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Watch GoldLink's New Video For 'Zulu Screams' Featuring Maleek Berry & Bibi Bourelly

A relentless avalanche of energy.

GoldLink comes through with his new single, "Zulu Screams," which sees him connect with Nigerian hitmaker Maleek Berry and Bibi Bourelly.

The buzzing DMV rapper's new track is a relentless avalanche of energy helmed by his rapid-fire flow and producer P2J's sped-up highlife guitar samples. Maleek Berry handles chorus duties, while the song also features additional vocals by Bibi Bourelly.

"It was actually the first song that I did for the upcoming album," GoldLink told Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 show. "We knew it was special right away. We wanted to make sure like, 'Who was the perfect person that we got?' to take it to the next level and we were like, "Let's try Maleek", and then Maleek was super down and he killed it, took it to another level."


In that same chat with Zane Lowe, GoldLink revealed more about his upcoming album "It's natural progression of where I felt like I was going to head anyway... 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."

He also shared that he's been listening to Nigeria's "alte" scene. "There's this kid Santi from Nigeria, the alté movement and those kids with the alté movement. Those are my favorite things right now, and that's the guy I really am behind right now that I really believe in."

Listen to "Zulu Screams," which is available everywhere now, below and check out video from the Beats 1 interview underneath.

Update 5/20: Watch the brand new music video for "Zulu Screams" below.

GoldLink - Zulu Screams (Official Video) ft. Maleek Berry, Bibi Bourelly youtu.be


GoldLink - Zulu Screams (Audio) ft. Maleek Berry, Bibi Bourelly youtu.be



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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

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