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Tiwa Savage and Busy Signal Head to Jamaica In the New Video for ‘Key to the City’

Tiwa Savage's remix single, which features dancehall star Busy Signal, comes off the soundtrack to the film 'A Trip to Jamaica.'

Tiwa Savage touches down in Jamaica in the new music video for “Key to the City.”


The remix single, which features dancehall star Busy Signal, comes off the soundtrack to A Trip to Jamaica, the “Nollywood-meets-Hollywood” comedy from Ayo Makun, co-starring Funke Akindele.

The Moe Musa-directed music video for “Key to the City” follows Tiwa Savage and Busy Signal through the Caribbean island’s beaches and streets as they relieve their stresses.

The Mavins Records singer has had a huge year so far, which has seen her sign a deal with Jay Z‘s Roc Nation and kill it as the only female performer at the One Africa Music Fest. She most recently shared the boss anthem “Bad,” a collaboration with Wizkid.

It should come as no surprise that Tiwa’s got top-tier collabos for days.

Watch her and Busy Signal’s “Key to the City” video above.

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Hugh Masekela's New York City Legacy

A look back at the South African legend's time in New York City and his enduring presence in the Big Apple.

In Questlove's magnificent documentary, Summer of Soul, he captures a forgotten part of Black American music history. But in telling the tale of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, the longtime musician and first-time filmmaker also captures a part of lost South African music history too.

Among the line-up of blossoming all-stars who played the Harlem festival, from a 19-year-old Stevie Wonder to a transcendent Mavis Staples, was a young Hugh Masekela. 30 years old at the time, he was riding the wave of success that came from releasing Grazing in the Grass the year before. To watch Masekela in that moment on that stage is to see him at the height of his time in New York City — a firecracker musician who entertained his audiences as much as he educated them about the political situation in his home country of South Africa.

The legacy Masekela sowed in New York City during the 1960s remains in the walls of the venues where he played, and in the dust of those that are no longer standing. It's in the records he made in studios and jazz clubs, and on the Manhattan streets where he once posed with a giant stuffed zebra for an album cover. It's a legacy that still lives on in tangible form, too, in the Hugh Masekela Heritage Scholarship at the Manhattan School of Music.

The school is the place where Masekela received his education and met some of the people that would go on to be life-long bandmates and friends, from Larry Willis (who, as the story goes, Masekela convinced to give up opera for piano) to Morris Goldberg, Herbie Hancock and Stewart Levine, "his brother and musical compadre," as Mabusha Masekela, Bra Hugh's nephew says.

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