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Vibe With Dancehall's Finest Sister Nancy + Friends at Brooklyn Bowl

Dancehall pioneer Sister Nancy makes her NYC headlining debut at Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday, May 25.

BROOKLYNSister Nancy makes her way to Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday, May 25, brought to you by our friends LargeUp and Blackwell Rum.


The dancehall pioneer will be backed by a full live band in what will be her first headlining show in New York City. Sister Nancy will be joined by the Rice and Peas DJs (DJ Gravy, Max Glazer/Federation Sound, Micro Don and Orijahnal Vibez) and selectress Queen Majesty.

For tickets, check out this link. In the meantime, check out the videos below featuring Sister Nancy's live performance at Boiler Room New York's The Nice Up and LargeUp TV's webisode from SoHo House.

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Interview: Rexxie Steers His Street Sound Into Mainstream Afropop

In conversation with Nigerian producer Rexxie on the rise of his Afro-streets sound.

Rexxie has been instrumental in the rise of the zanku sound in popular Nigerian music. As the pioneer and go-to producer for the sound, his infamous producer tag, "Yo, Rexxie pon dis one", can be heard in many infectious zanku-inducing songs that have made the youth of Nigeria (and around the world) show off their leg work.

Born Ezeh Chisom Faith in Anambra State, Rexxie played the piano at his father's church as a child. And about 10 years ago, he began his career as a producer, crafting beats for his friends. It was however in 2018 when his name started getting traction, after producing Chinko Ekun's culture-shifting hit "Able God" featuring Lil Kesh and Zlatan.

Over the past few years, he has been mostly known for his continuous work with Zlatan and Naira Marley, relationships that stem back to 2018, when he produced their earlier mainstream hits, "Jogor" and "Jappa". Their collaborations have steered the streets into the realm of the mainstream and brought an energetic vibe to Nigeria's potent Afropop scene.

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