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Liberian-Italian MC Karima 2G's 'Bantu Juke Fever' EP Vinyl Mix

Liberian-Italian MC Karima 2G's 'Bantu Juke Fever' EP is available for pre-order as a 10" vinyl-only release via Dutch label Anus Records.


Liberian-Italian rapper Karima 2G's fierce new EP Bantu Juke Fever is now available for pre-order from Dutch label Anus Records. The vinyl-only release features four tracks which include “Bad Gal Juke” and “Bantu Juke Fever”– first heard on Karima 2G's Chicago footwork-influenced Revolution in Progress mixtape. The EP's opening track "No Compromise" begins with a thunderous sound of tom drums, reminiscent of the epic theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey, before exploding into a flurry of frenetic afro-juke rhythms and bright synthesizer stabs. Through her defiant self-declaration as "an animal walking through the jungle" and her rallying chorus of "no compromise," Karima 2G expresses both an indignant attack on the overt racism towards African immigrants in Italian politics, as well as a call for Africans on the continent and the diaspora to take pride in their heritage. Karima's production skills are also not to be overlooked, as her seamless blend of techno, hip-hop, reggae, Chicago footwork & juke, grime and afrobeat create an undeniable invitation to dance. Bantu Juke Fever is set for an official release on July 13, pre-orders for the 10" vinyl are available on bandcamp. For more from Karima 2G, be sure to check out her 'bantu juke' mixtape Revolution in Progress and watch her stirring video for "Refugees" in honor of World Refugee Day.

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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'

Reekado Banks - Ozumba Mbadiwe (Lyric Video) www.youtube.com

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