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Video: Kastra "Brown Cacao"

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There's not a whole lot of info out there about Cameroonian rapper Kastra, but at least we have this headbanging, kitchen-themed clip for "Black Cacao." Things we do know: dude founded the Streetbery music label out of Douala, he cites Diplomats and Wu-Tang as his influences and he somehow got all his boys to mug and wear aprons in the clip above. Where else are you gonna see a rapper in full chef get-up spit about wanting to be the "brown cocoa in your black cappuccino?" Watch above and check out the more introspective "fm 226." (via AIAC)

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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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