Wave Crusher is a collaborative mini-album by Spoek and Shamon Cassette - the pair sample and reassemble songs by the Pixies, Flume, Charli XCX, Queen and others on what they describe as their, “love letter to the original adventurous spirit of hip-hop”. Wave Crusher is free to download now, and the artwork and tracklist are included below.
Spoek – aka Spoek Mathambo – leads a new wave of post-apartheid African talent fusing Western styles and African influences within a global sound. Born in North Carolina, rapper Shamon Cassette joined the US army and served two years in Iraq before relocating to New York to become a fashion designer and musician.
Spoek headlines the following European live dates, which include
Music is not just art, just words, just sounds, it is an invisible net that binds
us, fusing with our souls, telling our stories. This is the story of how A Tribe Called Quest inspired these artists to make a difference musically, to not fear being different, to not fear self expression. This tribute is to thank ATCQ for being the first to take these steps, and to make it easier for those who followed.
Like all art forms, music is a means of self-expression. This album is an
expression whose purpose is to thank A Tribe Called Quest for being, not only a
source of inspiration, but more importantly a source of positive energy.
This album also serves as a message to ATCQ, urging them to get past their
differences and remember their roots as a hip hop band. We hope that the
response will remind the band of why they started making music, of their roots, and of their duty to their fans.
“The Heroes: A Tribute To A Tribe Called Quest” is a voyage, from the 90’s when ATCQ was at its peak, to now, taking the listener on an evolutionary tour of hip hop to Southern Africa. This album is not only a tribute to ATCQ, but also a symbol of the happiness and joy in the simplicity of life, love, and music.
"The Heroes: A Tribute To A Tribe Called Quest" is a voyage, from the 90's when ATCQ was at its peak, to now, taking the listener on an evolutionary tour of hip hop to Southern Africa. This album is not only a tribute to ATCQ, but also a symbol of the happiness and joy in the simplicity of life, love, and music. Recorded Live in Mozambique. Scenario is the first single taken from the album Web:
Three Joburg-based artist friends embarked on a road trip across the country, painting murals and documenting their adventure. Painter/illustrator/muralists Lisolomzi Pikoli (Mr Fuzzy Slipperz) and Skumbuzo Vabaza (Skubalisto), and photographer Karabo Mooki (Mooki Mooks) had all been travelling overseas and on their return wanted to rediscover and better understand their home country through public art and service. The painting tour, titled Dreams Close To Home and co-sponsored by RVCA’s artist network program, took 15 days to complete.
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VNova's "Murder Scene" is the second single from his street album "Hidden in Plain Sight Volume 2". It is produced by G Casso. The video is edited and directed by VNova and Wit.
Checkout the new video: VNova’s “Murder Scene” is the second single from his street album “ Hidden in Plain Sight Volume 2″. It is produced by G Casso. The video is edited and directed by VNova and Wit. “Murder Scene” is a cinematic depiction of the street life and neighborhoods that VNova was raised in. It is an anthem for neighborhoods like Brownsville and East New York, among others that give New York City its gritty reputation and character.
Après 4 mois de travail , le mix de l'album de JOEY le SOLDAT , "Burkin Bâ" est maintenant terminé. C'est Dave Cooley de Elysian Master Studio à Los Angeles qui se chargera cette semaine de mettre la touche finale à l'album. (Madvillain, Jdilla/Donuts, Spoek Mathambo, Melody Nelson/Gainsbourg, Liars, Art Melody, etc ...). L'album sortira en mars 2014 sur le label Akwaaba Music. Paix. (Tentacule Records) — avec JoEy le Soldat.
JOEY le SOLDAT - Album "Burkin Bâ" - Produit par Dj FORM / Redrum / 76 os - Featuring: Anny Kassy / Elom 20ce / Fils du Béton - Prises de voix: Philippe Raclet ( Filou Guitare ) Mastering: Dave Cooley Elysian Master Studio (Los Angeles) - Art Cover: Romain Leveque - Photos: Vincent Erlenbach - Production: Ludovic Germain / Tentacule Records / Akwaaba Music - Management: Alexia Fournier - Label: Akwaaba Music / Tentacule R
Sometimes I just zone and write bars everyday, nothin' much, you know, I just... scribble the page, Writing rhymes is an escape and how I relax, And all of my good days ends with lacin' a track, But ignore all o' that, this one is taking me back, To the days of getting beats and first starting to rap, Back then it was...kinda cool for rapping dudes, 'Cause pretty much everyone sorta had clue, What it means to emcee, and not wastin' a beat, It was sorta like, not being snide when you greet, Girls being discrete, Music and heartbeats, Sacrificing your seat, Man, all o' that feat, yeah!
Bridge: Yeah, man, you know, back in the day it was kinda cool though, it's not like today, man. Nowadays cats is like....
Verse 2: Living the lavish from rhymes that are average, I do wonder if in niggas domes there's a cabbage, Or just vegetables that are not quite edible, Broiled so much that they've lost all minerals, The key-point, niggas make weak-ass joints, With beats sounding like a good reason for annoyance, The message is clear so let me get to the point, it's... You cats ain't real, you're just flamboyant, The fact is today, there's less respect for the art, And everybody wants to see their name on a chart, I mean, last I seen, it could easily drop, So I dare you, a dare to write some shit from the heart, Basically, nowadays when you rhyme there's a catch, it's: You need to be aware that it's a fallible practice, If you want a sewage where your mouth will drain, Join this industry and find faeces aside your name, Do away with your decency, your pride and shame, To proclaim your legacy of risin' fame, This illusion has hip hop in a perilous clout, I know a few Do know what I'm talkin' about, And it may not even help tryna speak out, But seriously? We need to back-track and re-route, Sometimes I just feel like we can bury this corpus, Have this era in a permanent stage of rigor mortis. Source : http://www.africanhhb.com
3rd Official Single from Marked Men Records recording artist Chub Heightz and features Young Slugz. Title: Hot Property Artist: Chub Heightz ft Young Slugz Composer: Lazy-I Label: Marked Men Records Publisher: Marked Men Records ISRC: ZA15A1200015 Listen to the single on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/markedmenrecords