Def Jam Africa Presents Rhythms of Zamunda

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.

Nasty C

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:

  1. Black & White – Nasty C ft. Ari Lennox
  2. Owo Ni Koko – Larry Gaaga & Umuobiligbo
  3. Magnet – Locko
  4. Skeletun – Tekno
  5. Overdue – Tellaman Feat. Sha Sha & Oxlade
  6. Jiggy Bop – Alpha P & TMXO
  7. Dosabado – DJ Arafat
  8. Fetch Your Life – Prince Kaybee Feat. Msaki
  9. Dangerous Love – Tiwa Savage (DJ Ganyani Amapiano Radio Edit Remix)
  10. Moya Omubi – Th&o.
  11. Hallelujah – Diamond Platnumz Feat. Morgan Heritage
  12. Ye Mama – Toofan Feat. Fally Ipupa
  13. Ain’t It True – Bonj
  14. Loke Loke – Gemini Major Feat. ANATII
  15. Shesha – De Mthuda & Njelic
  16. 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.


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