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“Master and King”: the best joint off The Holstar and Teckzilla’s “The Extraordinaires”

February 13, 2012


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Master and King opens with a riff that sounds like a way slowed down version of Heavy D’s “Now that We Found Love” (see below too). But the melody’s slightly different and very current. It’s an addictive song…the best off  “The Extraordinaires from The Holstar (Zambia) and Teckzilla (Canada, bwo Nigeria).

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Muller Empo raps hard from the English diaspora: Zambia and Botswana

February 12, 2012


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Muller Empo is a Botswana underground rapper in Russia. He recently did a track with 2 Zambian MC’s, called Stand Up. What’s most notable here is the strength of English-speaking rappers from countries you didn’t know English is the primary language: Botswana and Zambia.  

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Interview with the Danish-Tanzanian Eminem/Elvis: Mzungu Kichaa

November 5, 2011


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One of the great, unique voices out there, Mzungu Kichaa interviewed on the Patricia Show (filmed in Nairobi).  He talks about his upbringing, from moving to the Zambian bush at 6 to life in Tanzania.  Very cool white dude.

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“Slap Dee” features one of the best beats yet!

June 30, 2011


6-29-2011 slap dee nomba ninshi

Lemme just get this out of the way:  I love this song!  Nomba Ninshi sounds a little like Busta Rhymes, just not as raspy or fast.  

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