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August 11, 2008

"Many Lessons: Hip Hop, Islam, West Africa"

You'd think reviewing a hip hop compilation would be tricky when you can't understand the language that anyone is using - but I barely listen to lyrics when they're in English, so who cares! In this case, I'm referring to a sharp compilation called Many Lessons: Hip Hop, Islam, West Africa, which is a cool integration of well-produced beats and African musical influences - although one of the better tracks on the record is built on a musical bed that's sampled from a Native American a cappella group, so who knows what else is going on here that I don't recognize. At any rate, give it a whirl - it may surprise you.

Sister Fa - Selebou Yoon
Docta - Xonet

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Posted by Scotto at August 11, 2008 08:00 AM