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Watch Olamide & His Goons in 'Awon Goons Mi'

Watch Olamide and His Goons in the new "Awon Goons Mi" video.


Shortly after clinching the Nigerian Entertainment Awards for his Baddest Guy Ever Liveth album, YBNL head honcho Olamide debuted a new rap single called“Awon Goons Mi." After releasing an impressive 1-minute animated teaser video two weeks after its audio release, the virtuoso rapper has dropped the official visuals for the street anthem single. The video, directed by cinematographer Unlimited L.A., features an insane list of cameo appearances ranging from DJ Enimoney to Samklef, Mo’Cheddah, Cynthia Morgan, Do2tun, CDQ, Ketchup, YQ, Alex, Phenom, Efa, Do2tun, Reminisce, Pheelz, to Igbo flowing rapper Phyno, popular West African artists came in deep. YBNL’s recently signed Lil Kesh and Viktoh also make an appearance among the heavy weighters. In the video Olamide receives a shape up from  his barber before joining his goons in a dimly lit, smokey warehouse where they await in a cypher circle. Surrounded by many, King Badoo delivers Yoruba bars over a  frenzied Pheelz-produced beat, which captures the rapper's versatility and makes for a heavy hitting 3-minute rhyme fest. Watch " Awon Goons Mi" below and see how many cameos you can spot out yourself.

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This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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