Posts Tagged ‘African Hip-Hop’

Ghanaian artist Delasi

Music Spotlight: Delasi’s Where Do We Go?

Spoken word artist, singer and songwriter out of Ghana, Delasi (@Delasimusic), shows us images of Ghana that we won’t find on CNN, in his video Where Do We Go? While news flashes of exotic wildlife, beaches, oil money and Hope City are seen on mainstream media outlets, in his video Delasi shows images of poverty […]

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Music: African in New York – The Immigrant Experience

Ghanaian artist Blitz the Ambassador talks the immigrant experience in New York with his new song “African in New York.” The song already grabbed my heart with an intro from one of my favorite movies, Coming to America starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall.

Teck Zilla in London

Music Spotlight: 7 Questions with Teck Zilla

Meet Teck Zilla. DJ. Writer. Martial Arts Enthusiast. He’s many things, but I got a chance to speak to him as his role as a music producer. He’s been getting a lot of  play with his groundbreaking audio-documentary series. Navigating unchartered territory,

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It’s a Felabration, Bitches: An Audio-Documentary

Last year, for Black History Month, I profiled Black American celebrities who traced their African ancestry. This year, still taking it back to Africa, but this time with some great music.  I found a mix, by Nigerian Producer Teck Zilla. Teck Zilla, based in Montreal, teamed up with Society HAE to produce an audio-documentary of […]

Bigfoot

Music Spotlight – 7 Questions with Bigfoot

His style: unorthodox, emotional, and diverse.  From the hip-hop beat Moonraker to the new age sound of Into the Morning, his style of production is as eclectic as they come.  

Emmanuel Jal

Music Spotlight – Emmanuel Jal; Music of a War Child

This post is dedicated to South Sudanese musician Emmanuel Jal. Emmanuel Jal is a former child-soldier,

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Seven Reasons Why I’m Moving To Ghana

So there’s a number of events that led me to my decision to move to Ghana. I realized I’ve been telling everyone I’m moving to Ghana, but I don’t think I’ve really been discussing why I’m moving there.

TheBigRae

[EXCLUSIVE] In Conversation with Nigerian Emcee Mister Rae (Part 2)

We continue our interview with Nigerian Emcee Mister Rae AKA Rae Diaspora. Did you get a chance to read Part 1? If not, stop reading beyond this point and click HERE to read it.

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[EXCLUSIVE] In Conversation with Nigerian Emcee Mister Rae (Part 1)

When listening to some of the tracks on the African Hip Hop EP The Big Rae, you might think you found a lost mixtape from the 90′s New York Hip Hop scene.  A sound not typically associated with Nigerian Hip Hop, The Big Rae holds a production style where influences such as DJ Premeire, Pete Rock, […]

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Music Spotlight: Mister Rae’s Ask Me Too

You  slept on his previous EP Brand New Masquerade, but  Nigerian MC Mister Rae, aka Rae Diaspora, is back