Song of the Day: The One – Efya (ft. Tiwa Savage)

Ghanaian soulstress EFYA calls upon renowned artist Tiwa Savage to create a beautifully, elegant masterpiece, taking shape of her second release of the year, ‘The One’. The sun-soaked single finds Efya at her effortlessly, enchanting best, teaming up with producer Blaq Jerzee for a romance tinged single.

Efya has never been one to stay in her lane; a singer, actress and humanitarian, she strives always to be the best version of herself whilst helping others. Blending soul, kwaito, afrobeats, pop and r&b, she often collaborates with other artists from different countries such as Mr Eazi and Wizkid.

Since bursting onto the music scene with her powerful songs, she has won seven Ghana Music Awards, two City People Awards, a Best Female nomination at the 2014 MTV African Music Awards and an Artist Of The Decade nomination at the 2018 VGMAs. Sarkodie, another of Ghana’s leading lights, loves her, as does Diplo, whose Major Lazer jammed onstage with the star at Accra’s Sandbox in 2019.

Check out the lyric video for ‘The One’ below…

Slum Village’s T3 Taps A Posthumous Verse From The Late Baatin In New ‘Mr. Fantastic’ Video

Slum Village frontman T3  pays homage to his foundation and reminisces on the early days of his seminal group in the lyric video for track ‘Mr. Fantastic’, featuring a posthumous guest verse from his late co-founding groupmate Baatin. ‘Mr Fantastic’ forms part of his new solo EP baring the same name, released late last month.

The legendary Detroit emcee says: “My favorite track is Mr. fantastic featuring Baatin. I wanted to set off this project by paying homage to Dilla and Baatin. I always rep the Slum brand wherever I go… When [Teeko and Ruckazoid] added the Baatin verse, it was surprising and heartwarming. It’s like his vocals fit perfectly.”

Check out the lyric video for the track below…

Craze 24 Drops Track, ‘Can’t Let You Go’, Featuring Kyla

Being a major player in the UK rap game since the days of Channel U, CRAZE 24 gears up to release debut album, ‘Dying to Live’. The fifteen track mixtape features some of Craze’s finest freestyles and freshest new tracks alongside his hit remix of ‘We Run the Roads’ and the highly acclaimed R&B single, ‘Everybody’s Got 2 Learn’, the album travels through various genres and spoken word to tell a larger tale of positive progression on a personal, social and cultural level. The album has features from D Double E, P Money, Stylo G, Kyla, Koder, Sickman and many more.

The lead single ‘Can’t Let You Go’ and album follows on from his previous hard-hitting release ‘Everybody’s Got 2 Learn’, where Craze 24 tackled the subject of gun and knife crime and launched his own youth diversionary project, leading to interviews with local press such as a double page spread in South London Press and Craze 24 being featured in Big Issue’s top community projects to look out for in 2020.

‘Can’t Let You Go’ fuses British hip-hop and modern Afrobeats and features the UK’s sweetheart Kyla, most notably known for her appearance on Drake’s smash hit record breaking number one single ‘One Dance’.

Check out the lyric video for ‘Can’t Let You Go’ below…

Song of the Day: No Limit – Hannah V (ft. Shystie and Pepper Rose)

Celebrating boldness and individuality, ‘No Limit’ is a 6-track testament to the fearless and their pursuit to break barriers, and with the lead single of the same name featuring UK Rap great Shystie, the power combination can’t help but set the unstoppable tone of this EP.

The lyric video is representative of the feminine strength on this record. Pastel hues delicately swirl into a watercolour backdrop as the bold, courageous lyrics stand with power on the screen

Having written, produced and played for artists including Stormzy, Rihanna, Jessie J and scoring a Top 10 album in JP Cooper’s ‘Raised Under Grey Skies’, HANNAH V is a music pioneer. Her determination and desire to always navigate to success irrespective of gender, ethnicity or class has remained her driving force and within her latest release, it is exactly that which she captures.

Rooted in friendship, the music is a by-product of teamwork, fierce resolution and the talent within her circle. Premiered by DJ Target at 1Xtra, lead single ‘No Limit’ features Shystie and Pepper Rose and is anthemic in its charm with a valiant hook and the infectious, quick firing delivery of rap. Within the other 5 records that make up the EP, Misha B, Cherri V, Ama Schreyer, Nicky Brown and Mike Ellison join HANNAH V on the journey and it’s packed to the brim with soul, depth, meaning and instrumental heaven. Think of it as a road trip, with all of your friends and different discussions happening along the way, emotions pouring out at varied pace, some getting soulful and deep whilst ten minutes later you’re all singing together with the windows down. Hannah V captures it perfectly on this EP, only on this trip, there’s ‘No Limit’ as to where the road will take you and how fast you need to go, just as long as you continue to break down barriers and keep it moving….

Check out the bold and beautiful lyric video for ‘No Limit’ below…

Song of the Day: Isolated Pawn – Juga

Combining the world of chess and music may seem like an impossible task, but Chilean conceptual artist JUGA proved that the two worlds can coexist with finesse through her debut single, ‘Isolated Pawn.’

Featuring a combination of stunning orchestration, Spaghetti Western guitar twang, and JUGA’s spine-chillingly yearning vocals with lyrics displaying unflappable survival techniques through difficult situations, ‘Isolated Pawn’ could be easily hailed as a James Bond theme song.

Also a celebrated ambassador of chess in her home country and a women’s chess activist worldwide, JUGA has already captured the hearts of Chess enthusiasts worldwide with live performances of the track at the 2018 Chess Olympiad in Georgia and the Global Chess Festival in Budapest, with her target now being to captivate the wider world to the science, psychology and art of Chess.

It’s time to immerse yourself into JUGA‘s world and watch the lyric video for the emotive ballad below: