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Talib Kweli ft. Bajah & Res 'Party Robot (Live)' [Premiere]

Watch Talib Kweli, Bajah and Res play "Party Robot (Live)," a first taste off Kweli's P.O.C. live album.


Talib Kweli is prepping this month's release of P.O.C. Live!, his Prisoner of Conscious live album recorded during a night at Brooklyn Bowl (that's the cover art above). As a first taste off the upcoming album, Kweli's sharing this live clip of  "Party Robot," which he performed with the help of Sierra Leone's own Bajah (of The Dry Eye Crew) and his Idle Warship singing partner Res. Below, watch the three steamroll through the high-spirited track for a packed BK Bowl crowd, all backed by an afrobeat-nodding 9-piece band. This isn't the first time Kweli and Bajah teamed up, as they joined forces on the South African-shot video for "High Life" off P.O.C. earlier last year. Watch Talib Kweli, Bajah and Res' live performance of "Party Robot" below and look out for more soon as P.O.C. Live! is due out this month from Javotti Media.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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