This is one of the rarer instances where I present a set of new tunes without any US hip-hop artists. Due to the fact that I’m presenting from an African consumption point of view, these kind of “coincidences” might occur again. I can’t be mad at it. The French rapper/singer KeBlack leads off this edition...Continue reading
Fall into the weekend with the triumphant horns,sharp bars and stunning visuals of Rozay’s latest single. From there on, it’s a roller coaster adventure through R&B (the classic kind and the modern variety), hip-hop (American, British, French and others), numerous pop variants, and party teasers from Ghana, Jamaica and Nigeria. I think that covers it...Continue reading
Dispensing with any form of objective, I’ve chosen to lead this edition with an artist whose talent I firmly believe in. That aside, I’m very pleased to gather so many promising that are (for better or worse) keen to flirt and push the traditional boundaries of rap. Enjoy.
Let me bring back an oldie to lead this latest pack of tunes vying for our attention and adoration. So we start our journey with the Ivorian legend, Tiken Jah Fakoly, with a rallying call against female genital mutilation – a scourge of practice that is still prevalent.
I’m sure we can all appreciate a music video that can cause a little stir. Such is the case with “Come and See Me” and the Kylie Jenner leading role. But, besides the music videos that I think deserve your precious time, there’s much to be said of the related albums/EPs they support as well...Continue reading
The time has come for me to round up the latest music videos that have caught my eye. Salute to MZ for adding subtitles to their video and the prideful song. Kudos are also due to Method Studios for the video remix to Major Lazer’s “Light It Up”; the results are spectacular (and a superb...Continue reading
Here’s another set of the latest and freshest music videos I could find on YouTube. I got to discover the Swedish songbird Zara Larsson thanks to David Guetta’s latest single, “This One’s For You”, which also happens to be the official song for the Euro 2016 football competition. Also, it’s a treat to finally get...Continue reading
“Who you epp? Who you epp? U don baff? Who U Serve?“, says Olamide on dealing with detractors. Back again with another round of the latest music videos and music footage that really caught my attention this past week. First off, I’ll take the major L for sleeping on Alessia Cara. But better late than...Continue reading
Growing up as a francophone in (East and West) Africa, my preferred choice music was rap. American rap since that was the reference; French rap because I could understand it; and French African rap because it was there afterall. Back then, the US set the tone in terms of style and sounds and it trickled...Continue reading