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Before They Were Famous: Watch This Rare Clip of The Weeknd at an Early Studio Session

A recently unearthed clip shows The Weeknd during his earlier days.

Before the matted dreads and countless radio hits, The Weeknd was just a young artist making experimental tunes with his friends.


A recently unearthed video shows Abel Tesfaye in these earlier days.

The rare clip shows a bespectacled Tesfaye and his producer playing bhangra compositions during a studio session.

Check it out below via, The6Track's Twitter.

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Photo: Sean Thomas.

The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Femi & Made Kuti, DJ Lag x DJ Tira, Kizz Daniel, Sho Madjozi, James BKS and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

Check out all of OkayAfrica's playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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