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Well$ And His Grandma Redefine Swag In 'Savoir-Faire'

Congolese/Charlotte-bassed rapper Well$ introduces the world to his grandma and his effortless flow in "Savoir-Faire."


Charlotte-based rapper Well$ is redefining swag one music video at a time. On the visuals for "Savoir-Faire," the opening track off his forthcoming mixtape MTSYD: Revenge of the African Booty Scratcher, Well$ addresses the assassination of Patrice Lumumba and sits alongside his grandma as she effortlessly nods her head to the beat. The son of Congolese immigrants and cousin to Alec Lomami, Well$ (aka Leroy Shingu) first arrived on the rap scene in 2012 when his debut EP $ay La V rose to the top of Bandcamp charts. By the sounds of "Savoir-Faire," he's stayed busy cooking up his own brand of laid back, blues-infused hip-hop since then. Watch Well$' dope grandma rocking Jordans in the video below and stay tuned for MTSYD: Revenge of the African Booty Scratcher due out in April.

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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