Audio: Perfecto 'Meet Perfecto' [Mixtape]

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A former student at the prestigious New York Film Academy, fast-rising hip hop emcee Perfecto was born in Maseru, Lesotho, and raised in South Africa and Ghana. “Kung-fu flicks, philosophy and filmmaking,” his  biography reads, all form an integral part in his approach to his creative process. Meet Perfecto, his 13-track free-download introductory mixtape, is filled with graphic narratives — some comic, others bizarre —  layered over well-crafted atmospheric beats. Check him out above) dropping a hot 16 and stream/download Meet Perfecto mixtape below.: http://meetperfecto.bandcamp.com/


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Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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