Musical Violence and Gangsta Rap Aesthetics: Chief Boima Dissertation & Interview
Audio: Lamin Fofana ‘Like White Lightning Up A Black Snake’s Ass’
Sierra Leonean Thumb Piano Maestro Sorie Kondi x Dutty Artz
Sierra Leone’s Teen Tech Genius
Tracka De Day: King Driis ft. Shadow Boxxer ‘Hold On’
New Sounds Of Africa: Sorie Kondi
New Sounds Of Africa is our new weekly series where we introduce you to must-know artists from the continent and the diaspora, in our first installment we feature Sierra Leone’s Sorie Kondi.…
Video: The Roots of The Roots – ?uesto and Black Thought Find Out Their African Ancestry
?uestlove and Black Thought know where they come from in Africa at long last.
Bafana Bafana Blunder
South Africa failed to qualify for next year’s African Cup of Nations after a horrendous misreading of the rules by their head coach.
Video: Bill Hamid Handpicked For U.S. National Soccer Team
The son of Sierra Leonean immigrants, Bill Hamid is the latest in an ongoing trend of African players featuring in the American national team.
Tracka De Day: “Oleku” by Ice Prince ft. Brymo
Hear the latest pop hit taking over the clubs from Freetown to Monrovia, right here with “Oleku” (peel the boiled egg… huh?).
Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew: Declaration of Boldness (via Revivalist)
Our favorite Sierra Leonean pop stars, Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew, give an in-depth interview + exclusive photos to Revivalist – check it out here.
VIDEO: Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew on CNN
CNN’s top video feature today is Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew – their stories of life during the war in Sierra Leone, their budding US career – and featuring one of their biggest supporters – ?uesto.