#MusicMonday: The Music Scene Drops Fire Quarantine Hits | CARVE AFRICA

#MusicMonday: The Music Scene Drops Fire Quarantine Hits

With majority of the world in distress and confused due to the pandemic that is Covid-19, we all seem to be speaking the same language, I mean we even binge on the same Netflix shows, do challenges together and listen to the same music. The latest installment of THE DROP will have you in your feels and also dancing to new music.

Dee Xclsv has turned water into wine with this new single from the rapper features the legendary Khuli Chana and Manu WorldStar on the hook. Water into Wine is the 23 year olds first single of the year as he continues to add on his astounding 2019 success, which had his name earmarked by Trace TV as the ‘bout to blow artist of the year 2019, had a feature cover on The Plug magazine June issue and later on their list of the top 100 most influential South Africans in urban culture.

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“Water Into Wine is basically the miracle that Jesus performed, this symbolized that he was able to take something that was normal and turned it into something significant. Which is basically what we feel we did with the song,” explains Dee Xclsv.
Download Water Into Wine on all music streaming sites.

Sipho The Gift releases visuals for Boy a chest-thumping cinematic look at a young boy at a crossroad battling to define himself, a story we are familiar with something that most of us young men relate too. Sipho has always tried to redefine manhood outside the traditional, religious and social structure as he is not happy about how it has been presented to him and that is what Boy is about, choosing your own path.

The treatment was written by Sipho himself and directed by Emile Badenhorst of Los Angeles-based production house, CouCous. Emile was recently nominated as one of the top 5 new female directors to watch in South Africa by Between 10and5.

Boy is the second video to be released from Sipho’s critically acclaimed album Indigo. You can watch Boy below.

Marcus Harvey most might not know him, I guess that’s why he went with the title IAM MARCUS HARVEY (You Don’t Know Me Yet) as the title of his debut album. The Johannesburg born musician gained recognition late 2019 when he released a single titled Mosadi which he featured Kaeb. At the age of 21 Marcus dropped his first album early April 2020. Four days into the release of the album it topped Apple music charts. The year started off amazing for young Marcus and we might need him to change the title of his album Marcus Harvey (You Know Me)

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To be honest it’s been a very emotional journey to complete this album. I hope that everyone that gets a chance to hear the album will love it as much as I do. I’m really excited and honored to introduce the style as well as the different sounds on the album To everyone that has supported me since day one, I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I really appreciate y’all. 🙏🏽 Also a big shoutout to everyone I worked with on this album. 🥺🙏🏽 Producers: @031choppa @shewannfiji @lord.slo T.Clive @i.motsi_evo & John William Thank You Gents 🙏🏽 Featured Artists: @spartz_mm @zimkitha_sa @pimp.push @shaun.raps @swank.22 I’d like to apologize for the delay and inconvenience. We encountered technical problems before we could release the album but we’re sorted now. 🙏🏽 Please Download & Share ✨ Link in bio 🙏🏽 📸: @artvillain_ A Tales Of The Cool Production 💯

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Stream and download IAM MARCUS HARVEY (You Don’t Know Me Yet) on all digital music streaming sites and comment below which track is your favorite on the album.

Cassper Nyovest released his second single of the year titled Amadimoni featuring South Africa’s super producer Tweezy. The song pays tribute to fallen U.S rapper Pop Smoke and is a certified banger. The rapper had this to say; “I come from the school of HHP and HHP was always criticized for being versatile, he did Motswako which is essentially a mixture of anything and everything. I mean his name is Hip Hop Pantsula the name explains itself.”

Cassper added that he is working on a Fifa app to grow his #CassperStayAtHomeMatches concept
You can listen to Amadimoni featuring Tweezy below and tell us if the track gets your nod.

Elaine has become South Africa’s rhythm and blues “it” girl even though her sound has elements of Trap Soul and hip hop in it, her debut project Elements has set a new standard for R&B in Mzansi and even globally. Historically the genre has struggled to gain attention in the South African music market but in the internet age anything is possible. Elaine recently dropped her first ever music video from her chart topping single You’re The One and the positive responses travelled all the way from the U.S.

The visuals for the song capture the intimacy of the song and performance scenes with different striking backgrounds that intercut with moments between Elaine and her man. The artist recently broke down the meaning behind the song- “I know you are the one, I mean it doesn’t get deeper than that,” she said and also added, “Imagine someone telling you that you are the one. There are so many people in the world and yet you are the one. That’s why I made it the title of the song cause to me it was like, that’s crazy, I’m actually telling someone that they are the one.”

Download Elements on all music streaming sites and enjoy the You’re The One visuals below.

The Big Hash releases his sequel Ep Life+Times 2 with his producer 808X, the latest ep is a follow up from his 2019 masterpiece Life+Times Of A Teenage Influence. The young rapper decided to release his latest EP during the lockdown as he wants to build up momentum for his upcoming debut album and has stated that he is giving the fans two projects this year, which is the EP and the album later on in the year.

Download and stream The Big Hash new ep “Life+Times 2” and watch his latest music video Amnesia below.

Drakes TikTok stunt finally pays off as his latest single Toosie Slide hands him another number 1 on the Billboard top 100 chart. For the past couple of months Drake has been very hot on Tiktok and it had most of us wondering what the boy might have up his sleeves? Drake finally let Toosie Slide loose after watching the song dominate social media and the #ToosieSlidechallenge trend all over the world.
The music video has Drake showcasing the dance moves in his Toronto mansion AKA The Embassy.

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You can enjoy the music video below while you join in on the #ToosieSlidechallenge.

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