Pioneering British-Ghanaian artist Mista Silva has been a longstanding presence in London's afrobeats scene; this year, he was nominated for the third time at the MOBOS (for Best African Act). With his latest single "Murda," he's bringing pure sunshine to the freezing U.K. streets: despite its decoy title, the hip-winding track is all about killing off your negativity and embracing the moment. "'Murda' means proving the stereotypes wrong!" Mista Silva explained in a cheerful email to The FADER. "Growing up as a black African in London, we've always been painted with negativity, so this record is about good vibes and shining above the negative energy placed upon me and my people!" Listen below.
November 29, 2016