There’s so much new music being released that it’s hard for even the most loyal fans to wade through the trash to find the gems. That’s why we’ve created #BumpThis – a Friday series that features new songs, by and featuring Nigerians, that you absolutely need to hear.

M.I — “Warrior” ft. Kauna

Due to his ongoing beef with Vector — the general consensus being that his eloquent diss track, “Viper”, put him over the edge — M.I is enjoying an outpouring of love, as fans revisit his old projects. So, it’s no surprise that he just dropped “Warrior”, a solid track that’s reminiscent of his earlier work.

Aided by a stellar chorus from newcomer, Kauna — the daughter of the man who helped launch his career — the self-produced “Warrior” is an inspirational track that finds M.I in top lyrical form, spitting brilliant bars about his rise, his motivations, his insecurities and his haters.

100 Crowns — “Passport” ft. Blaqbonez, Payper Corleone & Tentik

2019 has been an interesting year for hip-hop in Nigeria. From rap beefs to the scramble for the title of ‘greatest rapper in Africa’, the genre hasn’t gotten this much buzz in a while. Riding that wave, Loose Kaynon and A-Q’s label, 100 Crowns just enlisted three solid rappers for new track, “Passport”.

While they might not all be household names, Blaqbonez, Payper Corleone and Tentik are among the most exciting Nigerian rappers working today, and on the brutal “Passport”, they reiterate why fans of witty wordsmiths should be paying rapt attention to all three of them.


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