Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Malian hip-hop artist Amkoullel and Toni Blackman have teamed up to drop an exclusive single in celebration of a new year. The track titled, "Change" features long-time hip-hop figure Toni Blackman, who amongst performing alongside the likes of Mos Def, The Roots, and Wu-Tang, was also apart of the first Hip Hop Cultural Envoy to travel to Africa on behalf the U.S. state department.
The track is what we've come to expect from Amkoullel. Gritty beats, anthemic chorus and social-political subject matter in both English and in French.
If you are unfamiliar with Amkoullel, he is one of the first Malian hip-hop artist from the country and has released a handful of albums. He was also featured on our Trans-National Hip Hop Train program last year. Check out the new track below.
Change / Toni Blackman and Amkoullel by Amkoullel