The Trending Mother-Land flow: The Collab Lab šŸ”—

Bonjour Aliens, if you don’tĀ know by now AfroBeats is the new wave!Ā One of the most recent trendies in the UK urban music scene is that Mother-Land Flow. Collabs between these long distant cousinsĀ are currently on the rise; let’s look into this further!

Ayo Jay

A lot of English rappers specificallyĀ of African descendant becameĀ very creative with their craft lately i.e.Ā sampling old skool bangers parents, uncles and aunties skank to back in the days, revamped mostlyĀ into a bouncy urban feel giving these classics a new light.

Celebrating versatility,Ā Drake’s ā€œOne Danceā€ features Wiz Kid bornĀ Nigerian and acclaimed the AfroBeats prince. The song itself as you know features a sampleĀ from “Do You Mind” a classic Funky House banger which had the entireĀ UK ‘skankin’ back in 2008. Co-produced by Nineteen85, DJ Maphorisa and Noah ’40’ Shebib the melodious sample was certainly put to good use.

Wiz Kid’s ‘ShabbaĀ Remix’ noticeably aĀ heavyĀ summer hitĀ featuringĀ Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Section Boys and French Montana.Ā WizĀ revealedĀ on Capital XTRA that his lead single ‘African Bad Girl’Ā on hisĀ new album features Chris BrownĀ which shows heĀ is putting in putting in that ‘inter-continental’ work.

Interesting enough, C-Breezy & Kid Ink jumped on a remix for Ayo Jay’s “Your NumberĀ Remix” originally a 2013 low-key banger which climbed theĀ charts a few years later!Ā It is also crucial toĀ understand while some may feel AfroBeats has a melodious theme going on, an apologyĀ for crashing your bubble there are also trappersĀ involvedšŸ˜Ž

Afro-Trap (clue in the name) comprises of an African lingo rap on a trap instrumental. There are two types of Afro-Trap artists, an English rapper of AfricanĀ decentĀ embracing their roots through music or Africans based in the Motherland. The interesting part about this sub genre is you can tell the flow, word play and the melody is there but 9 times out of 10 rappers are rapping in their local dialect, good thing music is a ‘Universal Language’Ā šŸ˜

One thing is noticeable here…the Americanos &Ā BritsĀ both found a common groundĀ to uplift the Mother-Land Flow agenda!

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