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Seun Kuti teams up with M1 (from Dead Prez), turns into zombie #IMF
March 1, 2014 · 0 Comments · J4

Seun Kuti teams up with M1 (from Dead Prez), turns into zombie #IMF

‘IMF’, he latest track by Seun Kuti (Fela’s son, if you didn’t know) is not just another modern afrobeat track. To begin with, it features Dead Prez’ M1, who released another video on…

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DJ Gioumanne’s Afro Cosmic Club Volume 2 with extended liner notes
February 16, 2014 · 0 Comments · J4

DJ Gioumanne’s Afro Cosmic Club Volume 2 with extended liner notes

In 2011 we released ‘Afro Cosmic Club‘, a mix by Dj Gioumanne (aka J4, editor of Africanhiphop.com) which got ’nuff praise from different angles. The hour-long journey through African and African inspired music…

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March 26, 2014 · 0 Comments · J4

Xuman’s Begge: Senegalese take on Pharell’s Happy

Since it became a trend to produce localized videos of Pharell’s worldwide hit ‘Happy’, everybody had been waiting for ‘The African Happy’. Well, we soon got more than we’d ask for, from all…

March 24, 2014 · 0 Comments · Nomadic Wax

Planet Hip-Hop: Global Hip-Hop Video Series

From March 27th – April 13th – Nomadic Wax will be presenting “One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide“, a festival celebrating the diaspora of hip-hop around the world. The festival highlights MCing, DJing, b-boying,…

March 1, 2014 · 0 Comments · J4

Seun Kuti teams up with M1 (from Dead Prez), turns into zombie #IMF

‘IMF’, he latest track by Seun Kuti (Fela’s son, if you didn’t know) is not just another modern afrobeat track. To begin with, it features Dead Prez’ M1, who released another video on…

February 25, 2014 · 0 Comments · J4

Meeting William Onyeabor in the short documentary Fantastic Man

Last year, when American label Luaka Bop released a compilation of songs by enigmatic 1980s singer William Onyeabor, they unleashed a full-on promotional campaign which included a website, t-shirts, buttons, a virtual fanclub,…

February 24, 2014 · 0 Comments · J4

Sapeurs in the boxing ring in Fredy Massamba’s Nkembo video

It’s become sort of a trend to have sapeurs in your music video – Congolese dandy fashion has been all over the place in the past two years. In Fredy Massamba’s new video…

February 21, 2014 · 0 Comments · J4

Rabbit joins HHP and Wangechi in Tulia Tu, Wangechi joins VEVO

Some of our favorite emcees together come on one track in the brand new video ‘Tulia Tu’; not only Rabbit aka Kaka Sungura (Kenya) but also HHP (South Africa) kicking the vernacular verses…

February 18, 2014 · 0 Comments · Nomadic Wax

Asheru releases “Sleepless in Soweto”

Well known DC artist Asheru just released a new album chronicling his long time collaborations with the South African hip hop community, most notably HHP (Hip Hop Pantsula). The album is called Sleepless…

February 3, 2014 · 0 Comments · J4

A fresh video for an old favorite: Mingus – Stay (produced by Hipe)

Just dropped: the music video for ‘Stay’, a song by SA’s Mingus, who lives in the Netherlands. The track was produced back in 2012 by Cape Town’s Hipe – both the vocal and…

February 1, 2014 · 0 Comments · J4

If Die Antwoord were real, this is what their video would look like

The music video for ‘Oemtjokitie’ by Doodvenootskap was shot in the South African city that tops all the world travel recommendation charts – Telegraph Travel Awards, NY Times’ 52 Places to go in…

January 31, 2014 · 0 Comments · J4

Blitz the Ambassador – Success

Out today: Blitz the Ambassador‘s new video ‘Success’. The song has a distinct nineties feel about it, but Blitz’ trademark horns and the lyrical staccato bring it back home. Visuals were shot in…

December 3, 2013 · 0 Comments · Nomadic Wax

Super MC’s Vol 2: Bilingual Hip Hop

“The SUPER MC is the one that can spit in more than two languages… American rappers can’t compete with that!” – Chuck D (Public Enemy) Get the track from the Nomadic Wax Bandcamp…

November 19, 2013 · 0 Comments · J4

Documentaire Boy Saloum: La Révolte Des Y’en A Marre

Documentaire (Francais) sortie en 2013 sur la révolte Y’en A Marre lors de l’élection en 2012. A subtitled version will soon be available on Youtube. Also check out this write-up about the film…

November 13, 2013 · 0 Comments · J4

Daara J Family releases new track and video Niit

New material from Daara J Family, a song that sounds a bit more hardcore than what we got used to from their recent output which seemed to balance more on melodic tunes with…

November 9, 2013 · 0 Comments · J4

Smarty – Afrikan Kouleur video

Smarty from Burkina Faso has been representing around the world since 2000 when he first came out with his group Yeleen. A decade down the lane he embarked on a solo career which…

October 21, 2013 · 0 Comments · J4

Muthoni The Drummer Queen releases new video ‘Nai Ni Ya Who’

Kenyan artist Muthoni combines drumming and rapping on stage in a way few hip hop artists, if any, have done before her. She’s back with a new tune that is infectious enough to…

October 14, 2013 · 0 Comments · J4

LMNZ teams up with Gunman Xuman in Will You Go On?

A new video by LMNZ, the German producer/dj behind the ‘Worldwide Rap’ album which combined 76 artists and 29 languages from all over the world, including the Motherland. On this one, from his…

October 6, 2013 · 0 Comments · J4

M1 & HHP on Coke Studio Africa with Africa Rapper No 1 (video)

Not the first to throw this kind of bold statement, but ‘Africa Rapper No 1′ from the mouths of M1 and HHP accompanied by a live band does have a nice ring to…

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September 26, 2013 · 0 Comments · AK

Shay Who feat Semisix Presents Like That

Shehu Adams A.K.A Science is one of A.H.H’s esteemed members from way back. Asides from being one of the top contributors to our forums, the man is perhaps better known for producing ‘Spartans’…

September 17, 2013 · 0 Comments · Ado

Sierra Leone artist Chosan releases new album Till I Touch The Sun

Sierra Leone born hip hop artist Chosan (New York) has released his new album ‘Till I Touch The Sun’. Africanhiphop.com correspondent Ado spoke to him on the occasion – check out the video…

August 29, 2013 · 0 Comments · J4

Alec Lomami – CLV video featuring Sammus & Badi Banx

A new video by Alec Lomami for his track ‘CLV’, directed by Tlhonepho Thobejane and shot to the always picturesque (pardon my French) backdrop of Cape Town. Including some amazing custom video game…

August 20, 2013 · 0 Comments · J4

Sarkodie – Illuminati video & Arab world stereotypes

Even if it’s filled to the brim with Arab world stereotypes aside (desert, camel, mysterious transactions on a sand dune, Arab money, belly dance, a dude with a falcon), you gotta LOVE the…

August 15, 2013 · 0 Comments · J4

Saigon (Deplowmatz) is back with new video Rudia

If you lived in Tanzania in the 90s, as a hip hop head the name Deplowmatz (DPT) was without a doubt on your radar. The crew made name with a string of hits…

August 10, 2013 · 0 Comments · Ado

Shad: Stylin ✖ Flying Colours

Three years ago I got the chance to speak to Rwandan-Canadian emcee Shad at Manifesto, the interview you can view here. Since his last album (TSOL), Shad has worked on a couple of releases such…

July 31, 2013 · 0 Comments · J4

Election day in Zimbabwe: Mugabe battles Tsvangirai in rap

Today is an important day in the history of Zimbabwe – will Mugabe finally loose out to the opposition, and will a possible victory of Tsvangirai and his MDC be admitted by the…

July 30, 2013 · 0 Comments · Ado

Blitz the Ambassador – Warm up EP

Blitz gives his fans a teasing trailer to his upcoming mixtape set to be released next month.The mixtape will be available for free and will feature  Nneka, 20Syl (C2C), Ty, Sarkodie and Emicida.Stay…

July 25, 2013 · 0 Comments · Ado

Say’hu – Motherland & The Other Side

Say’hu is a Gambian American rapper Emerging from Charlotte, NC. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia but raised on the smiling coast of Africa. His music stresses the issues of capitalism, poverty, and…

July 22, 2013 · 0 Comments · J4

C-Real and M.anifest release Opeimu video

Ghanaian emcee C-Real dropped his debut ‘Emceo’ at the end of last year (to be found in Ghana at Silverbird and East Legon Shell Station, and online via iTunes, Spotify and other outlets). One…

July 12, 2013 · 0 Comments · AK

Let it Go: Ikes Vs Modenine

Modenine and Ikes lay claim to England for a variety of reasons but they also share Nigerian ancestry with Modenine being known more as that ubiquitous rap legend from the city fondly called…

July 11, 2013 · 0 Comments · J4

Dikembe music video by Blitz the Ambassador, shot in Morocco

The first single off Blitz’ ‘The Warm Up EP’, set for release in August, ‘Dikembe’ came out in May and was well received around the world. We already reported about a video in…

July 7, 2013 · 0 Comments · AK

Tripple 2 : From Accra with Love

One named Peter, One named Paul…Psyche! From the land of the Black Stars to the Land of the Midnight sun, twins Chris and Akrong have been representing their native Accra Ghana and Finland to…

July 6, 2013 · 0 Comments · AK

Burning: Silver Bullit featuring Afrikan Boy

Silver Bullit has a knack for teaming up with first rate acts so whether its  on this featured track ‘Burning’ remixed by none other than the legendary Mad Professor and ELO or working…

July 6, 2013 · 0 Comments · J4

Kimya – Sisi ni hip hop (video) – boombap from Kenya

Latest single by Kenya’s Kimya, the anthem ‘Sisi ni hip hop’ (we are hip hop). Check out his official website and free downloads of some of his songs at Mdundo.com.

June 5, 2013 · 0 Comments · J4

Camp Mulla & M.Anifest – All In and other pan-African collabos

You probably know that Africanhiphop.com wholeheartedly supports pan-African collaborations. Luckily the multi national mixtapes that were born inside our forums are no longer the only works that combine emcees across the map. A…

May 8, 2013 · 0 Comments · Nomadic Wax

#GlobalCiphers: Trinity Festival 2012

Hip hop artists from around the world gathered at the Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival 2012 (also see our write-up about the 2013 edition). Nomadic Wax was there to capture them in two epic…

April 18, 2013 · 0 Comments · J4

Zimbabwe independence day 2013: Chimurenga Renaissance’s Boom video

On the occasion of Zimbabwe’s 33rd independence day, here’s the latest video by Chimurenga Renaissance aka Tendai ‘Baba’ Maraire who’s also known as a member of Shabazz Palaces. Tendai gives an alternative report…

March 11, 2013 · 0 Comments · J4

Chullage – R.A.P. video and free EP download

A new video for ‘R.A.P.’ by Cape Verdean – Portuguese emcee Chullage. The song is a single taken from his latest EP ‘Rapressão’ which was released last year as a free download from…

March 4, 2013 · 0 Comments · J4

Kenya to the polls: Ukoo Flani – Demonocrasy video

The mighty Ukoo Flani MauMau, Kenya’s hip hop crew spread across different regions and cities, are working on a new album which should come out later this year. On the occasion of Kenyan…

March 3, 2013 · 0 Comments · Ado

Gabriel Teodros – Mind Power

Gabriel Teodros is a hip hop artist and a member of the groups Abyssinian Creole and CopperWire. He is of Ethiopian, Scottish, Irish & Native American descent, and was raised on Beacon Hill,…

February 14, 2013 · 0 Comments · J4

Daara J Family – Celebrate video revives the days after independence

Brand new video to ‘Celebrate’, one of the most catchy tunes off Daara J Family’s 2010 album ‘School of life’. Like the twist-inspired composition, the video is a throwback to the stylish dances…

February 14, 2013 · 0 Comments · J4

Awadi’s new album ‘Ma Revolution’ and a feature with Duggy Tee (PBS)

New music by Awadi! The Senegalese hip hop legend released his latest album ‘Ma Revolution’ in Dakar in November last year. Apart from ‘Merci mon dieu (Sant Yalla)’, the collabo with his old…

February 13, 2013 · 0 Comments · J4

Blakk Rasta featuring Jah Amber – Our Africa video

Another big tune from reggae artist Blakk Rasta (Ghana). The song has been around since July last year but the video was premiered today on tv in Ghana, and now on Youtube. With…

December 2, 2012 · 0 Comments · Ado

Akua Naru: Live & Aflame Sessions

Live & Aflame Sessions is an inspired live revisit of Akua Naru’s debut album ‘The Journey Aflame’ which was recorded in Cologne, Germany. In addition there are live videos for every song which…

October 20, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

Kova M: representing Cova da Moura, Lissabon’s African hood

Cova da Moura is a neighbourhood in Amadora, a city in the metropolitan area of Lissabon (Portugal). Known today for housing between 5000 and 10,000 people, mostly of African origin (75% from Cape…

October 7, 2012 · 0 Comments · Nomadic Wax

A moment with Alesh of the DRC

Featuring: Alesh (DRC), PPS the Writah (Senegal), and Helio (Mozambique) DP/Editor: Magee Producer: Nomadic Wax Translation: Magee, Nantali Indongo, and Waterflow Shouts to the one beat project for bringing these artists over and…

October 7, 2012 · 0 Comments · Nomadic Wax

A moment with PPS the Writah from Senegal

Featuring: PPS the Writah & Mr. Acquil DP/Editor: Magee Producer: Nomadic Wax Translation: Magee & Waterflow Shouts to the one beat project for bringing these artists over and organizing the exchange: 1beat.org/

September 18, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

Mc Cane Babu – Byantukako

From the underground of Ugandan hip hop comes this video by MC Cane Babu with Young Starz Basagalamanya Squad. This is his first video, shot by Dutch director Jurre de Beer in Ntinda,…

September 12, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

Youssoupha’s ‘Les Disques de Mon Père’ video features Tabu Ley Rochereau

Previously featured as one of our favorite songs of the year, Youssoupha’s ‘Les disques de mon pere’ now has its own video. The title, meaning ‘the records of my father’ refers to none…

August 30, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

Luga Flow Army – Ejje lyo

Luga Flow Army is a group of five members from Uganda who started working together in 2011. They rap in Luganda, Swahili and English. Each member is a lyricist in his own right…

August 17, 2012 · 0 Comments · Nomadic Wax

Obscur Jaffar: Poetry at the Park

This is a short little video piece we put together with Burkina Faso’s Obscur Jaffar. Obscur Jaffar is one of those unique voices in hip hop with a style that is completely original….

August 14, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

Zimbabwe’s Synik releases 3D music video & free album Syn City

Zimbabwean hip hop heads must have been pressing F5 to refresh emcee Synik’s website over the past days, as there was a countdown going on towards the launch of his ‘Syn City’ album….

August 10, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

Eedris Abdulkareem – Clean Up Naija video

One video that stood out in the ever growing tsunami of new Nigerian releases is this one by veteran Eedris Abdulkareem. The rapper whose name was all over the news a couple of…

August 7, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

Jaak – Bravo Papa

Here’s the video to the first single off South African artist Jaak’s upcoming album ‘Galant’. The story involving a sex worker, an undercover cop and a weed seller is apparently based on actual…

August 6, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

Modeselektor feat. Nazizi & Abbas – Monkeyflip video

If you’re into Kenyan hip hop you probably heard last year’s BLNRB – Welcome to the Madhouse compilation, a cd resulting from an exchange program run by Nairobi’s Goethe Institute and released on…

July 31, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

iLLbliss (Dat Ibo Boy) – Anamachi Kwanu ft Phyno

iLLbliss, remembered as one of the founders of the Thoroughbred crew in Nigeria, finally drops the video to ‘Anamachi’, the first single off his second album ‘Oga Boss’. The fact that the video…

July 23, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

Kali TV: Papa Moussa a.k.a. Waterflow (Wageble)

Kali TV, the bi-weekly online show which focuses on Africans in the diaspora, recently sat down with one half of Senegal’s hip hop duo Wageble. Pape Moussa, also known as Waterflow, talks about…

May 7, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

Sylvester ft Lady Slyke & Skinnie – Weyise Bulungi

We love East African collabos, and here’s one between betmaker Eric ‘Onasis’ Omondi and Ugandan emcees Sylvester, Lady Slyke and Skinnie. You may remember Sylvester from his work with Abramz (the UG hip…

April 28, 2012 · 0 Comments · Nomadic Wax

Poetes Fyziks: revolutionary Gabonese group drop new album

  Ken Kiz and Ngongull ze Blackman, the two dreadlocked emcees that make up Poetes Fyziks, are both natives of Gabon. The pair met in the early nineties as rivals in different local…

April 28, 2012 · 0 Comments · Nomadic Wax

WaGeble (Senegal): Live Performance video w/ Subititles

Check out legendary senegalese hardcore hip hop crew WaGeble performing in the US. Full concert set with subtitles in english!

April 18, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

Camp Mulla – Hold it down video shot in Nairobi’s CBD

A new video from Kenya by Camp Mulla for their ‘Hold it down’ single, a tribute to their city. If you set foot in Nairobi’s city center (CBD) you’ll agree that closing down…

March 25, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

Student meets teacher: Easy Muchwa ft Dogo Janja – Shikamoo Mwalimu

Hip hop has been around long enough for several generations to be active as recording and performing artists – seventies rap pioneer Kurtis Blow, whose first record came out in 1979, is still…

March 18, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

D’Banj – Oliver Twist official video with Kanye West

Will this go down in history? While Kanye’s ‘Diamonds from Sierra Leone’ was graced with an intro by Sierra Leone born emcee Chosan, now Kanye is appearing on a video by an African…

March 16, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

Mokobe – Rihannon: a new video from Africa Forever

So we heard ‘Beyonce Coulibaly’ and ’50 CFA’; now there’s a video for ‘Rihannon’, one of the coupé décalé inspired tracls on Mokobe’s latest album ‘Africa Forever‘. Looks like this could become part…

March 12, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

Khuli Chana Ft. Notshi – Tswa Daar

A new video by Khuli Chana, a South African emcee whose first album ‘the Motswakoriginator’ (2009) featured lyrics in Motswako, a slang based in Setswana, English and other languages.  His history in SA…

March 8, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

Papa Ghana – I’m an African

One of the new artists performing at our annual Doin’ it in the Park last year was Papa Ghana. His first single was released about a year ago and finally there’s a music…

March 3, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

Khaligraph Jones – Everyday

His name already got some buzz in the Kenyan hip hop scene, and this video doesn’t disappoint at all. Khaligraph is a young emcee from Nairobi (Kenya) who released his first track in…

February 21, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

J’Mani Ft Collo & Lyra Aoko – Radio Love

Collabo between Kenyan rappers J’Mani and Collo with singer Lyra Aoko who released her own video last year with Wyre.

February 15, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

Zorbam All Stars release the Wa Wa Wa video

Last month, Gabonese emcees Wendy, Lestat, Maat, Keza, and Lord Ekomy Ndong joined on a single track under the name of Zorbam All Stars. The track was dedicated to the ‘Pantheres‘ of Gabon,…

February 13, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

Duggy Tee – Teey La Tey

A new single and video from Duggy Tee, one of the grands seigneurs of Senegalese hip hop. Released just two weeks prior to the much discussed general elections, Duggy claims that ‘peace is…

February 11, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

Native Sun – Legacy: sound of the mbira

We have to admit, we love the sound of the mbira (thumb piano, also known as likembe or sanza). All the way from hearing it live to checking out the albums of Cameroonian…

February 3, 2012 · 1 Comments · J4

‘Arab’ spring in Angola? Police respond with arrests and violence

For a while we were wondering which Sub-Saharan countries would follow after the Arab Spring civil uprisings changed the political map of northern Africa, but exactly one year after the Egyptian revolution started…

February 3, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

Sefyu – L’insecurité, second single from the album Oui je le suis

Sefyu, the Senegalese-French emcee (and a succesful soccer player in a previous life), released his new album ‘Oui je le suis’ in October 2011. After a first single, the uptempo ‘Turbo’ (with a…

January 30, 2012 · 0 Comments · J4

Xuman & Cee Pee – Li lumu doon

In this new video by Xuman (Senegal) & Cee Pee (Mauritania), politicians and the current president Abdoulaye Wade in particular are called out about the issues that are plaguing the nation: ‘The country…

January 29, 2012 · 0 Comments · Ado

Fokn Bois – Brkn Lngwjz

photo by Matilda Egere-Cooper The Ghanian pidgin rap duo Fokn Bois, which consists of  Wanlov da kubolor and M3nsa, recently released a video entitled Brkn Lngwjz (broken languages). The video portrays both MCs…

January 20, 2012 · 2 Comments · J4

K’naan & Nas – Nothing to lose

When we last spoke to K’naan he was in the middle of the World Cup tour, about to play a show for a Coca-Cola promotional event in the Ajax Arena stadium in Amsterdam….

December 6, 2011 · 0 Comments · J4

The Unseen Ones

Kurt Orderson is a young film maker hailing from Cape Town, South Africa. His first documentary ‘Definition of freedom’ (2004) highlighted the role hip hop played in the struggle against Apartheid, and in…

October 3, 2011 · 0 Comments · J4

This Is Black History

October is Black History Month. From the UK comes this vid celebrating history with Jody McIntyre, Logic, Big Ben, Jaja Soze, bigCAKES, Genesis Elijah, MC D, Cerose, Big Frizzle, Wordplay, Haze, USG, Rodney…

November 20, 2010 · 0 Comments · J4

Hyde ft Awadi – Salam

July 18, 2010 · 0 Comments · J4

Kin Mafia Style – Tokowa

A new video by KMS (Kin Mafia Style), one of the pioneering groups in hip hop from Congo Kinshasa. This song commemorates 50 years of independence in DR Congo.

June 24, 2010 · 0 Comments · J4

Eldee – One Day

  • Xuman’s Begge: Senegalese take on Pharell’s Happy
  • Seun Kuti teams up with M1 (from Dead Prez), turns into zombie #IMF
  • Meeting William Onyeabor in the short documentary Fantastic Man
  • Sapeurs in the boxing ring in Fredy Massamba’s Nkembo video
  • Rabbit joins HHP and Wangechi in Tulia Tu, Wangechi joins VEVO
  • A fresh video for an old favorite: Mingus – Stay (produced by Hipe)
  • If Die Antwoord were real, this is what their video would look like
  • Blitz the Ambassador – Success
March 24, 2014 · 0 Comments · Nomadic Wax

Planet Hip-Hop: Global Hip-Hop Video Series

From March 27th – April 13th – Nomadic Wax will be presenting “One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide“, a festival celebrating the diaspora of hip-hop around the world. The festival highlights MCing, DJing, b-boying,…

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