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Get to Know: Ghana’s Afro Trap King Dex Kwasi

SOUNDS LIKE:
A fortuitous meeting of Fela Kuti and Future.

THE LOWDOWN:
For a few years now, shuttling between Oklahoma City, Dallas and Accra, rapper, producer and DJ Dex Kwasi slangs stories of sex, sakawa, faith, politics, hustling and drugs over Afro Trap – his Highlife and bass hybrid invention.

THE VERDICT:
In the wake of Trap’s seemingly infinite global ascendancy, expect to see more and more African sub-genres pairing up with Southern rap’s popular offshoot. The likes of Dex Kwasi will turn this from a trend into more permanent evidence of the way Black cultures around the world overlap and resemble each other.

THE TAKE-AWAY:
Osibisa’s classic Survival sampled here provides the bedrock for Dex Kwasi’s tribal turn-up on Avenor.