Zoro and Mr Real link up for new single, "Upandan" - The Native

Zoro and Mr Real link up for new single, “Upandan”

Afropop’s repetitive style may give the impression that it runs on a trend mill, but Zoro and Mr Real’s “Upandan” shows it’s not such a monoculture. Not only is it split by the unbridgeable divide between commercial R&B fueled pop and everything else, it’s split into a bazillion fractions and overlapping factions based on geography, demographics, history, stylistic quirks, tribal allegiance and petty grievances.

Banger alert 🚨 @zoroswagbag x Mr Real Now out 🔥 🔥prod.by @tspize

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For “Upandan”, the Zoro’s melodic eastern fused vocals is placed next to Mr Real’s cocksure Yoruba ad-libs from the trendy street pop sound from Lagos. Over the house music beat T’Spize produces, they perform a song for DJ turntables, describing scenes you’d expect in the club, “Go Shawty Go/ Upandan/ Let The Booty Go”.

Stream Zoro and Mr Real’s “Upandan” below.

Featured Image Credits: Instagram/zoroswagbag

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