Baloji to Perform Live in NYC at Joe's Pub (1/6) and SOB's (1/12)

Baloji is bringing his seamless blend of hip-hop and vintage Congolese sounds to NYC for two shows.

Baloji, joined by L'Orchestre de la Katura, is bringing his seamless blend of hip-hop and vintage Congolese sounds to NYC for two shows next month. Baloji will be doing the Independence Cha Cha at Joe's Pub on January 6th, and SOB's on January 12th sharing both stages with the Embassy Ensemble, and joined by Blitz the Ambassador and Les Nubians at SOB's.

If you haven't done so already, familiarize yourself with Baloji and his music here and be sure to check out Blitz and the Embassy Ensemble here.

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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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