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Premiere: Teck-Zilla Samples Isaac Hayes On His 'L.O.V.E' Anthem With Sonyae

Nigerian-born/Montreal-based beatmaker Teck-Zilla enlists Raleigh's Sonyae on the Isaac Hayes-sampling "L.O.V.E."


It's been a minute since we've shined light on Montreal's Teck-Zilla, but that doesn't mean the Nigerian-born beatmaker hasn't stayed busy. On his latest, which we premiere today, the Str8Buttah founding father taps Raleigh wordsmith Sonyae to narrate his Dillafied testament to "L.O.V.E." ("Living. Off. Volatile. Emotions"). Since conceiving the song's philosophy back in his university days as a scholar-rapper, Teck-Zilla (now a producer) resurrected the original idea into pure bliss-hop. The track's nostalgic flute line comes courtesy of an Isaac Hayes sample. Listen to "L.O.V.E." below and look out for Teck-Zilla's forthcoming Audio Chemistry: 1st Period compilation due out later this year.

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Listen to Tems' New EP 'If Orange Was A Place'

The buzzing Nigerian is also announcing her signing to Since '93/RCA Records and her placement as Apple Music's Up Next artist.

Tems is striking while the iron's hot and sharing her new 5-song EP, If Orange Was A Place.

The new release comes a few days after she dropped its lead single, "Crazy Tings," an addictive and bounce-heavy track produced by Ghanaian beatmaker GuiltyBeatz.

If Orange Was A Place also features a single guest appearance from American singer Brent Faiyaz — who lends his vocals to "Found" — and production from Jonah Christian. It was mixed and mastered by Spax.

The new EP comes alongside the news that Tems has signed to Since '93/RCA Records and been announced as Apple Music's latest Up Next artist.

Tems has been a highly-buzzing name in the last month with her feature on Drake's Certified Lover Boy, in which she appears on the song "Fountains," and for the massive popularity of her single alongside Wizkid, "Essence," which recently got a Justin Bieber remix.

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