Audio

Video: Die Antwoord 'Fok Julle Naaiers'


Heavy clip for our favorite South African rave-rap experiment Die Antwoord's new single "Fok Julle Naaiers." It plays like a synth-flanked, gun-toting appropriation/mockery of usual (rap) male bravado. Stick around for the end where DJ Hi-Tek riffs on an infamous Mike Tyson quotable. TEN$ION LP drops January. (via TB)

Update: Die Antwoord's Ninja explains the use of "controversial" words in the single below.

Music

11 Rwandan Artists You Should Be Listening To

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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