New Music Friday: New Projects From Gyakie, King Promise, Magixx & More

Featuring projects from Gyakie, Magixx + more

Friday is universally known as the day for new music releases. This means there’s so much music to wade through, and a few might get lost in the shuffle. To help out, here’s a run-down of newly released projects the NATIVE recommends from this week’s slew of releases. From Gyakie’s latest offering to music from Magixx and King Promise, here are some projects which have just been released today, tap in.

Gyakie – ‘My Diary’

Ghanaian pop princess Gyakie has only been around for a short period but her discography is palpable. The singer won the hearts of many with her debut single “Forever” and since then, has shared a number of romantic singles including her most recent release “Something.” Arriving today is the singer’s major label debut EP, ‘My Diary.’ The 6-tracker touches on topics such as love, romance and the complications that come with it. The project also features a guest performance from Afropop star Davido and shows off Gyakie’s sultry vocals as well as her songwriting and storytelling.

King Promise – ‘5 Star’

After taking a 3-year hiatus from releasing any projects, King Promise has now arrived with his latest offering ‘5 Star,’ a follow up to his 2019 LP ‘As Promised.’ The 15-track LP sees contributions from Omah Lay, Vic Mensa and Patoranking and as well as stellar verses from international acts including UK rapper Headie One, WSTRN and ChanceTheRapper. The new album continues to showcase King Promise’s ability to spin relatable and memorable tracks.

Magixx – ‘Atom’

In the final quarter of 2020, Mavin Records unveiled their newest addition to the team, Magixx. The stellar vocalist arrived with his debut self-titled EP which set the artist in the eyes of many. Now, to continue his streak, the singer and songwriter has arrived less than a year later with his sophomore EP ‘Atom,’ a 4-track body of work which sees the artist making records which show his current state of mind; enjoying the good things of life and not taking things too seriously.

Mi$tak & Ouma Wa Mafegi – ‘Raha’ 

Kenyan newcomers Mi$tak & Ouma Wa Mafegi team up for a new collaborative effort titled ‘Raha.’ The 41-minute LP is a fine balance between Hip-hop and Trap music as they fire off pensive bars and dizzying rhymes. Produced majorly by Mi$taK, the 14-tracker sees both rappers in their most braggadocious form as they work listeners through their current state of mind, from their obsession with the grind, to working hard and making it to the top. 

Uche Malik – ‘Nwa Owerri’ 

Nigerian born, Massachusetts-based singer and songwriter Uche Malik makes music that connects his audiences both home and abroad. For his latest release, the singer has arrived with his sophomore EP ‘Nwa Owerri,’ a follow-up to his previously released project, ‘Jiggy Boy.’ On ‘Nwa Owerri,’ Malik delivers a 5-track set performed entirely on his home and with production credits from L.Ucas, Soundchef and more. Across the project’s succinct runtime, he makes a case for uniting his two distinct backgrounds while serving up enjoyable tunes.

Julixn Drizzle – ‘Nimefika’

For his sophomore album, rapper and songwriter Julixn Drizzle returns with ‘Nimefika.’ The 17-tracker sees the artist delivering a blend of Hip-Hop tunes over which he lays weighty messages about his journey and the come up. The new project portrays the rapper in a vulnerable form as he speaks on levelilng up, getting better, evolving and becoming. 

Cill – ‘Something Cilly’

Cill properly introduced listeners to her music in 2020 when she released the record “Tatarata.” Now, the singer, songwriter and guitarist is here with her debut EP ‘Something Cilly’ a 6-track EP which puts on display all she has to offer, as well as includes a befitting remix of her hit single “Tatarata.” Across 6 new tracks, Cill bares her soul and invites listeners into her world with the help of stellar production. The singer dials up the romance as she delivers love anthems over the project’s 20-minute runtime.

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