Africa In Your Earbuds

AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #24: CHRISTIAN TIGER SCHOOL

Download an airy Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape from Cape Town-based "psychedelic/dream hip-hop" production duo Christian Tiger School.


Luc Veermeer and Sebastian Zanasi are Christian Tiger School, a self-described "psychedelic/dream hip-hop" production duo out of Cape Town. The pair's beats usually match ethereal synth melodies — like in standout "Carlton Banks" — with classic era boom baps.

The two hold the reins in Africa In Your Earbuds #24 delivering an airy mixtape marriage of "their main influences," the South African electronic underground and North American hip-hop. Featured artists include TumiCard On Spokes and Die Antwoord precursor group Max Normal, as well as standards from A Tribe Called Quest and Jean Grae. "It was a lot more than throwing a bunch of beats together," Christian Tiger School tells us, "we wanted to put something out that had an African point of view [but was] quite offbeat and obscure as well."

Stream/download AIYE #24: Christian Tiger School below. Big thanks to Underdog for the cover graphics.

TRACKLIST

1. White Nite - If You Want It (South Africa)

2. Card on Spokes - In You Go (South Africa)

3. The Real Estate Agents - Famon Nigiri (South Africa)

4. Hipe - Celebration (South Africa)

5. A Tribe Called Quest - Steve Biko (U.S.A)

6. Jean Grae ft Phonte (Prod. by 9th Wonder) - The Time Is Now (Born in South Africa, but resides in U.S.A.)

7. Dank ft. Okyanis Kizi - Ocean Girl (South Africa)

8. Tumi (Prod. by Prof. Logik and Drana L) - Take It All (Tumi is South African. The rest are from the U.S.A.)

9. Max Normal - Good Old Fashion Loving (South Africa)

10. Tight Mike - Medicinal Chant (Canada)

11. Nicolaas Van Reenen - Wrestlemania (South Africa)

12. Christian Tiger School - Ableton "Beat the Clock" remix competition (South Africa)

13. Bateleur - Thanks, India (South Africa)

Previously on Africa In Your Earbuds: SAUL WILLIAMSTUNE-YARDSMATHIEU SCHREYERBLK JKSALEC LOMAMIDJ MOMAAWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICAPETITE NOIROLUGBENGA, RICH MEDINA, VOICES OF BLACK, LAMIN FOFANA, CHICO MANNDJ UNDERDOGDJ OBAHSABINEBROTHA ONACIDJ AQBTJUST A BANDSTIMULUSQOOL DJ MARVSINKANECHIEF BOIMA.

Yes, Shaquille O'Neal Dropped A Diss Remix of 'Mans Not Hot'

"The real" Shaq responds to British comedian Big Shaq's viral grime hit. The ting goes skrrraaa.

Today, in things you didn't know you would ever hear (or needed to), NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal has dropped a diss remix to British comedian Michael Dapaah aka Big Shaq aka Roadman Shaq aka MC Quakez's "Mans Not Hot."

The track's a response to Big Shaq's ultra viral freestyle on BBC Radio 1's "Fire in the Booth" segment, where the comedian first dropped his now timeless "the ting goes skrrraaa" lines. Since its release back in August, the clip's gone beyond viral—Michael Dapaah aka Big Shaq's even released an official version of the track.

Fast forward to last week, the NBA's Shaq went on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, in which The Roots played "Mans Not Hot" as his walk-on music.

Well, with all the attention on the track, it seems the OG Shaq's taken notice and, in his own tongue-in-cheek way, has fired off some bars at the comedian taking his name.

To make things even more confusing, he's also joined by Toronto rapper ShaqisDope on the comedic diss track.

"There's only one Big Shaq," the NBA star rhymes.

Check out Shaq's diss and the original video below. skrrraaa pap bap bap.

A Nasty Boy Magazine's 'Creative Class of 2018' Highlights 40 African Creatives Who Are Disrupting the Status Quo

For its inaugural list, the trailblazing Nigerian publication highlights 40 creatives who are disrupting the norm through art, photography, writing and more.

With it's emphasis on unapologetically interrupting the status quo and championing all things striking, artistic and unconventional, A Nasty Boy is the rare and severely necessary publication shaking up Nigeria's conservative media landscape.

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Erykah Badu Curated A New Fela Kuti Box Set

Badu: "Fela Kuti is a Fucking Genius. Please listen to these tracks, preferably with a nice blunt.. with a nice slow burn."

To celebrate Fela Kuti's birthday and the many Felabrations going down across the globe, Knitting Factory Records has announced the upcoming arrival of their new Fela Kuti box set.

The new box set, which will be the fourth installment the label has released from the king of Afrobeat, will be curated by none-other-than Erykah Badu.

"Fela Kuti is a Fucking Genius," Badu writes in a press statement. "Please listen to these tracks, preferably with a nice blunt.. with a nice slow burn."


Erykah Badu's selections include her "favorite Fela Piece of all times," 1980's Coffin For Head of State, alongside Yellow Fever (1976), No Agreement (1977), J.J.D. (Johnny Just Drop) (1977), V.I.P. (1979), Army Arrangement (1984), and Underground System (1992).

The box set will be limited to only 3,000 copies, which come with a 16" x 24" poster designed by Nigerian artist Lemi Ghariokwu, the creative force behind 26 of Fela Kuti's iconic album covers, and a 20-page full-color booklet. The booklet features seven personal essays written by Erykah Badu.

Previous Fela Kuti box sets have been curated by Questlove, Ginger Baker, and Brian Eno for Knitting Factory Records.

Pre-order Erykah Badu's Fela Kuti box set now.

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