Cameroonian rapper/producer Jovi releases "Big Vulture" ft. Rachel, a new track off his forthcoming Mboko God album.
<p>A couple of weeks after featuring on Cameroonian singer <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/tag/reniss/" target="_blank"><strong>Reniss</strong></a>'s King of Pop-nodding cut <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/news/reniss-jovi-michael-jackson-new-bell-music/" target="_blank">"Michael Jackson,"</a> Yaoundé rapper/producer <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/tag/jovi/" target="_blank"><strong>Jovi</strong></a> shares "Big Vulture," a self-produced new track, under his <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/tag/le-monstre/" target="_blank"><strong>Le Monstre</strong></a> production alias, from his forthcoming <em>Mboko God</em> album. The track features a sunny, horn-backed Nigerian gospel excerpt from an Igbo sermon, which Arkansas-born singer/songwriter <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/rachel.applewhite.7" target="_blank">Rachel Applewhite</a> </strong>(co-founder of Cameroonian hip-hop label <strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/tag/new-bell-music/" target="_blank">New Bell Music</a> </strong>with Jovi) echoes over electronic churns and drum taps, leading the way for Jovi's thudding surge into multi-tongued, smooth-gruff rap. Amidst the slowly-sinking Igbo sample and percussive cascades, the Cameroonian emcee raps in a combination of Pidgin, English, and French, urging his listeners to follow their dreams no matter what others say. Listen to Jovi's "Big Vulture" featuring Rachel below. For more from the label, check out New Bell Music's <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/news/new-bell-music-lord-have-mercy-ep-cameroon-hip-hop-jovi-tilla-pascal-shey-reniss/" target="_blank"><em>Lord Have Mercy</em> EP</a> from earlier this year, which showcases a fresh crop of Cameroonian rappers.</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/192118901&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p>
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