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Tumi & French Trio Chinese Man Team Up On 'Once Upon A Time'

Joburg rapper Tumi Molekane lends his poetic skill to French trio Chinese Man on 'Once Upon a Time.'


After collaborating back in 2012 on moodlifter "Ta Bom," Joburg titan Tumi Molekane and France's electro-zen trio Chinese Man have released the video for laid-back jam "Once Upon A Time." The master storyteller (and former Tumi and the Volume frontman) lets his politically conscious lyrics ("liberate the land but forgot the man") ebb and flow above a sweet mix of djembes, scratching and a killer brass line. French animator/filmmaker Christian Volckman's human/animal figures morph in and out of each other in a surrealist visual aid to the De La Soul-nodding track. The video marks the release of the group's Once Upon A Time EP, out today via their Marseille-based Chinese Man Records. Watch Tumi and Chinese Man in "Once Upon a Time" below.

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Listen to Tems' New EP 'If Orange Was A Place'

The buzzing Nigerian is also announcing her signing to Since '93/RCA Records and her placement as Apple Music's Up Next artist.

Tems is striking while the iron's hot and sharing her new 5-song EP, If Orange Was A Place.

The new release comes a few days after she dropped its lead single, "Crazy Tings," an addictive and bounce-heavy track produced by Ghanaian beatmaker GuiltyBeatz.

If Orange Was A Place also features a single guest appearance from American singer Brent Faiyaz — who lends his vocals to "Found" — and production from Jonah Christian. It was mixed and mastered by Spax.

The new EP comes alongside the news that Tems has signed to Since '93/RCA Records and been announced as Apple Music's latest Up Next artist.

Tems has been a highly-buzzing name in the last month with her feature on Drake's Certified Lover Boy, in which she appears on the song "Fountains," and for the massive popularity of her single alongside Wizkid, "Essence," which recently got a Justin Bieber remix.

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