Masego Recruits JID And Big Boi For New Single ‘Garden Party’

Masego recently released ‘Studying Abroad: Extended Stay,’ the deluxe edition of his acclaimed 2020 EP.

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Masego - Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images
Masego - Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images

Masego has teamed up with acclaimed Atlanta rappers Big Boi and JID on his new single, “Garden Party.”

The melodically-focused track captures the vibe of an epic party, complete with romance and a battle of the bands. Masego teased the track last week, playing the indelible sax riff from this video, which racked up over 100,000 views in less than 24 hours on TikTok.

Masego, Big Boi, JID - Garden Party (Audio)

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This month, Masego will perform at two U.S. festivals – One Music Festival in Atlanta, GA (October 9) and Suwannee Hulaween in Live Oak, FL (October 28-31). He recently released Studying Abroad: Extended Stay, the deluxe edition of his acclaimed 2020 EP, via EQT Recordings and Capitol Records.

The collection includes the hit “Mystery Lady Ft. Don Toliver,” plus the beautifully reimagined “Mystery Lady (Sego’s Remix).” Combined global streams of “Mystery Lady” have soared past the 138 million mark. Masego collaborated with Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa for the Amapiano-style reimagination of “Mystery Lady” heard on the Scorpion Kings Remix, released last month.

He recently performed “Queen Tings,” a song from his debut album, with Tiffany Gouché on the FOX series Our Kind of People. Additionally, a sample of Masego’s track “Navajo” can be heard on the new Drake album, Certified Lover Boy.

Masego’s first emerged in 2018 with his full-length debut, Lady, Lady. The album established the multitalented artist as a force to be reckoned with, and introduced many listeners to his unique musical style, which he has dubbed “TripHouseJazz.”

Following the release of Lady, Lady, Masego took his music on the road, headlining tours around the globe, and performing on festival stages across nearly every continent.

Critics took notice of Masego’s unique style as well. Pitchfork called his music “sophisticated, steeped in 1980s quiet-storm R&B with hints of smooth jazz along the fringes.” They went on to call the album “a grand coming-of-age record that displays the playful and reflective halves of Masego, illuminating his versatile nature with the promise of more to come.” The accolades continue to roll in with this latest evolution in Masego’s sound.

Buy or stream “Garden Party.”

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