First View: New videos from Baba Maraire, The Holstar and Tek Zilla, Naomi Achu and Militia Mali Mob

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WE ARE back with some new music videos with a fresh new look. Enjoy! 

Baba Maraire – Boom

We featured this track when it first dropped on Zimbabwe Day last year. Now as we approach the 18th of April again, Seattle-based producer/rapper Tendai “Baba” Maraire reminds us why the African struggle for economic and political emancipation is a continuous revolution.

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Peep Baba when he opens up his second verse with:

Now everybody knows the world’s going crazy over bling, opium, coke, oil, 
weed / So why should Africa ever want for anything when we got the richest 
land / Kings, Queens?

Shot on location in Zimbabwe during the Shabazz Palaces man last trip to Africa, Boom captures Baba Maraire in his element, back to his roots.

Malitia Mali Mob – Untold Story

Think Somali rap, think K’naan right? No. Not anymore.

Enter Militia Mali Mob (MMM), who are fronted by two Somali-born, US-based emcees. MMM (pic above) are rising in popularity on the Seattle rap scene under the tutelage of Baba Maraire.

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Raw, grim but sharp, here’s an introduction to an unhinged posse whose repertoire is as politically charged as it is thought provoking.

The Holstar and Teck Zilla – Past, Present and Future

Here’s the official video to Past, Present and Future taken off The Extraordinaires a collaboration album between Zambian emcee The Holstar and Canada-based producer Teck Zilla.

The pictures here are simple shots paying homage to the wholesomeness and ideals of underground hip hop courtesy of director, Jamiel Banda.

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Dope track and a refreshing departure from today’s flash in a pan, pop hook laden rap songs.

Naomi Achu – Suga

She’s the self-proclaimed “Queen of Bamenda”, who’s got “more squeeze than pounded yam”.

Meet Naomi Achu.

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The award-winning Cameroonian stunner, combines, song writing, rapping and singing with apparent ease. Also based in the US, Miss Achu is a familiar name on the Afrobeats charts of West Africa, where she has made a presence on the large markets of Nigeria and Ghana.

Grab a freebie Suga DL here.

Words by@makiwahenry