Archive | September 19, 2014

ALBUM ALERT: Wizkid – Ayo (Joy)| @wizkidayo

It seems like everyone loves Afrobeats nowadays, but who makes the best of the ruling sound. If you listen to Nigerian artist Wizkid you will probably judge him as the best, if not one amongst the greatest. The kid has been doing it for more than a while and his consistency is capped by the […]

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See the BBC’s profile of Twin Cities rap alum M.anifest

How’s this for transatlantic exposure? Twin Cities-weaned rapper M.anifest is featured in a new video profile from London’s BBC, which filmed him in Ghana. The real-life Kwame Amet Tsikata, who still maintains local ties after a decade as a Minnesotan, is back living in his native country and generating quite a buzz as a music maker there. He has […]

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Jamaican-British Artist Brina Looks to AFRICA

UNITED Kingdom-based reggae singer Brina is looking to Africa with the release of her EP, Reggae Sauti Za Kiswahili. Recorded in Swahili language, the five-track set is co-produced by Kieran Murray and the singer, and was released on September 8. “I want to bring Jamaican reggae back to Africa with an African language,” she told […]

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Linkin Park Launch Fund-Raising Effort for West African Ebola Outbreak

Since 2005, Linkin Park have parlayed their astounding success into charitable work by launching Music for Relief. In response to the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has released a statement to raise money to buy protective gear for brave aid workers treating the affected population. According to the CDC, this […]

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