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Video + Interview: Baloji Live In Brooklyn

Our boy Baloji recently brought his culture melding blend of hip-hop, jazz, and vintage Congolese sounds to a bar in Williamsburg.* MTV Iggy was there to capture the intimate performance in which the Belgian/Congolese MC and his Sapeur-ed out live band ran through alluring renditions of "Nazongi" and"Independance (Cha Cha)."


The self-described 'Afropean' artist also sat down for a short interview in which he discussed his diverse influences, compared African music to punk, and spoke about his mom. Watch "Nazongi" and Baloji's interview (above and below). Head on over to MTV Iggy for the rest of the performance.

 

*For our New Yorker readers, that's definitely Pete's Candy Store.

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Listen To Sun-El Musician’s Sophomore Album ‘To The World & Beyond’

South African deejay and producer extraordinaire, Sun-El Musician drops 'To The World & Beyond', the follow-up to his widely successful 2018 debut, 'Africa To The World'.

After two years of working on it, Sun-El Musician has finally released his highly anticipated second studio album, To The World & Beyond. The musician told Apple Music:

"This album is a continuation of my debut album Africa to the World, and is focused on telling a story of healing and hope through dance music".

To The World & Beyond is a double album which hosts a total of 31 tracks, including the previously released "Ubomi Abumanga," "Uhuru," "Mandinaye," "Never Never," "Garden" and more.

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