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Kahli Abdu x Make/Believe 'Forever & Ever'

Stream Kahli Abdu and Make/Believe's highlife-influenced summertime pop single "Forever & Ever."


"Forever & Ever" is the lead single from Jos, Nigeria transplant Kahli Abdu and BK production duo Make/Believe's upcoming A.R.T. Project (Alternate Rap Tunes Project) — a venture that jumps off both camps' love of hip-hop but allows them to explore any musical curiosity they see fit. The single builds on waves of swaying vocals and highlife-influenced guitars, played by Blitz the Ambassador guitarist Raja Kassis, to form an ideal summertime pop lullaby. Stream "Forever & Ever" below and stay tuned for more from Kahli Abdu & Make/Believe's A.R.T. Project. 

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Mdou Moctar Announces Debut Album 'Afrique Victime'

The album is a collaboration between Mdou, his band members and his rhythm guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane.

Matador Records has announced that the eagerly anticipated album Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar will be released on May 21.

Afrique Victime is an unprecedented collaboration between Mdou, his band members, and Ahmoudou Madassane, who's been his rhythm guitarist since 2008. The album will present an effortless fusion of Saharan and rock music; melding guitar pyrotechnics, full-blast noise, and field recordings with poetic meditations.

You might have come across Mdou on Off White's "Imaginary TV" channel, who designer Virgil Abloh called, "one of my favorite musicians Rn."

Mdou's desert village Agadez, in rural Niger, is his source of inspiration. He attributes his artistic style to traditional Tuareg melodies and YouTube videos of Eddie Van Halen's six string techniques. Mdou has also worked on film projects. He wrote, produced, and starred in the first Tuareg language film: a remake of Purple Rain called Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai– which translates to "Rain The Color Of Blue With A Little Red In It." This earned him approval from his community and popularity across West Africa. This soon led to world tours and albums on the independent US label Sahel Sounds, including 2019's landmark Ilana: The Creator, which earned Mdou an international audience.

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