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Audio: DJ Zhao's 'Punk In Africa' Mixtape


If you read the site you might know of our love for Punk In Africa — a documentary on the rise and influence of punk music in South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya and Zimbabwe. Well, Berlin's DJ Zhao, whose North African mixtape was featured on here a minute ago, has put together this "Punk In Africa" mix to go along with the film.

The 75-minute compilation goes from "punk to heavily Africanized rebel rock... to Congotronics remixes" Featuring pioneering punk-reggae Joburg outfit National Wake, Durban’s Wild Youth, and plenty more. Stream and download the mix in its entirety below!

TRACKLIST

01 [South Africa] National Wake – Black Punk Rockers

02 [South Africa] National Wake – Mercenaries

03 [South Africa] KOOS – Is Jy N Moegoe

04 [South Africa] National Wake – Dreams In My Head

05 [Zimbabwe] Chikwata 263 – Dudumduri

06 [South Africa] Dread Warriors – Xighangu Xamina

07 [South Africa] National Wake – Tchindi (live]

08 [UK] Andy Moor – From E to F + Pinch – Warlord

09 [South Africa] Kalahari Surfers – Don’t Dance (live) + Bass Boy – Stamp

10 [DR Congo] Docteur Nico & African Fiesta – Save Me

11 [Mozambique] 340ML – Shotgun (Zhao Fix)

12 [Zimbabwe] Evicted – Mapurisa (Remix)

13 [Zimbabwe] Chikwata 263 – In the Jungle

14 [South Africa] National Wake ft. Warrick Sony –Bolina (Kalahari Mix) + Cyrus – Manhatten Blues

15 [UK] Andy Moor – Ella Speed + Unknown

16 [DR Congo] Kasai Allstars – The Incident At Mbuji-Mayi (Bass Clef Remix)

17 [DR Congo] Kasai Allstars – Mukuba Special (Shackleton Remix)

18 [France / UK] DJ Rupture & Andy Moor – Broken Minded

19 [South Africa] Powerage – Waiting For the War

20 [South Africa] Powerage – Freedom + FilthyBeatz – Bounced

21 [Angola] Acromaniacos – unknown

22 [South Africa] KOOS – Ek Is My Dilemma

23 [South Africa] Fuzigish – Burn the Fucking House Down

24 [South Africa] Wild Youth – All Messed Up

25 [South Africa] Wild Youth – Wot About Me

26 [Tanzania] Jagwa Sound System – Watu na Maisha Yao

27 [South Africa] A-Cads – Down The Road

28 [South Africa] The Dynamics – Garlic Baloney

"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.

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