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Download Yannick Do & Richie Reach's 'Jamafrica' Mix For Jamaican Independence Day

Download Yannick Do and Richie Reach's "Jamafrica" mix for Jamaica's 52nd Independence Day.


Today marks Jamaica's 52nd Independence Day. To celebrate, Weareblindtv's African mix project came out with its first "Jamafrica" tape. Selected by Paris DJs Yannick Do and Richie Reach, the 5th volume in the series features cuts from Okayafrica favorites Wizkid, Banky W, Sarkodie, Castro (R.I.P.), and Yemi Alade plus Cameroonian legend Manu Dibango and young Ivorian trap lordz Kiff No Beat alongside LargeUp heavy hitters the likes of Mavado, Beenie Man, Popcaan, and Baby Cham. Listen and download Yannick Do and Richie Reach's "Jamafrica" mix below. For more from Jamaican Independence Day catch up on LargeUp's list of the Top Fifty Great Jamaicans.

Weareblindtv's Jamafrica - African Mix Vol. 5 Tracklist

Kranium - Nobody Has To Know (Dub Richie Reach edit)

Stylysh - Cree (Raw)

O - Money Pull Up

Baby Cham - Sell out

Spice - Dun Wife

Vybz Kartel - Pretty Face

Demarco - Ride

Cecile - Put It Deh

Skit: Ian Salmon - Jamaican accent

Guru - Alkayida (Al Quaeda)

Charly Black feat. J Capri - Whine & Kotch (Jim Craane ext. mix)

Kaakie - Pon Tongue

Wizkid - Only Man She Want

Mavado - Give Her Everything

Beenie Man - Feeling Good

Popcaan - Number One Freak

Eme ft. Wizkid and Banky W - Roll It

Stonebwoy Bueniton feat. Kaakie - Push It

Manu Dibango - Belzebuth

D-Black feat. Joey B - Vera

Yemi Alade - Johnny

Sarkodie feat. Castro - Onyame Ehyira

Skit: rastaman blowing horn in the hills & pray

Kiff No Beat - Tu Es Dans Pain

Zaza Twins - Instru Coupé Décalé

Conakry All stars - La Paix

Interview

Kofi Jamar Switches Lanes In 'Appetite for Destruction'

The Ghanaian rapper and "Ekorso" hitmaker presents a different sound in his latest EP.

The drill scene in Ghana has been making waves across the continent for some time now. If you're hip to what a crop of young and hungry artists from the city of Kumasi in Ghana and beyond have been doing over the past year, then you already know about rapper Kofi Jamar.

Towards the end of November last year he dropped one of the biggest drill songs to emerge from Ghana's buzzing drill scene, the popular street anthem "Ekorso." In the December and January that followed, "Ekorso" was the song on everyone's lips, the hip-hop song that took over the season, with even the likes of Wizkid spotted vibing to the tune.

Currently sitting at over 10 million streams across digital streaming platforms, the song topped charts, even breaking records in the process. "Ekorso" maintained the number one spot on Apple Music's Hip-Hop/Rap: Ghana chart for two months uninterrupted, a first in the history of the chart. It also had a good stint at number one of the Ghana Top 100 chart as well, among several other accolades.

Even though he's the creator of what could be the biggest song of Ghana's drill movement till date, Kofi Jamar doesn't plan on replicating his past music or his past moves. He has just issued his second EP, a 6-track project titled Appetite for Destruction, and it would surprise you to know that there isn't a single drill song on it. Although drill played a huge role in his meteoric rise, he wants to be known as way more than just a drill rapper. He wants to be known as a complete and versatile artist, unafraid to engage in any genre — and he even looks forward to creating his own genre of music during the course of his career.

We spoke to Kofi Jamar about his latest EP, and he tells us about working with Teni, why he's gravitating away from drill to a new sound, and more. Check out our conversation below.

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