GoldLink feat. Maleek Berry + Bibi Bourelly: Zulu Screams

Fusing go-go, African and Caribbean rhythms and hip-hop, “Zulu Screams” is an upbeat bop outfitted with smooth verses from DMV-raised GoldLink and Nigerian-Brit Maleek Berry, with vocals from singer/songwriter Bibi Bourelly (who wrote “Bitch Better Have My Money” for Rihanna). The accompanying video—directed by Meji Alabi—takes place in a dark, chaotic warehouse party and features a hologram version of GoldLink, who seems summoned by the …

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Ratatat comes back, Rihanna songwriter Bibi Bourelly's debut, a #TBT by Common and more in this week's music round-up

Common feat. Mary J Blige: Come Close Our #TBT this week, taking us back to 2002, is “Come Close,” Common’s gentle serenade for true love featuring R&B queen Mary J. Blige. Both artists—along with No Doubt, Usher, Fall Out Boy, and even a couple of K-Pop stars—donated their time to perform for free at this past weekend’s Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day, which took place …

Bibi Bourelly: Riot

Berlin-based songwriter Bibi Bourelly has quickly found her way into the international spotlight. The 20-year-old has been writing songs since childhood, but her breakthrough came this year when she worked with Rihanna on “Bitch Better Have My Money” and “Higher.” Now Bourelly presents her own first official release with “Riot.” With just vocals and an acoustic guitar, the track exudes defiance and attitude. Bourelly’s raspy …