Evolving Into The Mainstream | A Review of Ugoccie’s ‘Man on Fire’
Evolving Into The Mainstream
Ugoccie releases 'Man on Fire', a song off her EP, 'A Piece of Me'. Ugoccie’s ‘Man on Fire’ comes as something fresh and refreshing – completely out of the box. Most striking is the realisation that the song kicks off with the narration of a story – storytelling being a vital quality of a traditional entertainer. This attribute of the song makes listening to ‘Man on Fire’ a serious business.
#Music #Highlife #HipHop
Ancient Astronauts | "Zik Zak"
An African musical odyssey
Over three years in the making, ZIK ZAK is an African musical odyssey, featuring some of the freshest talents from nine countries on the mother continent. Tying this remarkable range of artists together are German production team ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS, weaving the vocal talents of the African singers into their distinctive “Boom Dub” sound. Drawing on Hip Hop, Dancehall, Roots Reggae, and Soul.
#Music #Afrocentric #Reggae #HipHop
M.I Abaga | 'Ashes' (Aluu4)
Nothing would be worse than for death to mean nothing
The Aluu 4 was a necklace lynching that involved four young men, Ugonna Obuzor, Toku Lloyd, Chiadika Biringa, and Tekena Elkanah, all students of the University of Port Harcourt. They were all lynched after they were falsely accused of theft in Aluu, a community in Ikwerre local government area, Rivers State, Nigeria on 5 October 2012. M.I. Abaga wrote Ashes in response to this tragedy.
#Society #Video #HipHop #Aluu4
The African Spirit Pulsates: 'Crown of Clay'
The lyrics of the awakening African spirit
An unlikely pair of Africa's best contemporary rappers and music producer come together to make a song which in every right is an anthem for today's African spirit.
#Music #HipHop Saving Mungo Park
SA_Rifa | 'The Heist'
A socially conscious song
SA_Rifa is a lyricist who has been honing her craft since 2016 while started songwriting at the age of 10. SA_Rifa is a breath of fresh air in the music industry, especially in hip hop. She hopes to catch the attention of listeners with her third single and hopes everyone has something that they take away from it. SA_Rifa is an introverted person who has found her voice as a hip-hop artist.
#Music #HipHop #Soul
Soundz Of The South | 'For Power'
Trials and tribulations of the working-class
Soundz of the South (SOS) | 'For Power' | #HipHop #Rap 🇿🇦 | With its accompanying #video, this song tells the story of the harsh impact the coronavirus lockdown has on working-class communities in South Africa.