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 2004 at the age of 13. He grew to be a bilingual emcee who specialised in...
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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 ‘Prodigal Son‘ he traces the story of his great grandfather who had come from Barbados to...
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 on the African hip hop radio playlist for weeks and we ran into Alesh at SKIFF...
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 and Nipsey Hussle often also includes some ‘rumoured’ African born emcees and those who are not...
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 hit songs like ‘Which one you day’ and ‘Cool down no vex’. Their debut album Wazobia...
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...
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 the latest one, called ‘Its Go Hard Season’, is available for free download. Click here to...
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 NYC and soon in the rest of the world. His latest project, directed by Terence Nance,...
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 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’ off the Mango street album due out next year.
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