Also including new music from Vic Tory, PsychoYP, Omari Hardwick, & Eesah Yasuke.
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 the explosive raps of German born Congolese artist Albi X, an Algerian drill detour with Mc Artisan, South African boom-bap with Shane Eagle, the politically charged raps of Eesah Yasuke and Nigerian songwriter Vic Tory with a PsychoYP feature.
Germany, March 17th, 2022
German artists of Congolese origin, Albi X has an explosive rap style. In his latest single “LOKETO” we’re invited to shake our hips with some instruction from a fiery music video. Fusing French, Lingala and English, Albi X is poised to be a pan-African rap hype man.
Algeria, March 8th, 2022
Mc Artisan has a contagious form of drill that fits perfectly with his Arabic flow. Full of photo clicks and burner phone beeps, the Algerian artist is fully embracing the street culture of the international drill scene with a local bend.
“Road Signs” feat. Omari Hardwick
South Africa, March 18th, 2022
Last Friday Shane Eagle, former battle rap reality TV participant, released his album “Green”. Coming off of a tour with Dreamville’s Bas, Shane Eagle put together his 3rd studio album, rapping about the price of success over his signature taste for boom-bap beats.
France, March 18th, 2022
Eesah Yasuke is an artist PAM has been watching closely for a minute now. In this latest single we spoke to Eesah about her political affiliations, poetic lyrics and hardcore attitude that come through for a heavy handed single that defines the artists calm before the storm attitude.
“Flexing” feat. PsychoYP
Nigeria, March 15th, 2022
Nigerian rapper Vic Tory, currently based in the UK, bring a special r&b bounce to his raps. On “Flexing” he invited Nigerian driller PsychoYP for a solid headbanger with non-stop flows. The two are “flexing” over the game right now with ease.