Mayuyuka Kaunda

Critic

South Africa

Mayuyuka Kaunda is a contributing writer for OkayAfrica Magazine

Outside

Date: 26 Jan 2018 Category: Music
9.0 Rating
In his latest full-length Outside, Burna Boy confirms his prowess as a genre-hopping genius. He effortlessly dabbles in afropop, dancehall, R&B; and ragga, all with a tinge of the thumping bass prevalent in recent hip-hop releases. He does all this with a purposeful approach, linking his sound to a number of themes throughout. The album opens with "More Life," a slow piano-based intro that couldn't actually prepare you for the pleasant sur ...