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5 dope songs from international artists.

Forgive me if I ever refer to Grime and Afrobeat beat as Hip-Hop and it offends you. I am aware that they are not rap or Hip-Hop music as Americans define it and they have their own respective identities, but I want to put this under the umbrella of Hip-Hop culture so that Hip-Hop fans can access it because I believe it has appeal to that crowd.

  1. Wizkid – OJUELEGBA (2015)

Repping: Surulere, Nigeria

Wizkid (as seen on Drake’s “One Dance”) reminisces on his come-up on this bouncy afrobeat track.

2) Skepta – Shutdown (2016)

Repping: Tottenham, UK

 

3) Little Simz – Wings

Islington, UK

Apple recently showed UK songstress Little Simz some love by placing this song in an iPhone commercial. Little Simz is dual-talented on the mic as a rapper and singer.

4) Burna Boy – Soke (2015)

Repping: Port Hartcourt, Nigeria 

Nigerian-legend Burna Boy glides all over this sensual “Soke” track.

5) JAMALWOON – Speakerbox Freestyle (2016)

Colliers Wood, UK

 

JAMALWOON contributes rap flows and vocal melodies on this mellow boom-bap beat.

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