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Congolese Music / Group Leader's Magnum Opus
« on: May 14, 2021, 00:33 »
I wonder what JB Mpiana, Koffi, Werrason, and the others
would answer as their proudest music achievement? I suspect that Werra and JB Mpiana would say Kin E Bouge, because the entire crew was together and they took Kinshasa by storm.

As for Koffi, it's hard to say...he has a very very long career. I wonder what he thinks of his albums from the 70s and 80s? Maybe he would cite either V12 or Koweït, Rive Gauche. That album was a game changer!

What y'all think?

Congolese Music / Regis Touba's Perspective on Extra Musica
« on: March 29, 2021, 16:19 »

Can anyone translate? It's interesting how people can switch midsentence between French and Lingala so naturally.

Congolese Music / Z1 International 2001 songs
« on: January 17, 2021, 04:56 »

Damn, Durrell and Regis did something special here!!!

Congolese Music / Les Pipiyus Generique
« on: December 28, 2020, 03:53 »

Never heard of this song, but the atalaku was very good and the choreography was funny asf lmao

Congolese Music / What Song is This?
« on: December 16, 2020, 18:59 »

Does anyone have good audio of this? Who is Desi Mbwese?

Congolese Music / Underrated Group
« on: November 21, 2020, 07:33 »

It's a shame Delta Force couldn't take off like other groups. Maybe the singers didn't have "the look" like QL or vocal identity like Wenge Musica, but I noticed other groups stole cries from this album lol y'all heard the dedication to Koffi in the second song, everyone respected Gode Lofombo

Congolese Music / Underrated Rhumba
« on: November 15, 2020, 03:18 »

Congolese Music / Patrouille des Stars Split?
« on: October 22, 2020, 05:47 »

I believe he explains the split in Dakar, transition please? At 21 minute mark

Congolese Music / Can Someone Please Explain...
« on: September 30, 2020, 13:30 »
One of my favorite rhumbas of all time, I love the female vocals throughout the refrain and the delectable solo at the end. Waney Pecho always found a way to sneak in Portuguese in his vocals, especially at 4:25 mark!

Can someone translate the lyrics? Although Patrouille des Star were sebene heavy on albums, their rhumbas were among their best compositions

Congolese Music / Extra Musica Nostalgia
« on: July 21, 2020, 16:38 »

Why didn't Regis Touba participate in Ouragan? If I recall, he tried to join Wenge BCBG but I'm not sure if that's true. Was this before Extra Musica International or after Z1 International?

Congolese Music / Anyone knows this atalaku?
« on: June 29, 2020, 01:07 »

Is the atalaku the same guy @6:40? His voice sounds really changed! Either he was a teenager when he first starting animation or that whiskey deepened his voice lmao

Congolese Music / Straight Out of Compton (Inaccuracies)
« on: May 07, 2020, 03:53 »
Eazy-E was NOT tortured into signing the release forms for Dr.Dre and Michelle to join Death Row Records. What happened was that Suge Knight and his bodyguards surprised Jerry Heller in his office and intimidated Heller into signing away his claim on Dre and Michelle. Mob James who help coordinate the attack confirms this 4 minutes into the interview.

Shortly thereafter, Eazy-E was lured under false pretenses to meet with Dre to resolve their contract dispute. When Eazy realized the meeting was a set-up, they cornered him with weapons and implied that non-compliance could bring harm to people Eazy cares about. However, Eazy was clever enough to sign with a faulty signature that made his release of claim null and void. As soon as they left, he quickly started arming himself with guns to plan revenge and murder Suge for extorting him, but was quickly calmed down by Heller who suggested they retaliate through the law of contract.

The movie shows that Eazy was struggling after NWA completely broke up, but this is not true. Eazy put out an album a month before Snoop's first album that dissed them both and sold over 2 million copies. Eazy also formed Bone Thugs and Harmony and they began recording the album in late 1994, releasing just a couple months after Eazy died. That album sold 6 million copies. His record label Ruthless Records were doing fantastic by the time he fell sick with AIDS. He fired Heller and restructured the business with his artist to get their publishing via his wife through power of attorney when he knew he was going to die.

Although they show in the movie that Eazy was aware of Dre's success of Chronic, they fail to acknowledge that Dr. Dre lost the beef between them. Eazy E followed up with his EP that went double platinum and exposed Dre's past of not being down with the streets, of which Dre never responded directly. Snoop inherited the beef with his album Doggystyle, which is a concession of defeat since Snoop has a street resume that Dre doesn't.

Congolese Music / Papa Wemba was on Saturday Night Live?!
« on: May 06, 2020, 09:11 »
I knew Papa Wemba had success in America as a "World musician", but SNL is a huge milestone! That's a whole audience of folks unaware of African music and they loved his performance.

He's lucky to have performed then, because musical guests were expected to participate in the comedic sketches as well since 90s lol

I wish Koffi Olomide signed with Sony back in 1998, because it could give him the exposure that Sonodisc couldn't.

Congolese Music / R.I.P.
« on: May 01, 2020, 08:38 »
I read that bass player Moïse Maître Pay has recently passed away. He was with Patrouille des Star from their inception in 1997 until 2004 split, here's songs he is credited to. Rest in Peace

Congolese Music / Random Question
« on: April 27, 2020, 07:58 »
How come this guy got credited a song before Ferre Gola? I would have been pissed lmao plus the kid doesn't even speakblingala in the entire song, was he even Congolese?

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