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Tiwa Savage Jumps on Young Paris' 'Best of Me' Remix

The two new Roc Nation signees link up for the "Best of Me" official remix.

Young Paris gets a big feature from Nigeria's "Queen of afrobeats" Tiwa Savage for the official remix of "Best of Me."


The collabo makes sense, since Paris and Tiwa are both new additions to Jay Z's Roc Nation family.

"Best of Me," which also features Ben Bronfman (of Teachers), was actually originally released as Young Paris' celebratory announcement of signing to the Roc.

The track sees YP dropping fast lines and big claims like “Always talking about that melanin” and “I made Africans dope again.”

Check out the remix streaming below and download it now on iTunes and Spotify.

If you missed it, Young Paris recently dropped another Naija music video collaboration. Watch his "One Time" clip with Reekado Banks underneath.

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7 Gengetone Acts You Need to Check Out

The streets speak gengetone: Kenya's gengetone sound is reverberating across East Africa and the world, get to know its main purveyors.

Sailors' "Wamlambez!"Wamlambez!" which roughly translates to "those who lick," is the cry the reverberated round the world, pushing the gengetone sound to the global stage. The response "wamnyonyez" roughly translates to "those who suck" and that should tell you all you need to know about the genre.

Known for its lewd lyrics and repetitive (often call and response) hooks, gengetone makes no apologies for belonging to the streets. First of all, most artists that create gengetone are grouped into bands with a few outliers like Zzero Sufuri riding solo. The songs themselves often feature a multiplicity of voices with screams and crowds coming through as ad libs, adding to this idea that this is definitely "outside" music.

Listening to Odi wa Muranga play with his vocal on the track "Thao" it's easy to think that this is the first, but gengetone fits snuggly in a history of sheng rap based on the kapuka style beat. Kapuka is onomatopoeically named, the beats have that repetitive drum-hat-drum skip that sounds like pu-ka-pu-ka-pu. Artists like Nonini were asking women to come over using this riff long before Ochungulo family told them to stay home if they aren't willing to give it up.

Here's seven gengetone groups worth listening to.

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