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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #46: NIC OFFER OF !!!

Download the latest African music mixtape from !!!'s Nic Offer.


Nic Offer is the frontman of the NYC indie-dance music pioneers !!! (Chk Chk Chk), one of the standout acts that came out of New York's mid-2000's dance-punk movement which also included The Rapture and LCD Soundsystem.

For Africa In Your Earbuds #46 Nic compiled a 59-minute batch of upbeat tracks he acquired off West African cellphone memory cards — like they do in Saharan Cellphones. His mixtape features some familiar names like May D and E.L., as well as some unidentified cuts (which we urge you guys to locate in the comments). Nic wrote us about his mix:

I just got back from a trip through a few countries in West Africa. I didn't see a single record store the whole time I was there, but i did buy an SD card in the market in Freetown, Sierra Leone loaded up with a bunch of the latest hits from West Africa. Some of the tracks don't have names,... I figured out what i could from sleuthing on the internet, but some things are still unclear... By chance I ended up at a studio with a Sierra Leone artist, Daddy Rhymes, and we recorded the last song together, so I've included that.

Stream AIYE #46: Nic Offer of !!! below! Big thanks to Underdog for the cover art.

TRACKLIST

First of All - Olamide (Nigeria)

Ar Go Die Wan Day - Patman

Make A Family - Camouflage?

Bad Heart - ???

Jigida - Mayam Haruna (Nigeria)

Koenam - Akpako (Ghana)

Obuu Mo - E.L. (Ghana)

If You Are An African - Nana Tee (feat. Old Soldja) (Ghana)

Sound Track - May D (Nigeria)

Kpei - Bobby (Sierra Leone)

Sorkode - Keche (Ghana)

Wengeze - Eazzy (Ghana)

Ile Ijo - May D (Nigeria)

Track 2 - ???

2 All My Girls - Daddy Rhymes and Nic (Sierra Leone and USA)

Like African music? Previously on Africa In Your Earbuds: LARRY ACHIAMPONGKYLA-ROSE SMITH OF FRESHLYGROUNDTHE GTWRADIO TANZANIAJON THEODOREDESMOND & THE TUTUSMATHIEU SCHREYER IIYOUNG FATHERSBBRAVE OF AKWAABAOLD MONEYDJ NEPTUNESAHEL SOUNDSBEATENBERGM1 [DEAD PREZ]BODDHI SATVAL’AFRIQUE SOM SYSTEMENOMADIC WAXTHE BROTHER MOVES ONLVBEN ASSITER [JAMES BLAKE'S DRUMMER]JAKOBSNAKECHRISTIAN TIGER SCHOOLSAUL WILLIAMSTUNE-YARDSMATHIEU SCHREYERBLK JKSALEC LOMAMIDJ MOMAAWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICAPETITE NOIROLUGBENGARICH MEDINA, VOICES OF BLACK, LAMIN FOFANA, CHICO MANNDJ UNDERDOGDJ OBAHSABINEBROTHA ONACIDJ AQBTJUST A BANDSTIMULUSQOOL DJ MARVSINKANECHIEF BOIMA

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