39 Min Released Jul 14, 2016

40. Around The World With Drake

How do you create a hit that both breaks sound barriers and chart records? Drake has done this with a unique mix of international sounds from Africa, the Caribbean, the U.K. and Canada. But is his chart topping success musical appropriation or celebration? A deep listening reveals diverse influences and musical rhythms that have crossed oceans centuries before "One Dance" was even conceived. Plus, we debut Blinky Bill's "So Strong," his first single off his upcoming solo album.

**- Drake - One Dance (feat. Whizkid & Kyla)

  • Ojuelegba Remix - Wizkid ft. Drake & Septa
  • 2Baba - Coded Tinz ft. Phyno, Chief Obi
  • DJ Maphorisa - Soweto Baby feat Wizkid & Dj Buckz
  • Crazy Cousinz - Do You Mind ft. Kyla
  • The Revolutionaries - General For General
  • Barrington Levy - Dance Are Changing 
  • Joh Thomas - Ghetto Dance
  • Papa Biggie - Youth Them Have To Grow
  • Yellowman - Adam & Eve
  • Mighty Diamonds - Love Me Girl
  • Drake - Hotline Bling
  • Timmy Thomas - Why Can’t We Live Together
  • D.R.A.M. - Cha Cha
  • Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX - Take Care Of You
  • Drake - Take Care ft. Rihanna
  • Drake - JunglePaul Simon - Graceland
  • Paul Simon - I Know What I Know
  • Moby - Natural Blues
  • Vera Hall - Trouble So Hard
  • David Guetta - Hey Mama (ft. Nicki Minaj)
  • Sangkala - Gamelan Degung
  • Joel Francisco Perri - Las llamas de Potosi
  • Habib Koité - Africa
  • Kwaa Mensah - Odo Me, Me Sum No DoChico O’farrell - Sin Titulo
  • Trio Matamoros - El Que Siembra Su Maíz 
  • Joseph Kabasele - Africa Bola Ngombi
  • E.T. Mensa & The Tempos - Fom Fom
  • Fela Kuti - Lagos Baby
  • Fela Kuti - Elbe Moi (Carry Me)
  • Fela Kuti - LadyWizkid - Show You The Money
  • Blinky Bill - So Strong

Check out Blinky's music at www.soundcloud.com/blinkyb
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