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Chika enters ‘A Different World’ of love with ‘Can’t Explain It’

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Over the years, we’ve dedicated quite a few pieces to the music of Berklee grads and Berklee students (both current and former), but on this fine Friday afternoon, Vanyaland is breaking some new ground with an artist who turned down going to the renown Boston music institute. Ultimately, it’s a decision that’s fared extraordinarily well for Alabama-turned-California artist Chika.

Following her signing to Warner Records this past summer, the 22-year-old rapper and singer shared her new video “Can’t Explain It” today (November 22), a groovy reimagining of the old ’90s show A Different World featuring backing vocals from Charlie Wilson. Between the ongoing homage to the ol’ Cosby Show spinoff and samples from Tamia’s 1998 song “So Into You,” this is a throwback track we can all get behind.

Sorry for your loss, Berklee. Tune in below.