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Listen to Vigro Deep’s Highly Anticipated Album ‘Rise Of Baby Boy’

Amapiano producer Vigro Deep releases 19-track album 'Rise of Baby Boy'.

Pretoria's youngest amapiano export, Vigro Deep has released his much-awaited 19-track album Rise of Baby Boy which is the latest offering from his Baby Boy series of albums—he has previously released career defining EP Road to Baby Boy II, followed by Baby Boy 2 Reloaded and Baby Boy III within months of each other in 2019. This latest offering features vocalists Bucie, Rethabile, Khumz, Khama Billiat and Sax.

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This a no-skip album that will have you dancing on your toes from beginning to end. "Phumelela", featuring Mhawkeys, is a motivational fire-starter track in response to the pandemic as we navigate lockdown levels and the pressures that come with being cooped up at home.



Keeping with nostalgia of fun times, "Blue Monday" featuring Focalistic stands out, the track samples the South African house classic tune DJ Mujava's "Mogwanti" which put Pretoria's house scene on the map.

Nineteen-year-old Vigro Deep, young as he is, always references the great music that came before him and "Blue Monday" is in part a homage to Pretoria's notorious night scene and music developments over the years. The project contains 19 songs to commemorate Vigro Deep's 19th birthday.

Twitter went mad within hours of the album's release; music enthusiasts and fans tweeted Vigro Deep with crazy gif reactions leading to Rise of Baby trending nationally.



Born and raised in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, Vigro Deep has earned the respect of house music industry veterans like FistasMixwell. He produced hits a year after learning to produce and the popular indie label Kalawa Jazmee added him to its roster.

Listen to Rise of Baby Boy on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Mdou Moctar Announces Debut Album 'Afrique Victime'

The album is a collaboration between Mdou, his band members and his rhythm guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane.

Matador Records has announced that the eagerly anticipated album Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar will be released on May 21.

Afrique Victime is an unprecedented collaboration between Mdou, his band members, and Ahmoudou Madassane, who's been his rhythm guitarist since 2008. The album will present an effortless fusion of Saharan and rock music; melding guitar pyrotechnics, full-blast noise, and field recordings with poetic meditations.

You might have come across Mdou on Off White's "Imaginary TV" channel, who designer Virgil Abloh called, "one of my favorite musicians Rn."

Mdou's desert village Agadez, in rural Niger, is his source of inspiration. He attributes his artistic style to traditional Tuareg melodies and YouTube videos of Eddie Van Halen's six string techniques. Mdou has also worked on film projects. He wrote, produced, and starred in the first Tuareg language film: a remake of Purple Rain called Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai– which translates to "Rain The Color Of Blue With A Little Red In It." This earned him approval from his community and popularity across West Africa. This soon led to world tours and albums on the independent US label Sahel Sounds, including 2019's landmark Ilana: The Creator, which earned Mdou an international audience.

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