Saturday, September 14th, 2013
Flex Boogie, featured on this song by producer/radio deejay The Prince, is a Pretoria-based hip-hop artist who was part of the pioneering hip-hop group Ba4za at one point. He has undergone numerous changes since then – from an overhaul of his image, to recently appearing in a liquor advert on national television (Flex Boogie’s real
Friday, July 13th, 2012
Above is how people keep warm in Johannesburg winters. And below is what you hope to bounce to during long summer nights.
Thursday, November 17th, 2011
There’s a fast growing collection of cross-over hip hop songs produced by Central and West African artists making a living in the diaspora (especially in French-speaking hotbeds like Marseilles, Paris or Brussels), lyrically reaching back to the...
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
We’ve plugged Fredy Massamba before. ‘Ntoto’ is taken from his album Ethnophony.
Wednesday, December 15th, 2010
The guys from Fresk have opinions, but we will go into that another day. Until then, this song by Brazzaville’s Fredy Massamba, Mad Pluma and Steve Mavoungou (and friends) will do. You get the message. – Tom...
Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
If you have seen the 1987 movie La Vie est Belle (Life is Rosy), you probably remember the aspiring musician Kourou (played by Papa Wemba) getting himself in some trouble in this scene. Here, in the latest...