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Video: K'naan x Nas 'Nothing To Lose'

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K'naan and Nas link up with a keffiyeh-donning crew to trek the streets of Toronto, visit neighborhood spots like Poets & Pirates Cafe and hang with Marlo Stanfield [2:44]. K’naan raps rocks, chucks and Fugees while Nas spits Somali war lines — they each also give a spoken summation of the "Nothing To Lose" youth paradigm.

Check out OKP's exclusive interview with both MCs on the set of the music video. And read our in-depth talk with K'naan on working with Nas and transnational identities. More Beautiful Than Silence EP is available now.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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