Tag Archives: Ghana

‘Photosentences’ – Mutombo da Poet

mutombo da poetPercy Osei Appiah alias Mutombo Da Poet protests, jokes, sings, draws pictures with his words, talks about politics, love, Accra, trotros and ensures us that things will ‘Get Better‘. The young poet is a popular artist in the Ghanaian spoken word scene, who has began to do international shows. In 2012, he released his debut LP ‘Photosentences‘, packed with inspiring pieces of spoken word/ poetry.

In the angry ‘Parade‘, an open letter to all Ghanaians, he airs his frustration about Ghanaians’ politicians and shows his sympathies for the anti-governmental Occupy Flagstaff House movement. It is nice to see that the young poet adds melody to his spoken word:  In his sweet and melodious piece about love – called Love.The Most Confusing Thing I Had To Explain. Never Doing It Again… Chale‘ – he proofs his singing qualities and also the piece ‘SociallyYou‘ is embedded in jazzy Hip Hop beats. In ‘Ten Regions‘ he takes us through a audio-tour through Ghana and his hopeful ‘Get Better‘ reminds us to see the positive things in life.

Listen below to some selected tracks from his soundcloud and his LP ‘Photosentences‘ via bandcamp, where you can get the album for a sum of your choice.

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‘Bankulize’ – Mr. Eazi & Juls (Feat. Pappy Kojo)

bankulizeOn ‘Bankulize‘ Ghanaian music engineer DJ Juls (‘Feel Alright‘, ‘Suffer‘, ‘Gbeshi Afrobeats Mix‘) collaborated with Nigerian artist Mr. Eazi and Takoradi native Pappy Kojo. The lyrics are carried by a minimalistic Dancehall beat that sounds balafon-inspired (maybe a homage to the Ghanaian Gyil tradition) and is accompanied by soft drumming.

Grab the track for free via DJ Juls’ soundcloud!

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‘Finish Line (Remix)’ – Dee Moneey (Feat. Paedeezy, Ice Prince, Reminisce, J.Town, M.anifest)

Dee-Money-Finish-Line-Rmx-ArtThe remix of Dee-Moneey‘s the first-class Hip Hop track ‘Finish Line‘ was actually released some weeks ago but it is still hitting the streets and I thought after the original version was already featured on JUSI I LOVE, there is need to give credit to this remix. Whereas the initial version featured Sarkodie and J-Town, four more West African Hip Hop heavyweights acknowledged the quality of the Gafacci-crafted beat and contributed rhymes: Ghanaian M.anifest, Paedeezy (R2bees) and Nigerian Ice Prince, and Reminisce.

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‘See Me Suffer’ – E.L (Feat. Shaker)

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see me suffer1E.L. seems to be an artist who perceives the visualizations of his songs as paramount. Each video blends perfectly with the chosen venue, pictures and concept. JUSI I LOVE crowned the video for his track ‘Kaalu‘ as the best music video from Africa in 2012.

Nana Asihene was responsible for directing the video for his latest masterpiece ‘See Me Suffer‘. The video was shot at Elimna Castle, a historical site near Cape Coast, Ghana, which is connected to the Transatlantic slave trade that endured from 15th to the 19th century in West Africa.

The track itself is crazy, Chale! An excellent arrangements of instruments and a great pop-like refrain sung by his fresh label mate Shaker, who was signed by BBnZ Live just some days ago. Put on your earphones, increase the volume and listen to this banger!

E.L.  *-*  ‘See Me Suffer‘ (Feat. Shaker)

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“No Away” – Becca (Feat. M.I)

This video is sunshine pure. One of the most beautiful videos of the year so far. A beautiful Becca with a charming M.I. Amazing (South African) landscape. Great music. What more can I say?

You can download the song for free here.

Becca  *-*  ‘No Away

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