If you needed proof that music is a language with no borders, here it is. It comes in the form of a catchy, infectiously danceable new single from producers KickRaux and Ras Kwame. That they are even working together is evidence of the universality of music; Ras Kwame is from Ghana while KickRaux hails from Jamaica. They dreamt of creating a body of work that combined Africa’s rhythmically enchanting music with the celebrated sounds of the Caribbean. ‘Forward’, the first collaborative album between the two artists, was the result of their shared vision and dedicated labor.
The first of the singles from the album is ‘Feelin U‘, which brings together artists from both sides of the Atlantic and from Africa. Representing the UK is newly signed Sony Music artist Doctor and from the other side of the pond is L.A. rapper Tyga. Singing the seductive hook is Ayo Jay, a singer-songwriter originally from Nigeria but currently based in the States. The first verse is delivered in that familiar Jamaican patois by Demarco who has been on the dancehall scene since 2003 working on both sides of the sound booth. The second is sang by Doctor, who then cedes the mic to Tyga for some typically witty bars. With the depth of talent on board and the sheer catchiness of the tune, it’s no wonder Feelin U has been making waves on international radio since its release on September 16.
The video, directed by Matt Mooney, is centered on three ladies roaming the streets and lush grasslands of a tropical paradise playing a version of the popular Pokémon GO mobile game. Only instead of searching for a huggable yellow creature, the girls are on the hunt for the musicians in the song.
Enjoy this feel-good summer jam as you wait for more from this unlikely musical tag-team.
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