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Teck-Zilla's Sade-Sampled Beat Tape 'Son of Sade: An Ode'

Str8 Buttah's Teck-Zilla's drops the Sade-sampled beat tape 'Son of Sade: An Ode.'


When last we heard from Montreal's Teck-Zilla he was sampling Isaac Hayes on pure bliss-hop "L.O.V.E," which we premiered back in February. This time around the Str8 Buttah pioneer looks to Sade as his boom bap muse. Sonic magnitude of Sade's career aside, the 18-minute Son of Sade: An Ode instrumental tape offered the Nigerian-born beatsmith a chance to pay homage to their common roots. "You were Nigerian born. Your father is Nigerian. Your mother is English," chimes the opening sample (an interview on "Sade's Intro"). The title Son of Sade is a nod to what Teck refers to as "Freeing 2 birds with one key"– the project pays tribute not just to the soulful legend, but also his own mother (also named Sade), and was released on June 9th to celebrate her birthday. Listen and download the full tape below.

'Son of Sade: An Ode' Tracklist

01. Sade's Intro

02. Theme To S.o.S.

03. Dream Weaver

04. Heart

05. I Still

06. My Love Is

07. Appreciated

08. Sade's Outro

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Whoisakin Channels His Love For Anime In the New Video For ‘Magic’

The single, featuring Olayinka Ehi, comes off his latest EP Full Moon Weekends.

Nigerian singer-songwriter Whoisakin is sharing a new music video to accompany his hit summer release, "Magic".

His roots certainly show true as his Lagos inspired trap soul/R&B sounds fill us up with feelings of summer and a love made from dreams.

High off of a recent feature in Rolling Stone, Whoisakin's latest music video comes off of his debut EP Full Moon Weekends, his first release as a part of Mr Eazi's #emPawa30 project.

With all of the successes and accomplishments that have come along with it, the original story behind the song isn't as sweet, "Magic was actually inspired by a summer 2019 fling I had with some girl", the 22-year-old singer says, "Even though I thought the relationship had potential at the early stages, she never felt the same way and it was just 'vibes' for her. I mean the moments were beautiful but they never lasted. I made the record a few weeks after we were over. She got upset at me and that was it."

He went on to speak about his first release into the music industry as, "a full story about me and my relationships in 2019, basically. I was doing an internship with some construction company at the time so I had a whole lot of time to live life (especially the nightlife), experience new things. So, I felt like an animated series for the whole tape would be the best way to share the story better. Plus, I'm a big anime fan."


Check out Whoisakin's music video for "Magic" here.


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