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Audio: DJ/Rupture Remembers DJ Mehdi


Jace Clayton, aka DJ/Rupture, wrote up a thoughtful tribute to recently deceased French-Tunisian producer DJ Medhi. Though most people know Medhi's work through his Parisian-electronic Ed Banger affiliations, he actually made his name producing beats in the heydays of French underground hip-hop. DJ/Rupture chose to concentrate on one such beat "Tonton Du Bled" — Mehdi's 1999 Algerian-influenced track which he crafted for Paris rap crew 113. The tune is an absolute gem that confidently embraces the multi-continental, Afro-Arab and French, identity of its creator. Listen below and read DJ/Rupture's illuminative full post. RIP DJ Mehdi.

[audio:http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/113-tonton-du-bled.mp3|titles="Tonton Du Bled" by 113 (Prod. by Dj Mehdi)]

113, "Tonton Du Bled" (Prod. by DJ Mehdi)

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