1 minute read June 6, 2015 Africa is a Radio: Season 2, Episode 4 Africa is a Radio has a Football (is a Country) focus this week. Things have been moving so fast in FIFA’s controversial world that this show is a bit behind on….. Read More 2 minutes read June 2, 2015 The Afro-Anarchist’s Guide to Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ You’ve recently resigned yourself to the fact that at a certain point in a rapper’s career, usually when he/she is already steering the yacht of mainstream success after having surmounted….. Read More 3 minutes read October 23, 2014 Liner Notes, No.2: Dookoom Rises Up Finally South African hip hop is spurring national debate, and it’s not Die Antwoord. No it is Dookoom, the new Cape Town hip hop outfit fronted by local legend Isaac Mutant,….. Read More 4 minutes read June 25, 2014 Lesego Rampolokeng’s Elegy To Robo The Technician “Raise your hand up if you’re a hip-hop head” said Lesego Rampolokeng, rallying a house full of poets at a gathering in Melville on a wet Sunday afternoon in 2013. I….. Read More 8 minutes read November 1, 2013 Boogie Down Nima in the Bronx For almost two decades now, the Bronx has been the focus of much of New York’s newest wave of Africans moving to the United States. Films such as Little Senegal,….. Read More 6 minutes read March 7, 2013 Rap Comes Home It’s quite a weekend for New York’s prodigal child. Hip-Hop, that burst of youthful energy that was put out into the universe 30 plus years ago is coming back home from….. Read More 3 minutes read February 21, 2013 South African Hip-Hop needs more artists like Molemi A harp hard-panned to either side of the speakers constantly loops while a flute sample pulsates in lock-step with the reverb-drenched hi-hats sounding off on every fourth beat. The drums….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.