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You're Going To Have This UK Afrobeats Track On Repeat

SmartBeatz and Yemi Rush link up for the addictive "Tell Me."

London-based producer SmartBeatz is readying the drop of his debut mixtape, Certified, which is set to feature several of the main names coming out of the UK Afrobeats wave.

For his latest single, "Tell Me," he connects with singer Yemi Rush, who's been buzzing in the scene for tracks like "Kill Me" and "Do Me Right" with Moelogo.


"Tell Me" is a solid tune that blends live bass and synth instrumentation with SmartBeatz' smooth production work. The song follows both artists singing about a girl that's hard to get.

"This is the first track on my Certified project, and it sets the tone," SmartBeatz mentions. "It's also the first time I've worked with Yemi Rush. Before I produced the track, I listened to all his previous music, to understand his flow and style of music. I really like what he does, his songs have loads of melody, which I like, and it's been a joy to produce this tune for him."

Listen to our premiere of "Tell Me" below.

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Image courtesy of Killbeatz.

Interview: Killbeatz' Short & Sweet Debut EP, 'Love and Happiness'

We speak to the renowned afrobeats producer about his joint Love and Happiness EP with King Promise & Ofori Amponsah, and his daughter's inspiration behind the project.

Killbeatz needs no introduction. The producer born Joseph Addison is one of the biggest hitmakers as far as afrobeats is concerned. From R2Bees to Sarkodie to FuseODG to M.anifest, Killbeatz has blessed your favorite singers and rappers alike with the soundtracks to their biggest hits. From the azonto era to the global spread of afrobeats, his contribution to African music as a whole cannot be overstated.

However, Killbeatz' influence doesn't stop at just music production. Behind the scenes, he's a complete industry player. The CEO of Ghanaian record label Legacy Life Entertainment, he's responsible for bringing star singer King Promise to the limelight.

Despite producing for the crème de la crème of the Ghanaian music industry as well as several international artists over the length of a decade, the highly-influential producer and instrumentalist never had a project of his own. Now he has set out to change that. In October 2020 Killbeatz dropped his debut EP, titled Love and Happiness.

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