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We have seen Lagos’ Tiwa Savage before on the remix of Flavour’s Oyi, she is on to a winner here with her latest single Without My Heart. The tune uses the Diwali Riddim claps and features D’Banj’s former producer Don Jazzy on the verse. The video is simple but classy giving both Tiwa and Don Jazzy the shine they deserve.
It’s been a busy start to the year for Burna Boy, the release of his video for Tonight and some international recognition (3rd in the ones to watch list of 2013 on Large Up and also on Shimmy Shimmy). We are big fans of Burna Boy here at HDD, so we decided to collect a bunch of his tracks from his two mixtapes (Burn Notice and Burn Idnetity) and various singles that we really enjoyed. Also included in the Zip is the Murlo remix of Tonight (which is getting airplay on radio in Nigeria) and our refix of Abeg Abeg Abeg. We decided to give the song even more of a dancehall twist by adding the immortal and incredibly catchy Buzz Riddim. You can get the Zip here.
So we chatted endlessly about this song when it first came out a few months ago and here is the video. We really feel that Burna Boy is an artist for everyone to look out for. Later this month we will be releasing a Zip with the Burna Boy tracks that we love, including the Murlo remix (which is currently getting played on Lagos’ biggest radio station) and a brand new refix from us.
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.
Atumpan - The Thing
Kerwin Du Bois - Bacchanalist
Miguel - Adorn
Jeremih – 773 Love
Vybz Kartel - Party Mi Say
Machel Montano - Go Down
Kanye West feat Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz - Mercy
Konshens - Stop Sign
Dom Kennedy - My Type Of Party
Kendrick Lamar feat Dr Dre - The Recipe
Cham - Wine
Frank Ocean – Pyramids
Murlo - Next To You
D’Banj - Oliver Twist
Future - Turn On The Lights
Trojan - Check Your Weight
The Dream - Dope Bitch
Popcaan - Party Shot
Jessie Ware - 110%
Dre Skull - Kling Klang Riddim
Picking just 20 tunes that summed up the year in music for us was extremely difficult so here are the tunes that came close but did not quite make the top 20.
Santigold – Disparate Youth
Poirier – Bring It On feat EJ Von Lyrik
Kakal – Saltfish (Magaroze Riddim)
Lexx Blake feat Serocee & Rubi Dan – Let Your Booty Riddim
Stylo G - Press Up
R2Bees feat Sarkodie & Nana Boro – Agyeeei (Dubbel Dutch Re-Riddim)
Hootie Who is currently in Nigeria and one of the first tunes he has heard on Nigerian radio is Bez’s Stupid Song. Praiz’s vocals on the chorus could very easily be mistaken for those of John Legend but bet you never heard Mr Legend belting out Nigerian nursery rhymes!