Toronto-based rising star Azani is back with his brand new solo single titled Gettin’ Hot via Def Jam Recordings, as he prepares to release his anticipated debut album which arrives later this year.
The funky Afrobeats offering is an infectious summer-ready dancefloor filler with amapiano leanings, driven by Azanti’s catchy flow, wordplay and delivery, and production from burgeoning beatmaker Ramoni.
For the accompanying music video for Gettin’ Hot, Azanti has flown out to Accra in Ghana with director and frequent collaborator Cindy Ihua to create a colorful and well-shot video that gives viewers a glimpse of some of Azanti’s bubbly personality, while paying homage to an iconic era of ‘90s TV cinematography. Bringing the song’s summer vibe further to life, the Gettin’ Hot video casts Azanti as the loveable party boy who gets the house all to himself, with his parents out of town, and he does as we would expect – throws a big summer house party.
Having taught himself to play the guitar, bass, drums, and keys, the young star has been praised for his songwriting abilities, infectious flow, and penchant for lush melodies. With two critically acclaimed EPs under his belt in under two years – the PsychoYP collaboration YP & Azanti Vol. 1 and his self-titled Azanti EP, 18-year-old Nigerian artist and producer Azanti has quickly staked his claim as a young artist to keep an eye on since his debut in 2020.
Watch the video for Gettin’ Hot below: