Just as the homie remarked, we’ve been quite enthused with Burna Boy and his African Giant album. And the videos keep rolling in much to our delight. The album’s opening track, “Another Story”, which features Ghanaian rapper M.anifest, set the tone of Burna’s latest opus and indicated its tenor. I kicked off with it here...Continue reading
There’s strength in numbers. That’s the running theme behind most of the videos in this week’s Roll and Coasters. From one-two punch combinations (Bas with Cozz, Juicy J with Kanye, Pryse with Eva Alordiah) to massive posse cuts (DJ Juls, DJ Khaled, Khuli Chana), it’s all here.
Here are some quick thoughts about this week’s roundup. The Florida Georgia Line video treatment for “May We All” could have easily been expanded to a short film. It’s that good! Just as good: the visuals for the excellent DJ Shadow and RTJ collaboration. Lastly, I look forward to a near future where (almost all)...Continue reading
Similarly to yesterday’s playlist, “XIX” is the title track of an album I was eager to get into this year. MHD, one of the biggest proponents of Afro Trap — and the main reason for its rise — leads here a strong pack of the new French rap guard before we take a detour into...Continue reading
Sometimes you have to give in to your biases. And it’s easy when the people you tend to favor come through in a major way. For instance, I’ve been a big fan of Bemyoda (a fellow geek turned crooner) for a while now and I was elated to see a video for another gem (“Complicated”)...Continue reading
Back in 2008, I was on a promo run for my album Persona Non Grata and I gave an interview to the Kamerhihop site. When the journalist asked me what I thought about the state of Cameroonian Hip-Hop, I replied that I didn’t quite follow the movement. Undeterred, he pressed on and asked me what...Continue reading
Il y a quelques semaines, je partageais ici même le mini-documentaire sur la star nigériane Wizkid réalisé par le média musical (et événementiel) anglais Boiler Room. Hé bien, hier, j’ai découvert que Boiler Room se rendra à Douala (Cameroun) pour l’événement “True Music Africa”, dans le cadre de son partenariat avec la marque d’alcool Ballantine’s...Continue reading
Salute to Flavour N’abania who (as I had previously mentioned) connected with and was inspired by one of his fan — Semah G. Weifur. They’ve released a joint EP (Divine) and the single “No One Like You” is the leadoff to this latest edition of Roll and Coasters.
Let me take this opportunity to express my gratitude to my friends for putting up with my way-too-effusive nature whenever gqom is brought up. (By the same token, my appreciation to all the DJs that’ve allowed me to sin and push for songs to play.) It goes without saying that I would start this with...Continue reading
It gives me great joy and pride to share this new edition of “Teintée Africaine“. As I hinted in the previous run, I went about this differently: I didn’t go at it alone and I’m elated that my partners and contributors picked the songs! We had so so much good music from all corners of...Continue reading