New Album from Poetes Fyziks

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…


Senerap 99: a Senegalese hip hop mixtape from 1999

The first mixtape in our Fifteen Years series is also one of the first full-length mixes we uploaded to the web back in 1999 under the flag of ‘Rumba-Kali African Hip Hop…


Gebaste Rhymes – Kaap issie Bom

Earlier this year this landed in our mailbox, but between travels and holidays the mail ended up in the periphery of our brains. Time to dig it up: this is the first single…


Brotha Onaci presents Radiant Souls mixtape volume 2

All the way from Philadelphia, USA is Brotha Onaci whose mixes we have been checking out over the past months. Through events like the Sonic Diaspora parties (started out in Chicago and soon coming…

Toni Blackman + Amkoullel


Wetin You Dey Talk

Veteran Rapper K16 from Nigeria is back with his first new record in over a year. Titled ‘Wetin You Dey Talk’, the track is off his Killer16bars: The Producer EP, which as the…


Mixtape: Afro Cosmic Club con dj Gioumanne

In the past few years, many African music gems from the 1970′s have been dug up and reissued on the international (often: western) market. Even the most obscure recordings and unreleased tapes have…

Sham Pain

Sham Pain – Hatin’ On My Swagg

US based Nigerian Rapper Sham Pain teams up with Joey Plus – @JoeyPlus who has been on the #JoeyTunesDay Twitter Music campaign after mentoring the winning STAR QUEST band, B.E.A.T. ‘Hatin’ on my…


FRESK – Prenons l’afrique en main

Fans of Fredy Massamba have had a good year as in 2010 the short singer with the big voice from Congo-Brazza was all over, releasing a solo album, performing with Congo Groove (including…


Champagne and Rum

Nigerian rap artist Gilbert Ubani, best known as A-Q, has followed up his controversial single ‘names’ with a dance track produced by the twin duo known as E-Twinz. ‘Names’ reintroduced A-Q to the…

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