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Nasty C, Ice Prince, Patoranking & Jidenna Appear in Major Lazer’s New EP

Major Lazer's 'Know No Better' EP features Nasty C, DJ Maphorisa, Ice Prince, Patoranking, Jidenna & more.

Major Lazer just released a surprise EP called Know No Betterand it has its own surprises too.


South African rapper Nasty CDJ Maphorisa, Nigerian rapper Ice Prince, dancehall artist Patoranking and Jidenna are all featured on the project. The four appear on the EP’s third track called “Particula.”

The song, a mashup of dancehall, afrobeats and EDM, starts off with a sing-songy verse by Nasty C, where he raps, “Ain't nothing cooler than the wrong moves/ When you do 'em to the right song, the right song/ Let's shoot this movie and put the shit on repeat/ I hope this Mary's not making you fall asleep.” Which is followed by Patoranking’s catchy hook.

“Particula” is one of the many globe-trotting collaborations on the EP. Jamaican dancehall-reggae singer Busy Signal, Camila Cabello, Brazilian singer Pabllo Vittar, Trinidadian soca star Machel Montano, Jamaica's Konshens, Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin all make appearances alongside Quavo, Sean Paul and Travis Scott on this musical world voyage.

Know No Better is the prequel to the trio’s upcoming album Music is the Weapon. Stream Know No Better in the playlists below.

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Photo: Single cover art courtesy of Emerald East

Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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