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It’s been a while since I shared some of the things I come across when digging crates digitally for music, mixtapes and the like. One that is in high rotation in my world right now is the audio documentary/ remix project by SA DJ, producer, creative director and consultant Papercutt (Thabang Moloto) has put together called Jay Z: The African Way.  Drawing from Jay Z’s American Gangster work in accapella, he has created a mashup with iconic South African and Lesotho music from artists like Sankomota, Miriam Makeba, Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, Caiphus Semenya, Letta Mbuli, Jonas Gwangwa and even Nigerian music legend, Fela Kuti.

I have always wished that more South African artists would draw from the rich musical history that exists by sampling SA music. This project shows how rich that music foundation actually is and what can be done if a little time is taken. This is a must for any mixtape collection. To download, click HERE.

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About Kojo Baffoe

Of Ghanaian/German heritage, raised in Lesotho and currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kojo is the proverbial slashie, the professional ‘jack of all trades.’ He is an entrepreneur, writer, facilitator, content architect, former men’s magazine editor and speaker. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (1994) with majors in Economics, Marketing and Business Administration from the former the University of Natal (Durban), now University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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