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A New Instrumental Album & Single From Boyzn Bucks Members Riky Rick And Bhubesii

Boyzn Bucks crew members Riky Rick and Bhubesii share 'Family Values The Instrumentals' and "Kobayashi," respectively.


Two members of South African creative collective Boyzn Bucks are back with new projects. Last week, Durban-born artist Riky Rick shared Family Values The Instrumentals, a fully instrumental version of his debut solo album which dropped this past April.

Riky Rick’s 18-track record is inspired by the work of J Dilla, Madlib and Pete Rock. The rapper and producer expressed his appreciation for the legendary beatmakers in a recent press release, “being able to rap over their productions gave me confidence and motivation to dive into the world of production. This drop is dedicated to that stage of my life. When I was hustling to find dope beats on the internet so I could express myself” mentions the musician.

Fellow Boyzn Bucks member, Bhubesii, also dropped new music recently. The Soweto-based artist released his pulsating rap single “Kobayashi,” named after the artist and fashion designer’s alter-ego. The song, Bhubesii’s first in three years, sees him delivering what he describes as “hybrid fashion street rhymes" over a merciless beat.

Check out Riky Ricks’s Family Values The Instrumentals and Bhubesii’s latest single “Kobayashi” below. For more on Boyzn Bucks, revisit our profile on the Johannesburg street crew from earlier this year.

>>>Download Riky Rick's "Family Values The Instrumental."

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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