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In honor of the West African nation's Independence Day, we get this Ghana remake of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' big apple anthem. The track comes from London/Accra spoken word heavyweight Tuggstar aka The Poetman featuring Abena Malika, whose pipes recreate Alicia's chorus incredibly faithfully. Big up Nkrumahput the black star in the air, chale! Download "Ghanaian State of Mind" for free for the next 48 hours, you can find the track on Tuggstar's upcoming Family Ties LP.

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