Playlist : 10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week (Week 45)
10 Songs You Need To Hear This Week’ is a 10 track-listing playlist highlighting the best of songs released over the past few days from Africa and the Carribeans (Jamaica). Follow and like our playlists on Audiomack , Spotify & Apple Music for weekly updates.
Kev & Grenade – King Promise
Kev the Topic and Nana Grenade are the two halves of fast-rising musical group, Kev & Grenade. Over the years, the duo have a earned a host of well-received records like ‘Adonko‘, ‘Pac Gang Till I Go‘, ‘Do My Thing‘ and ‘Osu‘ to their credit.
Regardless of the duo’s little to no activity so far this year, they finally break their long silence with their first official single of the year titled ‘King Promise’. With an array of carol chorusing hooks and clear-cut verses noteworthy in their songs, Kev & Grenade pursue the drill genre in same fashion, fusing local dialects and jargons.
Produced by ABR Beats and mixed/mastered by Altranova, Kev & Grenade’s unique auras stick outs in this raving record which solidifies their spot as one of the frontiers of the Hip-hop culture in Ghana.
‘King Promise’ bangs and we love it.
Yung D3mz – Fever
On this Afrobeats track, Yung D3mz shares the story of his friendship with his muse, who finds herself in an unhappy relationship with another man.
The release is accompanied by a new David Duncan directed video with vignettes of Yung D3mz and his muse on a fun filled night around the city of Accra and Aburi.
Yung D3mz recently added to his feats by bagging “Producer of the Year” nomination at this year’s Vodafone Ghana music Awards (VGMA ’22). This came as a result of his production on the hit record “Baajo” by Kwesi Arthur featuring Joeboy.
Talaat Yarky ft. Stonebwoy – Racks Pan Racks (Remix)
Talaat Yarky is a fast-rising Ghanaian versatile artist with a plethora of wavy records to his name. Also known as the ‘Wild Steppa’, Talaat’s discography plots out his expensive lifestyle and mannerisms.
In 2020, he jumped on the Money Maker Riddim hosted by Grammazone Music, captioning his rendition as ‘Racks Pon Racks’. The well-received record laid him a bedrock in the Ghanaian music space, earning him co-sign from multiple award-winning Ghanaian dancehall artist, Stonebwoy.
In the Ghanaian music scene Stonebwoy has been situated at the top for more than 10 years, with yet enough fuel to move further up and take much higher steps. Notwithstanding, Stonebwoy who has consistently had an eye out for more youthful talents is almost restless for the world to catch a full glimpse of the musical goldmine in Ghana’s music domain.
Talaat’s connection with Stonebwoy has scored him opportunities to share prestigious stages with him with the very recent one being the first anniversary celebration concert for the highly acclaimed ‘Anloga Junction’.
On the 9th of June 2021, Talaat Yarky announced the release of his first single of 2021 via his social media timelines. As promised, Talaat’s new number is the remix of his buzzing record ‘Racks Pan Racks’ featuring Stonebwoy.
Jay Bahd ft. O’Kenneth, Skyface SDW, Reggie, Kwaku DMC, City Boy, Kawabanga – Y3 Y3 DOM
Life Living Records Ltd signed act – Jay Bahd recruits Skyface SDW as well as label mates O’Kenneth, Reggie, Kwaku DMC, City Boy and Kawabanga on ‘Y3 Y3 Dom’.
As per the motto of His Majesty the Emperor of Ashanti goes; “Kum apem a, apem beba” (Kill a thousand, a thousand will come). The ‘Go Get’ hitmaker talks about the strong unity in Kumerica on this drill anthem.
TMP Offisial ft. Bella Shmurda – Kizo
Aura Music’s TMP Offisial” has been moving round the clock ever since he dropped his “Astro Vibes EP” in the summer of 2020 and rounding off last year with his banger “Koporke” which had a guest verse from the “Gingo” himself “Dapo Tuburna”.
Over the previous months and the arrival of the new year, “TMP” has been constantly refining his sounds to suit all genre of music with the actualization of the double “Amapiano” wave songs like “Amorawa” and also a collab with budding audio engineer “Bylinx” on “Alaye”. “TMP” has maintained a sustainable upward trajectory in the Afrobeats music eco-system, even doing better with two songs all coming in the first half of 2021.
TMP decided to take his bromance with Nigerian street-pop artist , Bella Shmurda to the studio to record a song together and here we are with ‘Kizo’ produced by “Bylinx” & mixed/mastered by “Lord Gabriels”.
Rexxie ft. Mohbad & Sho Madjozi – KPK (Remix)
Nigerian record producer Rexxie fan the flames of his widely known record ‘Ko Por Ke’ with a remix featuring Mohbad and South Africa’s Sho Madjozi.
The self-produced tune is housed under Rexxie‘s forthcoming project tagged ‘A True Champion‘, scheduled for the 28th day of June 2021.
Rema – Soundgasm
Produced by London, ‘Soundgasm’ registers as Rema’s second official single for the year, a follow up to the Don Jazzy-produced hit record, ‘Bounce’.
According to Rema, ‘Soundgasm’ is derived from the merger of two words which are “sound” and “orgasm”. It’s literally Sex translated into sound frequency. It’s a record that disposes spiritual vibrations and creates Euphoria through the ears.
Kida Kudz – Makaveli
UK based Nigerian singer and rapper, Kida Kudz releases a new song ahead of his impending studio project dubbed ‘Top Memba’.
Titled ‘Makaveli’, the song is a groovy afrobeats song with a trademark of the ‘Jiggy’ Kida Kudz stamp on it and produced by Yinoluu,
Furthermore, the song is the third single off his forthcoming project and succeeds his collaboration with Bella Shmurda for single “Ball Till We Fall”
DAP The Contract ft. Famous Bobson – Trouble
Nigerian producer and singer-songwriter, DAP The Contract is preparing our minds and bodies for whatever summer has in its coffers.
Currently based in the states, DAP The Contract put out any new material since the release of his Powers, Vol. 1 (Deluxe Edition) in 2020. He breaks his silence with a new self-produced sublime record titled ‘Trouble’ featuring Famous Bobson.
Akwaboah – Ensesa
Sensational high-life vocalist – Akwaboah drops the lead single off his ‘Lighthouse’ album titled ‘Ensesa’.
Akwaboah gives us a feel of how his album will sound and what to expect from it. He steps into his element and serves us with this soothing low-tempo song which talks about love and more.