"video" tag

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…


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…

Alesh - Le mort dans l'ame

Alesh – Reveil (the Awakening)

Alesh is one of our favorite new names on the Congo hip hop scene. The emcee/slam artist from Kisangani (eastern Congo) released his first album ‘Mort dans l’ame’ last year. ‘Bana Kin’ was…


100% African: I-20′s video reppin’ the motherland connection

You may have come across the occasional forum topic trying to identify American artists who were born in Africa, or whose parents came from Africa. The obvious inclusions like Akon, Jean Grae, Wale…


K16 – Free Me Jor

You are bound to remember him from our article on 1980s / early 90s Nigerian rap: Mouth Mc is one-third of the late 1980s group Emphasis. The trio known together as Emphasis recorded…


Conscious Senegalese rap is not dead

Keur Gui of Kaolack is back with a gem of a video. Directed by Senegalese new school crew Gelongal, the video ‘Coup 2 Gueule’ (‘Let’s Act on our Words’) features Kilifeu and Thiat in the congested urban setting of Dakar. Flagship group of the movement of decentralization / de-Dakarisation in Senegal, Thiat and Kilifeu remain the two only rappers in Senegal who did jail time for denouncing acts of corruption.

Beazy – Bad Guy Ft. Shank & Chykay

Beazy is a breath of fresh air, or I would say sound. Here is his latest video featuring Shank and Chykay directed by Oshodi. He has put out a couple of mixtapes and…


A new video by Blitz the Ambassador: Something to Believe

Playing our Doin’ it in the Park jam on saturday (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and launching the video to one of his strongest hits today: Blitz the Ambassador, the Ghanaian emcee making it big in…

Matador – Rak

A new video by one of West Africa’s most hardcore emcees, Matador (Wa BMG 44). Beat by Dj Threesixty from African hip hop radio.


Mensa – Adjuma

Mensa is an indie-soul singer, emcee and producer from Ghana, Accra by way of North London who mixes true school hip-hop and West-African home grown hiplife music. Here is his new video ‘Adjuma’…

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