Sauti Sol ft Patoranking – Melanin: at last, a song that elevates #AfrikanSauce

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Sauti Sol ft Patoranking – Melanin

There are a few African countries that have predominantly fairer skinned inhabitants, but largely, one would think that the Dark Continent would be synonymous with dark skin, but the increase in bleaching and #TeamLieSkin means that purists such as myself are constantly on the hunt for anything that elevates or celebrates black skin. So I was tickled pink brown when I heard this song: Melanin by Sauti Sol featuring Patoranking. It is to be a part of the Kenyan’s upcoming LP titled #AfrikanSauce, a continuation of the Live and Die in Afrika album. He is working with artistes from around the continent and will be dropping a collabo every month for the next year.

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Okay, so the lyrics are hardly the stuff of Shakespeare’s sonnets, but then again, neither is the stuff that Rihanna puts out, even armed with a dozen writers. People listen to music for the beat and the way it makes them feel; a form of escapism, if you will. This song hits high notes on both features: the hook is catchy, the sinewy strands and the boom base make you just want to wind.

I was here for the song just from the title; I think #AfrikanSauce is something that should be celebrated and sung about!

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But as the beat is buns and Patoranking finished work with his throaty timbre, this is definitely a song I can endorse!

But what do you think? Watch the YouTube video or listen to the MP3 and leave your comments below!

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