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  • review December 8, 2016


    While most ambassadorships are one-way streets—“American ambassador to Switzerland” or whatever—Blitz the Ambassador cuts both ways. Born in Ghana and now based in Brooklyn, Blitz bridges the gap between classic American hip-hop moves and African musical traditions. On his latest … Read more »

  • blog November 15, 2016

    Blitz the Ambassador Returns With “Heaven,” Featuring Tumi

    Masterful Ghanaian rapper Blitz the Ambassador just announced a new album, Diasporadical, and dropped a blazing hot lead single, “Heaven” via Okayplayer, featuring South African MC Tumi Molekane, former lead singer of Tumi and the Volumes. The beat, by Brooklyn-based producer Chris … Read more »

  • blog June 22, 2016

    Brooklyn’s International African Arts Festival, July 1-4

    Now in its 45th year, the International African Arts Festival is a consistent staple in the Brooklyn summer calendar. This annual edition, presented July 1-4, remains true to the organizers’ roots in their local community, with four days of music, … Read more »

  • blog January 19, 2016

    Blitz the Ambassador Completes “Diasporadical Trilogía”

    Blitz the Ambassador is an extremely talented Ghanaian musician who has earned a reputation for blending hard-edged English-language hip-hop with classic West African popular music, mixing live band performances with samples of classic records. On his 2014 album Afropolitan Dreams, … Read more »

  • blog December 31, 2015

    Blitz the Ambassador Releases “A(wake)–Ballad for Tamir Rice”

    The Ghanaian-American hip-hop artist Blitz the Ambassador released a track called “A(wake)–Ballad for Tamir.” The song is a response to a grand jury’s Dec. 29 decision to not indict Timothy Loehmann, the Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old … Read more »

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