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  • Daily Inspiration: "Afropean" Hip Hop -Baloji
Daily Inspiration: "Afropean" Hip Hop -Baloji

We can't get enough of the awesome, self labeled "Afropean" hip hop upstart Baloji. 

Crossing the worlds of Congo and Belgium, Baloji raps over the late Wendo Kolosoy’s backing band, "Indépendance cha-cha - Le jour d'après" to create a new take on the African independence anthem written in 1960 by Joseph "grand kallé" Kabasele and Nicolas " dr. nico" Kassanda.

Following up with a rawer, more amped sound, Baloji delivers in the following short film, shot in the streets of Kinshasa, site of Muhammad Ali's legendary 'Rumble in the Jungle', Karibu Ya Bintou ("Welcome to Life in Limbo") music from the 2010 album 'Kinshasa Succursale.'

Awesome - Gets your blood going!

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