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Lupe Fiasco Wants To Get An Introduction To South African Hip-Hop

Lupe seeks to expand his horizons.

Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco tweeted South African rapper ProVerb last week Friday asking him how he could get an introduction to the SA hip-hop scene.


'Verb responded to Lupe telling him the best way would be to come down to South Africa to do shows and collaborate with artists. The veteran rapper went on to even suggest Back To The City, one of the country's essential hip-hop festivals, as one of the best ways Lupe could get clued up.

Lupe, clearly intrigued, then asked what date Back To The City will be held.

After ProVerb posted a screenshot of Lupe's initial tweet on his Facebook page, Osmic Menoe, the founder of Back To The City, commented, "Let's make it happen. I'm down if you are."


I'm not speaking for all South African hip-hop heads, but I know a lot would be more than excited to catch a Lupe set at Back To The City. This is feasible, considering Back To The City now has a slot for US rap acts.

eMC, Jeru The Damaja, Cappadonna, Elzhi and Skyzoo are among some of the names that have rocked the Back To The City stage.

While it's not clear what Lupe's motives are, I'm crossing my fingers Lupe will be on the bill this year.

You can read our South African hip-hop coverage here.

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Angelica Nwandu Is Launching 3 New Original Series on The Shade Room

The premier Instagram-driven platform covering all things black celebrity gossip is venturing into original programming.

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Watch Russ & Davido's New Video For 'All I Want'

A hazy party jam.

Davido comes through with another international collaboration, this time linking up with US rapper Russ, who you probably know from singles like "Losin Control" and "What They Want."

While he's the featured artist on this new song, "All I Want," the Nigerian star in in the driver's seat here as he kicks off the song singing about the object of his desire and handles the hook.

Russ injects his own verse with mentions of joloff and suya before Davido returns to take control of the track again. Both artists' deliveries sit well over the hazy beats and keys crafted by producers Foreign Teck, OZ, and EY.

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