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Wizkid and Drake's New Collaboration, "Hush Up The Silence," Leaks

Download Wizkid and Drake's new joint single "Hush Up the Silence," which leaked online.

As if it wasn't going to happen, after the stupendous success of “One Dance,” Wizkid and Drake’s new song surfaced as a leak on Saturday evening.


The new collaboration was tagged online as “Hush Up the Silence” and appeared on neither artist’s social media pages, neither on Twitter, Instagram nor SoundCloud.

It may have been labelled as “Hush Up the Silence” but a sensible title is “Come Closer,” seeing that the entirety of the chorus is “yeah baby, come closer” sung twice.

The song is yet another in Drake’s excursions into dancehall beginning with his guest verse on Rihanna’s 2010 single “What's My Name?” where he broke his straight-rap to do a bit of singing, no different from what many rappers would do.

Less than six years later, he's able to confidently modulate his singing with a faux-Caribbean lilt as he did on “Work” off Rihanna’s Anti, as well as on three songs off the brilliantly baggy Views, namely: “Controlla,” “Too Good” with Rihanna again and “One Dance” with Kyla and Wizkid.

It is this rich vein of form that he takes into this new song with Wizkid who, for his part, has had a stellar year that included a Grammy nomination and Artist of the Year at the Headies, amongst many.

“Hush Up The Silence/Come Closer” is more likely a Wizkid song and a favour returned from Drake on account of Wizkid opening the first verse and chorus while Drake comes in last.

Both artists mesh so well here, a significant improvement on the runaway success that was “Ojuelegba” which also featured Skepta.

Come summer time, this will be a certified BANGER.

Listen to and download Wizkid and Drake's "Hush Up The Silence" here.

 

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Listen to Tems' New EP 'If Orange Was A Place'

The buzzing Nigerian is also announcing her signing to Since '93/RCA Records and her placement as Apple Music's Up Next artist.

Tems is striking while the iron's hot and sharing her new 5-song EP, If Orange Was A Place.

The new release comes a few days after she dropped its lead single, "Crazy Tings," an addictive and bounce-heavy track produced by Ghanaian beatmaker GuiltyBeatz.

If Orange Was A Place also features a single guest appearance from American singer Brent Faiyaz — who lends his vocals to "Found" — and production from Jonah Christian. It was mixed and mastered by Spax.

The new EP comes alongside the news that Tems has signed to Since '93/RCA Records and been announced as Apple Music's latest Up Next artist.

Tems has been a highly-buzzing name in the last month with her feature on Drake's Certified Lover Boy, in which she appears on the song "Fountains," and for the massive popularity of her single alongside Wizkid, "Essence," which recently got a Justin Bieber remix.

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