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HHP Releases A New Single After Long Hiatus

Jabba returns with a new single.

South African rap veteran Hip Hop Pantsula (aka HHP, aka Jabba) just released his first single in over a year. The last time we heard from the rapper was in 2016, on the song "Ngotha," featuring Kenya's Lon Jon.

Today, the rapper unleashed a song called "Kea Jelwa," which is a tongue-in-cheek take on when you get the feeling your partner is cheating on you. The song features BFB, and is vintage HHP, with lounge and kwaito flavors–the sound the rapper popularized on his extensive discography.

We feel sorry for for Jabba and BFB that their partners might be cheating on them, but we are grateful for a new song from the legend, who won a Life Achievement award at the South African Traditional Music Awards last year.

Jabba's 10th studio album, which "Kea Jelwa" is taken off of, is coming sometime this year.

Stream "Kea Jelwa" below, and download it here.

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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