Events

NYC: Nomadic Massive at 92Y Tribeca Thursday, April 7th


Montreal's Nomadic Massive is a multicultural supergroup that takes great pride in their eclectic and energetic live shows. Their commitment to socio-cultural exploration and exchange has solidified their reputation as an outfit that is truly dedicated to using hip-hop as tool for global unity. The group's label, Nomadic Wax, and 92Y will have them on display this Thursday, April 7th at 92YTribeca Main Stage. The show will be hosted by Brooklyn-based MC Hired Gun and Italy's top DJ and producer, DJ Nio, with special guest Kahli Abdu, a Nigerian afrobeat/hip-hop artist, opening the night.

Purchase advance tickets for $12 here, or pay $15 at the door, located at 200 Hudson Street New York, NY 10013.  Doors open at 8:00 PM and the show starts at 9:00 PM.  Check out a video of the headliner Nomadic Massive after the jump, or on visit their website.

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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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