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Listen to ‘Circles,’ a New Song From The Big Hash’s Upcoming Album ‘Young’

"Circles" is the latest song to be released from The Big Hash's upcoming debut album.

Rising South African rapper The Big Hash is about to drop his debut album, titled Young, in a few days. "Circles" is the latest song from Young to be made available as part of the album's pre-order/pre-save.


"Circles" is just another instance where Hash's grandeur shines. The young artist exhibits adeptness in songwriting and structuring rhymes into effective patterns. The song is somber with a face-contorting bassline banging against mellow keys. He sings and raps melodically about an ex who's now acting brand new, when in actual fact, she's the one who lost.

"Circles" is the third song to released from Young. His luxury raps summer anthem "Palm Trees" featuring Tshego and "Outcast" featuring A-Reece and Flame came out sometime last year.

Young drops on the 29th March, and at this rate it looks like it will be a gem. Which is not far fetched given the man's track record—he has two solid EPs under his belt: The Big Hash Theory, Life+Times of a Teenage Influence, which both raked in thousands of streams especially on SoundCloud. "Dark Horse," his single with Riky Rick was also a heater.

Listen to "Circles" below and pre-order/pre-save Young, it arrives this Friday.

The Big Hash – Circles www.youtube.com



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Angélique Kidjo on Africa Day: 'We demand not to be at the mercy of our circumstances anymore.'

We speak to the inimitable Angélique Kidjo who shares some of her refreshing thoughts on Africa Day.

Today is Africa Day and while primarily a commemoration of the formation of the African Union (AU) back in 1963, it has also become an opportunity to unapologetically celebrate Africa while providing a moment for reflection on how far we've come as a continent and as a people.

With this year's theme focused on "Silencing the Guns in the context of the COVID19", there has never been a more important time for deep reflection on our collective present and future as Africans.

And who better to share in that reflection than the legendary and inimitable Beninese musician Angélique Kidjo? A fierce African and artist who has paved the way for many of her contemporaries including Burna Boy, Davido, Thandiswa Mazwai, and several others, the four-time Grammy award winner emphasises the urgent need for unity among Africans. 'It's about time that people start realising that Africa is a continent. I've been saying this my entire career,' she says passionately.

OkayAfrica spoke briefly to Kidjo who shared some of her refreshing thoughts on this year's Africa Day.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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