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Okayafrica TV: Tabi Bonney in the LES

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We caught up with Togo-born, DC reppin' tabi Bonney at the Rocksmith store in NYC's Lower East Side where he spoke to us about recording his album The Summer Years and the influence of his father, famous Togolese Afro-funk musician Itadi Bonney. Tabi's love for his father's music is evident in the vintage-sounds of "On Jupiter," the first track on The Summer Years in which he samples one of Itadi's early songs. The Bonney clan was featured in a PM Magazine TV piece back in the day. Peep tabi as a kid and listen to his father's music in the video below. For more on what influences tabi's career(s) as a fashion designer, music video director/producer, and MC (dude does it all) check out his vibrant blog.

OKA TV video produced by Will Whitney, shot and edited by Jay Sprogell.

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