Ambitious and unapologetic, Africa’s most dynamic young MCs know who they are—and where they’re headed. With captivating lyrics that blend American and local slang, unrelenting beats and tons of urban swag, these rappers lead new movements in hip-hop, from Kumasi to Joburg and everywhere in between. CLIQUE is our roundup of artists at the forefront of Afro-trap and Afro-drill waves. Our editors update this playlist frequently, so if you hear something you like, add it to your library.

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