Editors’ Notes The Pan-Africanist ideal never died—it morphed into hybridized sonic fragments that connect Joburg to Nairobi via Lagos and Accra. On “Ebabayo,” the lead single from his 2021 album The 4th Republic, South African DJ and producer Prince Kaybee pairs a laidback groove with Nokwazi’s fiery vocals. “I thought this was a bit too mellow as an instrumental,” he tells Apple Music. “Nokwazi came in and gave it a sense of being alive.” Alongside this new single, expect only the latest and greatest songs presenting the African continent in its lush entirety, whether they’re hip-hop, highlife, Afrobeats, alté, house, Afrobongo, or kuduro. Africa’s time isn’t only now, it’s forever. So come catch a lick, and hype up your library by adding anything that vibrates in lockstep with your beat.