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Listen to An Unreleased Song By Black Coffee, Swizz Beatz & Burna Boy

Black Coffee played the unreleased track on his first Beats 1 radio show.

South African DJ and house music producer Black Coffee opened the first episode of his Beats 1 radio show, Black Coffee on Beats 1, with an unreleased song of his that features Burna Boy and Swizz Beatz.


The song, which is currently untitled and a work in progress, features mostly Burna Boy’s vocals and adlibs and a one-liner hook from Swizz Beatz over a smoky instrumental.

Black Coffee went on to tell his co-host, Mario Cee, that he’s still looking for another feature for the song, which he couldn’t disclose.

The song, though containing Black Coffee’s soulful signature sound, sounds a tad different from his usual style. It features a slower rhythm compared to most of his songs.  “I’ve been known for house music for a long time, but I’m at a space now where I just wanna produce music—it doesn’t matter the tempo, vibe. This is one of those and I’m really excited about it,” Coffee said.

Black Coffee goes on to talk about his musical experiences, his experience in Ibiza, how he penetrated the UK music scene, his desire to work with Tom Misch, among other interesting stories and thoughts. He plays some of his own songs and other tracks he’s feeling right now, as well as classics that mean a lot to him.  

You can listen to the whole episode of Black Coffee on Beats 1 below, of which the untitled song is the opener and here at this link.

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Here's What You Need To Know About The Political Unrest In Sudan

Thousands have been protesting the Sudanese government over the weekend, supporting the military's plans for a coup.

Sudan's transitional government is in turmoil as thousands of citizens conducted a sit-in protest against them, over the weekend. A group of Sudanese citizens have called on the military to disestablish the nation's current government, as the country struggles with the greatest crisis they've seen since the end of former dictator Omar al-Bashir's controversial ruling, two years ago. The weekend's pro-military protests come as anti-military protestors took to the streets earlier this month to fight for civilian-ruled laws.

Military-aligned demonstrators assembled outside of the famously off-limits entrance of the Presidential Palace located in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum on Monday. Gatherers set up tents, blocking off access to two main intersections, cutting off access to the capital for those inside. Police attempted to wave off crowds with teargas, with Khartoum state officials saying they had, "repelled an attempted assault on the seat of government," in a statement issued Monday.

The assembly was called for by a coalition of rebel groups and political parties that support Sudan's military, accusing the civilian political parties of mismanagement and monopolizing power under their ruling. Demonstrations began on Saturday, but Sunday's gathering saw a lower attendance. According to Reuters, by Monday afternoon, thousands, between 2,000 - 3,000, had returned to voice their concerns. 52-year-old tribal elder Tahar Fadl al-Mawla spoke at the helm of the sit-in outside of the Presidential palace saying, "The civilian government has failed. We want a government of soldiers to protect the transition." Alongside a 65-year-old Ahman Jumaa who claimed to have traveled more than 900 kilometers (570 miles) from Southern region Nyala to show his support.

Protesters are demanding the appointment of a new cabinet that is "more representative of the people who participated in the December 2019 revolution that eventually led to the ousting of former president Omar al-Bashir", Al Jazeera reported from Sudan. Protesters headed towards the Presidential Palace, where an emergency cabinet meeting was being held when they were met by police forces.

Pro-civilian political parties have plans for their own demonstration on Thursday, the anniversary of the 1964 revolution that overthrew Sudan's first military regime under Ibrahim Abboud and brought in a period of democracy that the country still struggles to uphold.


Sudanese Twitter users shared their thoughts online, with many drawing similarities between the current unrest and other political crises the nation has faced.


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