Growing up all around the French capital and hailing from all parts of francophone Africa, the Parisian hip-hop collective Sexion d’Assaut has proven that there is power in diversity. The variety of styles present in a given track mixed in with their individual lyrical collaborations combine to form a hypnotically rhythmic creation often imparting a good deal of knowledge as well. And in keeping with their powerful lyrical presence and melodious accompaniment, their track “Africain” does not disappoint. Continue reading “Représentez Représentez”
Diaspora based artists like K’Naan, Blitz the Ambassador, M3nsa, Wale, and French Montana, and Tabi Bonney have been covered heavily in this blog. There are several other first and second generation African MCs around the world who have not been covered as much in this blog. As students in the Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa course this semester are discussing Diaspora based artists, here are some of the artists those students are looking at. In the coming week students will be putting up posts on these and other African MCs that are based outside of the continent. Continue reading “Diaspora Rappers”
I had the pleasure to review a song under Kalakuta music, which is the only Pan African and bilingual record label in the Ivory Coast. Continue reading “Artist Music Review: “KMG” and “Yung Swiss””
The song “Constitution” by Kalakuta Music Group
After proving that they are still heavyweights of hiphop scene in Abidjan, with his debut single”LA PATRIE OU LA MORT”; the intellectual, conscious and political hiphop group is back once again with another track: CONSTITUTION. The second single of his fourthcoming album KALAKUTA REPUBLIK. It was released on 30th October 2016, the same day of election for the approval of new constitution in the Ivory Coast.
Produced by Isidro Fortunato from Angola and mastered by 4th Disciple,the legendary producer of Wu Tang Clan.
Available for free download on Soundcloud.com.
K.M.G. ( Kalakuta Music Group ) is an Independent record label based in Cote d’Ivoire (West Africa) focusing on HIP HOP, REGGAE & AFRO BEAT
The crew is composed of Ezzdean Duane-Fimo Capone-JelyZion- Manijahdjo-Oremi-O.B.B (original black boy), and Samory le baptist.
A political hiphop group from Africa, founded in November 2014. Veterans and new talented artists and producers with different and diverse African roots (Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Benin, and Guinea). Strong believers for change through freedom and justice. Their main purpose is to raise awareness on political issues and build confidence in african youths.Inspired by freedom fighters such as Fela Kuti-Kwame Nkrumah-Thomas Sankara and Patrice Lumumba. The message is a clarion call, a weapon against social issues and things going wrong all over Africa.