Rainfredrick’s New Single ‘Alessa’ Is A Fusion of Two Languages

As RAINFREDRICK continues to tease out tracks from his upcoming album, the rapper, singer/songwriter, and entrepreneur is holding over his global fanbase with a smooth new Spanglish song, ‘Alessa.’ Monalisa Stephens based in Lagos, Nigeria features on the track and debuts her dulcet tones with a fresh vibe.

Based in Guadalajara, Mexico, Rainfredrick has a talent for seamlessly weaving English and Spanish lyrics together. Perhaps it comes from his cultural background; raised on Afrobeats in Nigeria, Rainfredrick left Africa at an early age to study and see the world. He picked up new music influences while visiting over 20 Latin American countries and learning fluent Spanish in less than two years. His music falls between two worlds that are different. The sounds of his youth have found a way into the music he makes — an intoxicating blend of hip-hop, R&B, and Latin Pop.

Rainfredrick burst onto the music scene in March of 2020 with his debut track, ‘Put Me On The Map’. The follow up leading singles, ‘Sydney,’ and ‘Portia’ also defined his Spanglish sound. Rainfredrick’s music brings an endless passion for lyricism, cultures, and life…have a listen to ‘Alessa’ below…

Song of the Day: Take Control – 633 (ft. Nizzy, Drowze, OB Flamez, Kid Alpha)

Soul-stirring and culturally immersed, East London’s hottest DJ and production duo 633 return with their release of single ‘Take Control’ featuring Nizzy, Drowze, Kidalpha and OB Flamez.

Making a strong entry to 2020 by working with artists including KSI, AJ Tracey and JME, 633 also dropped their debut single ‘Run Around’, which received strong support across Kiss Fresh, BBC Radio 1Xtra, theresnosignal and over 120,000 streams via Spotify. In addition to their production and artist elevation, long-term friends Jevanni Letford (“Royal Wedding DJ” / KSI’s Official DJ / Reprezent Radio) and Eugene Diabour (D Double E), haven’t stopped to take the foot off the gas, with the year seeing them perform at the worlds biggest radio rave ‘Kiss Fest’ alongside names including Calvin Harris, Joel Corry, Gorgon City and Rachel Anson. The final piece of the 2020 puzzle comes as their sophomore release, ‘Take Control’ touches down and they tip it to be the “biggest close to the year.”

Mapping out their own exceptional solo careers respectively, Jevanni has built a strong name as a DJ seeing him support and work with the likes of Skepta, Nile Rogers, Tinie Tempah, Talib Kweli and Kanye West as well as appearing on BBC Sports Relief and making a cameo in the 2018 Snickers TV ad as DJ in Sir Elton John’s hip hop house party. Eugene has gained credits and worked with Cheryl, Kele le Roc, UK hip hop Legend Sway as well as D Double E, Fallacy and many others, so the combination of talents to form the duo, aided by their lengthy friendship, is proving to be a magnificent one.

Have a listen to 633’s ‘Take Control’ below…

Premiere: 034 How Far (Single) – Oloye Coldman (Ft. Factoria, King Harrashy & El Breeze)

2020 has been full of ups and downs because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but this didn’t stop Nigerian artist/producer OLOYE COLDMAN from pushing out new music.

His new single, ‘034 Howfar’ – out today on all download and streaming sites – is a special shout out to all indigenes and residents of the 18 local governments areas in his hometown, Ondo State in  Nigeria.

Also aimed to encouraging unity among the indigenes with a classic production by the man himself, ‘034 Howfar’ is taken of his EP, ‘034’ slated to drop worldwide before the end of this year.

Have a listen to the politically-fueled ‘034 Howfar’ below, mixed and mastered by Deacon Beats.

 

Song of the Day: Olla – Jobaa

Rising Nigerian artist JOBAA makes a remarkable impact with his single debut ‘Olla’, providing strikingly impressive visuals.

Reflecting the feel-good nature of the track, the music video dazzles in hues of blue and pink as he serenades his leading lady.  ‘Olla’ marks the first release since his signing with JustJoJo Entertainment.

Climbing up the ranks in the flourishing Afrobeat scene, Jobaa has made some exceptional progress. Landing a premiere with BBC 1Xtra ‘Olla’ has since gained over 300,000 streams across digital platforms and he has secured a number 20 spot on the Nigerian iTunes chart. Selected as the number one track on Rod Rantz ‘weekly top 5’ on The AfroNation Show on Westside Radio, he has also gained global recognition with a range of playlist additions. This includes YouTube Music’s ‘Afrobeats Now’, Deezer ‘New Nigeria’, Spotify’s ‘Afro Hits’ and four playlists on Apple Music ( ‘New Music Daily’, ‘Future Hits’, ‘Pop Chill’ and ‘Afrobeats Workout’).

Having previously featured on Burna Boy Spaceship Collective signee Buju’s single ‘Sweet Love’ last December, which highlighted Jobaa to the music world, the 20-year old makes his single debut. Featuring a super catchy, percussion driven Afro-pop instrumentation, which is produced by Jaypizzle and engineered by Selebobo (a.k.a Mix Monsta), ’Olla’ is a stellar debut that highlights Jobaa’s fresh and zealous interpretation of contemporary Afrobeats.

Check out the vibrant video for ‘Olla’, directed by Ovie Etseyatse.

Shinx FatCat Drops Track ‘This Weekend’ Featuring Dara Svuce

Following the release of their track ‘NuNu’, Lagos based Rapper SHINX FATCAT continues his burgeoning  collaboration with  Dara Svuce through track, ‘This Weekend’. The new effort shows the pair working the perfect blend of Afrobeats melodies with a UK AfroSwing vibe.

Taking a wide range of influences from multiple genres including hip-hop, Afrobeats, R&B and Dancehall, Shinx FatCat – whose real name is Nwafor Abuchi – started his musical journey in 2012 and has pushed out two projects: joint mixtape, ‘TTO (Tha TakeOver’) in 2014 and solo project ‘Love N Trap EP’ in 2016. The indie rapper was recently featured on UKs 89.6fm Afronation Show’s Unsigned Artist.

‘This Weekend’ rolls off a collab mixtape with Dara Svuce, set for release in 2021. ‘This Weekend’ was recorded in Lagos and sound engineered by Tobby Bada$$, written by Nwafor Abuchi and Dara Adedayo. Check it out below…