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Tinie Tempah Throws A Dance Party In The Streets Of Cape Town For ‘Girls Like’

Tinie Tempah heads down to South Africa video for “Girls Like” featuring Zara Larsson.

Still from "Girls Like."


London rap star Tinie Tempah heads down to South Africa in the video for his new club single “Girls Like” featuring Zara Larsson.

The clip follows Tinie to a street party in Cape Town where he’s joined by a sharply-dressed crew of dancers who show off their crisp moves while the rapper spits signature puns like “Tell J.K. that I’m still rolling, tell Russell I’m a brand.”

The London MC’s spoken about the influence of South African house music on his current musical output. “Africa is part of my heritage and this video shows me and aspects of my world in a way that I have never done before,” Tinie Tempah tells Noisey. “I’m really inspired by South African house music at present, and this video represents that very authentically with plenty of dancing and loads of really cool moves.”

Watch Tinie Tempah's “Girls Like” video below. In related news, a photo of Tinie Tempah alongside a bread seller in Lagos recently sparked a revisit to the slum tourism debate.

Interview

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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