AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

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Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Rick Ross is a Country

Yesterday outsized rapper Rick Ross (twitter handle: “Mastermind”) tweeted two pieces of exciting news at once: firstly that he had landed “in the beautiful country of Africa” and secondly that the anticipated release of labelmate Wale’s album “The Gifted” was getting a lot of buzz. At least two things didn’t make sense. How has Ross

Monday, December 31st, 2012

2012′s SMH (also known as “Africa is a Country”) Moments

There are times we shake our heads or roll our eyes. When we could not invent some of the things that we spot in the media. For some reason especially New York Times journalists can’t help themselves...

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

The Danger of a Single TED Talk

Africa.com have made a movie that’s going to change the way you think about Africa. If the trailer is any indication of what the film’s about, then we’ve reached only one conclusion: Africa is officially boring. We’ve blogged...

Friday, September 21st, 2012

When Rick Ross filmed a music video in a Lagos slum

American rapper (and music executive) Rick Ross shot the latest version of his “Hold me Back” song mostly in Obalende, a poor section of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. The video — which resembles the travel diaries shot...

Monday, February 13th, 2012

When Rick Ross went to South Africa and Gabon

For some odd reason the latest issue of The New Yorker ran a profile of rapper Rick Ross. Lots of good, clever writing by Sasha Frere Jones on familiar controversies about Ross (for example, Frere Jones calls...

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Murs dropping “the science”

Music break from my favorite track of LA rapper Murs. Here‘s a transcript of the song’s lyrics.