Video: Shad – Yaa I get it

We’ve been waiting for this. Rwandese MC via Canada Shad is so back. And we’re so pleased. If you love that real rap ish, you will be too. TSOL, the new album following our 09 favourite The Old Prince,  drops May 25. A taste of what’s coming… Go to Shad K’s site to download a copy. Wait there’s more: Fresh to Def: MC Shad // Get to know: Iyadede // […]


Kae Sun "Lion On A Leash"

Kae Sun is a Canadian-based Ghanaian singer who is breaking onto the scene with his supple, reggae-inflected guitar-driven rock. Born and raised in Accra, his music rallies for peace and rails against corruption over easy, organic percussion and gutsy guitar. His debut album, Lion On A Leash is available now and we’re loving the tracks like “Jungle Law” and “Free.”  Check out the video for his single “Lion On A Leash” below. […]


Fresh to Def: MC Shad

MC Shad, lyricist from Rwanda via Canada, Master’s student and AfriPOP star is our new Hip-hop hope For almost the entire final quarter of 2008 I wondered what had gotten into me. I’d spent the majority of that year ignoring rap music. My favourite Hip-hop album was the most non-rap one out there. It was also the most hated. And I understood why: Auto tune is wrong, Kanye is no singer, […]


Get To Know: Korto Momolu

In the fifth season of TV’s “Project Runway,” Korto Momolu showed the world that black women are capable of participating in reality shows without threatening to “beat b***es up.” She let her gorgeous designs do the fighting and came in a close second after what was arguably the most impressive Bryant Park show in “Project Runway” history. Korto’s personality is a reflection of her design aesthetic. Like the clothing she […]