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Sarkodie Teams Up With Ace Hood For 'New Guy'

Ghanaian star Sarkodie connects with "Bugatti" rapper Ace Hood in the ominous joint single "New Guy."


Ghanaian star Sarkodie and Florida's Ace Hood, the man behind "Bugatti" and several other booming rap singles, connect in Miami for "New Guy." The track sees "Africa's fastest rapper" and the DJ Khaled signee trading verses over an ominous Ced Solo-produced beat built on warped-out synths and military drum rolls. It looks like the two will be dropping a music video for the collaboration soon also, as can be seen in a preview of MTV Base's A Day In The Life: Sarkodie.

The Ghanaian rapper, who's currently a nominee for BET Awards' Best International Act: Africa, is set to drop his new full-length album Mary in the coming months (it's a safe bet that "New Guy" will be on it). Sarkodie recently took on his country's power outage crisis in the Fela Kuti-sampling "Dumsor." For more, revisit our Okayafrica TV: Afrobeats At SXSW feature with Sarkodie, Ice PrinceDavidoR2bees, and more. Download Sarkodie and Ace Hood's "New Guy" below.

>>>Download: Sarkodie "New Guy" featuring Ace Hood

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Interview: Killbeatz' Short & Sweet Debut EP, 'Love and Happiness'

We speak to the renowned afrobeats producer about his joint Love and Happiness EP with King Promise & Ofori Amponsah, and his daughter's inspiration behind the project.

Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

However, Killbeatz' influence doesn't stop at just music production. Behind the scenes, he's a complete industry player. The CEO of Ghanaian record label Legacy Life Entertainment, he's responsible for bringing star singer King Promise to the limelight.

Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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