinky Bill & More

Plus, watch GoldLink & Maleek Berry bring the heat to Jimmy Fallon with "Zulu Screams."

GoldLink, easily one of the most exciting rappers out right now, is back today with his brand new album, Diaspora.

True to its name, the 14-track Diaspora sees the DMV rapper connecting with the likes of Wizkid, hitmaker Maleek Berry, British-Ghanaian producer Juls, and Kenya's Blinky Bill, as well as Pusha T, Tyler the Creator, Khalid, WSTRN and more.

The record was first announced with lead single "Zulu Screams," an addictive track that features Maleek Berry on the chorus and Bibi Bourelly on additional vocals.

Both GoldLink and Berry appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night to perform the track. They, along with a crew of dancers, brought the heat for a highly-energetic performance that showcased the GoldLink's rapid fire flow and the track's sped-up highlife guitar samples.


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Diaspora also features standout track "No Lie," a head-nodder that sees him connecting with the Starboy himself, Wizkid, who delivers a solid chorus for the song.

Another clear highlight is the single "U Say," which features production from Juls and guest verses from Tyler, the Creator and Jay Prince. There's also production from Kenya's Blinky Bill who handles "TIff Freestyle."

"[Diaspora] is a natural progression of where I felt like I was going to head anyway," GoldLink told Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 show. "After I kind of did my love letter to D.C. kind of thing, I wanted to figure out what was the pulse, why I love my city so much and I think the answer wasn't directly in the city. I think it was more so directly somewhere else. I've never had as much fun making a record."

GoldLink also recently appeared on buzzing Nigerian new waver Santi's album, Mandy & The Jungle.

Stream GoldLink's Diaspora in its entirety below and watch the Jimmy Fallon performance above.

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First Look: This New Collection from Art Comes First Is Peak Black Yeehaw Aesthetic

The design and brand consultant duo previews the SS20 collection displayed during their residency at The Mandrake Hotel in Paris.

Following their wavy Surf Afrika collection, Art Comes First (ACF) shares with us a preview of their SS20 collection that is all things Black Yeehaw Aesthetic.

Dubbed El Charro Negro, the collection features neutral colors and an array of textures—from leather, embroidery, fringed denim and ponchos, to vests, suede jackets and straight flyness.

Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh of ACF are known as the "Travelling Tailors" where their ventures around the world influence their designs. This time the nomads, who hail from the West Indies, Ghana and Angola respectively, have landed in Paris.

Earlier this month, ACF curated a week-long event-filled residency at The Mandrake Hotel in Paris that encapsulates their ethos of taking cultural influence from around the world and only staying still long enough to create. There, Lambert and Maidoh presented an installation, live musical performances and DJ sets, a film screening and a pop-up shop leading up to Fashion Week. The residency also showcased the duo's latest collaboration with London mainstay Fred Perry.

El Charro Negro will still be showcased in Paris at another location from June 18 to 23. Keep up with ACF on Instagram to stay tuned for details.

Check out our favorite images from the collection below.

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Nonso Amadi & Kwesi Arthur's 'Comfortable' Will Get You In Weekend Mode

Watch the trippy new music video for this link-up from the buzzing Nigerian and Ghanaian artists.

Nonso Amadi is one of the standout acts from a young wave of Nigerian musicians blending afro-fusion with RnB and much more. He's now dropping the brand new single "Comfortable," an addictive self-produced track that sees him linking up with bubbling Ghanaian act Kwesi Arthur, which we're premiering below today.

"Comfortable" is built on woozy synth keys and sparse beat work, all spearheaded by Nonso Amadi's vocals about wanting freedom in a relationship.

"The song is inspired by experiences with having a girl over and not wanting them to get too comfortable by staying too long with you," says Nonso Amadi. "I thought it'll be interesting to create a song around this 'cos it's not a perspective were used to hearing from guys very often."

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Maleek Berry Makes a Statement with His First Track of the Year, 'Flashy'

And the music video follows suit.

After months of anticipation, Maleek Berry finally dropped his first track of the year, "Flashy."

The Nigerian crooner-producer surely makes a statement on the track while flexing his rapping skills, as he chronicles how he leveled up to be flashy—and it's well-deserved. The video shows us a scene of a fly photo shoot that's underway, where Maleek is dripping in gold and fancy cars surrounded by stunning black women and his homies—Eugy, Tinie Tempah, Juls and more.

Watch the video, directed by Capone and Guise of Vissionaire Pictures, below.

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