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Baaba Maal x The Very Best x Seye 'Suma Rokia'

Baaba Maal and The Very Best collaborate again on their latest electro scorcher 'Suma Rokia' featuring guitar from Seye.


It's been a year since Senegalese legend Baaba Maal teamed up with The Very Best on London based singer Yadi's track "Unbreakable." Baaba Maal and The Very Best re-emerge on our radar with the scorching electro anthem "Suma Rokia" featuring Seye (who recently played guitar down at SXSW for Damon Albarn's band). The Very Best's Johan Hugo brings his signature production to the table, layering the track with a bright, summer rooftop vibes. All three musicians were aboard the  Africa Express  train tour, and we've got a sneaking suspicion that's where the collaboration took root - though we've yet to find any concrete evidence. Stream the house heavy track below, and watch out for Baaba Maal's subtly enchanting harmonies.

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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