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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.

Interview

Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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