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Rapper Fre-D samples Ebo Taylor on new song ‘Change’

Following the 2017 release of his Don’t Forget To Pray (freestyle) as well as the vibey single “Wahala”; Fre-D is back again with a new track titled “Change”.

The track features production from Lawrence Nana Yaw Gyan also known as ‘Young Fro’; who is a South African producer of Ghanaian descent. The jazzy old-school afro beat elements blend perfectly with the traditional rap bounce.

The track features a sample from Ebo Taylor’s ‘Atwer Abroba’; watch out for the switch up towards the end! The song displays top quality lyricism and though may be considered provocative by some; is rich with honesty and scenic story telling. The hook evokes shades of Fela Kuti as Fre-D sings about the state of the nation and decries the need for change. To describe the track 3 words, it is; real, honest, music.

Fre-D, though of Nigerian descent, is based in South Africa where he studies. He cites; Jay Z, Angelique Kidjo, Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade and Oliver de Coque as his major musical influences.

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