Rhythms of Zamunda: Music Inspired by Coming 2 America yields a blend of 16 original tracks embodying the opulent countries and cultures of Pan-Africa. Boasting a wide range of superstars from across the continent, Rhythms of Zamunda features South African superstars; Nasty C’s “Black and White” featuring Ari Lennox; “Skeletun” from Tekno; Tiwa Savage’s “Dangerous Love”, and many more.
Leading the project, Def Jam Recording artist and South Africa’s most streamed artist Nasty C has released the video for “Black & White” with Ari Lennox. Watch HERE. The 16-track compilation – curated by CEO, Universal Music South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa Sipho Dlamini – arrives in tandem with the recently revealed Coming 2 America Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and the highly anticipated comedy Coming 2 America, which premieres exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 240 countries and territories the same day.
“It was important for Def Jam Africa to be involved because the first film was so legendary to Africans in the diaspora,” said Sipho Dlamini. “The film franchise is tongue-in-cheek but conveys a rich quality of life in Africa. That is reflected in the music on Rhythms of Zamunda. We wanted to represent some of the sounds that are relevant, impactful and current on the continent.”
A Pan-African project that bridges the distance between countries and cultures, Rhythms of Zamunda traces a musical roadmap through Western, Eastern, and South African soundscapes and introduces this synergy to listeners worldwide. The record boasts contributions from Nigerian superstar Tiwa Savage and Tekno, the late DJ Arafat from Côte d’Ivoire, Prince Kaybee and Msaki of South Africa, and Fally Ipupa from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
1. Nasty C ft Ari Lennox – Black & White
2. Larry Gaga & Umu Obiligbo – Owo Ni Koko
3. Locko – Magnet
4. Tekno – Skeletun
5. Tellaman ft Sha Sha & Oxlade – Overdue
6. Alpha P & TMXO – Jiggy Bop
7. DJ Arafat – Dosabado
8. Prince Kaybee ft Msaki – Fetch Your Life
9. Tiwa Savage – Dangerous Love (DJ Ganyani Amapiano Radio Edit Remix)
10. Th&o – Moya Owubi
11. Diamond Platnumz ft Morgan Heritage – Hallelujah
12. Toofan ft Fally Ipupa – Ye Mama
13. Bonj – Ain’t It True
14. Gemini Major ft Anatii – Loke Loke
15. De Mthuda & Njelic – Shesha
16. Ricky Tyler – Everything
1: John Legend ft Burna Boy – Coming 2 America
2: Tekno – Waka Waka