I just discovered Core Wrecka, above, one half of the Maseru, Lesotho rap duo, Corporate Nemesis. These guys have been going since 2001 (read their blog). Late last year Core Wrecka released the song “Yesterday” (link below). They describe their music as

… not Sesotho funk. This is not mountain pop. This is hardcore hip-hop delivered with a gutteral growl akin to the style which has been perfected by the long-standing tradition of Basotho freestyle rappers (liroki), and replete with call-and-response chants which have become a staple of Basotho music.

Listen here.

Further Reading

History time

The historical novel is in vogue across the continent, challenging how we conceive of the nation, and how we write its histories.

A worthy ancestor

The world is out of joint and Immanuel Wallerstein, one of its great public intellectuals, has left us—albeit with tools to battle the dying kicks of capitalism.