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Young Fathers 'Get Up'

Listen to the latest song from Young Fathers 'Get Up,' off the upcoming 'Dead' LP.


While we await the forthcoming debut LP from site favorites Young Fathers, the Scottish/ Liberian/ Nigerian trio have unleashed a new taste off Dead. After finishing off '13 with one of our top songs and top videos, YF kick the new year off with a jolt of sunshine that has us salivating even harder for their proper introduction. "Get Up" is party-atmosphere caffeine for all revolutionaries in the house. Listen to the track below and look for DEAD out Feb 4 via Anticon/Big Dada. The band will be heading out on a European tour next month. For more from Young Fathers catch up on their African In Your Earbuds #38 mixtape.

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Whoisakin Channels His Love For Anime In the New Video For ‘Magic’

The single, featuring Olayinka Ehi, comes off his latest EP Full Moon Weekends.

Nigerian singer-songwriter Whoisakin is sharing a new music video to accompany his hit summer release, "Magic".

His roots certainly show true as his Lagos inspired trap soul/R&B sounds fill us up with feelings of summer and a love made from dreams.

High off of a recent feature in Rolling Stone, Whoisakin's latest music video comes off of his debut EP Full Moon Weekends, his first release as a part of Mr Eazi's #emPawa30 project.

With all of the successes and accomplishments that have come along with it, the original story behind the song isn't as sweet, "Magic was actually inspired by a summer 2019 fling I had with some girl", the 22-year-old singer says, "Even though I thought the relationship had potential at the early stages, she never felt the same way and it was just 'vibes' for her. I mean the moments were beautiful but they never lasted. I made the record a few weeks after we were over. She got upset at me and that was it."

He went on to speak about his first release into the music industry as, "a full story about me and my relationships in 2019, basically. I was doing an internship with some construction company at the time so I had a whole lot of time to live life (especially the nightlife), experience new things. So, I felt like an animated series for the whole tape would be the best way to share the story better. Plus, I'm a big anime fan."


Check out Whoisakin's music video for "Magic" here.


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