Unless you were somehow living under a rock this summer, away from civilization, you’ve heard of Burna Boy. The Nigerian-based artist sang his way into our hearts with a fusion of dancehall, reggae, Afrobeat, and pop. During the prolific summer of 2022, Burna Boy dropped Love, Damini, an album that showcased his growth over his career as a person, lover, and artist.
Down below is just an article full of bangers. Discography Autopsy is meant to dissect an artist’s discography, prying each and every loose end to give you bangers in various sections. But this week, I said screw it. In pure Burna Boy fashion, here are five Burna tracks that you need to listen to right now. And I mean right now. Go get your earbuds out. Plug em in. Or connect em. Something. Just do it.
One of the more influential tracks from Burna Boy is Location which is from Dave’s Psychodrama. You’ve potentially seen some people dancing to this tune in clubs across the UK, as there was a bit of a choreographed dance craze sweeping the nation. However, this tune with Santan himself is a track with immaculate vibes that you simply can’t disrupt. Burna Boy adds a very soothing, melodic breakup to Dave’s rapping. Overall, it’s a solid summer banger
If you’re a Top Boy fan, then you’d recognize Gbona from the scene where Jamie is in the car, on his way home to the estate from jail. He’s seen allowing his arm to flow in a wave like fashion through an open window. That exact feeling is what you get when listening to this tune. It’s a super flowy track that gives off tropical island vibes. It’ll make you want to get on a matching button-down, floral set, some crispy AF1’s and hit the club.
This feel-good tune emphasizes Burna Boy’s desire to continue making memories and have fun no matter what he’s doing. It’s a motivational track with a feel-good aura throughout. It’s Plenty features a ton of instruments that you don’t usually hear in his music, which makes for an interesting listening experience.
This linkup with fellow star boy WizKid will practically break your earbuds with just how groovy this tune is. Although you might not understand all of the words, this is the type of track to make you want to learn the language. It’s a melodic track that features a ton of deep bass, paired with lighthearted drums. It’s a super breezy collaboration from the pair, giving you another feel-good banger to add to your playlist.
With the World Cup just wrapping up and football on the minds of many, B. D’OR is a sick track to add to your playlist. The meaning behind this track isn’t super deep, as it’s based on the award for football’s best player, called the Ballon d’Or. WizKid is another feature on this track, showing the world who the top two candidates are for what they deem music’s Ballon d’Or. The visuals are insane as well, featuring a ton of influential people from the Black community, including athletes, influencers, and more.
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