Amerigo Gazaway of Gummy Soul – Fela Soul

Okay, so when I read the summary of this my mind was blown. The bandcamp sums up what this is very well, but long story short: De La Soul acapellas mirixed with afrobeats (traditional Nigerian instrument samples), swanky horns, and everything in between.

Then here is the actual bandcamp summary:

“What do you get when you put together afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and rap pioneers De La Soul? You get Fela Soul; a musical tapestry created by Gummy Soul artist Amerigo Gazaway. More than just a clever title, Fela Soul is an 8-track, 33 minute journey into the world of afrobeat rhythms, funky horn riffs, and classic hip-hop gems. Using dozens of hand-picked samples from the Nigerian instrumentalist and political figure Fela Kuti, and 8 carefully-chosen acapellas from the Native Tongue rap trio De La Soul, Amerigo seamlessly intertwines the two into something completely new and original.”

Link to their Bandcamp

K-Nine – Best Kept Secret

One criminally under-listened to MC, THIRTY FIVE LISTENERS, it’s a DAMN shame because it is a solid, solid rap album. It has a very back to the classics / oldschool feeling and the level of production is astoundingly high for someone who I assume is unsigned. The rapping is slow paced and very straightforward, but it should definitely not be disappointing someone looking to listen to some solid hip hop. Don’t go in looking for anything groundbreaking, however!

Up for free download on his bandcamp here: K- Nine – Best Kept Secret