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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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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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