I’m not in the music business. I am, however, in the bullshit business. So my ears prick up when I hear some guy’s launched a Kickstarter project to go to Mali and make music and instead wound up helping to end slavery. Damn. That Kickstarter must be strong stuff! About these ads
A bit late on this but Pitchfork.tv recently unveiled their latest series, Selector, in which they offer a rapper two different beats, one of which the rapper picks as a backing track for a freestyle. In the premiere episode (taped at the original location of Eddie Murphy’s 80s classic, Coming to America), Virginia rap darlings, […]
Pitchfork has a great piece–complete with some musical samples–by writer Dave Henshaw–on musical developments in Ghana (no one plays high life anymore), Cote d’Ivoire (“Ivoirian rhythms are so twitchy that crunk would have come like a tranquilizer on this dance-hungry, hyper-rhythmic nation”) and Nigeria (its music should travel easily to the West). Read it here.