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LargeUp Exclusive: Marley's Mellow Mood x Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew

LargeUp gives away a free track from Sierra Leonean superstars Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew


Marley’s Mellow Mood has come up with a new way to “free the people with music,” launching a weekly free music download series, co-curated by LargeUp, and dubbed Tune in Tuesdays. Each Tuesday, this link features a download of a new single from a different artist.

This week’s featured track is “Any Gal” from Sierra Leone’s Bajah and the Dry Eye Crew. Formed in 2000 amidst that country’s bloody civil war, the group, consisting of Pupa Bajah, A-Klass, and Dovy Dovy, has risen to become their country’s “voice for the voiceless” while spreading their hybrid of hip-hop, reggae/dancehall and African rhythms around the world. Next year will see the release of their first global distributed album on National Geographic Records.

Sample “Any Gal” below, and visit Large Up for the interview with Bajah and track download.

>>>Download + Interview at LargeUp

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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