Drake & Wizkid – Hush Up The Silence

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This past weekend’s episode of OVO Sound Radio features some great moments (and also featured Boy Better Know’s DJ Maximum). Among the music played came a new track from ‘One Dance’ collaborators Drake and Wizkid titled ‘Hush Up The Silence’, which sees the Canadian star continue his use of Dancehall-inspired sounds. In addition, he also reassured listeners of the radio show that More Life is still very much on the way.

Check out ‘Hush Up The Silence’ below (about an hour into the stream).

Chris Brown Drops ‘Shabba’ With Section Boyz (& More); Wizkid Reveals His Own Version (UPDATE)

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Once again, Chris Brown links up with South London’s own Section Boyz for ‘Shabba’, which also features Wizkid and Hoody Baby. In our opinion, this one meshes a lot better than the Quavo-assisted ‘Whippin‘ (could be thanks to Mike WiLL Made-It’s production).

Check out ‘Shabba’ below. UPDATE: Interestingly enough, Wizkid has revealed his own version of the track, which trades Section Boyz and Hoody Baby for heavyweights (and fellow Chris Brown peers) French Montana and Trey Songz. We’ve added that version below as well.

Tinie Tempah Announces New Album ‘Youth’, New Single With Wizkid

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Tinie Tempah has officially announced his new album, titled Youth, set to be released 16th September and available for pre-order via iTunes. In addition, he’s revealed a new single titled ‘Mamacita’, which features WizKid; pre-ordering will earn you the track, in addition to previous releases ‘Girls Like’ (featuring Zara Larsson) and the Jess Glynne-assisted ‘Not Letting Go’.

You can check out a stream of ‘Mamacita’ below; stay up-to-date with what next via Tinie Tempah’s social media.

Major Lazer Feat. Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Pusha T & Mad Cobra – Night Riders (Video)

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Even without most of its featured cast, Major Lazer’s new visual for ‘Night Rider’ still satisfies the viewer with its quasi-cinematic storyline, done with the help of director KILLDEATH alongside appearances from Travi$ Scott (the only one of the song that showed up), Sha Ley, Isabel Deprince, and Kanyanut.

Check out the clip above and — if you haven’t already — pick up Peace Is The Mission here (linked to the more recent Extended drop). As a bonus, you can check out a lyric video for Major Lazer & MOTi’s ‘Boom’ below, which features Ty Dolla $ign, Wizkid & Kranium.

Drake – ‘Pop Style’ (Feat. Kanye West & JAY Z) & ‘One Dance’ (Feat. Wizkid & Kyla)

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It looks like Drake’s ready to shut down all other operations, beginning today: the Toronto emcee let go of two new tracks — ‘Pop Style’ and ‘Once Dance’.

‘Pop Style’ is (sort of) a return to Hip-Hop Drake, and features fellow giants JAY Z and Kanye West; ‘One Dance’ is what we’ve been hearing a lot of — singing, internationally-inspired Drake, with assistance from Nigerian star WizKid and (by way of this sample) Kyla. Yes, Drake is once again taking from the UK by incorporating Funky gods Crazy Cousinz.

Both tracks can be found below, or via Apple Music.

It’s already been confirmed by Drake that Views From The 6 would be dropping this month…hopefully, these two sure-to-be chart-toppers are a sign of sooner than later.

Drake Premieres New Collaborations With Wizkid, Skepta & More On Beats 1

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Yesterday saw the premiere of Drake’s new OVOSOUND Radio show on Apple Music’s Beats 1, and — in addition to clashes/sets with/from OVO co-founder Oliver El-Khatib and producer Eric Dingus — those who tuned in got to hear some new collaborations from the Toronto emcee.

Below, you can have a listen to Drake’s additions to (up-and-coming Toronto artist) Roy Wood$’ ‘Drama’, the remix to Ramriddlz’ ‘Sweeterman’ (NOTE: Ramriddlz hails from Toronto suburb Mississauga) and — last, but certainly not least — Wizkid’s ‘Ojuelegba’, which also features some assistance from Skepta.

UPDATE: It doesn’t appear to be on the site anymore (at least not at first glance), but several sites had noticed that someone at Drake’s OVO website threw up a rather cryptic post showing only a date — 24th September — that’s leading many to believe that it could be an album release date. There’s no confirmation as of yet, but it would be dope to see Views From The 6 arrive before year’s end…a year that Drake’s held a firm grip on, anyway.



Melissa Steel Feat. WizKid – Burning Down

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Melissa Steel’s new tune is an instant smash. Titled ‘Burning Down’, the 21-year-old Atlantic Records signee recruits Afrobeats/Reggae artist WizKid for a beautiful Dancehall/R&B mix that will without a doubt be in your latest club when the weather begins getting warmer (and even now).

We hope to see a visual for this one soon.