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Rick Jade broke the internet when they announced their pregnancy with the "Bonita" music video! Now they've shared the album art for their debut album, Da New Africa. They have shared that this album will be the type that you play from start to finish, devoid of skits and interludes. To ensure the quality of the album, and to respect the overall act of creating a project, they ensured the production is crisp. This resulted in the attention to detail that can only come with more than one producer on every track.
They shared on The Balcony that their music production was organic and that working together is something they've always wanted to do. Now, after ten years together, debuting ten tracks on the album only seemed fitting. More so than this, they were able to find such great flow that they're already looking towards their 2020 release. This Friday, however, fans can expect guest verses from Focalistic, Frsh Citizen, and the one they've already heard from Kly.
They've answered a few more questions about the album in the Q&A below!
What inspired the album title?
The music sounds like what new music from Africa in 2019 should sound and feel like. We are ambassadors of African art, literature, love, and spirituality. The narrative behind the music pushes the agenda of unity, the bond of family, and the sharing of positive energy. We aim to document a renewed narrative for Africa, one that is rich, bold, and unapologetic in its artistic expression. A narrative that is opposite to the one of poverty, war, and divide. The making of this music coincided with the life of the child we are carrying, we will be giving birth to a new generation of Africa, so this is beyond just music for us.
If you had to describe your sound in a sentence, what would you say?
Our sound in one sentence: The GLOBAL AFRICAN SOUND.
In one word: GAS ⛽????????
What's been the best part of producing music together versus working apart as you have in the past for the majority of your careers?
It’s been completely organic; nothing was forced. We always wanted to share stages together, now we get to do it through our own music. We’ve learnt so much more about ourselves in this period and more than anything it’s solidified our union even more.