In hopes to heal and unite the violence-stricken Mali, singer Fatoumata Diawara brought together a "supergroup" of Malian music talent to sing "Mali-Ko" (Peace). Participants include Amadou and Mariam, Oumou Sangare, Vieux Farka Toure, Khaira Arby, and Toumani Diabate.
Rapper Tabu put out a smooth old-school feeling track called "Northern Lights." The catchy sped up flow effortlessly glides over none other than a Madlib beat.
Hop over to Rappers I Know for some more gems.
Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Stacy Barthe this week released her much anticipated P.S. I Love You EP. Listen and download below.
V-day like Halloween tends to inspire a flurry of themed mixtapes and other goodies. Of particular interest today are Hudmo's Slow Jams Chapter VI for LuckyMe and Sam Tiba's Valentine's mix for Pelican Fly.
The sixth edition of the gunshot-fire scorched mix series from Glasgow's Hudson Mohawke (who signed to Kanye's G.O.O.D. Music as a producer a month ago) is as glorious and emotion-drenched as his previous installments. No tracklist is provided, but we doubt that's what's on your mind while you're knockin boots to this.
Club Cheval member Sam Tiba's Valentine's present is a collage of endless and effortless blends, twisting up old favorites with some newer tracks from BenZel, Jeremih, and Kendrick Lamar. Needless to say it has us swooning and wishing we could hold onto this feeling forever.