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Watch Yanga Chief Perform His Hits on His Feel Good Live Sessions Set

Watch Yanga's performance in the latest episode of Feel Good Live Sessions.

South African rapper Yanga Chief is the latest artist to bless fans with a performance on the popular YouTube music series Feel Good Live Sessions.

The artist reinterprets his hits with a three-piece band. He kicks off his set with a rendition of AKA's "Run Jozi," a song in which he was featured. He then follows with "Tricky," "Mbali Yami," "Anytime" and his latest hit, "Mntase."


His set is a mixture of raps and melodies atop keyboard keys and screeching synthesizers.

It's great seeing the artist holding his own and claiming his place without the guests, such as AKA and Gemini Major, who appear on the songs he performs.

Watch the full set below:

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Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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