Agreed! I think Ella's post below completely hits the nail on the head. Recently I was in a conversation about how unsatisfied I am with all of these international collaborations and the dilution of Nigerian authenticity that was clearly present in Wizkid’s older music (that we all love!?). That particular conversation was in relation to Wizkid's song ft Trey Songz, Chris Brown and French Montana called “Shabba”. I understand that afrobeats can’t appeal to everyone and in breaking international boundaries, the music will change, but I think they’re compromising on quality too much. I am massively underwhelmed by both Shabba and Mamacita and I think that it’s a real shame these artists keep missing huge opportunities to make musical history. Unfortunately, this is the type of sound that is marketable and sells more.. apparently. Having said that, I am still really pleased with Wizkid’s international success; he definitely has a talent for making bangers. Let me know what you guys think. To see more of Ella's posts on music, culture and writing, visit her blog here!
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Pre-order the new album ‘Youth’, released 09.16.16, and get ‘Mamacita’ instantly : http://po.st/iYouth2016
Tinie Tempah has had a busy summer schedule, with shows right across Europe.
If you haven’t managed to catch TT perform in 2016, his Ibiza residency ’Disturbing Ibiza’ is definitely worth checking out. 96 more words
Two Door Cinema Club – Are We Ready (Wreck)
Returning with their first new material since 2012’s ‘Beacon’, Two Door Cinema Club are back with new track ‘Are We Ready (Wreck)’, which is lifted from the trio’s forthcoming third album ‘Gameshow’, out in October. 238 more words