Maleek Berry is a name that we should all get familiar with. The producer based out of London seems to have given afro -pop a sheen that it missed, That’s not to say that it wasn’t good before but he is like The Dream of the scene right now giving rough and the edges pop stars a little bit more sheen. I get this vibe with Wande Coal’s new track My Way. Tell me those drums on the intro don’t remind you of something that Rihanna could hop on. To be honest i have always thought that Afro Pop has the same vibe that pop used to have, maybe this song can become a staple on more than 1xtra?
After the fallout of Nigeria’s Lennon and Mccartney (DBanj and Don Dazzy) we now find ourselves in a curious position of seeing the b listers be elevated to a listers. The first person to do so is Wande Coal and on this lead single Go Low he hits on the right notes. It’s catchy as hell, has a weird auto tune fuzz which is new, dancing in the rain (very classic 90′s hip hop/ r and b move but new in the afro-pop scene). It also features a guy rollerblade dancing in the rain, try and tell me another 2012 video that does that? Mavin records has a hit on it’s hands here.
Every week the excellent So Shifty guys will bring you a performance that they deem #unf*ckwithable. You can give them suggestions on twitter just using that hashtag but ultimately they will decide. This week’s edition is a Naija vs Ghana collaboration R2Bees feat Wande Coal called Kiss Your Hand.
Speaking of Ghana So Shifty just dropped their Azonto mix named Watch Me Do My Azonto. You can also check out Fuse ODG doing the dance right here.