Unwrapped: MCM Edition

The month of May comes with a sense of awakening, manifestations, and most importantly a slow down to recharge.

We are constantly exploring new ways to bring to you all the new discoveries in our airspace and we are excited at the sheer volume of good art being churned out this week. The rate at which music is growing can be overwhelming and sometimes a hard task picking out the right features for each week.

Today the team has put together a list of super talented artists with the focus not just on the music but we also have exciting details on the artist and what they have planned next.

BURNA BOY — Kilometre

Burna boy’s first solo single of 2021, “Kilometre” produced by Chopstix reflects on how far his sound has grown and is still transiting as he continues to add a spice of Afrobeat to global music and experiment with his music.

His new single has caught the eye of Skratch Bastid when the song featured on his TGIF BGE session.

In a recent interview with Zane Lowe, Burna Boy says that he’s planning to release another album this year.

Damian Marley — Road to Zion

Today’s feature is a classic from Hip-hop and reggae stars Damian Marley featuring legendary rapper Nas titled Road to Zion. He explores his musical roots to become of today’s hottest performers and is nicknamed “Jr. Gong,” which comes from his father who was known as “Tuff Gong” which translates to man of substance.

Instead of broken dreams and tragedy
By any plan and any means and strategy

Say, we got to keep on walking
On the road to Zion, man

Naira Marley — Flying away

Naira Marley is the Lord of Lamba, his sound effortlessly weaves from women into deep proverbs of life centered around Marlian philosophy. The feature today is a throwback song titled Flying Away that shows us an emerging Naira Marley influenced by everyday street life in Peckham.

He also featured on the Jim & Barry freestyle TV in 2018 with a song titled No Miming which starts in an African salon which then transiting into an outdoor rap & walk scene with the homies and later into a dark alley Classic visuals like these laid the foundation for other African artists in the UK to be comfortable in their sound.

You think say I be omo mummy
God dammit

Come on, pay me money
Abi u no won pay my money

by Kolapo Akande

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