Toppa Top 10: Ten Afrobeats Artists You Should Listen To Right Now If You Love Caribbean Music

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April 4, 2016


2. Burna Boy
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From dance-pop club bangers like โ€œTonightโ€ to the spacey, introspective โ€œSoke,โ€ Lagosโ€™ Burna Boy moves across the map, musically, but the root of his sound, as heโ€™s often acknowledged in interviews, is dancehall. That inspiration is front and center on 2014โ€™s โ€œDon Gorgon,โ€ which references dancehall classics like Shabbaโ€™s โ€œTing-a-Ling,โ€ Johnny Osbourneโ€™s โ€œBudy Byeโ€ and Super Cat and Heavy Dโ€™s โ€œDem No Worry We.โ€ Despite his considerable crossover appeal and popularity at home, North American and Caribbean audiences have been slow to catch on to Burna Boy. Until they inevitably do, heโ€™ll just have to be West Africaโ€™s secret.

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