Burna Boy

We should talk about the music by the Nigerian musician Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy. His new album Outside is awesome (my aoty so far), as was his EP from last year Redemption, as was his last album On A Spaceship, as was his debut album L.I.F.E. + some singles scattered in there.

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Guess if you’re wading into this thread wondering what this guy is all about then I would suggest these three songs to start w/


Yawa Dey

and I guess Don Gorgon

Is this gonna be another one of those threads which gets no replies at the time, but then 2/3 years from now when this guy is one of the biggest names worldwide, people keep bumping this thread and calling you a genius?

Well it would have been, until YOU ruined it!!


The Pitchfork review made it sound like something I might like.

I will listen to those links.

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Hopefully not! I should’ve started this thread 4 years ago when i first heard Yawadey and his debut. Now apparently he’s getting pitchfork reviews so that’s cool. He’s already a star in his scene.

Calm Down warn, CALM DOWN

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Someone please enjoy this with me, yeah? I want to talk about it.

@thought_dreams maybe?

In for a bit of this, need some vibes cause this winter has been a fucking draaag. Will Spotify on my way in to work tmw.

Still hammering the fuck out of your Future Mixtape Trilogy playlist btw. just Like Bruddas is the best thing ever.

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Come back and talk some time. i’ve been trying to make time to narrow down BB’s stuff to a nice n tidy playlist. I still bang that Future playlist as well lol.

hey you gotta balance it out! Glad you’re feeling better.

oh nice, will check that one as well. little thread cross pollination never hurt.

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Quite enjoyable stuff, thanks.

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Fiery Fella

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Giddem :heart::heart::heart::heart:

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AOTY for me so far too, basically have it on repeat in the gym. Every tune bangs (except maybe the Lily Allen one…), especially the J Hus one.

I think I started an Afrobeats thread last year but no one posted in it? Maybe time to make a 2018, lots of other good shit to talk about.

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Man I really love Heaven’s Gate and I’m not a lily allen fan by any stretch.

Nice yah do it. Kiss Daneil’s New Era was my aoty in 2016

Mate, can’t stop listening to this. That little drum fill in Ye is the BEST. That and Giddem back to back is pretty much perfection. Dudes got a lovely timbre to his voice that gives him enough range to just get by on mumbled ad-libs but can also go hard when he feels like it. Great record. My 2 yr old daughter seem ls to enjoy Ph City Vibration a great deal too.

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Glad you’re diggin it. My kids def love Ph City Vibration the most on here but Heaven’s Gate is a close second. Agree on his voice, love that he can be warm or gruff.

I wish More Life was like 3 minutes longer man wtf he gotta tease like that.

@incandenza i would def check out the album ‘On A Spaceship.’ It’s probably a little more up beat and a little less pop leaning than his latest but you can hear his ear for greatness. Soke as a masterpiece. ‘Redemption’ is more chill and very beautiful, more like ‘Control,’ might play more to your sensibilities. Boshe Nlo has so many candy-coated melodies stacked up against each other, another perfect song: