AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Wale

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

The Africa is a Country guide to #SXSW

There’s a lot going on for music fans at SXSW 2012. Plenty of AIAC favorites will be there, and fans of UK Bass, Cumbia Rock, Panabaynian Dancehall, neo-Jazz&B-Hop, Dubstep, Moombahton, Dutch House/Bubbling, Southern Rap former jailbirds, Hyphy/Mobb Music, Norteño, Classic New York Rap, Baile Funk, #OWS Rockers/Beatmakers, Balkan Beat Boxers, Afro Colombian, 3Ball, Chicano Rock meets Staten Island Rap, New York

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Rapper Wale remakes an old West African standard

The music video for “My Sweetie,” the Nigerian-American rapper’s remake of an old West African standard.

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Video Evidence: Swahili heard on BET

… And it was not on a program about wildlife. BET, the American music and reality TV channel is not usually associated with cosmopolitanism, so when the Tanzanian rapper, Gsan (from the legendary crew, XPlastaz), turned up...

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

MUSIC BREAK: WALE

I have been meaning to post this tune for a while now: DC rapper, Wale (who never forgets to rep his Nigerian immigrant roots, like here and 2:30 into a video here) , remixes the West African...