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Flavour is probably the King of indigenous pop (or Highlife) in West Africa, he is also 1 of Kazabon’s favourite artists. He’s had many hits and collabs with the best out at the moment but doesn’t seem to get a lot of love. On Sweetie his new single, its more of the same and that’s great. This is a song we would nickname as Naija function music, as in it’s a song you would play at weddings, parties and other family gatherings. Enough of a nod to the old that your granny can vibe but savvy enough to cater for the kids.
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.
Man of the moment Flavour gets interviewed by African Music Channel Trace about his career so far. Just after the release of his third album its a great time to catch up with this unique artist. He talks about his upbringing in the church, singing outside of restaurants and his ability to blend High Life with other genres.
The man behind the second best dancehall album (IMO, Kingston story was the best) of last year is back with his latest visual and in fact remix of the OG. Flavour aka the king of high life is joined by one of Nigeria’s leading ladies Tiwa Savage on this sultry love song. One of the best things about naija pop is the humour in the lyrics, so god ahead and tell your loved one she is your “jellof rice oh”.
The video also resembles that ice part of Sean Paul Temperature video including the Willie Bounce dancing.
As 2011 is coming to a close we decided to do the 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 2011.
Schlachthofbronx – Wine & Wave (Toddla T Remix)
Darq E Freaker – Cherryade
Shal Marshall – Motorbike
Kelly Rowland feat Lil Wayne – Motivation
Tomb Crew feat Illaman, Rubi Dan & Juxci D – Watch This
Adele – Rolling in the Dub (Shepdog Mix)
Mr Vegas – Certain Law (Murlo Notting Hill Dub)
Vybz Kartel – Go Go Wine
Serocee – Oh Na Na
Walter Ego feat Coco & K Dot – Calm Down
Buraka Som Sistema – Hangover
Shy Fx – Raver (B Traits Remix)
Beyonce – Countdown
Toddla T feat Wayne Marshall & Skream – Streets So Warm
Laza Morgan feat Mavado – One by One (DJ Theory remix)
Stylo G – Call Me a Yardie
Kes The Band – Wotless
DJ Khaled feat Drake, Lil Wayne & Rick Ross – Im on one
Jay Z and Kanye West – Niggas in Paris
Leftside & Shaggy – Jump up Around
It was extremely difficult to pick our top 20 tunes of the year, here are the tunes that came close but did not quite make the top 20.