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Congolese Rapper Alec Lomami Shares The Olugbenga-Produced 'Trouble Anxieux'

Congolese rapper Alec Lomami has an existential crisis in his latest hip-hop track "Trouble Anxieux" featuring Karun Mungai.


Congolese rapper Alec Lomami has an existential crisis in his latest single "Trouble Anxieux," featuring Kenyan singer Karun Mungai and North Carolina's Sony Base. Alec's come a long way since his previous project THE BL∆CK HE∆RTS CLUB alongside Well$ and Lucho, which they described as "a bunch of hopeless romantics trying to make timeless music." With "Trouble Anxieux," Alec makes the shift from high energy 1970s funk to down-tempo industrial trip-hop explaining, "I was in a pretty dark place of existential crisis when I wrote the song. The song is a part of my own catharsis and exorcism of personal demons." Alec's somber verses, rapped in French, include him hauntingly repeating lines like "demain, c'est loin," which translates to "tomorrow is far away," while the soulful voices of Karun Mungai and Sony Base deliver hope toward the end of the track, calling out, "If we keep on going, tomorrow we will see the light."

Alec told us that he "took a little break from putting out music in order to establish the label Immaculate Taste, produce Well$' project and work on THE BL∆CK HE∆RTS CLUB." He now returns with "Trouble Anxieux," which was produced by London-based Nigerian electro-pop musician Olugbenga. This is the first song off Alec Lomami's upcoming Quelques Mots Suffisent EP, which will be released via Immaculate Taste on June 30 as the first of four of his 2015 EPs in the works. Stream "Trouble Anxieux" below.

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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