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You Need These Remixes of Mr Eazi, Cardi B & Kendrick Lamar In Your Life

Uproot Andy and Studio 189 deliver the goods in their Bumper to Bumper remix album.

If you were in need of some new tracks for your dance playlist look no further.


Uproot Andy has collaborated with Studio 189the fashion brand and social initiative founded by Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah—to release the new 16-track remix album, and accompanying mixtape, Bumper to Bumper.

Bumper to Bumper will take you on a journey through all the tracks you probably had on repeat last year, from Mr Eazi's "Leg Over" to Bodak Yellow," through a new lens crafted by the Brooklyn-based DJ and producer.

The hits are recognizable but given a completely new life through Uproot Andy's blend of afrobeats, baile funk, dembow, Afro-Latino and Caribbean rhythms.

"I'm really inspired by the way Studio 189 balances local Ghanaian cultural traditions with a global style that speaks to everyone," the DJ mentions. "I wanted to emphasize the shared culture of the different genres and remix the songs so as to blur the distinctions between them, so that it would flow together and feel like one style even as the language of the singing changes from song to song."

Get into it and purchase all 16 remixes for just $1 below—you wont find a better deal than that. Plus, if you're in NYC, catch these sounds and more live tonight at Esther & Carol (details in the Instagram flyer below).


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Here's Every African Designer Beyoncé Wore During Her Trip to South Africa

"Thank you to the talented African designers who kept me feeling fresh. Y'all go so hard," the singer wrote on Instagram.

Beyoncé opted for bold colors and rich patterns during her trip to South Africa earlier this month for Global Citizen Festival, making a vibrant fashion statement with every outfit she was spotted in.

During her performance, the singer sported an ancient Egyptian-inspired beaded body suit, a bodice designed similarly to traditional Zulu jewelry and an emerald green ensemble made in collaboration with South African designers Enhle Mbali Maphumulo of Manual Rossa Apparel and Quiteria & George—but she rocked African-inspired looks off the stage as well.

In an Instagram post today, Queen Bey shared a slideshow of some of the striking outfits she rocked while in South Africa, and gave a shoutout to the designers behind them. "Thank you to the talented African designers who kept me feeling fresh. Y'all go so hard," wrote Queen Bey.

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These Nigerian Songs Broke YouTube and Google Records in 2018

Davido's "Fall" has set another YouTube record, while Wizkid's "Fever" was the most googled Nigerian song.

Nigerian music had a big year, and the numbers prove it.

After becoming the most watched Nigerian music video on YouTube earlier this month, the video for Davido's hit song "Fall" has set a new record, becoming the first Nigerian music video to reach 100 million views on YouTube.

The music video, which was uploaded in 2017, edged out Yemi Alade's memorable 2014 video for "Johnny," which currently sits at 98 million views to claim the title.

READ: Best Nigerian Songs of 2018

Last time we checked in, "Fall," directed by Daps, was sitting at just over 98 million views as well, which means it gained 2 million new views in just 2 weeks, as Konbini points out.

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Sampha, Sade, Kendrick Lamar & SZA Have Been Shortlisted for the Oscars' Best Original Song Category

Here are the tracks that these amazing artists are receiving the well-deserved nod for.

As Oscar Sunday approaches on February 24, 2019, the Academy has been announcing the nominations and shortlists of who will be in the running to take home the golden statue.

The latest category to keep an eye out for is 'Best Original Song.' Sampha, Sade and Kendrick Lamar's collab with SZA have made the shortlist, The Fader reports. We'll have to wait until January to get the scoop on the final nomination.

Dive into the tracks that these amazing artists are receiving the shortlist nod for.

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