There’s something about “Calican,” the latest from Yung6ix (an artist who’s from Nigeria by way of California), that grabs you and doesn’t let go until the three-minute track is over. It could be the danceable beat, or it could be the creativity of the song–which is titled after a portmanteau of “California” and “African.” Whatever the case may be, it’s one that made me sit up and take notice. It’s up-tempo enough that, as mentioned, it can be danced to–but it’s gritty enough that it is unlike a lot of tracks I’ve heard of the afro-rap variety. Like, it knows that it has pop sensibilities, but blends them with true-to-life stories to present a sound unlike anything else. It’s unique enough to make you vibe with it, but also want to hear more from 6ix, who’s slowly but surely been making his mark throughout the world. Check out the track below and remember to support dope music in all its forms.