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BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR (GH)

Thursday 05.07.12 - 21:15 - Cosmopol

“It’s not where you’re from; it’s where you’re at,” Chuck D observes on Blitz The Ambassador’s critically acclaimed album Native Sun. This line from the legendary Public Enemy front man frames the transatlantic hip hop by Blitz The Ambassador pretty well.

Samuel Bazawule was raised in Accra, Ghana, but still manages to rap in double pace, matching anybody in his current hometown of New York.

With his faithful backing band The Embassy Ensemble, this musical mastermind delivers hip hop carried on a golden throne of funky brass music and Afrobeat-inspired guitar. The term Afro-American has rarely been more fitting.

Label: Jakarta / VME

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Hip hop packed with brass and Afrobeat.
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