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Nairobi Alt-Rapper Wangechi's 'Artilude Noire' Dreamscapes

Watch Kenyan alt-rapper Wangechi's visual collage 'Artilude Noire (A Theatrical Notion of Disguise).'


In the lead up to her upcoming full-length debut, young Kenyan alt-rapper Wangechi recently took to unveiling her dream-influenced ponderings on the age old question of what constitutes art. The striking yet divisive Artilude Noire alternates between Rhye sensuality and Where The Wild Things Are dreamscapes. Luxury advertising aesthetics and fashion show similarities aside, the images are undoubtedly beautiful. According to HBR, the spoken word piece that accompanies all this visual mind-fuzzing will feature on Wangechi's forthcoming Art 19 LP. Watch the midnight marauding Artilude Noire teaser below.

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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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