Also including new music from Blxckie, Backroad Gee, Bella Shmurda, Afrikan Boy, Laa Lee & Cristale.
Each week Pan African Music scours the digital vaults for the latest and greatest rap from across the African continent and its diaspora. Drill, trap, grime, Afropop, amapiano, coupé-décalé, electro mahragan… all these sub-genres and interpretations make an appearance, attesting to hip-hop’s power to unite the world with indomitable flows and creative melodies. Rap is now the world’s music, and our pan-African selection is only scratching the surface. If it’s here, it means we think it bumps, and would be confident sharing it with hip-hop heads everywhere. We encourage you to do the same.
This week’s Pan African Rap roundup features King Perry embracing the sound of drill, Kashcpt and Blxckie take South African hip-hop to new heights, Laa Lee and Cristale with the island vibes, Afrikan Boy’s international collab and some motivation from Black K.
“Go German” feat. Bella Shmurda Backroad Gee
Nigeria, April 6th, 2022
Interviewing King Perry in 2021 for his album Citizen of the World, he told us, “if you heard me on a Drill beat and that’s a different ballgame… that’s a crazy side of me.” Since the Continental Boy has dove deep into the drill game.
“DENIMS” feat Blxckie
South Africa, April 1st, 2022
Cape Town rapper Kashcpt invites Blxckie for some glitch bounce that paves its own way in a South African scene currently obsessed with the amapiano log-drum.
Laa Lee, Cristale
Jamaica, March 7th, 2022
Laa Lee and Cristale team up for some super hot dancehall raps that bring a modern tongue and cheek to the island sound. Highly recommended for dancefloors.
“Stubborn” feat. C Blvck
Nigeria, April 15th, 2022
UK MC Afrikan boy teams up with Nigerian C Blvck on this afrobeats and drill mashup bringing together the London Ends and Lagos city corners on a track produced by Ghanaian Stallion.
“C’est Mal Fait”
Ivory Coast, April 1st, 2022
Black K aka “l’homme étrange” (strange man), former member of Kiff No Beat, has a critique for all those who aren’t living up to their own standard.