Blaqbonez – Sex Over Love (Deluxe Edition)

On his debut LP Sex Over Love, Nigerian rapper Blaqbonez continues his evolution by diversifying his sound, style, and themes. Wielding slick cadences and melodic turns, he explores hedonistic themes between Caribbean, Afrobeats, and hip-hop soundscapes. “An important thing for me is giving you something different with every body of work,” he tells Apple Music. “I … Read more

R2bees – Back To Basics [Ep]

Ghanaian outfit R2Bees’ fourth studio album deftly fuses highlife and Afrobeats rhythms with elements of hip-hop, R&B, dancehall and Afrohouse. Underscored by mellow production, the group’s varied sonic palette shines through the projects’ infectious hooks and smooth rhymes. The Wizkid-featuring “Tinkerbell” boasts catchy percussion, while King Promise and Joeboy grace the dulcet single “Fine Wine” … Read more

Ruger – The Second Wave [EP]

Ruger’s six-track debut Pandemic announced his arrival on the blossoming Afropop scene—and led him to opening for Burna Boy’s 2021 UK tour. On The Second Wave, Ruger reasserts his hitmaking credentials. His ongoing partnership with veteran producer KukBeat is once again on full display here, sticking with the formula that delivered “Bounce”. On “Champion”, he recalls his humble … Read more