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The State Of African Hip Hop In 2014

In 2014, African hip-hop has graduated from the bedroom and walked into the boardroom. It’s left its cape (baggy jeans) at the door and picked up a pair of tight-fitting…..

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The African Hip-Hop Generation Arrives

I remember it like it was yesterday. My older brother had just returned from his freshman year of secondary school and the loud engine of my father’s old Nissan Stanza…..

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Weekend Music Break 45

We took the week off last week so we’re coming back at you extra strong today. For those of you trying to stay warm this winter and those of you…..

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Afropolitan Dreams in Brooklyn

Blitz the Ambassador is throwing a block party in Brooklyn this Saturday. Les Nubians are singing, Rimarkable and myself are DJing, and Restless City is screening. MoCADA is the host and co-sponsor.

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Shameless Self-Promotion: Chief Boima at The Apollo

This Saturday I’ll be djing between acts at The Apollo Theater’s Africa Now! Concert. Yesterday, I had an interesting conversation with the Apollo’s director about the different African crowds in…..

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A cappella colonial mentality

Blitz the Ambassador, a staple on AIAC, has been releasing these videos (titled “Koshka Sessions”) where he eschews his big band and accompanied by only a percussion instrument delivers raps…..

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10 African Albums of 2011

Tinariwen Tassili Mali Quote: “I go quietly to pay Mizgawa a little visit.” FOKN Bois meet Irie Maffia Production The FOKN DunaQuest In Budapest Ghana/Hungary Quote: “We see demma Maffia…..

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2011's Music Video Picks

Inexplicably absent in this year’s fashionable blogs’ and magazines’ year-end lists are videos by African artists, or those videos recorded somewhere in Africa. I’ve picked ten which I think stood…..