Thursday, June 9, 2011

South Africa Spotlight: The Federation feat. Dark Spark- "Cold of the Night" Video

 Hot new track from The Federation, a hip-hop group coming from South Africa.  Comprised of two members, Keletso "Neon" Ramela and Carl "Mr. C" Thobane, The Federation serves up an irresistible combination of DJ Premier-style beats and grim tales of the streets with an Afrikaans lilt.  This track, "Cold of the Night," is the first single off their upcoming debut double album Hardcore Styles for Street Rap Preservation.

Check the video below and their bandcamp for more info.

These guys are no anomaly.  South Africa is becoming a hotspot on the continent for hip-hop. As featured in our recent program, The Trans-National African Hip Hop Train, producer/artist/MC Spoek Mathambo is another South African we got our eye on. Having already made waves across the continent and beyond with his unique mash of rap and hard-hitting electronic beats, Mathamblo is just one more reason to keep your eye on SA!

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