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The African Hip Hop Blog’s January Recap
We know there’s way too much to keep up with; so we do the leg work for you to make sure you’re up to date with all of Africa’s Hip Hop news.
The African Hip Hop Blog· Mon, Feb 04 2013 04:29:54
The early days of the year saw an excellently executed look at an upcoming South African duo in
& the sad news that Tumi & The Volume broke up. In that light; the following interview of Tiago, frontman of The Volume or 340ml if you prefer, is a definite read:
The Man from the Volume | MahalaMonday, January 14th, 2013 by Ts’eliso Monaheng Allow us to break the news to you (if you don’t already follow Mr Molekane on Twitter or …
To assuage any fears that the music is slowing down however, Tumi is giving away a tonne of music from his back catalog on his
. We’re already on day 4 so you can do a little catching up no? Also if you’re more interested in something more new there was the track “
Oh yeah Tommow we launch #28Days I am releasing a song a day for the month of February free for downloadTumi Molekane
In other South African hip hop news; January 16th saw multiple high profile artists get nods for their efforts from the Metro FM Music Awards. Pro, Shugasmakx, Teargas, Zakwe & Khuli Chana will all compete for “The Best Hip Hop Album” while AKA & HHP also got recognition for their efforts in the form of singles. Feel free to jump to the site & check out the voting details so you can give your favourite artist a push.
Metro FM | News | METRO FM MUSIC AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCEMENT – 2013Metro FM is the largest National Urban Commercial station in South Africa with over 3.1 million listeners.
A popular favourite made a return with a bang in the form of our Mixed Bag Mondays feature, & be assured that this was a bumper edition. Be sure to check it out if you missed it; if only for the unique Synik & Mando video as well as the “Pizza & Burger” video from Sarkodie & Jayso.
Mixed Bag Mondays Volume XIIIAfter a month long hiatus your favourite Monday pick-me-up is back from the holidays, refreshed, reinvigorated & carrying more holiday we…
Ghana’s FOKN BOIS were featured on 25tolyf.com this month for being their regular controversial selves with their track that sent out shots to some of Ghana’s biggest artists. Guess they fear nobody…
Fokn Bois – What U Dey Fear ? – 25 to Lyf : 25 to LyfJan 22, 2013 … Wanlov & Mensah just dropped What U Dey Fear ; a song where the duo take some … Enygma Tumi – Higher Ground Fokn…
Just a day later one half of the FOKN BOIS, Wanlov The Kubolor, had the tweet streets buzzing with news that he’ll be receiving an award at
The Modomix Babel Med Music Awards
Wanlov wins Mondomix Babel Med Music award!Even before the March 21 to 23 event in Marseille, France, Wanlov the Kubolor has been informed he is picking up an award at this year’s …
Moving on to Uganda; while we can only speculate at the possible implications of some things that happen on twitter, tweets like this one definitely get us at 25tolyf.com excited. Is possible collaboration in the works?
We definitely hope so, especially after the delivery from Ruyonga on the track Lyrical Therapy with fellow Ugandan natives Young Nick & Enygma.
Young Nick – Lyrical Therapy ft Ruyonga & EnygmaWe’ve been lucky enough to be made privy to some very good music coming out of Uganda of late and this year is no exception; Young Nick b…
Determined to start of the year with a BANG, nigerian Ice Prince made sure that the month didn’t end without him leaving a definite mark on African Hip Hop. Firstly with his Aboki Remix (which had a guest list that was absolutely huge to say the least) & secondly with the video for the track “Truth” which showed that he hasn’t been resting on his laurels as far as his rapping skills go.
Ice Prince – Aboki Remix Feat Sarkodie, Mercy Johnson … – 25 to LyfJan 25, 2013 … Stacking all these chips, you can't share my fries! … Fokn Bois – What U Dey Fear ? … 2013 25 to Lyf | Designe…
Ice Prince – Truth (Official Video)Ice Prince seems focused to put in a mountain of work in 2013. He started his year touring Southern Africa & released the video for Truth…
Last but definitely not least; Zimbabwean artists also came out of the gates this year with a great deal to offer. Tehn Diamond & Jnr Brown started of the year early by bringing the new year with his video for the track Happy.
Tehn Diamond – Happy ft. Jnr Brown [VIDEO]Tehn Diamond unveils the much anticipated visuals for his hugely popular single Happy featuring Jnr Brown. ( audio here if you missed it)…
Metaphysics joined the party with the seminal video for “Left Me In the Cold”,
Metaphysics – Left Me In The ColdNew video from Zimbabwean Hip-Hop pioneer Metaphysics titled Left Me In The Cold . The track is slated to appear on his upcoming project …
then Tehn Diamond & Jnr Brown brought ‘the realness’ with more collaboration goodness as a teaser for their upcoming effort “The Feeling Ain’t Fair”. Be sure to check out Tehn Diamond’s new look
as well as Karizma’s
Jnr Brown and Tehn Diamond – The RealnessIt’s
’sbirthday today. As a gift from him to you, with
‘s blessing, The Realness is available for you to get for…