“We loved these afro beats for the gentle sweet simplicity of vibes which tickles your ear and the diversity in terms of harmonies and beats offered here. Coming along with a soulful vocal performance which engages the listener to a laid back listening experience. ”

Epitomising the rich culture of their heritage through the imagery and lyricism Vector x Mastaa showcase their new DJ Magnum collaboration ‘No Worries’. Bringing an abundance of feel-good-energy straight to your speakers, as it blares with a seasoned myriad of instruments, from drum patterns to trumpet horns.

Directed by Tokyo James the visuals bring the energy of the track to life as the music video bursts with colour and vibrancy. Forging an experimental style both Vector x Mastaa engrain the essence of African culture with rap, coining a ‘Rapfrobeat’ sound. The balance between both genres is reflected through the music video and lyricisms as African culture is merged with Western clothing and the track includes a mixture of English and Yoruba.

No Worries’ is taken off Vector and Mastaa’s collaborative project ‘CROSSROADS’. The five-track EP spearheads the partnership between Afrobeats and rap. The pair use their rhythm and poetry to construct a different narrative over traditional African beats. They also open up the gate to the whole diaspora as their sound reflects the music derived from numerous countries and their music becomes the playground to where they unite.

Their project ‘CROSSROADS’ is a seamless blend between traditional rap and more a rhythmic and melodic sound. They have also teamed up with DJs on two occasions, which of course includes DJ Magnum on ‘No Worries’, as well as DJ Neptune on ‘Eyan Colgate’. Having developed their artistry as individual acts ‘CROSSROADS’ documents the moment where Vector and Mastaa’s creative paths meet.

Joining the new wave of artist popularising the ‘Rapfrobeat’ sub-genre, Vector x Mastaa are your ones to watch for 2021.

Reviewed by Nagamag on 
December 9, 2020

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