Def Jam Africa today announced Rhythms of Zamunda, a compilation to accompany the release of the Coming 2 America film. The iconic Coming To America (1988) took audiences to the Africa-inspired, fictional land of Zamunda. It’s sequel, Coming 2 America will be released worldwide on 5 March 2021. To help tell the story, music by many African acts is included in the new movie.
In addition to that, a compilation that mirrors some of the themes of Coming 2 America will be released by Def Jam Africa, a division of the Universal Music Group. From amapiano to zouglou-inspired songs, Rhythms of Zamunda is a 16-track body of work that traverses Western, Eastern and Southern African soundscapes to connect with Northern America and the rest of the globe.
The lead single from Rhythms of Zamunda is ‘Black & White’ by South Africa’s wordsmith and wunderkind Nasty C. On it, the hip hop artist features American soul singer, Ari Lennox and gives the listener a glimpse into the possibilities of love when two people stop complicating it. It’s a universally relatable perspective and one that Nasty C is elated to share with the world. “I am honoured to be representing Africa in such a monumental moment, celebrating the best of black creatives,” he said about the compilation.
Check out the full tracklisting below:
- Black & White – Nasty C ft. Ari Lennox
- Owo Ni Koko – Larry Gaaga & Umuobiligbo
- Magnet – Locko
- Skeletun – Tekno
- Overdue – Tellaman Feat. Sha Sha & Oxlade
- Jiggy Bop – Alpha P & TMXO
- Dosabado – DJ Arafat
- Fetch Your Life – Prince Kaybee Feat. Msaki
- Dangerous Love – Tiwa Savage (DJ Ganyani Amapiano Radio Edit Remix)
- Moya Omubi – Th&o.
- Hallelujah – Diamond Platnumz Feat. Morgan Heritage
- Ye Mama – Toofan Feat. Fally Ipupa
- Ain’t It True – Bonj
- Loke Loke – Gemini Major Feat. ANATII
- Shesha – De Mthuda & Njelic
- Everything – Ricky Tyler
Featuring songs about love, chasing dreams, identity, triumph over trials and more, this compilation is a Pan-African project that bridges the distance between countries and cultures.