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The Monthly Recap: February ’13

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Well, as promised, we’re back to give you a round up of all the awesome that was the last month. February came & went with a quickness so we know you’re likely chomping at the bit to be caught up on what you just missed.. at least we hope you are. Read on!

( NOTE: If you’re having difficulty reading the content below, see the recap HERE ).

 

The African Hip Hop Blog’s February Recap

We’re still doing the leg work for you to make sure you’re up to date with all of Africa’s Hip Hop news!There’s a lot that went down; from Awards Season for some countries to epic music from others, dig in.

Storified by The African Hip Hop Blog· Tue, Mar 05 2013 02:43:17

GH (Ghana for those that are readers from outside our continent) has been making a LOT of noise over the past year. Last month was no exception. @Sarkodie & @JaysoSkillions continued their push towards their release of The Mind Game with the awesome animated video for “Let ‘em Know”.
JaySo & Sarkodie – Let ‘Em KnowAs the release date for The Mind Game draws ever closer (April 13) JaySo & Sarkodie continue to build the anticipation with another stell…
With hits such as “I’m In Love With Your Girlfriend” this is a project to definitely look out for. Check out what they had to say about it from the studio themselves.
TMG Album [Jayso & Sarkodie] Pre-Release Q&A Videotmgalbum
 The African Hip Hop Blog decided to start being in with the cool crowd and started meeting the people that make this music that you guys enjoy so much. Last month we brought you along to meet a few people in the form of @iamSANhedrin, @kryticismusic @k_star2wo1ne of @2wo_1ne as well as @IsoscelesTHEMc & @SekeseRasephei:
Let’s Meet: SanhedrinLesotho-based producer San the Instru-Monumentalist has been under our radar for more than a hot minute, so we decided to touch base with…
Let’s Meet: Krytic & K-Star of 2wo 1neIt’s a hot day. Zambia is hot this time of year; only the first of the rains have fallen and in the aftermath, the heat has redoubled its…
Let’s Meet: Olive BranchOlive Branch are a Lesotho-based duo consisting of rappers Future and Isoscà¨les. We decided to touch base with them regarding their album…
Zimbabwe & Zimbabwe are co-hosting the 20th UNWTO General Assembly this year & as a result Slum Dunk Records in collaboration with Da Grapevine are putting out a call to all Zambian & Zimbabwean artists in order to put together a project to showcase the talents of both countries. Follow the links below if you feel like getting involved or just want more information. Getting in touch with @SDRCEO on twitter is also advised.
Zambia and Zimbabwe to host 20th UNWTO General Assembly in 2013Event background In August 2013, Zambia and Zimbabwe are set to co-host the world’s biggest tourism assembly, the United Nations World To…
Slam Dunk Records TV: Calling All Zimbabwe/Zambia based Emcees and SingersCalling All Zimbabwe/Zambia based Emcees and Singers:- Slam Dunk Records TV of Zambia and Da Grapevine TV of Zimbabwe bring to you the UN…
Hip Hop has so many facets to the art-form & lifestyle; some beautiful expression caught our attention last month in the form of spoken word from @MutomboDaPoet & @AuraThePoet.
Mutombo Da Poet – I For Talk ft M3NSAGhana’s own spoken-word-smith (also known as Spoek Mutombo if you’re not sure but the name sounds familiar) invites fellow countryman M3N…
AuraThePoet – ReDefined (hd)champupuri
Our Mixed Bag Mondays feature continues to mature with some of the best content you could ask for. Volumes XIV, XV & XVI all dropped this past month with music from the likes of @ZubzLastLetta, Teck Zilla ( @projectcancer ), E.L. ( @ElrepGH ), @Shugasmakx, @DonNakess & @Manifestive all making appearances.
Mixed Bag Monday Volume XIVWelcome to the 14th edition of Mixed Bag Mondays. As always we have a fine selection of some of the finest music from around the continen…
Mixed Bag Mondays Vol XVIt is Monday once again & your favorite Monday musical feature is back a week early to help fill the void that only the finest in African…
Mixed Bag Mondays Vol XVIIt’s another Monday, so it’s time for your favourite dose of Hip Hop concentrate. If you’re craving; we’ve got your fix right here. Our t…
Last month was Awards season for South Africa as well as Zambia & Hip Hop made its presence felt in a large way. We broke down the Hip Hop winners for you.
The 2013 Metro FM Awards BreakdownTuesday is here, the weekend has come & gone. You’re favourite source of all that is African Hip Hop is ready to offer you your regular c…
The 2013 Zambia Music Awards BreakdownSouth Africans weren’t the only peoples celebrating their artists at the weekend; Zambia held its inaugural Zambia Music Awards. Many oth…
We were on our review game too last month. Be sure to check out the @BlackVulcanite Review, that project is something special to say the very least.
Kapital K – The Other Side of Me ReviewLate last year Kapital K dropped his second mixtape The Other Side Of Me & it recently got my attention. Yes I know this review may be a …
Black Vulcanite – Remember The FutureBlack Vulcanite, they appear to remember the future. They are not a rag tag posse of loonies that see things that don’t exist; they are a…
A return from a long hiatus was made last month as Nigerian @EvaAlordiah dropped her latest. We think some other artists need beg for Mercy.
Eva Alordiah – MercyNigerian super creative Eva has always been a favourite of mine in African Hip Hop & after having kept the continent waiting for just abo…
Ugandan Hip Hop continues to grow & @RuyongaMusic has been lyrically recording local as well as international news & events for what is now the 10th week in a row. You’ll want to do a little catch up on this one.
Ruyonga’s Weekly [w]Rap Up Week 1 March 2013 " Proggie – Events in and around Kampala!Congratulations to Ruyonga on a successful launch of his "Tutuuse" video at the Kwivuga 1 year anniversary last week. He’s back this week…
Last month was February & no recap would be complete without mentioning the odes to love that came out around the 14th courtesy of @thaholstar @TehnDiamond @jnrbrown263 & @TheMithMusic. get your catch up on if you missed anything.
The Holstar & Poison Hertz – YouSeems like everyone is getting into the spirit of Valentines day this year (the smart artists at least) as The Holstar delivers another s…
Tehn Diamond & Jnr Brown – I NeedNot ones to want to disappoint the ladies, Tehn Diamond & Jnr Brown made sure they had something in store for Valentines Day. According t…
The Mith – In The MorningUganda’s The Mith dropped this on the 14th. Yeah, we catch some things a little late. Still worth your time with the listen of course. Oh…
Ending off; you might want to check out the hangout that @IcePrinceZamani held recently when he premiered his huge Aboki Remix.
Ice Prince Hangout (Aboki Remix Premiere)iceprincetv
Ice Prince – Aboki Remix Feat Sarkodie, Mercy Johnson … – 25 to LyfJan 25, 2013 … Stacking all these chips, you can't share my fries! … Fokn Bois – What U Dey Fear ? … 2013 25 to Lyf | Designe…
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