Video

Video: M1 x Fela Kuti "Money Farmer"

M1 (from dead prez fame) goes in over a sick Fela Kuti song for the track “Money Farmer”

First spotted over at Okayplayer, it looks like our man M1 (from dead prez fame) has gone in over a sick Fela Kuti song for the track “Money Farmer.” This cut is just one off of DJ Child's new mixtape, PGM vol. 32: Revolutionary Culture (hosted by M1 and Konshens). When it comes to real revolution, both M1 and Fela are kindred spirits in their beliefs - check the track, as M1 pays tribute to the great Nigerian afrobeat creator. For more on this project, check in with DJ Childs on his site.

Music

Interview: Ranks ATM Makes ‘Substance Music’

South African hip-hop artist Ranks ATM on his latest EP 'Substance Music', working with Riky Rick and his crew African Trap Movement's new chapter.

Ranks ATM demands to be taken seriously. With every successive release, listeners are bound to pick up on both his personal and artistic growth. His latest EP, Substance Music, released towards the end of 2020, is an honest body of work that sees the artist divulge some aspects of his life while remaining playful and entertaining.

Young2unn, who produced a majority of the project, gave Ranks ATM beats that primarily consist of keys and strings cushioned by atmospheric pads and ethereal vocal samples panned for effect. The music is soulful enough for Ranks to tell his story and gritty enough to maintain his street aesthetic.

On Substance Music, the artist strikes the balance between playful banter and poignant expression of emotions. It's what makes his raps believable in general—he presents himself as a complete human who feels pain at times but also feels himself. Songs such as "Die For Me" and "How Could It Be" are laced with specific details that could have only been extracted from his life experiences, for instance, on the former, he raps, "You cheated on me with a gym freak, you did me dirty."

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Joeboy Shares Visuals for New Track 'Lonely'

Joeboy has dropped the music video for his latest track 'Lonely'. The endearing track features on his upcoming debut album 'Somewhere Between Beauty & Magic'.