Wednesday, November 24, 2010

M3NSA - Ghana's Hiplife Hustler

Young Jeezy is played out - M3NSA has the new hustler's anthem.

M3NSA is one of the most respected rappers in Ghana. Fusing nu-jazz, soul, hip hop, and afrobeat, he raps in English with bits of Twi and Pidgen mixed in. He was named among the top 50 Ghanaians to watch by BBC, and just released his first international album in October.

He has been one of the mainstays of the Ghana music scene since the beginning of the hiplife movement.

Hiplife is a Ghanaian musical style which fuses highlife and hip hop. Highlife is a native genre from Ghana known for jazzy horns and multiple guitars with an uptempo, synth-driven sound. Mix in hip hop with dancehall and reggae influences, and you have hiplife.

Recorded in Ghanaian languages such as Twi, Ewe and Ga, hiplife is rapidly gaining popularity throughout West Africa and abroad, especially in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and Germany.

Check out this hiplife hustler's anthem from M3NSA - Adjuma.

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