September 28, 2010

African Hip Hop Radio September 2010

Check out the latest edition of African Hip Hop Radio for September 2010 - Over 6 hrs of the best african hip hop from Zanzibar, Botswana, SA, Zimbabwe & the diaspora!


September 26, 2010

Golden Chariots Vol. 2 by San the Instru-Monumentalist

I have a confession to make - I have been holding out on you. I apologise. Its not really fair that I have had this on repeat for the last week and yet I did not share it with you all.

What I love about this project, apart from the obvious great production that no doubt took plenty of time and hard work, but also the fact that San deliberately chose some lesser known verses from 'non-mainstream' artists to compliment his beats.

The result? Pure, high-grade DOPE!

My favourite track is the 'Broken Stairways to Heaven' interlude. That beat is like a healthy snack, bananas and nuts!

Oh, and if I haven't convinced you yet, its also FREE. Well, what are you waiting for..?

<a href="">Golden chariots Vol. 2 by Audible Braile Entertainment</a>
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September 25, 2010

PityGritty - Comin' At Ya Live & Direct (MIXTAPE)

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PityGritty, an up and coming artist from Zimbabwe, just dropped a new mixtape titled 'Comin' At Ya Live & Direct'. The mixtape is hosted by Kastro who also features on several of the tracks along with appearances by Snypa Kidd (25 to Lyf), Wandaz, Tek Neek (Blaklizt) and Prince D.

Preview two of our favourite tracks from the mixtape:

PityGritty ft Kastro - Hello

PityGritty - This is My Story (Opposite of Adults)

Download link for the mixtape below - get it while its hot!

September 17, 2010

Zone Fam - Mabhodlela (Bottles)

This is the first Official Single Off Zone Fam's soon to be released album "The Bizness (Foreign Exchange)".

Mabhodlela (Bottles) is produced by 25 to Lyf resident DJ/producer, DJ PeeWee.

September 12, 2010

Blink - Pray 4 Love

via NigerianHipHop

Blink covers Jay Electronica's 'Exhibit A' instrumental in #PRAY4LOVE.

I hadn't heard of this guy Blink before, but I will definitely be keeping track of his future releases on the strength of this track.

Follow Blink on twitter @iamblink

Blitz the Ambassador - Ghetto Plantation

<a href="">Ghetto Plantation by Blitz the Ambassador</a>

Blitz The Ambassador is a well known artist from Ghana and 'Ghetto Plantation' is taken from his album 'Stereotype', available now on bandcamp.

I also added a video from the album after the jump, so keep reading to check that out...

September 5, 2010

Richy Pitch - Journeys of a 8-bit hip hop superstar

Old school, video-game inspired visuals for this track off Richy Pitch's album 'Ye Fre Mi Richy Pitch'. The song is called Blackstar and features verses by M.anifest.

Tip of the hat @OkayAfrica

September 4, 2010

MNET Africa's Top 10 Rappers 2010

1 - HHP (South Africa)
2 - D-Black (Ghana)
3 - M.I (Nigeria)
4 - Zeus (Botswana)
5 - Sasha P (Nigeria)
6 - R2Bees (Ghana)
7 - Nameless (Kenya)
8 - Dama Do Bling (Mozambique)
9 - Ikechukwu (Nigeria)
10 - Tumi (South Africa)

Interesting list from MNET Africa - I would like to know how they came up with this because I have several issues with it.

Firstly, I'm a little disappointed there was no Zimbabwean representative (ZUBZ anyone??), especially considering I have never heard of half of the names on this list! And what about MODENINE??

I'm not mad at HHP being up the top, but I think Tumi should be higher than he is, and what about someone like K'naan? Is he no longer considered an African rapper just because he is now based overseas??

I dunno, maybe I am just hating. What do you think, did they get it right? Let us know in the comments who YOU think should have made the top 10.

The Kritik - 25 To Life

You know I HAD to post this with a title like that! Crazy beat from The Kritik:

<a href="">25 to life by Corporate Nemesis</a>

The beat is lifted off the excellent instrumental album 'The Kritik vs. Project-Kay' which you can download FREE from their bandcamp page - along with the previously mentioned Isosceles 'Untitled EP'.

Make sure you go and grab both those projects right now - its not everyday you get such great music for free! Props to my man @NemesisInc once again.

September 3, 2010

2Shotz - I Am William ft M.I (Official Video)

Great video for a great song...I dare you to try not sing along when that hook drops!

African hip hop keep rising yo!

Lake Of Stars - Malawi Festival

One look at this lineup should tell you more than I could ever say. This is surely the greatest festival to grace the motherland - NOT TO BE MISSED!!!

Str8Buttah - Set It Off

Here at, The African Hip Hop Blog, its no secret that we have been supporters of Str8Buttah for a while. (see here and here)

The team from Nigeria continues to impress with 'Set It Off', a track taken from their compilation mixtape 'The Lost Gemz'. I'd like to know who produced this (I would guess Teckzilla) because I'm loving this beat. Enjoy!

September 1, 2010

DJ Neptune ft. M.I, Naeto C & Da Grin - 123 (Remix) VIDEO

Off DJ Neptune's upcoming album 'Eva Blazin' on Storm Records. Follow DJ Neptune on twitter for updates @deejayneptune