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You Have To Hear This South African Acapella & Beatbox Remix Of ‘Hotline Bling'

South African producer, vocalist and rapper Kimosabe releases an acapella and beatbox remix of Drake's 'Hotline Bling.'


Hotline Bling” remixes seem to be everywhere on the interweb, with many artists wanting to put their own unique spin on Drake’s massive hit. We’ve heard countless covers of the song ourselves, but none quite like South African artist Kimosabe’s take. On “Hotline Bling (Kimosabe’s Acapella Remix),” the singer, producer and rapper shares a delicately stripped-down version of the 80s-inspired tune. Kimosabe adds layers of crisp vocals to Drake’s lyrics and lays them atop a rhythmic, beatbox drum loop—giving the song a charming barbershop quartet feel. The acapella rendition manages to stand out in the endless sea of “Hotline Bling” remixes. Check it out below.

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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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