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Video: Tasti and Sukiyaki are Trip City + "Shon Sun" ft. Tunde J

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If you’ve got 7 minutes to kill (and who are you trying to fool, you’re on the internet, of course you have 7 minutes to kill) then I suggest you get high by proxy with Abba Makama’s off-the-wall introduction to all things Trip City. What is Trip City you ask? Tasti and Sukiyaki, the most colorful Naija rap duo you’ve every seen. Don’t believe me? Well, according to a fan known only by the moniker “Deep Guy,” they’re like yin and yang or some type of “whole rounded entity.” This is only one of many highly energetic, occasionally distorted eye witness accounts. You’ve gotta believe these guys because from what I can see in that video their fans are having way more fun then you’ve had all year.

Originally solo artists, rapper Tasti and rapper/singer/producer Sukiyaki have teamed up for a whirlwind of new school Naija rap. Their first single "Shon Sun" ft. Tunde J (listen below!) is every bit as kinetic as the above video suggests. We’ll be on the look out for more from this new duo, and definitely more crazy videos from Abba Makama.

And remember: don't be sleeping in Texas. Wanna know WTF that means? Check the vid.

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Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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