Fresh Hits: Best Music You Should Be Listening To This Week
These are the songs you need to hear this week from our apple music playlist Fresh Hits.
Every week we will be highlighting some of the best release in music through our Fresh Hits column.
Here’s our first ever round up of the best tracks and music videos, which you can also check out in our Apple Music playlists.
Blinky Bill “Showdown” (feat. Mvroe & Kiwango)
A hypnotic new single that pairs traditional Kenyan percussion with head-nodding bass synths. The song sees Blinky Bill linking up with new Nairobi acts MVROE of EA Wave and Kiwango of Cosmic Homies.
Rapkeed “Never Lose”
Diani emerging hip-hop act Rapkeed comes in with his experimental track Never Lose. The rapper explores his lyrical power as he narrates on his musical journey.
Kevin Gates “Discussion”
Over three mixtapes, Logic’s alter ego, Young Sinatra, allowed the Maryland MC to indulge in his deepest boom-bap fantasies, embracing the lyrical grace and raw beats of rap’s vaunted late-’80s/early-’90s golden era. YSIV contains Nas and AZ’s “Life’s a Bitch” chorus new life.
French Montana “No Stylist” (feat. Drake)
Drake and French Montana do not need a stylist. At least they claim to always be on their game in their latest collaboration No Stylist.
French may be flexing his new Chanel, Gucci belt and fresh Saint Laurent fit but Drake is focusing more on what people can’t wear around him.
After teaming up with Burna Boy in “All My Life” and Babes Wodumo in “Orkant/Balance Pon It.” A third one has now dropped in the form of “Tied Up,” which features Mr. Eazi and London singe Raye. It comes accompanied by a striking new music video that focuses on the buzzing youth of Accra, Ghana.
“Hodari” is the latest hit single by highflying Wasafi records signee Mbosso. Produced by Lizer and Rash Don, this song flawlessly blends the seductive melodies of Bongo and Taarab music.
Kodak Black “If I’m Lyin, I’m Flyin”
“If I’m Lyin, I’m Flyin,” Kodak Black’s latest effort pairs his unique, charismatic flows with syrupy, bass-heavy melodies.
For the song’s video, the rapper takes time out to enjoy his first days of regained freedom by getting special work done on his teeth. Flexing with stacks of cash, enjoying some spa-like treatment and more.
Angie Santana “Don’t Waste My Time”
Don’t Waste My Time finds Angie at her most vocal about her frustrations with her love interest. She flosses her flawless vocals over the smooth instrumental. She speaks of the constant back and forths she’s had in her relationship, ultimately forcing her to chuck a deuce.
Niniola links up once again with her hit producer Sarz who produced some of her major hit singles like Soke, Maradona, Sicker to dish out this brand new jam Bana.
On Bana, the Queen of Afro-house delivered her unique style and vibe as she ready to win & please her man with what she got and it is a follow up to the visual of Magun Remix she released with Busiswa.
kwesta Dakar “Vur Vai”
With nine months into the year, platinum-selling rapper Kwesta finally debuts a new single. The track arrives in less than 24 hours after he announced the single on social media.
“Vur Vai” has a huge kwaito influence; the mid-tempo rhythm, those airy pads and of course the bass. The song, which is produced by Makwa, is another shebeen anthem. Kwesta tells the story of a nonsensical drinker.
Dr. Chaii “Bongo”
Bongo is the second single by Dr. Chaii, a Zimbabwean record producer and singer based in the United States of America. The song was produced and recorded in Cape Town, South Africa as part of programme initiated Platoon and Apple Music to help kick-start unsigned artists careers. The programme started with 6 artists from Zimbabwe and South Africa.
The West Coast rhymer then teams up with “Taste” producer D.A. Doman once again in an attempt to recapture similar magic on “Dip.” Tyga spits seductive bars over the string-laden production combined with booming 808s.