Rapper A1 Freestyles Over AfroB’s Banger, ‘Joanna’

He started the week on a banging high on the blog with his cover of CalBoy’s hit, ‘Envy Me’, stealing the Song of the Day hotspot along the way…

Now A1 is back, aiming the end the week on the high, with a brand new freestyle of AfroB’s tropical/Afrobeat joint, ‘Joanna’.

Go on, check him out below…more freestyles on the way from this New Yorker…

 

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Song of the Day: Cooked Food – Vicky Sola

BBC 1Xtra and Capital Xtra supported Brixton Afrofusion singer/songwriter, VICKY SOLA is one to watch this year! She kick starts her 2019 with the exciting new music video for her latest single ‘Cooked Food’, taken from her long awaited and highly anticipated debut EP, which is set for release later this year.

Written by VICKY SOLA, and produced by Delirious, who has previously worked with Tinie Tempah, Lady Leshurr, Stylo G, Mista Silva, among others, ‘Cooked Food’ is an infectious R&B/Pop slanted offering, with unmistakable Afrobeats sensibilities, which is backed by lush piano arrangements and bass heavy drums, and held together nicely by Vicky’s captivating vocal and lyrical performance.

For the ‘Cooked Food’ video, VICKY SOLA took things back to her hometown in Brixton, with the help of burgeoning video director Marika Godwin (Nolay, Trillary Banks, Runtown). Filmed around the vibrant Brixton market, with choreography directed by Patience J (WSTRN, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Emeli Sande), the outcome is a fierce and colourful visual offering that not only brings the record further to life, but also showcases Vicky’s infectious personality and performance prowess.

Check it out below:

New Track: Properly – Nizzy

Serving as the lead single for his forthcoming sophomore EP, which is due for release this summer, ‘Properly’ comes off the back of NIZZY’s last single ‘Rice & Peas’ and his critically acclaimed debut EP ‘Dreamin’ In Colour’.

The SynX-produced track, displays infectiously soothing Afrobeats, with hazy influences of Dancehall and R&B.

NIZZY‘s smooth naija-fused sound has already caught the attention from the likes of  BBC 1Xtra, Red Bull Music, Capital Xtra, MTV Base, GRM Daily, Link Up TV, The Beat London, GRM Daily, Link Up TV and Earmilk, among others.

Check out the lush video for ‘Properly’ below, directed by Q (Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy):

New Track: Privacy – Eyjey x Partyattwelve

Dubai DJ & Producer EYJEY slammed down a salacious fusion of new-age R&B, dancehall and a kick of Afrobeats through new track, ‘Privacy’, which features the sensual AND soothing vocals of PARTYATTWELVE who’s trying his hardest to convince his potential love interest that he’s the one.

‘Privacy’ is now available on all major download/streaming sites. Check it out below:

New Track: No Crime – Nonso Amadi

Enriched with a myriad of R&B and Afrobeats influences NONSO AMADI continues to expand his horizon with the release of the sensual ‘No Crime.’

From the tantalising hooks to his soulful and smooth vocal delivery, the track is a stripped back ode to love. Showering his love and affection he shows that there is ‘no crime’ when it comes to matters of the heart. The audio has already gained over 200k streams on Spotify alone and over 1/2 million streams collectively. Contributing to his growing fan base that has led him to gain over 40,000+ followers on all his social media platforms and over 10 million audio streams off Spotify and Apple.

Proving to be a fan favourite he has garnered international attention and allowed him to collaborate with industry heavyweights such as Banky W, Maleek Berry and Juls within the first year of his professional career. The Nigerian born, Canadian based recording artist, songwriter and producer has released a string of singles including ‘Tonight’, ‘Radio’ and ‘Aika’, and he has gone onto perform his sold out co-headline show at O2, Islington, London in July 2017 as well as his sold out headline show at Hard Rock Cafe, Lagos.

Watch the video for ‘No Crime’ below: