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Vicktor Taiwò Covers Drake’s VIEWS Slow-Burner 'Feel No Ways'

"Feel No Ways," off Drake's just-released fourth studio album 'VIEWS,' gets the cover treatment from Vicktor Taiwò.

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It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Vicktor Taiwò. Though that doesn’t mean we haven’t been paying attention to the Nigerian-born Londoner. Earlier this month, “Curse," off Taiwò’s excellent debut EP, closed out an episode of HBO’s Girls. It wasn’t long before the Juno heartbreaker was the most Shazamed song in New York City.

Today the singer and producer returns with a cover of Drake’s “Feel No Ways.” Taiwò’s is a pretty loyal take on the VIEWS standout, which sees the Toronto rapper singing about, what else, a girl he’s no longer jiving with.


For Taiwò the Soundcloud drop is no big deal though. “Quick ting, don't think too hard about it” he says. We’re just grateful for the new material.

This isn’t Taiwò’s first cover, of course. In November we premiered his brilliant spin on Erykah Badu’s “On & On.” Listen here and read our interview with the rising artist.

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Kofi Jamar Switches Lanes In 'Appetite for Destruction'

The Ghanaian rapper and "Ekorso" hitmaker presents a different sound in his latest EP.

The drill scene in Ghana has been making waves across the continent for some time now. If you're hip to what a crop of young and hungry artists from the city of Kumasi in Ghana and beyond have been doing over the past year, then you already know about rapper Kofi Jamar.

Towards the end of November last year he dropped one of the biggest drill songs to emerge from Ghana's buzzing drill scene, the popular street anthem "Ekorso." In the December and January that followed, "Ekorso" was the song on everyone's lips, the hip-hop song that took over the season, with even the likes of Wizkid spotted vibing to the tune.

Currently sitting at over 10 million streams across digital streaming platforms, the song topped charts, even breaking records in the process. "Ekorso" maintained the number one spot on Apple Music's Hip-Hop/Rap: Ghana chart for two months uninterrupted, a first in the history of the chart. It also had a good stint at number one of the Ghana Top 100 chart as well, among several other accolades.

Even though he's the creator of what could be the biggest song of Ghana's drill movement till date, Kofi Jamar doesn't plan on replicating his past music or his past moves. He has just issued his second EP, a 6-track project titled Appetite for Destruction, and it would surprise you to know that there isn't a single drill song on it. Although drill played a huge role in his meteoric rise, he wants to be known as way more than just a drill rapper. He wants to be known as a complete and versatile artist, unafraid to engage in any genre — and he even looks forward to creating his own genre of music during the course of his career.

We spoke to Kofi Jamar about his latest EP, and he tells us about working with Teni, why he's gravitating away from drill to a new sound, and more. Check out our conversation below.

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