Shane Eagle. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

Shane Eagle Will Be Joining Bas On His ‘Milky Way’ Tour

The South African rapper is going on tour with Dreamville's Bas.

South African rapper Shane Eagle is part of Bas' Milky Way Tour. The tour will have stops in the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France and more.

The South African MC isn't the only artist listed as a special guest on the Dreamville MC's tour. Audio Push and Lute will also be tagging along.


Shane will perform in most of the tour's stops, including Paris, Liege, Cologne, Prague, Warsaw, Berlin and Amsterdam.

The South African MC clearly doesn't know what the meaning of sleep is. He wrapped up his Yellow Tour in December last year, which had a few stops including Joburg, Pretoria and Cape Town.

Towards the end of last year, he dropped a gem of an EP, Never Grow Up, which is still on high rotation in these parts. Be sure to pick up a copy here, if you still haven't.


Read: Bas: "I Was Born in France & Raised in New York But I'm Still African"

There's clearly something brewing between Shane Eagle and the Dreamville clique. When Bas was in South Africa for a few shows last year, Shane joined the rapper as a special guest.

The last time we spoke to Shane Eagle was when he had just released his debut album Yellow in 2017. The MC hinted on taking his extremely personal rhymes and hazy music worldwide, and he clearly didn't tell a lie.

Below is the full list of the Milky Way Tour dates.

Tickets are available here.

Interview
Photo: Benoit Peverelli

Interview: Oumou Sangaré Proves Why She's the Songbird of Wassoulou

We caught up with the Malian singer to talk about her new Acoustic album, longevity as an artist, and growing up in Mali.

When Oumou Sangaré tells me freedom is at her core, I am not surprised. If you listen to her discography, you'll be hard-pressed to find a song that doesn't center or in some way touch on women's rights or child abuse. The Grammy award-winning Malian singer has spent a significant part of her career using her voice to fight for the rights of women across Africa and the world, a testimony to this is her naming her debut studio album Moussolou, meaning Woman. The album, a pure masterpiece that solidified Oumou's place amongst the greats and earned her the name 'Songbird of Wassoulou,' was a commercial success selling over 250,000 records in Africa and would in turn go on to inspire other singers across the world.

On her latest body of work Acoustic, a reworking of her critically acclaimed 2017 album Mogoya, Oumou Sangaré proves how and why she earned her accolades. The entirety of the 11-track album was recorded within two days in the Midi Live studio in Villetaneuse in 'live' conditions—with no amplification, no retakes or overdubs, no headphones. Throughout the album, using her powerful and raw voice that has come to define feminism in Africa and shaped opinions across the continent, Oumou boldly addresses themes like loss, polygamy and female circumcision.

We caught up with the Malian singer at the studio she is staying while in quarantine to talk about her new album, longevity as an artist, and growing up in Mali.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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