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Alec Lomami Goes In Over A Christian Tiger School Beat In 'Ma Revolution'

Congolese rapper Alec Lomami shares two loose singles — "Ma Revolution and "Quelque Mots Suffisent" — via his label Immaculate Taste.


Kinshasa rapper & producer Alec Lomami recently shared two soundcloud loosies via his and Well$' independent label Immaculate Taste. "Ma Revolution" sees the Congolese artist flexing his French flow on Christian Tiger School's throwback "Everglades" boom-bap beat (which can be found in the South African production duo's Third Floor LP); while "Quelque Mots Suffisent," co-produced by Alec and PGMW, takes things into more experimental synthesizer territory. "I don't know I was getting fed up with the music industry, the blogs, the PR, the roll out, the kissing asses, the hype, the fake fans, my own irrelevancy in the music 'game' so I just wanted to get back to what I know best. Making music," Alec mentions to Okayafrica in an e-mail. "I wanted to just release music without feeling the pressures of getting views, likes, shares, retweets etc... so fuck it I dropped those two songs." Stream both tracks below and for more revisit Alec Lomami's Olugbenga-produced single from earlier this year.

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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