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Pan African Rap: Boj, Sampa the Great & Yahya
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Pan African Rap: Boj, Sampa the Great & Yahya

Also including new music from Khaid, Kofi Jamar, Joey B, Denzel Curry and the Buruklyn Boyz

Each week Pan African Music scours the digital vaults for the latest and greatest rap from across the African continent and its diaspora. Drill, trap, grime, Afropop, amapiano, coupé-décalé, electro mahragan… all these sub-genres and interpretations make an appearance, attesting to hip-hop’s power to unite the world with indomitable flows and creative melodies. Rap is now the world’s music, and our pan-African selection is only scratching the surface. If it’s here, it means we think it bumps, and would be confident sharing it with hip-hop heads everywhere. We encourage you to do the same.

This week’s Pan African Rap roundup features the second single by 17-year-old Khaid, Boj’s trap detour from his alté roots, Yahya’s desperate cry, Sampa the Great’s awe-inspiring return and Kenyan drill’s best with the Buruklyn Boyz.

Follow and share our Pan African Rap playlist on Spotify and Deezer for the entire selection.

Khaid
“SKI”

Nigeria, April 22nd, 2022

Lagos-based newcomer Khaid releases his new single “SKI” off his upcoming EP Diversity via Neville Records. Halfway between trap and afrobeats, it’s a worthy successor to his debut single “With You” which shot the 17 year old into the spotlight last January. 

Boj
“Get Out The Way” feat Kofy Jamar & Joey B

Nigeria, April 22nd, 2022

Taken from BOJ’s third album, Gbagada Express, the single “Get Out The Way” takes a trap detour from his alté roots. In the clip, Boj rides around the little word of Gbagada, his hometown.

Yahya
“Beautiful lies”

Sudan, March 5th, 2022

The throaty Sudanese singer Yahya displays desperate anger in “Beautiful Lies”. The single is part of a bigger story contained in the two short-films, Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, about “true love in its purest form”.

Sampa The Great
“Lane” feat Denzel Curry

Zambia, April 26th, 2022

Zambian born artist Sampa the Great returns with an awe-inspiring video full of sublime, brutalist visuals. Sampa’s clear-cut voice compliments Denzel Curry’s energised flow : “that’s what Lane is about, breaking all those boxes, creating new lanes”, Sampa explains. 

Buruklyn Boyz
“Pree”

Kenya, April 13th, 2022

The Kenyan drillers continue their reign with new single “Pree”. In a 2021 interview with PAM the group claimed their spot stating,“You can’t wake up one day and decide to be a driller, you have to be one with the beat, understand it, and love it.

Follow and share our Pan African Rap playlist on Spotify and Deezer for the entire selection.

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