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Art Melody Shares The Visuals For 'Rogomiki' Off His 'Wogdog Blues' LP

Burkinabé rapper Art Melody laments the loss of traditional values in the visuals for "Rogomiki" off his 2013 'Wogdog Blues' LP.


Burkinabé rapper Art Melody released the 15-track Wogdog Blues LP back in 2013. The Ouagadougou-based emcee is now sharing the booming music video for the latest single off that album, "Rogomiki." Playing like a scene from a block party, the Bastien Papillier-directed video shows Melody marching towards the camera with his scratched vocals as bystanders watch, old school hip-hop horns and drums blasting above them. The hard-hitting music video invites the viewer to Art Melody's world, from which the Burkinabé MC laments the loss of tradition and traditional values in favor of modernity. The Wogdog Blues LP is available in digital/vinyl formats from Art Melody’s bandcamp. For more from Art Melody, watch his recent street collage video for "Bamb Rat." Watch Art Melody's "Rogomiki" music video below.

"SA Rappers Out Here Killing Y'all," M.I Abaga On Nigerian Rappers

M.I has fueled a debate about the state Nigerian hip-hop with his latest song, "You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life."

Nigerian star M.I Abaga is back with a punch and taking aim at all of his fellow Nigerian rappers.

The track—which sees M.I. drop lines like "none of you rappers is real enough... that's why these fans are not feeling ya'll," "SA rappers out here killing ya,ll," and "rappers are singing now just to get popular, yuck"—has sparked a debate across social media on the current state of Nigerian hip-hop.

There's been some calling out M.I for not supporting young Nigerian rappers like big rappers do in South Africa. These years have seen the likes of Cassper Nyovest and other big SA stars supporting younger talent.

Others, however, have taken up the challenge and started responding to M.I's track over the "Fix Up Your Life" instrumental. M.I's been retweeting the responses and, in a way, the track's been getting a lot of the young rappers M.I calls out some more attention.

M.I and his label Chocolate City have also been in the news lately over suing Nas for not delivering a good verse.

What do you think? Is Nigerian hip-hop in decline?

See some choice tweets below.

Video: Looking at the Roots of IsiPantsula Culture Through Some of Its Leading Voices

This new video shows us why South African Pantsula is much more than just a dance move.

Pantsula is more than just a dance, it's a cultural movement and it's being revived through enthusiastic South African youth.

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In Photos: Migos' Culture Tour in Johannesburg

ATL trio Migos' Culture Tour had two South African stops–in Durban on Friday and Johannesburg on Saturday.

We attended the Joburg leg of the tour, and the group didn't disappoint, although the event itself was unacceptably disorganized. South African rappers Riky Rick and Nasty C gave great performances, especially the latter.

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