TLC meets Nas meets Brandy in Hamburg is how I'd describe German singer Ace Tee's recent release, "Bist du Down ?," featuring rapper Kwam.e. Translating to 'are you down?,' the music video manages to be fresh and familiar at the same time via its combination of crisp and bright 90s R&B aesthetics, funky choreography, and smooth German vocals. A tweet drawing comparison between Ace Tee and TLC has already gone viral, and folks are more than a little excited by the incredible time machine trip that the song and video provide together. Ace Tee will be dropping her next release 'Sip Slow' on August 18th, and you can check out more of her music on Soundcloud.
By Kyle Lopez*, AFROPUNK contributor