It’s not music but I have too much respect for him, and this commentary to not post it on here. Everyone should watch it.
This radio special features these individuals (listed in order of appearance): 1) Mohamad Ismail 2) Omar GeOman Xtrazick 3) Rah Zemos 4) Medusa 5) Yassir Laghdas 6) Hagage 'AJ' Masaed 7) Omar Offendum 8) Michael Ibrahim Tracklist: 1. Intro by Krs One* 2. 25 January by Ali-Loka (Tunisia) * 3. Démoralisé by G.O. Man XtraZik (Tunisia)* 4. Prisoner by Arabian Knightz (Egypt) (Prod. by DJ Caz) 5. Head of State by El General (Tunisia) 6. #Jan25 by Various Artists. Featuring Omar Offendum (Syria/USA), The Narcicyst (Iraq/Canada), Ayah, Sami Mater, and Others.* 7. Rebel by Arabian Knightz (Egypt) (Prod. by Iron Curtain) 8. On Vise Plus Haut by Mr. T & Limbra (Tunisia)* 9. Ego Trip J Represente by Mr. Mustapha & G.O. Man XtraZik (Tunisia)* 10. Egypt 25 by El Far3i (Jordan) 11. Revolution by Rah Zemos (Lebanon/Canada) 12. Where I’m from by Nomadic Massive (Canada/Algeria) ft. The Narcicyst (Iraq/Canada) 13. (Background Instrumental) Shukran by Dj Nio (Italy) 14. Rasallah by Hagage ‘AJ’ Masaed (Yemen) 15. (Background Instrumental) From Rebel to Basement Sad Ins Demoralize pt. 2 by Dj Killa (Tunisia)* 16. Superhero by Omar Offendum (Syria/USA) 17. I am Searching by Alfaress (Morocco) ft. Tameeka Jones Extra Instrumental Track: “Africans Don’t Wanna Understand” – Ben Herson and Dan Cantor (Originally part of African Underground Vol.)
Das EFX sends me so far back, blaring that tape in my room as a child… Their playful yet skill-full rhymes will always get to me. Needless to say, I was happy to find this short movie on 2dopeboyz this afternoon. It includes an interview with Dray and Skoob, intertwined with the videos for ‘They Want EFX’, ‘Mic Checka’, and ‘Straight Out the Sewer’.
Alsarah & The Nubatones came together out of a collective love for Nubian music and a genuine belief that Soul transcends all cultural and linguistic barriers. Inspired by the pentatonic scale they blend a selection of Nubian ‘songs of return’ from the 1970s-today with original material and traditional music of central Sudan. Their set is a musical journey through diaspora and migration from an urban lense.
Listen to more music and find out more about them on their website: http://www.alsarah.com
Here is Alsarah talking about hope for Sudan and her song/video for ‘Vote!’ feat. Oddisee:
And here’s ‘Vote!’ (I love this beat!)