December 13, 2010

Fecko - R.A.P (Real African Poets) ft Synik, Holstar & Fikrah

"I guess my destiny's always been inscribed in my heart,
so like my continent I let myself shine through the dark"
- Synik

Another dope track from Nigerian Fecko Tha Emcee - this time he brings along a few comrades from around the continent. Guest verses from Synik (Zimbabwe), Holstar (Zambia) & Fikrah (Kenya) all come together on a Tek-Zilla beat to create a quality African hip hop collabo:

December 7, 2010

10 Gems from Chuck D on African Hip Hop

Last night the legendary Chuck D of Public Enemy held a workshop at Red Bull Studios in Cape Town where he spoke for 2 hours on the state of hip hop, global music culture and the future of African hip hop.

Dplanet (Pioneer Unit) was in attendance and from the sounds of things Chuck D was dropping knowledge! Dplanet managed to jot down a list of 10 nuggets of advice from the master. This should be compulsory reading for everyone involved in the African music industry:

  1. Don't be an 'Afrimerican - don't copy the US. Be proudly African.
  2. SA needs an infrastructure that supports local hip hop (DJs / radio / media/ blogs)
  3. Don’t let corporations (like MTV or Metro FM) dictate your musical / cultural agenda

Head over to the Pioneer Unit website to read the rest of the list.

December 5, 2010

Fame Nickles - 40's & Up In Flames

Zimbabwean born, Canadian based artist Fame Nickles is a problem.

Everything from the production to the mastering to the lyrics - its all on point. This is some top quality African Hip Hop, music for the soul. Enjoy!

And just because we can, here's another bonus track:
 Fame Nickles - Up In Flames by Fame Nickles

With artists like Fame Nickles and Metaphysics - Zimbabwe is really holding it down!

December 4, 2010

AKA - Victory Lap [VIDEO]

"You in the club acting all famous
Nobody even know what your name is
Plenty bottles but nobody's at your table
He's WTF looking like some bloody agents"

Dope visuals from AKA for his new single 'Victory Lap'. The video came out real nice and you can see a couple of behind the scenes snaps over @HeadHoncho

Taking nothing away from the song or the video, but I still maintain that THIS is the jam!

December 1, 2010

F.U.1.2 (Coz We Want To) - Reason, Hyphen, Mothipa, AKA & Ill Skillz

I'll let J.Flexx (Ill Skillz) tell it in his own words:
Produced by pH the track features Reason, Mothipa, Hyphen,Ill Skillz and AKA. It's an unlikely combination of rappers from South Africa, a posse cut that breaks the commercial/underground barrier and sits firmly on the foundation this culture built on. Love Hip Hop!
  Coz We Want To (MASTER) by J.Flexx

Crazy joint!! We liked it so much we decided to post it, Coz We Want To! Plus its always nice to see African artists coming together and creating good music.

Love African Hip Hop? Love

November 30, 2010

Beazy - Over N Over ft Dokta Frabz

Beazy - Over N Over ft Dr.Frabz

New music from Beazy talking about breaking-up with a girl. This is a great song!

November 29, 2010

Modenine ft Debbie - I'm So African (produced by Ootz)

New track from Modenine produced by Ootz.

Modenine ft Debbie - I'm So African (produced by Ootz)

November 27, 2010

M.anifest - More Vim

M.anifest - More Vim

New audio from M.anifest thanks to the good folks @GhanaMixtapes