Matador, one of Senegal’s hip hop pioneers and a member of Wa BMG44, has been working on his second solo album for quite some time, even traveling to Europe two years ago to record some tracks with African hip hop radio’s own Dj Threesixty (Bamba Nazar).
‘Vox Populi’ was released in Senegal in November and Matador is working to make it available internationally. A promo tour earlier this month took him to Brussels and to Amsterdam where he joined producer Threesixty. Traveling with him was manager Amadou Fall Ba who is also the director of Africulturban and the FESTA 2H hip hop festival in Dakar. Matador, Amadou and Bamba joined African hip hop radio for a chat and Matador did a freestyle over an unreleased instrumental from the early 2000’s KKK project by Ken Ring, Kalamashaka and Kaddo.
In the first hour J4 plays brand new tunes by X Plastaz with Fid Q and JCB (Tanzania), TO & Stunnakid (Ghana), Mansuli (Tanzania), the children’s project of Congolese emcee Lexxus Legal, an old school track by Cameroon group Rrum-Tah from 1990, a ‘lost’ track from the unreleased Kalamashaka/Ken Ring/Kaddo project and more.
1 LaTlateh – Boov
2 X Plastaz ft Fid Q & JCB – Wandugu wapenzi (mixtape Shule)
3 KKK (Kalamashaka, Kaddo, Ken Ring) – untitled & unreleased track
4 Mansuli – Shabiki
5 Rrum-Tah – Monkey see monkey do
6 Lexxus ft Oliverman & 5eme Doigt – Petits Congolais
7 Ajebutter22 – Senrenre ft Taymi B
8 TO & Stunnakid – Saa na oti3
9 Matador – Vox populi ft Sall Ngaary, Xuman, Awadi
10 Kova M – Fronta
11 Matador – Vox Populi pt 1
12 K’naan – On The Other Side (Feat. Mark Foster)
13 Khuli Chana – Hazzadaz move
14 Camp Mulla – Move on ft Bamboo
15 Orchestra Baobab – Xarit
16 Tunji Oyelana – Lisabi Egba
17 Matador – Freestyle (beat by Ken Ring from the unreleased KKK project)