Audio

Blitz The Ambassador x Seun Kuti 'Make You No Forget'

Blitz The Ambassador and Seun Kuti deliver on brass heavy hip-life track 'Make You No Forget'


Ahead of his upcoming Afripolitan Dreams album due April 28, Ghanaian-born Brooklyn-based rapper Blitz the Ambassador has dropped "Make You No Forget," an afrobeat-meets-hiplife banger featuring Seun Kuti.  In classic Blitz style, the track melds old school hip-hop with invigorating highlife guitar riffs and killer brass lines. The retro chorus of female vocals singing "make you no forget where you're from" coupled with djembes and Blitz's rapping transports the listener to a land in between Brooklyn and Accra. Stream "Make You No Forget" below and, also, watch out for Seun Kuti's new album A Long Way to the Beginning dropping May 24th in the US and out now in the UK.

Interview

Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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