Friday 06.07.12 - 00:30 - Cosmopol

Originally, the impeccably dressed Baloji was a member of the popular hip hop collective Starflam. But after having decided to put life as a musician behind him, his Congolese background came knocking on his door.

The solo debut album Hotel Impala was a response to a letter from his mother back home in Congo. They hadn’t seen each other for about 25 years. The album became a success and placed Baloji in the field of central European African-inspired hip hop.

Congolese funk and raw rumba are ingeniously manifested through soul, rap and Afrobeat in organic hand-played music with French, Swahili and Bantu as native languages; 'Afropean' is what this re-emerging musician calls himself.

Label: Crammed Dics / Cosmos

European rap with Congolese flavour. Photo: Jerome Bonnet

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