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.
TOBi — “City Blues (Remix)” ft. The Game
One of the best projects to drop in 2019 was STILL, the debut album by Nigerian-Canadian rapper, TOBi. A clear standout off the tape was the astonishing “City Blues”, which just got an equally impressive remix.
On the original track, which was inspired by Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues”, TOBi raps about the immigrant experience, focusing on the struggle of feeling caught between two worlds.
For the remix, he enlists The Game, who brings an added layer to the already complex track. On his verses, the Grammy-nominated rapper thoughtfully tackles the reality of growing up black and poor in America.