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genre: Genres Hiplife

  • program September 1, 2016

    Sounds Like Brooklyn

    At Afropop, we have gone far and wide, from Brazil to England to Madagascar to Egypt, tracking down incredible music to bring back home to our headquarters in Brooklyn. For our newest program, “Sounds Like Brooklyn,” we stay closer to … Read more »

  • review July 8, 2016

    FOKN Ode to Ghana

    As hip-hop has become a lingua franca across the world, it’s been fascinating to watch every culture where the music alights interpret hip-hop in its own way. FOKN Bois, the clown princes of Ghanaian hip-hop, just self-released their own FOKN … Read more »

  • blog November 23, 2015

    A Tribute to Ghana’s Kiki Gyan

    When a talent is taken from the world too early, the story is often condensed into a tragic ending. Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, the list of creative geniuses who met an early demise for one reason or another goes on. … Read more »

  • review September 18, 2015


    For decades now, many among the older generation in West Africa have expressed a certain amount of scorn for the Afrobeats/hiplife takeover. Typically, the criticism comes down to the fact that today’s artists don’t use instruments like their forefathers. Sarkodie’s … Read more »

  • blog August 13, 2015

    Sarkodie Sells Out Apollo Theater, Thanks “SarkNation”

    Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie sold out the powerhouse show he headlined on Aug. 8 at New York’s Apollo Theater, aptly titled “History in the Making.” As a thank you to the fans who came out in full force to see him … Read more »

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