This week’s rap roundup also includes new music from Kofi Mole, Joey B, Moro, Skizo Beats, Abizo, and Kaaris, all added to our Pan African Rap playlist.
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 Moroccan mainstay ElGrandeToto, a big Ghanaian collab between Joey B and Kofi Mole, Kalash Criminel and Kaaris’ duo debut, and two young Naija rap projects from Sinn and Yvng Nova with a special feature from Abizo.
“How High” (feat. Moro, Skizo Beats)
Morocco, January 28th, 2022
ElGrandeToto has been holding down the Moroccan rap scene for some time with his smooth flows and iconic autotune. On this track produced by Skizo Beats, Moro also makes an appearance for an inspiring show of Moroccan rap talent.
“Work” (feat. Joey B)
Ghana, January 31st, 2022
Kofi Mole dropped his much anticipated album Knackaveli last week (see interview). To accompany the release he came out with the visuals for the lead single “Work” with fellow Ghanaian rap star Joey B.
Kaaris, Kalash Criminel
France, January 28th, 2022
Two of France’s rap megastars come together for a 15 track collaborative album that’s full of bangers. The duo dropper visuals for “Shooter’ in which Kaaris provides the contagious hook while Kalash Criminel raps about being an all around boss.
“African Drip” (feat. Abizo)
Ghana, January 28th, 2022
Ghanaian hip-hop and afrobeats artist Sinn is chanting “let’s go viral baby” on his new drill track that includes some super hard French bars from Congolese rapper Abizo. This is a perfect multi-lingual collab and head bopper.
Nigeria, January 28nd, 2022
Yvng Nova is a reclusive rapper from Nigeria who just dropped his debut album Because Why Not which includes this track that switches between flows and brags about the unstoppable grind.