African music – hip hop from Africa: X Plastaz (Swahili)

October 20, 2008 by · 27 Comments 

Not Bongo Flava, this is East African / Tanzanian Hip Hop. Last video of the late mc Faza Nelly from X Plastaz, Tanzania’s most well known hip hop crew who merge Swahili rap and traditional Maasai music. This video to the song ‘Nini dhambi kwa mwenye dhiki?’ about poverty in Tanzania was partly recorded on top of Ol Doinyo Lengai, a remote, active volcano and the Maasai’s ‘Mountain of God’ which had its 1st major eruption in years the day after Nelly died.

(Chorus, Yamat singing a traditional Maasai song)

Languages: Kiswahili and Maa (kiMaasai)

Produced by dj Threesixty (Bamba Nazar), video by J4 (Thomas Gesthuizen).

Postproduction istance Manuel Rodrigues.

More info and music at www.xplastaz.com and www.myspace.com/xplastaz

And check out more on African hip hop at www.africanhiphop.com

Duration : 0:4:37

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Africa music – Swahili rap: X Plastaz (Hi Quality version)

August 23, 2008 by · 4 Comments 

High Quality version (select ‘watch in high quality’).
Not Bongo Flava, this is East African / Tanzanian Hip Hop. Last video of the late mc Faza Nelly from X Plastaz, Tanzania’s most well known hip hop crew who merge Swahili rap and traditional Maasai music. This video to the song ‘Nini dhambi kwa mwenye dhiki?’ about poverty in Tanzania was partly recorded on top of Ol Doinyo Lengai, a remote, active volcano and the Maasai’s ‘Mountain of God’ which had its 1st major eruption in years the day after Nelly died.

Languages: Kiswahili and Maa (kiMaasai)

LYRICS:

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fus…

TRANSLATION:

http://www.xplastaz.com/v2/ninidhambi…

More info and music at www.xplastaz.com and www.myspace.com/xplastaz
And check out more on African hip hop at www.africanhiphop.com

Duration : 0:4:45

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