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Listen to Kabza De Small’s New EP ‘Pretty Girls Love Amapiano’

Kabza De Small finally delivers his new compilation.

Kabza De Small has been hinting a new project for the last few weeks. He finally delivered on his promise. The title of his new 15-track project is an obvious reference to 2 Chainz' 2017 album Pretty Girls Like Trap Music. Amapiano is the incumbent subgenre of house in South Africa, and pretty girls aren't the only kinds of people who love it, we all do.


Pretty Girls Love Amapiano, as one would expect, is packed with bass-heavy and key-laden songs that will pack dancefloors from shebeens to clubs—as is the case with amapiano.

Most of the songs on the project are instrumental, catering for the hardcore amapiano fan who marvels at the soul and craftsmanship that Kabza De Small's production is known for. Only three guests appear on the project on two songs— "Remix" features Kabza's close friend and collaborator DJ Maphorisa alongside Masterpiece, and "Stokoloko" features Loxion Deep.

"Remix" is an inside joke of some sort—Masterpiece references a plethora of South African house and kwaito classics such as Mgarimbe's "Sister Bethina," Spikiri's "Current," Thebe's "Ungawa Kum" and many others.

Another intriguing song is "Jimmy Dludlu," in which Kabza samples the legendary jazz musician Jimmy Dludlu's infamous guitar—the song's a crossbreed you never knew you needed.

Pretty Girls Love Amapiano consists of one heater after another, and deserves a spot on your playlist.

PGLA is preceded by Scorpion King, a collaborative between Kabza and his mentor DJ Maphorisa, who by now you should know as a shapeshifter of note—he dabbles in hip-hop, Afrobeats, gqom and now amapiano. It's also one not miss.

Download Pretty Girls Love Amapiano for free here or stream it below.

Kabza De Small - Pretty Girls Love Amapiano (Compilation)(full ep) youtu.be

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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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