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Lady Jay & Sarkodie Share the Video for Their ‘Trapzonto’ Anthem ‘Venus’

Lady Jay spits her bars with a live snake writhing around her neck & hair in the video for "Venus" featuring Sarkodie.

Ghana’s Lady Jay stomped her mark on the scene last year with the release of “Venus,” a wild single that pairs syncopated clicks with raw synthesizers into a sound she calls “trapzonto”—a blend of Southern U.S. trap influences and of azonto rhythms.


“It’s trap...African drums...and mood music,” Lady Jay told Okayafrica in an interview last year.

“Venus” sees Lady Jay and Ghanaian star rapper Sarkodie going in over producer Kuvie’s booming beat work.

Its accompanying music video is a striking affair that, among other crisp shots, shows Lady Jay spitting her bars with a live snake writhing around her neck and hair.

“I am badder than Erykah Badu,” she raps on the track, and she means it.

Screengrab from Lady Jay's "Venus."

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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