No not those Canadians, afropop producer Masterkraft steps out from behind the mixing boards to team up with Flavour. It’s a storming summer track with great drums and and one hell of a catchy chorus. The video is filled with exotic animals (no idea why) and a great party scene. Man of the moment Wiz Kid gets involved as well with a little cameo. That guitar solo at the end is beautiful.
What’s your selling point? Tell me what’s your selling point. As funny as that line is it’s also reflective of chirsping in Nigeria. Seriously in a place where the rich are bagging up all the 20+ women you kind of need a selling point. D’Prince is back folks.
Mtoto has been a staple on dancefloors across Africa, especially in Kenya and now it gets a video. Filmed in LA, Victoria even squeezes in a little Goldfinger homage, the song is produced by Chopstix and out on the Chocolate City label. This afro pop song rides it’s simplistic but infectious vibes, you can tell the influence of SA house in there as well.
As 2012 comes into its last few days we decided to repeat last year’s near- impossible task of picking our top 20 tunes of the year. Based on the tunes we have been playing out and the tunes we have been listening to at HDD Headquarters, in no particular order, here are our top hip hop, dancehall and tropical tunes of 2012.