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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…

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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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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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African twerking and the Sauti za Busara festival – African hip hop radio Jan 2014

The January edition of African hip hop radio kicks off with a couple of real hip hop bangers, female artist L-Ness from Kenya sets the tone with two tracks from her Gal Power…

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