February Music Hit List
- Tinashe – Faded LoveFaded Love” is a song recorded by singer Tinashe featuring guest vocals from rapper Future. It was written by Tinashe, Future and others from the song’s production team Stargate. It was released commercially for digital download on February 12, 2018, as the second single from Tinashe’s third studio album, Joyride (2018).”The song’s vibe is cool, careless, muted, almost nonchalant. It has this darkness to it, which Is awesome. The song draws you into a world where the girl wants love but is indifferent to it. To me, the song really represents that feeling of being independent but still sensual and open to love.Tenashe is almost a Rihanna temporary replacement with the sex appeal, the youth and the unbothered low tones. Love this Song
2. Kendrick Lamar Feat SZA – All the Stars
February Music Hit List: “All the Stars” is a song by rapper Kendrick Lamar and recording artist SZA. The video was released in February, 2018 as the lead single to the soundtrack album of the upcoming Marvel Studios superhero film Black Panther. Its audio release coincided with Top Dawg Entertainment’s announcement that their president, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, and Lamar himself would be producing the Black Panther soundtrack album. Marvel Studios confirmed the news and revealed that Lamar was hand-picked by Black Panther’s director Ryan Coogler to produce the soundtrack album.
The song opens with SZA’s hook where she sings about the feeling that comes along with being closer to one’s dreams. Kendrick Lamar then puts his own spin on the chorus, dismissing those who take advantage of his fame.
F— you and all your expectations
I don’t need and want all your congratulations
I recognize your false confidence
And calculated promises all in your conversations
Lamar sees through all the false people who just want to roll with him because he’s a star.
The track is mid-tempo and has 90s vibe to it. Something you could definitely play at an art gallery launch or an African themed fashion show, among many. The soothing sounds of SZAs vocals are a killer and a perfect blend to ongoing theme of women empowerment in the Black Panther Film.
3. Lady Zamar – Collide
February Music Hit List – Back on home ground, Collide by Lady Zamar is a song by singer and recording artist Lady Zamar, writtn by Lady Zamar. The video was released in February, 2018 but the song was released sometime in 2017 and hsa since recived over 1 millions views on youtube. Collide is the latest single from her 1st Studio Album King Zamar.
The song is high tempo,perfect for outdoor parties, family gatherings and wedding dance floor shenanigans. Lady Zamar Collide is a song about a woman in love but wanting to be sure if the person she is in love with also loves her back or loves her the same way, losely put. Its a great summer song and is always worth a listen.
4. Nadia Nakai Featuring Cassper Nyovest – Naaaa Meeaan
February Music Hit List: Over the course of the year, Nadia Nakai has been slowly making her way back to the forefront of hip hop in South Africa. Not to say she’s ever left but she’s delivered an influx of new sounds throughout the past year while featuring on tracks like MissPru Dj – Isaga Lam Ft LaSauce, Gigi Lamayne, and Cassper Nyovest on Top Shayela.
Nadia Nakai kicks off the campaign for her upcooming Album with this latest single Naa Meeaan wihci is a club banger and hip hop royality sounds. Nadia Nakai is not a force to be messed with. Nadia Nakai comes through ferociously over the production with a catchy hook and the video doesnt disappoint with with Cassper Nyovest on the introductory bars of the first hook.
5. Tiwa Savage – Sugar Cane
February Music Hit List: The EP is Ms Savage’s slimmest project, following her two studio albums, the latter of which put the lady back into reckoning following her disappointing debut. At six tracks, Sugarcane is an efficient package selling all that has put Tiwa Savage on top of the female pop pile: sex appeal, controlled R&B vocal styling and an ease with certain kinds of production. There are no superfluous cuts.
The song has bright visuals that compliment her tribal and Afrocentric sound. Totally worth the listen and the see. Peep the visuals here.