Rolling non-US rap thread 2019

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"67 link up with some German drillers and the results aren't very good. There's an Irish drill scene now as well" (by paolo in the UK thread)

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sbahnhof, Friday, 25 January 2019 11:24 (one year ago) link

from last year but just discovered Ukrainian rapper Alina Pash who raps over dance grooves that incorporate Ukrainian folk music, both the tracks she has released so far are fantastic

ufo, Sunday, 3 February 2019 05:56 (one year ago) link

Sarkodie is Ghana’s biggest rapper, but I find his singles very hit or miss these days. This new one is banging though, thanks in no small part to Akan, Ghana’s best new rapper:

Sarkodie ft. Akan • All Die Be Die

(Akan’s Onipa Akoma album, released in 2017, is extremely good btw. It was #4 on my 2018 ballot, although I somehow never stanned for it.)

(crossposted this on the Rolling Afropop thread)

breastcrawl, Friday, 8 February 2019 08:56 (one year ago) link

A nice piece about Alyona Alyona from Meduza.

ShariVari, Thursday, 21 February 2019 08:06 (one year ago) link

I wrote about this in the film thread, but 'Gully Boy' is a pretty fun hip-hop flick about a young man from the gully - played by a 33-year old superstar who looks nothing like a 20-something from the gully - who rises to the top based on his fire inside. The tracks are written by the rappers it's based on, and they're pretty good.

Frederik B, Thursday, 21 February 2019 11:16 (one year ago) link

From kpop 2019

Really should post this over on the J-pop thread but on a similar tip, Japanese-Korean artist Chanmina raps/sings in both languages + English. She's a Big Bang fan if it's not obvious.

― Roz

sbahnhof, Thursday, 28 February 2019 08:19 (eleven months ago) link

ArchCarrier, Sunday, 3 March 2019 17:19 (eleven months ago) link

some of the worst music ive ever heard in my life is in this thread

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Monday, 4 March 2019 02:02 (eleven months ago) link

Thanks for posting Snelle, ArchCarrier. I wasn’t aware of him. Good track.

breastcrawl, Monday, 4 March 2019 08:33 (eleven months ago) link

Thanks for the replies -- both of you :)

ArchCarrier, Monday, 4 March 2019 13:59 (eleven months ago) link

lol @ the idea of Deej really enjoying any of these!

btw thanks for making a thraed of Zheani , Aussie rapper from the Gold Coast. She's quite good, but I worry that she might lack confidence :)

sbahnhof, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 06:05 (eleven months ago) link

There's also a thread for the Icelanders, and about time:

Reykjavíkurdætur - Iceland's 15 Member All-Female Hip-Hop Crew

sbahnhof, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 06:05 (eleven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

This Dos Monos album is absolutely insane!

alrakis morissette (tangenttangent), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 21:21 (ten months ago) link

a month late but that snelle track linked up thread is probably my favourite track of the year so far (non koffee division) only enhanced by the fact that the guy in the video looks like a young loius van gaal!!

oscar bravo, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 15:25 (ten months ago) link

The new PNL album, Deux Frères, is incredible.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, 8 April 2019 14:12 (ten months ago) link

Another Dutch one (video shot in Suriname):

Bizzey x Ramiks • S/O naar de... ❤️

Love the sampled (?) pan flute (?) riff.

Lyrically, it references this Dutch rap classic from 2007 (providing me with an excuse to post it here):

The Opposites ft. Dio & Willie Wartaal • Dom, Lomp & Famous

breastcrawl, Monday, 15 April 2019 19:17 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

Norwegian summer jam #1. When I dj'ed a party on Saturday I had to play it like six times.

ISAH & Dutty Dior - Hallo

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 31 May 2019 13:07 (eight months ago) link

nice one!

breastcrawl, Friday, 31 May 2019 14:11 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

The new PNL album, Deux Frères, is incredible.

― human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, April 8

Another link for the Eiffel Tower video, "Au DD", in case it had an error message

Apparently no band had ever filmed a video at the top of the tower before?

Deux Frères is pretty good from what I can understand, but the album really spends a lot of time in slow or mid-tempo. (I know that's their 'thing'.) The brooding track "À l'Ammoniaque" has a funny moment after @1:09 with a Simpsons sound effect of a crow, to either increase or undermine the serious atmosphere.

sbahnhof, Thursday, 27 June 2019 07:13 (seven months ago) link

Good stuff from South Africa:
Touchline ft. Makizar • Zone 6

breastcrawl, Sunday, 30 June 2019 00:06 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

Suboi, from the big thread of Vietnamese Music/Music in Vietnam

sbahnhof, Friday, 16 August 2019 18:14 (six months ago) link

Henkie T ft. JoeyAK • Snelle Jongen Dunne Jasje

breastcrawl, Thursday, 22 August 2019 18:15 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

New album by Sampa The Great, The Return


Haven't had time to process it all yet, but at least half of the 75 tracks are great

sbahnhof, Saturday, 5 October 2019 09:22 (four months ago) link

yeah, that's my experience too. she's killer live!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 5 October 2019 20:19 (four months ago) link

Should've scrapped the second half imo.

pomenitul, Sunday, 6 October 2019 09:19 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

The album it’s from is two years old at this point, but this video for it is brand new and worth posting - Ghanaian rap at its best:
Akan • Aprodoo

breastcrawl, Sunday, 24 November 2019 00:12 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Dutch rap crew Broederliefde, who have a happy history of
indulging in their Caboverdean roots, working together with *fucking Dotorado Pro* on their latest album:
Broederliefde • Moni Mi Suku

(I love this current timeline where African pop is becoming part of the tapestry all over the fucking place, the actual biggest story in music in 2019 if you ask me)

breastcrawl, Saturday, 14 December 2019 17:33 (two months ago) link

you've done a lotta work delivering it to this board this year; thanks!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 16 December 2019 13:16 (two months ago) link

Just saw this Simon Reynolds blog post about European and elsewhere trap rap

curmudgeon, Monday, 16 December 2019 16:52 (two months ago) link

apparently SSIO has to change his number a lot:

corrs unplugged, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 08:18 (two months ago) link

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