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Friday, October 12th, 2012

Friday Bonus Music Break, N°21

Nigerian-Swedish pop star Dr Alban features in this new St. John’s Dance video above. Swedish-Finnish-Gambian (yeh) rapper Adam Tensta is the guy behind the group. (Tensta started with more straightforward rap, but has since found a slightly different sound, as illustrated in this Nollywood-influenced video.) Next, more common Nigerian pop:

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Music Break / Jean Grae

We’re still waiting for that album to drop. Jean Grae is indeed South African jazz couple Abdullah Ibrahim and Sathima Bea Benjamin’s daughter. Sara Benincasa, by the way, feels about Jean Grae the way the Tea Party...

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Music Break

The music video for the remix of Brooklyn rock singer Tamar Kali’s “Pearl” featuring the rapper Jean Grae. Damn.