LV x Josh Idehen 'Imminent'

Stream London production duo LV and UK/Nigerian Josh Idehen's warped-out and completely delirious single "Imminent."

London production duo LV link up with Benin City's UK/Nigerian frontman Josh Idehen for the first time since their cult collaborative LP Routes for the skittering, warped-out and completely delirious "Imminent." The track builds on LV's upbeat percussive patterns , a pitch-shifting synthesizer and Idehen's vocal riffs about young gang life in Hackney. He states,

I came home one day to find police tape all around, but – pfff – you just walk around that, but there was a huge amount of blood on the ground. Turns out it was a kid who was hanging around Hackney who was a bit of a… ruffian. So I’d walk past girls on the balcony and hear little snippets about how he was dating people… so it was a girl thing… it was a honey trap… he was part of this gang, part of that gang when he was murdered. What I wanted to do was tell a story about what essentially was ‘the norm’ at the time when I lived in Hackney.

Stream LV and Josh Idehen's "Imminent" below and, while you're at it, check out LV's Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape from a while back.


The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (July)

Featuring Black Sherif, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, M3NSA x M.anifest, and more.

As the summer winds down releases have slowed down just a tad, but it's nothing to fear because a number of our Ghanaian music faves are in album mode, and it's only a matter of time before they let loose! In the meantime the rest of our faves have been steady dishing out that fire, making for another month of dope releases. Want the scoop? Check out the best Ghanaian songs of the month below!

Follow our GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox


The 7 Best East African Songs of the Month (July)

Featuring Nandy, Juicee Mann, Alikiba, Diamond Platnumz and more.