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Listen to The Big Hash’s New Single ‘Amnesia’

The Big Hash releases his first single of 2020.

As promised, rising South African lyricist The Big Hash has released a new singe. "Amnesia" is somber in both form and content. It kicks off with a muffled sample that lives under moody pads and prominent bassline on the beat that was produced by Elizee. It's the perfect atmosphere for the artist to pen a heartfelt song to a woman who's breaking up with him.


He sings in the first verse:

"You better not fuck with me/ 'cause all I have left is loving you unconditionally/ If you don't feel the same I'll take it personally/ FaceTime to facing the music/ Don't waste time and make shit confusing/ What's on your mind I'm tired of excuses?"

"Amnesia" has no raps, every verse is sung. But The Big Hash approaches his writing like the rapper he is—hitting internal and end rhymes like a pro.

"Amnesia" is the first song from The Big Hash, who last released new music in 2019 with the mixtape Young, which helped cement his name as one of the best rappers out at the moment in South Africa.

Stream "Amnesia" below:



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Interview: AYLØ Bridges His Music & Universe In the 'Clairsentience' EP

The Nigerian artist talks about trusting your gut feelings, remedying imposter syndrome and why our identity is best rooted in who we are, rather than what we do.

AYLØ's evolution as an artist has led him to view sensitivity as a gift. As the alté soundscape in the Nigerian scene gains significant traction, his laser focus cuts through the tempting smokescreen of commercial success. AYLØ doesn't make music out of need or habit. It all boils down to the power of feeling. "I know how I can inspire people when I make music, and how music inspires me. Now it's more about the message."

Clairsentience, the title of the Nigerian artist's latest EP, is simply defined as the ability to perceive things clearly. A clairsentient person perceives the world through their emotions. Contrary to popular belief, clairsentience isn't a paranormal sixth sense reserved for the chosen few, our inner child reveals that it's an innate faculty that lives within us before the world told us who to be.

Born in 1994 in Benin City, Nigeria, AYLØ knew he wanted to be a musician since he was six-years-old. Raised against the colorful backdrop of his dad's jazz records and the echoes of church choirs from his mother's vast gospel collections, making music isn't something anyone pushed him towards, it organically came to be. By revisiting his past to reconcile his promising future, he shares that, "Music is about your experiences. You have to live to write shit. Everything adds up to the music."

Our conversation emphasized the importance of trusting your gut feelings, how to remedy imposter syndrome and why our identity is best rooted in who we are, rather than what we do,

This interview has been edited for purposes of brevity and clarity.

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