5 Times American Rappers And African Artists Sounded Perfect Together

From Kanye West to Rick Ross, the transatlantic connection is very real.

Earlier this week, Nigerian rapper Davido linked up with Meek Mill for "Fans Mi," a multilingual track that's equal parts hip-hop, afropop, and dancehall-inflected R&B. The song points to the future of African and American creative partnerships, but it wasn't the first time—in fact, it follows a recent trend of translatlantic collaborations. As African artists gain more global appeal, they're increasingly able to afford verses from American rappers. And, given the market that is the continent's one billion-plus population, it's not a bad idea for US artists to try build fanbases there, too. Here are five other recent collabos you should get to know.

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1. D'banj D Kokomaster linked up with Snoop Dogg for a remix of 2011's "Mr. Endowed."
2. The one-time G.O.O.D. Music signee also got then-boss Kanye West to remix his 2013 smash"Scapegoat."
3. Rick Ross hopped on PSquare's romantic "Beautiful Onyinye" last year.
4. Earlier this year, Wale dropped a crew cut with Don Jazzy, Olamide, and Reekado Banks.
5. And Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie just got Miami's Ace Hood on "New Guy."
5 Times American Rappers And African Artists Sounded Perfect Together