January '17

Hola majita! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection...

This month we bring you classic grooves by the likes of OZIAS and RUSH, as well as Congolese star JOHNNY BOKELO ISENGE and plenty more.

To purchase still-sealed copies of these and other albums, email djokapi[at]gmail.com!

I.N.T.R.I.B.E. - Bubblegum in my Afro (1992)

Roots/Rhythm of Life, ROL(A)102

Oldskool Jozi hip-hop act "Intelligent natives teaching revolutionary intellectual black education" led where many others have followed. Despite good intentions they still had some way to go in forging their own sound. Instead the beats and rhymes are derivative of contemporary American acts like De La Soul on 'Bubblegum in my Afro' and Public Enemy on B-Side 'Black Out'.