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OKP Video: Nas x K'naan Interview On The Set Of 'Nothing To Lose' Video Shoot

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The fam at Okayplayer got this exclusive clip of K'naan and Nas on the video set for their joint track "Nothing To Lose," in OKP's words:

Straight from the set of a shoot for the forthcoming video for their collaboration “Nothing to Lose,” distant relatives NaS and K’naan chop it up on who linked them up (three guesses and the first two Marleys don’t count) how they subsequently came to work together and on building a Pan-African bridge across the gulf between Queensbridge and Somalia.

Check out our exclusive interview with K’naan on working with Nas, transnational identity and his More Beautiful Than Silence EP.

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Whoisakin Channels His Love For Anime In the New Video For ‘Magic’

The single, featuring Olayinka Ehi, comes off his latest EP Full Moon Weekends.

Nigerian singer-songwriter Whoisakin is sharing a new music video to accompany his hit summer release, "Magic".

His roots certainly show true as his Lagos inspired trap soul/R&B sounds fill us up with feelings of summer and a love made from dreams.

High off of a recent feature in Rolling Stone, Whoisakin's latest music video comes off of his debut EP Full Moon Weekends, his first release as a part of Mr Eazi's #emPawa30 project.

With all of the successes and accomplishments that have come along with it, the original story behind the song isn't as sweet, "Magic was actually inspired by a summer 2019 fling I had with some girl", the 22-year-old singer says, "Even though I thought the relationship had potential at the early stages, she never felt the same way and it was just 'vibes' for her. I mean the moments were beautiful but they never lasted. I made the record a few weeks after we were over. She got upset at me and that was it."

He went on to speak about his first release into the music industry as, "a full story about me and my relationships in 2019, basically. I was doing an internship with some construction company at the time so I had a whole lot of time to live life (especially the nightlife), experience new things. So, I felt like an animated series for the whole tape would be the best way to share the story better. Plus, I'm a big anime fan."


Check out Whoisakin's music video for "Magic" here.


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