One of our favourite artists (that’s everyone in the crew) is back with his last single before he releases his LP next week. Yawa Dey is bumpy fun afrobeats, something that would fit alongside groovy soca and early 90’s house. Burna Boy,Leriq and Aristokrat’s team all deserve props because this might be a perfectly executed LP plan for an Afrobeats artist.
We say this because usually you wait till January or February to take advantage of Africa’s own version of soca season. By releasing it now, it will give people time to ride with it (in Nigeria you end up buying 3 copies because your friends will steal the cd when you aren’t looking). This could be our LP of the summer.
I like this guy, i don’t know why. The song isn’t amazing but it has his own vibe. I like the fact that he looks like Shabba, Mad Cobra and Notorious Big at the same damn time (word to Future). To be honest it’s nice to have a nice downtempo song in Afro-pop, there hasn’t been a lot of that lately. It’s definitely a progression but familiar as well (word to future again). He’s from Port Harcourt as well which is a bonus in my book. The similarity to this helps as well.
We have been promoting the sound of World Carnival and even did a mix celebrating African Dancehall. Rarely have Jamaican dancehall and African dancehall met (The Gyptian x Wizkid thing was a bit leave it yeah) so this collaboration between Duncan Mighty and Shaggy finally came out (after being hinted at in December last year) folks were excited. It’s a wicked little slinky sexy affair that see Shaggy hit the Mr Boombastic style once again. Duncan Mighty is from Hootie Who’s neck of the woods Port Harcourt which boasts a strong reggae scene. The scene gained some notoriety after Luciano was pelted with bottles during a performance last year.