Afrobeats' strength—and the reason for its recent (and hopefully long-lasting) popularity—has always been twofold: 1) it stands on its own two feet as a self-sustained genre 2) its had a profound influence on UK music, weaving itself into grime, UK rap, dancehall and bashment. Recently, Afrobeats ambassador Afro B curated the MOVES compilation, drawing together exclusive bangers and cuts from budding stars in the scene.
Ahead of the comp's release on May 19, Afro B's already shared a Drop 1 playlist on Spotify and today he's sharing Drop 2. To celebrate, he's also put together the below minimix, highlighting some of the biggest bangers from the compilation, exclusively for Complex.
1. TG Millian, Naira Marley, Blanco - Money On The Road
2. CXCV - Half Jamo Half Ghana
3. NSG - No Jamo Full Ghana
4. IQ - Tell A Paigon Try
5. Ekeno & IQ - Afro Jam
6. NSG ft. Kilo Keemzo - We Dey
7. Bagz ft. Tee Da Supreme & Tayo GG - Rotation
8. Jaij Hollands - Gbelemo
9. GB & Prof - Some Of Me
10. Omo Frenchie & Naira Marley - Cele