Audio

Audio: Burkinabé Rapper Art Melody's 'Wogdog Blues' [LP]

Listen to an African hip-hop album from Burkinabe rapper Art Melody.


Burkina Faso's hoarse-throated spitter Art Melody just dropped his latest album Wogdog Blues [Ouagadougou Blues] — a 15-track incursion into the dark and raucous MC's world produced by longtime collaborator Redrum and Minimalkonstrunction. We've been keeping heavy tabs on the Burkinabé rapper's eclectic mix of 90s style, African traditions and retro-futurism ever since we saw his standout visuals for "L'eben Est Dans Le Noir." Stream/buy Wogdog Blues below or on his bandcamp and check out the previously featured videos for "Futur" and "Yamb Sabaab."

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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