Here is one situation that requires a clear perspective. One of Hip Hop’s greatest of all time (G.O.A.T.) emcee, Cassidy has accused Tory Lanez (a multi-talented Canadian rapper) not only of adapting his style, flow, and rhyme cadences but also of reworking the styles of several artists without giving them proper recognition. The intellectual world knows this act as plagiarism.
There was a time when a few people/fans from Sierra…
There are fifteen tracks. The new Krio records, “Tonight feat. Reebz, & Specikinging,” “IV U feat. Tru Raw & King Boss L.A,” and”Superstar feat. Nes Mburu & Afrikan Diamond.” There are Calypso and Soca crossovers, “Oh La La & Maria feat. Delee,” as well as Zimba, Calypso, and Rap versions of my song “City Boy feat. Winnie Culture.” Look for the Rock and Roll Crossover, “Demodogs feat. T. I. M. & Rene Guillot.” This is Swift Nightz’s first release from Berlin, Germany. I published its accompanying book, “Crime Rhymes” out of St. George’s, Grenada, West Indies in 2019. I have slated this record as a November 2020 release.
One thing about being an impartial writer is just that. You are impartial. We are moving into the Fall of 2020. Two of the best mainstream female artists, Beyonce and Cardi B, have injected some love into the global manosphere. Beyonce’s “Already” video is super dope! Every man, especially black men, have to appreciate this rare dose of pure and unadulterated feminine love. We must give these incredibly talented artists, their flowers.
I like this song! It’s much better than the dick-shaming ballads that many female artists have roared out of their lungs. Let’s breakdown this cultural instigator. Can we agree that this song has many dimensions? The first is feminism, womanism, or both. Woman power if you can. In that dimension, we can be happy that some of our women seem to have heard us. We have spent the past decade blogging, vlogging, writing, protesting, or even complaining. Oh, the harmful effects of feminism on heterosexual relationships.
When you tell someone that they have been brainwashed, their…
This decade is also when many Hip Hop O. Gz frantically pulled their hair. We even saw our first openly gay rapper. The homosexual vibe was very influential. Grown men who are not homophobic slipped into skinny jeans and blouses. Some new rappers welcomed cross-dressing as a natural trend. If you were not hiding under a rock in the past ten years, you recognized the birth of Mumble Rap.
Of course, I have a side of me that still likes to hear gangsta rap. Every rapper who applies that sort of mood plays quite often on my stereo. Honestly, I wasn’t satisfied with the Molly and Syrup rap. Nor the skinny jeans, face tattoos, and man purses of the 2010s.
Let’s surmise the evolution of the musicology of Sierra Leone, by outlining the preeminent cradle of the people. What are the various cultural influences in the melting pot of this West African nation? When it comes to the land, we know that there is always a mountainous peninsula. There is also a vast savannah landscape in the framework. The name Sierra Leone means “Lion Mountain” in Portuguese. Some veterans have said that the old people referred to it as “Romarong.”
King Boss LA is the most misunderstood genius from Sierra Leone. Make no mistake. He is a highly respected mogul on the music scene. Since the modest beginnings of Hip Hop in the early 1990s, the question was not just whether the country could produce a world-class emcee. It was also about whether we could deliver a list of a few more to come.
When it comes to the “King of Freetown,” the majority of his fans recognize him as someone more than a musician. For many Salone Hiphoppas, Kao Denero is the redeemer who unlocked the Sierra Leone Hip Hop community from stagnation. Thousands of Sierra Leoneans have also named Kao Denero as the best rapper of all time. Although today, the Afrobeat sound dominates Sierra Leone’s Hip Hop, the fans do not claim just this era or subgenre.
Years ago, I covered Sierra Leone in a two-part blog about music and dance cultures in Africa. If you would like to read that article, click HERE. The universe has bestowed the fascinating country of Sierra Leone with hundreds, if not thousands of talented people. One of the areas of such a celebrity is in the field of music.
To my knowledge, besides Neneh Cherry, no other musician has…
One of the primary obstacles that have tormented many Sierra Leone rappers is the ability to gain worldwide renown. Sierra Afrik, the legendary band from Freetown, broke the ground. It brought the traditional Sierra Leone sound to the regional diaspora.
How many are Sierra Leoneans reading this blog who have…