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Early '00s Guinean Rap From MC N'Djoll

Download some early 200s Guinean rap from Mc N'Djoll, unearthed by Awesome Tapes From Africa.


Awesome Tapes From Africa, the go-to site from all your crate-digging vintage African cassette needs, points towards Djeliya — an early 2000s tape from Guinean rapper MC N'Djoll. The 9-track cassette features beats programmed out of lo-fi drum machines and traditional instruments alongside MC N'Djoll's seamless francophone verses. Stream the self-descriptive track "Rap Guinéen" and download the full tape via ATFA below. While you're at it check out the solid Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape Awesome Tapes crafted for us.

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>>>Download: MC N'Djoll Djeliya Cassette (via ATFA)

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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