JStar – (Still) Passin’ me by

Sunshine jam, mashin’ up Pharcyde’s Passing me by with Marcia Aitken’s I’m still in love. Off of JStar’s Most Wanted Vol. 1

Grab it:

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Ian Kamau – The Village

Beautiful video for “The Village” – off of Ian Kamau’s latest release, “One Day Soon” – edited and produced by Marcos Fantu. Feeling warm from seeing these beautiful (and some familiar) faces. One Love.

{Lookout!} Amadou & Mariam – “Dougou Badia” (Feat. Santigold)

New EP dropping later this month, and new LP coming up in March. Some exciting collaborations in sight, including the one with Santigold on “Dougou Badia”. Check it out at Stereogum

(via Mel)

Dj Nyack Presents… Blackstar Tape!

Always good news. Download over at Noiz by clicking on AQUI.

Tracklist:

01 Little Brother
02 Mr. Nigga (ft. Q-Tip) – Mos Def
03 The Blast – Reflection Eternal
04 Audithorium (feat. Slick Rick) – Mos Def
05 Definition

06 Re: Definition
07 The Perfect Beat (Feat. KRS-One) – Talib Kweli
08 Hip-Hop – Mos Def
09 Move Somethin’ – Reflection Eternal
10 Travellin’ Man (Feat. Mos Def) – Dj Honda

11 Respiration
12 Brown Skin Lady
13 Get By – Talib Kweli
14 Mathematics – Mos Def
15 Memories Live – Reflection Eternal

16 Funny Money – Talib Kweli & Madlib
17 A Brighter Day Remix [Feat. Mos Def & Vinia Mojica] – Ronny Jordan
18 Just Begun [Feat. Jay Electronica, J. Cole and Mos Def] – Reflection Eternal
19 Stand To the Side [Feat. Novel and Vinia Mojica] – Talib Kweli
20 Umi Said – Mos Def

(thanks to Aruna for the head’s up)

LUPE FIASCO – FRIEND OF THE PEOPLE: I FIGHT EVIL (NEW MIXTAPE!)

Just listening right now but this mixtape differs from his previous stuff by an astonishing presence of heavy beats/bass. Rhymes are tight as usual. Mixed together, we could call it “intellectual angst”, maybe? “Vengeful bounce”? K, I’m done. Have a listen and download the mixtape over at earmilk

Labels – Kaoz feat. Heidi Barton Stink & Jay Z

This is the lead single from the album Kaoz Presents: Real Talk MPLS (Minneapolis)

Kaoz Presents: Real Talk is a full length musical project that features Twin Cities youth and adult artists and is designed to break the silence around HIV/STD’s, bullying, homophobia, and violence. The project also aims to mobilize youth and adults to be proactive in their communities through advocacy, education, health awareness.

Fela Soul – De La Soul meets Fela Kuti

What do you get when you put together afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and rap pioneers De La Soul? You get Fela Soul; a musical tapestry created by Gummy Soul artist Amerigo Gazaway. More than just a clever title, Fela Soul is an 8-track, 33 minute journey into the world of afrobeat rhythms, funky horn riffs, and classic hip-hop gems. Using dozens of hand-picked samples from the Nigerian instrumentalist and political figure Fela Kuti, and 8 carefully-chosen acapellas from the Native Tongue rap trio De La Soul, Amerigo seamlessly intertwines the two into something completely new and original. 

Pan African Music Stew by Akwaaba Music

Mixed by BBRAVE for This Is Africa

Playlist:

Monalisa – Ruff-N-Smooth Site | Buy
Simple – Bradez Buy
She De Bee feat. Guru – Old Sodja
So Cold – DaSoul
Ratata feat. K. Switch – R2Bees Buy
Extra – Just A Band Site | Buy
No Time feat. P Square – Bracket Buy
Swagger feat Stay Jay – Ruff-N-Smooth Site | Buy
Dome Na Mendowo feat. Castro – Appietus Site | Buy
Pipi – Marlaw
Fall In Love – D’Banj Buy
Yori Yori- Bracket Buy
Essabel feat. Mike & Old Sodja- Appietus Site | Buy
Boom Back Remix feat. Jose Chameleone – Bebe Kool
No One Like You – P-Square Buy
? – Les Garagistes Buy
Coeur Blanc – Les Patrons Buy
Do As i Do – Bracket Buy
Ma Alomo feat. KK Fosu & Reggie Zippy – Appietus Site | Buy
Eha Ye De (Bebia Awo) feat. SK Blinks – Nana Boroo Buy
Femme Africaine Lutchiana 100%
Elegom Bounsa feat. Maskarado (Radio Mix) – DJ Djeff Site | Buy
Relela – Skeat Site | Buy
Miss Doctor feat. 4X4 – Appietus Site | Buy
Kiss Ur Hand feat. Wande Coal- R2Bees Buy
Usinibore – Just A Band Site | Buy
DJ’s Mortel (2) – Polio – Kiloko
Sentiment Moka – ?
Wengeze – Eazzy
Windek – Cabo Snoop
Tchouchou Tchoucou – Kedjevara Site | Buy
Coupe de Tête de Zidane – DJ Menza Site | Buy
Asta Di – Aurlus Mabele Buy
Django – DJ Bonano Site | Buy
Som Do Zoca – Zoca Zoca Site | Buy
Tabouret Baoulé – Pat Sexy
Celimania Remix – Gadji Celi Buy
Sukuma – Killamu Site | Buy
Tiramakossa – Noite e Día Site | Buy
Number One – Fofandó & Saborosa Site | Buy
Aladin Mix – DJ Znobia
Kassumuna – Game Walla