Three years after the critically-acclaimed Konnichiwa, Skepta released his fifth studio album Ignorance Is Bliss and dropped in on COLORS Berlin to turn in a session. He performs the song No Sleep wearing a reflective ABAGA VELLI ‘space suit’.
Koffee – Rapture (Remix)
After the release of her first EP Rapture in March, the young Jamaican Koffee released a remix of the title track with the rising dancehall star Govana. Directed by Jamaica’s own 300K and Ruption, the video takes place in Spanish Town of the St. Catherine parish.
Sho Madjozi – Idhom
Hailing from Limpopo province in South Africa, Sho Madjozi adds a technicolour swirl of flavour into the McFlurry of African urban music with her vibrant polyglottal dance rap. The song “Idhom” is taken from the debut album of the South African poet Sho Majodzi released last year.
Channel Tres – Sexy Black Timberlake
LA based producer and rapper Channel Tres is back with that wild energy in the latest music video for “Sexy Black Timberlake . “As a black male I’ve experienced being vilified or objectified depending on what I was wearing or what I was doing,” Channel Tres told The FADER.
Oum – Daba
Recorded in Berlin in the Jazzanova studios, new single “Daba” gives a new deepness to Oum’s music. « Daba » means “now” in Moroccan. In the music video, she mourns the past and gives a message of hope, inviting the listeners to enjoy the present and love fellow beings.
Olamide – Oil and Gas
YBNL boss, Olamide, comes through with a banger titled “Oil & Gas”, produced by Pheelz. Olamide calls on the biggest Oil (Petroleum) merchants, business tycoons and Jagaban for blessings and some Raba to wet his dry mouth.
Tierra Whack – Clones
The Philadelphia rapper dropped the music video for her hot track “Clones”. As one could expect from her, the clip is as quirky as it is aesthetically pleasing. Featuring a choreography of hundreds of CGI replicas bearing her effigy, the video echoes the track’s lyrics “Everybody walkin’ like me now / Everybody talkin’ like me now / Heard I’m who they wanna be now”.
Lady Leshurr – Your Mr
The series “Queen’s Speech” initiated in 2015 and her appearance in the film 1Day, propelled Lady Leshurr at the front stage of the UK grime scene. “Your Mr” is her second freestyle of the year, last April she released a remix of her title “I’ve Gotta Be Me”.
Kojey Radical – Can’t Go Back
The British-Ghanaian artist has shared the music video for the album’s lead single “Can’t Go Back,” a funk & soul-influences song with beautiful dances choreography.
Pierre Kwenders – Amours d’Été (Colors Session)
Blending both African and western pop music influences in his music, Kwenders sings and raps in a multitude of languages from English and French to Lingala and Tshiluba. For his COLORS session, Congolese-Canadian artist Pierre Kwenders serves up a silky smooth performance of Branko collaboration “Amours d’Été”.
Octavian – Feel It
Taken from his last mixtape Endorphins, Octavian delivers the perfect summer hit with a highly retro vibe. The VHS-shot, 80s-inspired music video echoes perfectly the instrumental’s vibe.
Sarkodie – Legend ft. Joey B
Ghanean rapper drops today the video of the hip hop jam tagged “Legend” featuring rapper Joey B, a song off his upcoming Alpha EP. Directed by Clarence Peters, the video offers highlights of the hip hop culture.
Meryl – Ah Lala
The Martinican rising star is back with a music video for her new single, “Ah Lala”. Shot in Guadeloupe in a mostly portuary and industrial environment, the artist splits into several iterations of herself to illustrate her complex personality.
Cassper Nyovest ft. Boskasie – Move For Me
“Move For Me” is the 5th single Cassper Nyovest has released from his 4th studio album. The song is a mid tempo pop song, with Caribbean and Reggae influences. Cassper Nyovest’s latest music video was filmed in the region of Mpumalanga in South Africa.
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