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Download Spoek x Shamon Cassette's Wave Crusher Mixtape

Download Spoek and Shamon Cassette's genre bending rap Wave Crusher mixtape.


South African genre mutant Spoek (he's dropped the Mathambo) and his BK-based partner in crime Shamon Cassette just dropped their joint Wave Crusher mixtape. The tape, which Spoek described to Dazed Digital as "a mini-album... focussed on having fun rapping, sampl[ing] some of the most exciting new artists alongside classics with little skits in between... a rap album in the broadest sense of the term," features the previously covered Pixies, Charlie XCX  and Flume reworks as well as many more forward-thinking concoctions.

Download Spoek and Shamon Cassette's Wave Crusher mixtape and take a look at some of its trippy accompanying artwork below. If you're in Europe catch Spoek live at Biko in Milan [10/25], Gaite Lyriqu in Paris [10/26] and XOYO in London [11/18].

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Amaarae Breaks Down Her Hits In OkayAfrica's New Video Series 'Decoded'

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We're launching Decoded, our brand new pop-up style video series featuring the latest, buzzing African artists' music and influences.

We kick things off with Ghanaian-American singer-songwriter-producer Amaarae who has been making waves with the release of her debut album, The Angel You Don't Know.

In our first-ever Decoded episode, Amaarae breaks down hit songs like "Trust Fund Baby", "Jumping Ship" with Kojey Radical as well as her Southern rap musical influences. She also mentions being inspired by an op-ed that she penned for OkayAfrica in 2019, and her mother's role in helping her coin the album title The Angel You Don't Know.

When all is said and done, Amaarae just wants to give other young women "an option not to have to be the archetypal female African artist, and give them an opportunity to expand all of their possibilities, explore all the different genres, and still be successful and get this money." Amen to that!

Check out our first episode of Decoded with Amaarae below.

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