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Okayafrica TV: Baloji On Biggie And Congo's Tough Crowd

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Congolese via Belgium hip hop star Baloji sat down with Okayafrica TV on his recent visit to Brooklyn. He told us about the influence of the diaspora on his sound, why he hated Congolese music, and which legendary rapper helped him learn English. If you haven't peeped Baloji's artful music videos then you've been missing out! Watch them on his site here. Cop his latest album Kinshasa Succursale here.

Video shot by Myo Campbell, sound by Dominique Taylor and Steven Aguilar.

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The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Femi Kuti, RIMON, Joeboy, Makhalanjalo, Tayc and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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