In recent years afrobeat and piano have been dominating music charts across the globe and selling out shows, but people seem to forget that we actually have some elite lyricists who can take on any rapper whether it is in Europe or America, so as hype we thought of reminding everyone that we still have rappers within the continent that you should check out.
LYRICAL JOE, GHANA
Getting inspiration from Nas, Jay-Z, and Lil Wayne, Lyrical Joe is undoubtedly one of the most versatile rappers to ever come out of Ghana. His latest single ‘5th August 7′ just made it to one of the iconic New York Times Square billboards. He recently released an album titled PHOTO ALBUM which you can stream on DSP’s
The Mic Africa Season 1 winner and the host of Surviving Eko, Fecko is a talent you should keep your eye on when comes to rappers on the continent of Africa. He has worked with the best in Africa like Mode9, Khaligraph Jones, M.I Abaga, and Lady of Rage, just to name a few. Nigeria is known for its best Afrobeat artists, but on a real, they have some best rappers in the continent.
SAMPA THE GREAT, ZAMBIA
The best to come out of Africa, The Zambian lyricist of note who isn’t shy to speak her mind on music is undoubtedly one of the best from this continent. Sampa The Great is definately an artist to keep on your radar.
When it comes to raps, Phlowetry is one sister you check out when it comes to women in hip-ho. Born Asuai Eyime, Phlowetry’ is a contemporary Nigerian rapper and femcee born in Lagos Nigeria.
KHALIGRAPH JONES, KENYA
SoundCity MVP award winner and Channel O music video awards emcee winner, Khaligraph Jones is a stranger to African Hip Hop followers. The artist is known for sharing his political views in his raps, however, that doesn’t take anything away from the overall quality of his work.