Subatomic Sound Presents 'NYC-2-Africa'

The 'NYC-2-Africa' EP was recorded in NYC, Kingston and Dakar using a single original rhythm to trace the diaspora through history.

The NYC-2-Africa EP was recorded in New York City, Kingston and Dakar using a single original rhythm to trace the diaspora back through history, from hip-hop’s inception on NYC’s gritty streets, to its Jamaican dancehall reggae roots, to its foundation in African rhythms—represented here by a battery of Senegalese sabar drums. The politics, culture, and environmental awareness fundamental to this musical history are represented vocally by Anthony B (Jamaica), Jahdan Blakkamoore (NYC) and Bajah (Sierra Leone), the three artists featured on the track.  For an exclusive look inside the studio during recording, check out the video above. The song itself can be heard below, and for download links along with more information about the song and Subatomic Sound click here.

Anthony B w/ Subatomic Sound System & Nomadic Wax - Dem Can't Stop We From Talk by SubatomicSound

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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