Masego Puts Trap Jazz Spin on Classic Rodgers and Hammerstein Song with “Favorite Tings”

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Masego gets into the holiday spirit with his latest album “Favorite Tings”, a trap jazz version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic song “My Favorite Things” from the 1959 musical. The sound of music.

The song arrives as the R&B singer’s first release since sharing “YamzBefore Thanksgiving and “Golden Party” with JID and Big Boi earlier this year.

“Favorite Tings” was first shared in 2018 as part of the Amazon Originals series. Now the track has received wide distribution on streaming platforms. The jazzy rendition is complete with groove production and a saxophone break later in the song.

It’s a new take on the classic song that has been covered and interpolated in recent years by Ari Lennox, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson and many more.

“In the beginning it was literally trap, house and jazz,” Masego said. VICE of his iconic sound that blurs genres. “But now it’s become my way of approaching music when I’m in the studio. I’m going to put an afrobeat song, but use an Argentinian instrument and add a Jamaican feature.

Masego recently received his first-ever Grammy nomination for Best Progressive R&B Album for Study abroad: extended stay, which arrived in May earlier this year as a deluxe edition of his 2020 EP shared through EQT Recordings and Capitol Records.

Talk with the Jamaica Observer, Masego shared, “I’m really excited for the people around me. Based on the new rules, the people who worked on the projects can now get credits and for some of them this is a first time nomination, so I am delighted to see and experience their enthusiasm. Obviously this means something to me personally because it shows that people appreciate the work I have done.

Masego kicks off 2022 with a sold-out four-night booth at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn. Rosehardt will open at the shows on January 6 and 7. Devin Morrison, who collaborated with Masego on the recent single “Yamz”, will perform as a special guest at the shows on January 8 and 9. Masego will launch a flagship tour in Europe and the UK. February 11 in Warsaw. The race will end at London’s O2 Brixton on March 13. Mereba will participate on all dates.

Stream or buy Masego’s latest single “Favorite Tings”.

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