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Toto’s Africa–The Disco Edition

Came across this nice little disco edit of Toto’s “Africa.” Since we have a running series going, thought it would be nice to add it to the bunch. So deeejay!…..

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The Toto ‘Africa’ Meme, N°3: Jason Derulo

R&b crooner Jason Derulo mouths some inane lyrics–complete with the “ba bum ba eh ba bum ba eh eh ba bum ba eh” refrain and acting out the “rain down…..

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Yes, Madlib and GZA sampled Toto ‘Africa’

Remember when we promised we’d start a weekly Toto “Africa” meme. On Wednesdays. Here’s the second installment: It’s Track no.2 off Madlib‘s “Medicine Show #13: Black Tapes.” It features GZA…..

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Introducing the Toto 'Africa' Meme

Watch out in the new year for our meme of covers of Toto’s “Africa.” We’ve been wanting to start this for a while. It’s bad music. The best deconstruction of…..

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Hemingway and Toto

Imagine that Hem was forced to teach Creative Writing at an MFA programme, and Phil Sawyer, the song-writer for Toto, was enrolled in his class. And like every MFA whiteboy in…..

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Bad Music

80’s rock band Toto’s  “Africa“–a staple of Apartheid radio–is a bad piece of music which you can’t help humming to when it comes on. And more recently it’s been revived…..