There are undeniable similarities, shared lineage and parallels to be drawn between contemporary pop music from our continent and the one produced by our counterparts in the Carribean. We’ve alluded to it before. We’ve also hinted at the constant exchange and meld of flavors, patterns, sounds, and techniques between them. We love it, we’d love...Continue reading
We’re coming through with the latest “Teintée Africaine” update for a couple of reasons. First, the weekend is fast approaching –some would say it is already here! Then, we believe at this point that we’ve tinkered enough with it — we’ve been sitting on it for a month ! As expected the usual suspects (artists...Continue reading
A couple of hours ago, I came through to add my own spice to this Detty December proceedings with the first of playlists that should and will contribute to the overall tide of cheerfulness that will sweep you over the next few weeks. You may notice that I’m angling to spotlight the continental awesomeness with...Continue reading
…Because that’s the feeling I was going with. They been told me DJ Okoro, you’re all about the sweet moments and lovely times. But just in case you didn’t knew, your boy can get grimey and all that if the occasion calls for it! And this is just a little exhibit of how sick the...Continue reading
The weekend is here! Yo, the weekend is here! You must not have hear me: the weekend is HERE! I’m ecstatic about spending the next couple of days sweating away the stresses of daily grind. (Somebody tell me where I can get a refund for this adulting thing, for real!) If you’re with me, let’s...Continue reading
We could have started off with any of the four first tracks in this playlist, but let shine more bright lights at French rapper Chilla, because she deserves it! Her single, “Oulala”, is the latest in a line heat rocks she’s been blessing us with all year (“Am Stram Gram“, “Dans le Movie #1“, “Rema“,...Continue reading
Tanzanian crooner Harmonize has recently released an EP (Afro Bongo) with the intent to conquer outside shores and maintain the Wasafi Classic Baby imprint’s reputation as a hit factory. On “Kainama”, he enlists his mentor Diamond Platnumz and Nigeria’s pop current torchbearer Burna Boy to accomplish his mission. That sizzle is met on this playlist...Continue reading
I’m in a groove right now! Allow me to pop my collar while you acquiesce with the selection choices that I’ve made. Happy Valentine’s Day in advance. Get your weekend in and come back here next week for another hour as sweet as the one you’re about to have.
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.
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.