AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Talib Kweli

image

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Weekend Music Break, N°41

From Luanda: Dj Djeff has Nacobeta, Agre G & Game Walla doing their thing in the new video for “Mwangolé”. There’s a standard success script for all those kuduro videos out there. Not that we mind:

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

‘Very African and Very Modern’

It may be tempting to read Congolese-Belgian rapper Baloji's music as a relatively straightforward exercise in “indigenizing” or localizing hip-hop, but the story of his transnational musical moorings — especially his ambivalence toward Congolese pop — complicates...

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star

Last Wednesday the Brooklyn rappers collectively known as Black Star*–Mos Def (now going as Yasiin Bey) and Talib Kweli–were guests on the satirical news show,”The Colbert Report.” They last brought out an album, “Mos Def & Talib...

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...

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Music Break / MED and Talib Kweli

The period video for the recently released “Classic” by MED, featuring Talib Kweli.

Page 1 of 2 1 2