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Watch Timz' New Music Video for 'Check and Balance'

Timz serenades his love interest in this crisp and colorful visual.

Timz has finally dropped the music video for his latest single "Check and Balance".

On the song, Nigerian singer Timz gives us a romantic but upbeat melody that we can groove and get down to. The video opens against the backdrop of colorful umbrellas and flags overhead, bright walls and greenery. Surrounded by beautiful Black women, Timz attempts to win the heart of his love interest. One definitely gets strong island vibes from this stunning visual.


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The music video, which was directed by Director Q and shot in Lagos, depicts numerous scenes with a beautiful blend of the tropical and colorful in a way that complements the summery feel of the track itself. Add to that the vibrant party scenes with the infectious mid-tempo guitar beat produced by the brilliant Ozedikus and the pronounced Afrobeats percussion, and you have a major banger that's certainly going to have everybody clambering for the dancefloor.

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In April, the fast-rising artist signed to Anonymous Music where he's already dropped "Check and Balance" and is expected to drop a second single entitled "Number 1" in the coming weeks.

Watch the video for "Check and Balance" below:

Bad Boy Timz - Check and Balance (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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Sarkodie Is Not Feeling Any Pressure

The elite Ghanaian rapper affirms his king status with this seventh studio album, No Pressure.

Sarkodie is one of the most successful African rappers of all time. With over ten years of industry presence under his belt, there's no question about his prowess or skin in the game. Not only is he a pioneer of African hip-hop, he's also the most decorated African rapper, having received over 100 awards from close to 200 nominations over the span of his career.

What else does Sarkodie have to prove? For someone who has reached and stayed at the pinnacle of hip-hop for more than a decade, he's done it all. But despite that, he's still embracing new growth. One can tell just by listening to his latest album, No Pressure, Sarkodie's seventh studio album, and the follow-up to 2019's Black Love which brought us some of the Ghanaian star's best music so far. King Sark may be as big as it gets, but the scope of his music is still evolving.

Sonically, No Pressure is predominantly hip-hop, with the first ten tracks offering different blends of rap topped off with a handful of afrobeats and, finally, being crowned at the end with a gospel hip-hop cut featuring Ghanaian singer MOG. As far as the features go, Sark is known for collaborating mostly with his African peers but this time around he branches out further to feature a number of guests from around the world. Wale, Vic Mensa, and Giggs, the crème de la crème of rap in America and the UK respectively all make appearances, as well as Nigeria's Oxlade, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, and his fellow Ghanaian artists Darkovibes and Kwesi Arthur.

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