Before Burna Boy shut down his sold-out show at the Apollo, he paid veteran radio personality Sway Calloway a visit to his radio show, Sway In The Morning for an in-depth conversation and to face the show’s coveted ‘5 Fingers of Death’ freestyle challenge.
“We’re all most definitely related,” Burna responds to Sway declaring so in the beginning of his interview. “That’s my job as the African Giant is to bring you all home.”
Such an impactful conversation with @BurnaBoy about our African roots and how the African women is God. We couldn't let him leave without entering the 5 Fingers of Death though! Watch: https://t.co/tEPgHp8XLy pic.twitter.com/mZFUJ1X7Bl
— Sway Calloway (@RealSway) April 7, 2019
Sway and his cohost ask Burna Boy questions pertaining to the continued bridge-building happening through music between the continent and the diaspora, the connections young Africans have to hip-hop, the drug epidemic young people are battling both in the States and on the continent and more.
Watch interview below;
Every MC that touches down on Sway In The Morning is tasked to face the ‘5 Fingers of Death’ freestyle challenge, where they spit bars off the dome as the DJ switches to five different instrumentals.
Kicking off with Timbaland & Magoo’s “Indian Flute” to transitioning to Nas’ “Oochie Wally,” Burna Boy is effortless with his dancehall toasting-inspired flow.
Check it out below;
As Konbini adds, Burna’s next stop stateside is Coachella.
“That huge, right?” Sway asks.
“It’s huge for here,” Burna responds in closing.