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Premiere: SA's Mananz Remixes Royce da 5'9" x Skillz x Diamond D 'One for the Money'

Stream Royce da 5'9's South African produced remix of "One For The Money," featuring Skillz and Diamond D.


After teaming up with ProVerb and M.anifest on powerhouse collab "Proverb's Manifest," South Africa's Mananz adds his supreme boom-bap flavors to a rework of "One For The Money," a slick contribution to Coalmine RecordsUnearthed compilation from Okayplayer favorites Royce da 5'9", Skillz and Diamond D. The Cape Town beatsmith absorbs the G-Squared-produced heater and flips it with expert precision, supplanting the monstrous horns and echoing strings of the OG take with some hard blues licks and a scaling synthesized refrain leading into the hook. It's a masterful rework of a track that would already make you sweat. Unearthed is an independent hip-hop fan's golden goose and this Mananz flipped flame is a clear standout. Listen to the latest rework to come from the compilation below. The iTunes Deluxe Edition of Unearthed is due out next Tuesday (5/27), but is now available for Pre-Order here.

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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