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Nu Africa

Today’s post comes from the lyrical hyena, CyHi The Prince as he blesses us with his vision for a new world in his latest single “Nu Africa”. Showing visuals of inner city living in America with protesters expressing their discontent for the “Land of the Free”. Declaring a decree for all indigenous people to return to their land, encouraging listeners and peers to invest in each other to build their own society in the pursuit of happiness. Calling out celebrities to redirect their money into investments on soil in the Mother Land rather than the other land. Transforming the thinking of the youth to expand their horizons while challenging years of generational suffrage from it’s oppressors. Summarized by a timeless piece from the amazing poet Ernestine Johnson at the end  dropping knowledge while adding to the message.

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All in My Head

TDE is unstoppable when it comes to emerging new talented artist into the light, it’s safe to say they are batting a thousand and with no surprise their new artist SIR delivers with his latest single “All in My Head”.  The song comes off the L.A. singer’s 2016 EP HER, and the new clip features him swaying slow motion in an underground parking lot. Make sure you check out the video below and as always

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From Germany with Love.

With bringing in the New Year of 2017, Da Bassment Blog is spotlighting Germany’s very own, Ace Tee. Ace Tee brings us back into the 1990’s urban swag with inspiration from the hit girl groups, TLC and XSCAPE. “Bist tu Down” translated into English is “Are You Down?” . Of course you will be after embracing the art. For the video is spoken in the Germanic language. Visually you can see the heart of New York through graffiti work. Wearing the aesthic urban clothing of the 90’s era, Ace Tee and those she connects with, can all unargumentally be seen dancing and invoking the times that we have already left behind, but still are continually inspired by. It is an impeccable example of music bridging the gap between seas, time, and language barriers.
No doubt that Hip-Hop has changed our world. Leaving behind the negated world of Censorship Hip hop has been an outlet for those otherwise not able to express the visions, issues, and continuing changes of the world. From the early 1970’s into contemporary times you can see the formulation of a new wave for artist in the African American community to unleash changes in the culture of America as well as Globally. From music, clothing, visual mediums, and language, early hip hop birthed the way for African Americans to be front and center stage in impacting not only those in America but the others around the World. Give Ace Tee a listening ear….
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Did you know Africa Looked like this?

Today’s post comes from Nigeria’s superstar artist Davido as he linked up with flourishing 19 year old South African rapper Nasty C on “Coolest Kid In Africa” a trap-influenced track doused with culture. The two artist feed off each others energy, igniting a burst of energy to the listeners that resonates long after the song is over. The representation of the thriving culture in Africa is necessary for American’s to see, being blinded by media for years with false representation of the motherland. Forced to believe through saturated imagery that Africa was a place of poverty and famine, a desolate land that was uninhabitable. Now through the Internet we are able to see how rich the land is and how similar the people are to our culture. Understanding that we are in separate locations but our spirits are the same. Make sure you check out Davido video below and as always…

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11:59

Today’s post comes from two energies manifesting into one known as Blaquestone. This male and female entity provides an image of a strong cultured couple demonstrating responsibility and shedding a light of positivity by promoting home ownership and healthy living. Inviting listeners into their home showing their tasteful artwork and unique threads. Breaking down stereotypical patterns depicted by the media portraying young minority couples in a negative light, promoting domestic violence and scenes of struggle and poverty which in turn creates a standard for the viewer. Being saturated with condescending visuals begins to create a norm for the viewer that plays out in everyday life. Which can turn into a viscous lifestyle that becomes generational. Make sure you do your part and stream Blaquestones video ’11:59’ below and as always…

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“98 Juvie”

Charlotte NC, artist Well$ blesses our page with his new visual for his imminent single “98 Juvie” featuring Deniro Farrar. The two rappers exchange metaphors and similes over the esoteric instrumental creating a hood gospel feel that is very refreshing. Well$ gives listeners the blue print of survival as he challenges his peers to stand up and take responsibility for their actions like a man. Focusing on family, friends and success while leaving the distractions on the way side. This track is a banger and we expect to hear and see much more from the two, but in the mean time make sure you stream the video below and as always….

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WATER

South African poet Koleka Putma’s blesses our page today with her spirited poem, “WATER”, that address the issues of race and religion with elegant poise and striking honesty. Teaming up with filmmaker Jose Cardoso to bring the poem to life with visuals. This strong message speaks on the duality of water and how it’s purpose and function was for both good and evil. The complex narrative weaves seamlessly between the symbolism of water, blackness and religion. Emphasizing the importance of water with black spirituality, and how the same water is being used to invade Africa. Do yourself a favor and listen to Koleka Putma’s poem “WATER” below and as always…

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The Afrikan Space Program

Today’s post comes from a talented producer who goes by the name of Ras G. Not too often does a sound tickle the ears as well as blow you away mentally, but leave it to Ras G and his comrades to produce a sound so unique that it requires you to listen numerous times before catching everything that is going on. Manipulating melodies and creating the perfect imperfect beat, making off-beat weirdness sound cool. Not only does he deliver sonic-ally but he accompanies his sound with intense visual concepts that accent the song well. The Los Angeles producer prides himself in making unconventional brilliant music while mixing genre’s creating a fusion that’s international. Delivering sounds seldom heard on the western hemisphere, opening a new world for the listener to explore. Make sure you check out Ras G song below and as always…

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Phenomenal Women

Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman” is one of poetry’s most cherished pieces of literature. The poem has been performed countless times in classrooms and heard an innumerable time in households. She has been empowering young women and men for years especially in the African American community through her literature, poetry and social activism. Her message has been heard and continues with an electric new visual from Laura Mvula who honors Mrs. Angelou’s legacy with her latest song “Phenomenal Women”. This magnetic high energy video was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa and captures a different vibe with a soulful sound and images of women dancing and celebrating freedom. When you hear Mvula’s voice you can’t help but compare her sound to Nina Simone and Billie Holiday two vocal greats of our time, but don’t take our word see for your self below and as always….

 

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OSHUN

OSHUN is comprised of New York vocalists Niambi Sala and Thandiwe whom recently dropped a video for their track “Gyenyame”, which is a track off their “AFAHYE” EP which dropped in March. Drawing inspiration from everyday experiences, the two embody spirit, nature and the universe with this record and create an outer body experience with their divine frequencies. The name of their single “Gye Nyame” is a Ghanaian term meaning “the supremacy of God” which is epitomized in the video with West African deities illustrating the power of knowing where you come from and emphasizing the importance of knowing your history and paying homage to ancestors who paved the way before. Stream the video below and make sure you pay close attention to OSHUN, they have something fresh and new to offer the music industry and we are excited to follow their journey. And as always…

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