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The GTW's Chigerian Summertime Serenade 'Calling Cards'

Watch the summertime love video for The GTW's "Calling Cards," off his upcoming 'Chigeria' LP


Chicago-based Nigerian The GTW is preparing the release of Chigeria later this year. "Calling Cards," the self-produced lead single from that upcoming album, features an upbeat 90s tempo song and flattering falsetto from The GTW as he sings "I can't spell my future with you" in a way one would serenade their high school crush. The GTW continues to assemble the carefully-crafted sound of his group JODY with this smooth upbeat track. The visuals show the singer/rapper spending a last day with his girlfriend before she moves. It's filmed like a daydream with sudden flashbacks of feelings he had while in the relationship and after their separation. Check out  the "Calling Cards" video, directed by Andre Muir  & The GTW, below.

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Black Motion Release New Single ‘Xxikiwawa’

Stream Black Motion's new single 'Xxikiwawa'.

South African house music duo Black Motion have finally released their single "Xxikiwawa". Featuring DJ Fortee, Lady Du, Pholoso and DJ Khosto, the song is the duo's first single since the release of their 2020 album The Healers: Last Chapter.

As usual, Lady Du's kwaito-style raps and chants take centre stage as she rhymes about hustling and trusting in the elders to answer our prayers. She ends her verse with a Brenda Fassie interpolation: "Indaba i-straight ayidingi i-ruler."

In trademark Black Motion fashion, the song is built on big drums and prominent percussion panned to give way for vocals but still managing to dominate.

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