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Video Premiere: Akua Naru 'Tales of (Wo)Men' (Live In Session)

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Ghanaian-American multifaceted wordsmith — and "Okayplayer-to-watch" — Akua Naru comes through with another “Live & Aflame” session in Cologne alongside the DigFlo band. For the new clip she flips the title to her organic "Tales of Men" jam, performing it now with live flutes, arpeggio-ed guitar and a massive horn-section (stick through to 4-minute mark for that). Akua Naru's Live & Aflame Sessions, an inspired live revisit of 2011's The Journey Aflame, is coppable now. Stream it in its entirety below. Also, don't forget to check out Akua's Fela cover with ?uesto, Angelique Kidjo and Tune-Yards.

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South African Rapper 25K Drops 'Pheli Makaveli (Intro)' After Signing With Sony Music

Pretoria rapper 25K has released his highly anticipated single "Pheli Makaveli (Intro)" to launch pre-orders for his upcoming titular debut album Pheli Makaveli.

Pretoria's trap rapper 25K has announced that he is officially signed with Sony Music Entertainment Africa. Following months of teasing fans, 25K has finally delivered "Pheli Makaveli (Intro)", a single off his upcoming debut album Pheli Makaveli. The song is a bass-dropping, energy tripping-single that is expected of an artist who just broke into international markets. Curated by hip-hop artist Zoocci Coke Dope, the Pheli Makaveli album is due to drop at the end of July, following the release of two more singles "Hustler's Prayer" and "Trap Jumpin''.

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