Much like when “One Love” came out, I won’t need much convincing to start off with Fally Ipupa and his latest single, “Jus d’orange”. And you’re in for quite a trip here as we celebrate some amazing voices such as Fally, Sam Smith, Ruby (of Tanzania) and (yes!) Bryan Adams.
L’année passée, j’ai passé quelque temps (et deux playlists) pour vous faire découvrir l’univers d’Elie Yaffa, que l’on connaît tous comme Booba. Étant plus préoccupé (et j’ai l’impression même plus intéressé) par un match de boxe avec un certain pair-devenu-enemi, on a pas eu droit à grand chose côté musique du Duc depuis son dernier...Continue reading
We’ve reached the twentieth edition of Roll & Coasters and I feel like I’m just hitting my stride. This week’s is light work thanks to the likes of Solange (she always comes through with the videos for her songs), Vybz Kartel (he’s effectively let his video tap open) and The Weeknd (clearly on a mission...Continue reading
This is the most compact I’ve gone since I started this. Again, the opening videos come from projects that I’ve enjoyed so much that I’m always eager to expand on. The debut album from Sam’s was a pleasant surprise as I’d never expected such depth, introspection and elaborate train of thought. BJ’s major label bow...Continue reading
Commençons notre playlist par le dernier titre (et clip) proposé par Maître Gims. Bien qu’il n’y a pas de quoi s’emballer au niveau de la réalisation du clip, “Le pire” reste un des moments fort de Ceinture noire, le dernier album en date de Mr. Djuna. Je me permet donc de le placer en tête...Continue reading
If you count his work as part of the duo The Shin Sekai, Dadju has been raining hits on us for two years straight! His solo debut album (Gentleman 2.0) was a clear highlight of 2017. His new single, “Lionne” is the first track off of that album and I’m surprised this great ode to...Continue reading
You can’t escape the song. Why would you even try? The dance challenge videos (and associated recklessness) have been everywhere. At this point, you might as well embrace it and ride the wave. “In My Feelings” will go down as one the bigger — if not the biggest — hits of this year. And the...Continue reading
With another year coming to a close, I decided to do something special to celebrate the heavy amount of good music that came from Africans and the diaspora. Before that, I need to put up the long-overdue second edition of “Teintée Africaine“.
Score one for Canada and my namesake, Ahmad Balshe. Indeed, with his latest mixtape, Mumble Rap, Belly adds another solid piece to his growing (and impressive) body of work. It is further evidence to support why he’s such a sought after artist. The rest of the playlist balances promising acts (CR Blacks, Loick Essien, Ninho,...Continue reading