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I think Kanye is so bothered by Drake being the number one rapper, he feels the need to jump on the African/Caribbean wave just like Drake did. Specifically Dancehall and Afrobeats. Rihanna's next album is reportedly going to delve in the same genres too.

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Congolese Music / Re: MMM INTERESTING TUTU CALUDJI INTERVIEW
« on: October 10, 2018, 00:16 »
This interview is going to be lit, he had a whole ass entrance and took an oath lol

SN: Can someone clarify this part,  Alain Makaba took over Werrason's position of handling finances or was it the other way around? And was he giving the musicians more than what Werra did (which made Werra look bad then bringing in the lawyer) or was it that Werra was giving out less than he did causing issues between him and the musicians?
My Lingala isn't that sharp either

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Congolese Music / Re: SANKARA DOING COMEDY AS A WOMAN
« on: October 08, 2018, 23:57 »
I've always thought Blaise Element and Sankara were way too effeminate and were always on the DL.
No shock here.


 

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Congolese Music / Re: Fally wins 3 trophees at the AFRIMMA
« on: October 08, 2018, 23:35 »
Quick question, are the Kora awards as "relevant" as it was 15-20 years ago and if not, what happened?

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Where's part 2?

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So i'm not too well informed on the history of Zaiko because it seems pretty long/intimidating and i'm not where and which angle of their music I should move up from.
The only album that i've listened to in full is Nippon Banzai.

I'm hoping to get into different eras/ and know the their best line up as well as their best albums from their catalogue.
Any suggestions?

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No comment on the side chick situation, but I commend Fally for definitely hustling by building a brand. Idk if it's his idea or he's surrounded by some smart people but he's making sure that he can be a jack of all trades by singing, dancing and acting which will broaden his appeal as an African superstar. He's making money moves! 

SN: Didn't Didier Ndenga direct a good chunk of the music videos back in the day? It looks like he'll get appropriate funding off this show which is great as well.

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Wow, this sucks.... and i'm hoping that he's innocent. I hate the fact that I feel sad for him, even as a woman. Koffi's music and enigma meant the world to me during my childhood, it made my life when I got to speak to him when I was a kid. He's such a legend and his work pushed the culture to new heights but if he's declared guilty then the law will take it's course. If the Congolese government protects him, then the ought to be ashamed of themselves and it shows that they aren't  ready to leave corruption and nepotism behind. 
I wonder what impact this is going to have on other musicians if he's sentenced. 

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Does Dadju count as a Congolese Musician or a French Based artist who's Congolese? I hear elements of Congolese music in his work but for the most part it sound Banku/Afrobeat. Anyways, I'll support  :).

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Congolese Music / SLANG WORDS IN LINGALA?
« on: May 06, 2018, 02:52 »
Does anyone have a list I can refer to the latest slang in Lingala? Mostly from the perspective of a Kinois. I'm pretty interested in learning more slang when speaking lingala. I know that new slang is hard to keep up with considering Congolese people have a habit of being pretty inventive.   

Literally all I know is TOKOOS and Tshombo.   



Thanks, in advance!

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Artists have to be accountable when they commit crimes or do anything that's immoral. Point. blank. period.This is a large conversation that's bigger than Koffi. The #metoo movement is supposed to get rid of and scare men who think sexual assault is okay and use it for their benefit and expose them.

 Weinstein, R. Kelly and Cosby's career's are going to suffer, BUT will I act as if R.Kelly didn't play a pivotal part on what R&B sounded like in the 1990's? Will I act like the Cosby show didn't change America's perception of Black people in the 80's-90's? No. The same could apply to Koffi, but that doesn't dispute the fact that his artistry has done A LOT of the Congolese culture. He's legendary.

These people are incredibly talented but are also incredibly f**ed up. Lots of people have attachments to artist's and their work and it's hard to separate the two.  There's no winning situation. You can simply like their art and keep it moving, and keep it at that. Or you can look for someone else's art you can support who isn't immoral who's just as good.       

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Congolese Music / Re: SO J.COLE'S NEW ALBUM "KOD"
« on: April 23, 2018, 23:09 »
This song (his first huge hit) made me an instant fan. He sampled a Malian band (Balla et Ses Balladins) from the 70's my parent used to play way back. Blew my mind

(2:45)



My younger brother had Can't Get Enough on repeat and asked me what the sample was. For some reason I thought it was OK Jazz  Boma L'heure because they sound so similar, but later found out it was Paulette. If J Dilla was alive, I wish he could've sampled mid 70's OK Jazz or just any 70's Congolese Rumba. It would've been heavenly.

I should listen to the album, but I naturally gravitate towards Kendrick.

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This would have been perfect lol



Also I remember this one when I was a kid


SN, I feel like the masses want really skeletal and simple music lately, I don't think they'll be able to handle our music. Despite the excessive borrowing from what I keep hearing. Sadly the quality of mainstream music is going down across the globe. 

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On the real though... he could totally make a band like Funkadelic or Fishbone in the US and it could work. But that's far left from the Congolese audience lol.

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Congolese Music / Re: History of our people.
« on: April 07, 2018, 01:24 »
Are there any books/journals that are in English detailing this kind of history? The ones that have been reccomended to me are in French. I don't know a lick of French.

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