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Watch KLY’s New Music Video For ‘Umbuzo’

The visuals for KLY's hit single 'Umbuzo' are here.

KLY's music video for "Umbuzo," shows the South African R&B singer playing the roles of the boss and the servant. The video depicts two love stories, happening in parallel. It juxtaposes the two relationships, especially the ability for a man to provide material things.


The song is about KLY asking the woman in question to give him a break as he has a lot going on in his life. "Umbuzo" is quintessential KLY as heard on his album Keep Love Young. The artist sings in a mixture of IsiZulu and English over trapsoul production.

Keep Love Young saw the artist make a transition from doing pure trapsoul like he did in his previous EP KLYMAX to sprinkling local flavors on it. KLY has provided plenty of great hooks to other artists in the past, and this year, after the release of his album, should be the year he gets to shine as a solo act.

Watch the music video for "Umbuzo" below, and revisit our review of Keep Love Young here.

KLY - Umbuzo (Official Music Video) www.youtube.com

Download Keep Love Young here.

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Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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