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Joey Le Soldat's Booming Video For 'Burkin Bâ'

Burkinabé rapper Joey Le Soldat shares the official music video for his song "Burkin Bâ" off his 2014 sophomore album of the same name.


In the joyous new video for his song "Burkin Bâ," Burkinabé rapper Joey Le Soldat looks at the camera with a mix of kingly ferocity and childlike jubilee that beams off the screen. In the official visuals for the title track off Soldat's socially-conscious second album Burkin Bâ LP, directors Oncle LéonSan Remy depict Soldat dancing to drum thuds and electronic whirs along with a group of smiling boys and head-bobbing men. The deep-voiced emcee is clearly the leader of his crew but he makes himself a part of it, joining in the loose revelry while he raps, "all children of the same country. Let us rise, let us fight to build our homeland." Joey Le Soldat's Burkin Bâ LP is out now on Akwaaba/Tentacule Records. Check the video out below.

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Image courtesy of Killbeatz.

Interview: Killbeatz' Short & Sweet Debut EP, 'Love and Happiness'

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Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

However, Killbeatz' influence doesn't stop at just music production. Behind the scenes, he's a complete industry player. The CEO of Ghanaian record label Legacy Life Entertainment, he's responsible for bringing star singer King Promise to the limelight.

Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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