AKA’s Album ‘Mass Country’ Honored With A New York’s Times Square Billboard
AKA’s latest album, Mass Country, is gaining global recognition as it is set to be featured on a billboard in New York City’s Times Square. Spotify, a popular music streaming service, is commemorating the release of the album, which was launched on Friday, by showcasing it on the billboard.
According to Spotify, the album is a farewell gift to AKA’s fans and a love letter to South Africa, the country where the rapper hails from. The album was produced and completed before AKA’s unexpected death.
The release of Mass Country has shown that AKA’s legacy lives on. Spotify has shared that the more than 60% of the people streaming his album are not from South Africa but are global fans. The album has been well-received and trends on South African twitter as fans talk about his songs.
AKA’s Album Mass Country has gone global
The album features a mix of local sounds and collaborations with some of South Africa’s most popular hip-hop artists, including Khuli Chana, Blxckie, Nadia Nakai, Emtee, Yanga Chief, and Sjava, among others. This makes it clear that the album was made specifically for AKA’s South African fans.
The Spotify listening session was an emotional one as the people he featured with made it a success in this emotional time. His management team keeps sharing news about the album on the late rapper’s AKA page making sure that the long-awaited fruits of his labor are a success.
The billboard in Times Square has previously featured other South African artists such as Kabza de Small and Sha Sha, giving local talent an opportunity to reach international audiences. Warren Bokwe, Spotify Sub-Saharan Africa’s lead music strategy, and operations, has praised AKA’s contribution to the music industry, emphasizing its significance and importance.