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Sunday, January 4, 2004 Options
Senegalese Hip-hop:
Ben Herson of Nomadic Wax and rapper Shiffai

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Herson (a/k/a Nomad) has been investigating Senegal's burgeoning hip-hop scene and recording artists while there. He wrote an academic thesis exploring hip hop as a means of social and political expression in Senegal, and he's started the label Nomadic Wax to get the music out to the world.

Shiffai is a Senegalese rapper whose next album "The Chosen One" will be the first release for Nomadic Wax (to be followed by a Senegalese rap compilation, African Underground Volume One). He began rapping at age 13 and in 1993 conceived and became the lead MC for Dakar's Slam Revolution. He moved to New York in 2000. Shiffai means "The Remedy" in Arabic.

Shiffai will be performing at an African rap showcase produced by Herson with Toni Blackman and other African and American MC’s at the Five Spot, 459 Myrtle Ave in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn on Thursday Jan. 15.

If you’d like to learn more about Sengalese and African hip hop a number of interesting websites have emerged including http://www.africanhiphop.com and http://www.senerap.com.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new)

Shiffai: Shiffai Options / The Chosen One / Nomadic Wax / *

Shiffai: Savages Options / The Chosen One / Nomadic Wax / *

BMG 44: 44 Options

Omzo: Kunu Abal Ay Beut Options / Various Artists: Africa Raps / Trikont

Shiffai: Bomaye Options / The Chosen One / Nomadic Wax / *

Las MC: African's Don't Wanna Understand Options

Wageble: Like This Options

Shiffai: Africa Options / The Chosen One / Nomadic Wax / *

Shiffai: Do Not Believe Options / The Chosen One / Nomadic Wax / *

Slam Revolution: / Various Artists: African Underground Volume 1 / Nomadic Wax

Balozi Dola: Kwenye Chati Options

Balozi Dola: Homaya Jiji Options

Nmi Publink: No 1 Options / No 1

Positive Black Soul: Boul Fale Options / Salaam / Mango

Abass-Abass:

Shiffai: My Hood Options / The Freestyles



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