Tag Archives: New York

Video: Ice Prince – I Swear ft. French Montana (Snippet & Studio Session)

Fresh off his upcoming album “Fire of Zamani” due to be released October, BET award winner, and Chocolate City rapper Ice Prince Zamani drops a sneak peek into the recording of “I Swear” a new track on the upcoming album. The track which was recorded at Big Daddy Studios in the US features American rapper […]

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AUDIO ALERT: Blitz The Ambassador ft Sarkodie – Internationally Known

Ghana’s giants, one, Sarkodie, based at home in Ghana and the other, Blitz The Ambassador, based in the diaspora (New York). In their latest release and perhaps their first ever combination, the rappers showed listeners how hard core African rappers can be. They spit both substance and bullets and they both prove why they are relevant […]

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Jay Ghartey Announces Era of “wild” Collaborations for Ghanaian Music

Ghanaian musician Jay Ghartey, though great on his own has decided to up his game with a series of “serious” collaborations with other great and local international acts. Jay Ghartey, who is finishing up his second album “African Money” in New York, believes the time has come for musicians throughout Africa to collaborate to show the […]

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Kenyan Artist Wangechi Mutu Featured in Jay Z’s Picasso Baby Video

Renowned Kenyan artist and sculptor, Wangechi Mutu was featured in the video of the first single off US rapper Jay Z’s platinum selling album Magna Carta Holy Grail. The video is for the song Picasso Baby and it was shot at the Pace Gallery in New York City. It is a rap performance based video. […]

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AUDIO ALERT: Blitz The Ambassador – African In New York

Rapper, Blitz The Ambassador has returned with another masterpiece. His latest track is called “African In New York”. Hailing all the way from Accra, Ghana but living in New York, Blitz tells the story of a regular African immigrant living in the Big Apple, hustling and trying to make a living, in the song African […]

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Renowned Ghanaian designer returns to Africa Fashion Week

Sarfo of Styles will showcase on Thursday, July 18th at Africa Fashion Week in New York (AFWNY). AFWNY, a staple in New York’s fashion weeks, is a luxury multi-day event produced by Adirée. This year’s AFWNY will take place at the Broad Street Ballroom on July 18th, 19th and 20th in New York City’s Financial […]

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Moroccan Born Rapper French Montana Releases Debut Album

After several street mixtapes and the building up of the hype over several years French Montana has now released his debut album, Excuse My French. Released on 21 May 2013, the Bad Boy and Maybach Music backed album features 18 star-studded tracks. Born Karim Kharbouch in Rabat, Morocco, French was raised in his home country […]

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MIXTAPE ALERT: Shadow Boxer – Love, Pain & Drugs

Sierra Leonean rapper Shadow Boxxer recently released a compilation of his recent efforts. The mixtape Love, Pain & Drugs sounds exactly as the name implies. The rapper talks about love of people and things in the world around him, his pain and troubles, and off course the mixtape is dope. The American influences are very […]

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Hip Hop Meets Nigeria with an Interesting Twist

The year 2013 has been met with the breakthroughs of major up and coming artists such as A$AP Rocky, Trinidad James, and Joey Bada$$. But one artist who has New York’s underground world buzzing is rapper Kev of Royal Kulture, a Queens native. His smooth and refined lyrics have separated him from the competition, performing […]

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Damian Marley Joins New World Star Band

Hot on the heels of a successful musical partnership and touring with rapper Nas, reggae star Damian Marley has stepped into another set of shoes. He has just become a part of the band “Super Heavy”, which is an all-star cast combining various genres. Other members of the group include Mick Jagger, lead singer of […]

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Parts 1,2 & 3 of Skee.TV’s “UP CLOSE” With K’Naan

Here is Skee TV’s docu-movie on Keinan ‘K’Naan’ Wasarme’s. In the docu-movie, K’Naan taks about who he is, who and what inspires him and who he represents, among other things. He also talks about how his style is original, yet influenced by various other artists, ranging from Coldplay to Nas. The film was shot on […]

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