DOWNLOAD MIXTAPE: Legendury Beatz - Afropop 101 (Featuring Wizkid, Mr Eazi, Timaya, R2Bees, Niniola, Vanessa Mdee, & More)
Starboy Records affiliated music recording duo, Legendury Beatz have finally come through with their highly anticipated debut project dubbed "Afropop 101."
Weeks after announcing the release of the debut project, Afropop 101, The Starboy Records affiliated music recording duo, Legendury Beatz is back to honor their words as the comes through hours ago and releases their full compilation.
Housed a total of nine tracks (against the tracklist cover below, which depict 8 tracks with exception of Maleek Berry contribution in "One Call Away"), the compilation featured four of their label mates, including the label Boss Wizkid, as well as Maleek Berry, Mr Eazi and Mugeez (of R2Bees). Other featured act includes Timaya, Niniola, Simi and Tanzanian sultry songstress, Vanessa Mdee (Vee Money).
"Heartbeat" with Mr Eazi appears to be the project first and only track released as a single.
"Afropop 101" as the title takes, evokes a sense of higher learning, derived from a need to educate the masses about their sound.
It is distinctly African and made to have a popular appeal – hence the name “afropop.” Legendury Beatz believes that in recent times, many songs – some by famous non-African artists – have been tagged “afrobeats” simply because they contain traces of dancehall. But afropop in its own right, and according to Legendury Beatz, means popular African music that fuses various genres.
As a result, Afropop 101 is a collage of different sounds that traverse hip hop, electro-house, moombathon and of course, dancehall. In future, there will be several volumes of the Afropop 101 series. The group felt that the first batch of featured artists within the Legendury Beatz circle of influence would aptly introduce the mixtape.
The process of creating the mixtape was a journey in eclecticism. In order to get the best out of the respective artists, Legendury Beatz elected to create music around the aesthetic of each artist’s soundscape. Diversity was key.
This extends to the mixtape artwork. Legendury Beatz asserts that the plan was to work with as many African artists as possible on Afropop 101. So for the album art, the duo chose to exhibit the red, green and black Pan African colours. There’s also an old Nigerian stamp and Ghanaian coins to signify where Legendury Beatz’s afrobeats roots lie.
Here i rest my case and hope you further yours in the comment section below after you might have got it downloaded via iTunes for your listening pleasure.
Afropop 101 Tracklist
- 1. Legendury ft. Timaya
- 2. Kini ft. Niniola
- 3. Apple & Vodka ft. Mugeez
- 4. BDL (Bend Down Low) ft. Timaya
- 5. Undercover Lover ft. Wizkid & Mugeez
- 6. Duasi ft. Vanessa Mdee
- 7. One Call Away ft. Maleek Berry
- 8. Heartbeat ft. Mr Eazi
- 9. So Rire ft. Simi