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Muthoni Drummer Queen & Kagwe Mungai Predict It’s Gonna Be ‘Hot This Year’ In New Dance Track

It’s finna be a lit 2016 according to Nairobi's Muthoni Drummer Queen and Kagwe Mungai.

Muthoni Drummer Queen via Facebook.


It’s finna be lit this year according to Kenyan-based rapper, singer and drummer Muthoni Drummer Queen and Kagwe Mungai.

The Nairobi artists just let loose “Hot This Year,” a new track which forecasts rising temperatures and peak dance floor levels for 2016. The song comes accompanied by a fire-laden animated lyric video.

The new single sees Kagwe and Muthoni rapping over kicks, hi-hats, claps-on-claps and sprawling synths that are laid over a drawn out DJ Mustard-style bass line—it’s all a call to dance for the mobile abled among us. So turn up and check out “Hot This Year” below.

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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