the new diaspora
L.I.F.E. – Leaving an Impact for Eternity Burna Boy (Aristokrat Records, 2013)
The young Nigerian rapper and singer became one of the first big stars of Afrobeats, drawing on Jamaican dancehall sounds and US hip-hop as much as his fellow countryman Fela Kuti.
Moves: The Sound of UK Afrobeats Various Artists (REMI Recordings, 2017)
A zeitgeist-grabbing 21-track compilation of new artists and crews bubbling on the UK underground. This represents a rare opportunity to find so many of them all in one place.
High Street Kid Mostack (MizerMillion Entertainment, 2017)
London-born youngster, a peer and collaborator of J Hus, Mostack exemplifies the swagger of the UK’s new sound. It’s a blend of American rap, R&B and West African influences, with a hint of reggae.