Chief Boima Shares 'Global Hyphy' Mixtape For Feel Up Radio

Global bass head Chief Boima recently dropped a new West-Coast hip-hop meets kwaito inspired mixtape 'Mustard With Pepe.'

Global bass head Chief Bomia recently dropped a new West-Coast hip-hop meets kwaito inspired mixtape Mustard With Pepe for Feel Up Radio Vol. 18. The Brazil-to-Brooklyn based explained his selections to Feel Up Records:

"So the idea behind the mix stems from a conversation that I had with my colleagues at Africa is a Country about how Southern and West Coast rap influence in US mainstream music has been able to allow kwaito influences to return to mainstream South African hip-hop. And I’ve noticed for a while that the current zeitgeist of DJ Mustard-inspired beats infecting the US mainstream has also touched a nerve globally. However, what sometimes goes unrecognized when talking about DJ Mustard’s sonic dominance, is the influence that the Bay Area’s hyphy movement had on his sound. And since global hyphy is kind of my thing, I thought I would mix some of my own experiments in the sound, with some current Mustard-influenced tracks from around the world (starting in Africa and moving to Latin America), to highlight how influential the Bay Area’s humble local hip-hop scene has actually become."

Be prepared to get down with Afrikan Boy, Too $hort, New Boyz, E-40, Plan B and more during this global hyphy pump-up mix. Chief Boima has a few Northeast dates set up starting with Feel Up Radio Sound Splash Party at the Dream Downtown later this month. Check out the rest of his dates and stream Chief Boima's Mustard With Pepe mixtape below.

Feel Up Records Vol.18 - Chief Boima - Mustard with Pepe by Feel Up Records on Mixcloud

Chief Boima Summer 2015 Tour Dates:

June 19th – Pico Picante in Boston

June 21st– Dream Downtown in New York

June 26th – Afropolitans at Meridian 23 in New York

July 11th – Harbour Front Centre in Toronto


Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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