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August
30

Le très prometteur label de musique Scratch Recordz offre aux admirateurs de la culture hip hop camerounaise, un grand evenement du nom de Dance Academy. Dance Academy est une compétition universitaire nationale de hip hop prévue pour ce novembre. Les groupes de danse viendront d’universités des quatres coins du pays, et se réuniront à Buea pour un show à plusieurs épisodes.Les juges sélectionnés pour l’évenement sont entre autres Sidney, vainqueur de Africa Star 2008 et Miss Cameroon 2009. Le public aussi pourra voter pour son groupe favorit. Des artistes tels que Ak sang grave, Koppo, lady B, Sanzie Vianney et plein d’autres seront aussi de la partie. Une date exacte n’a pas encore revelée mais toute nouvelle information sera très prochainement postée.

Propos receullis de Nellison Tum de Scratch Recordz. 

Visitez scratchrecordz.com pour des info sur le label.


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August
28

mainTekum Valentine a.k.a V-Shai was born in Cameroon on January 16. V-Shai is an Afro Hip Hop artist, businessman and one of the best Swiss professional club DJ’s in the arena of hip hop, soul, Rnb, classics, ragga, raggaeton, and Afro beats.

He is presently the CEO of Bling Bling Hip Hop clothing shops across Swiss. He was the front man of the most successful hip hop group known as “friends united refugees” based in Swiss.
After a successful career as professional DJ world wide playing in cities like New York along side with DJ Knockles and Fatman Scoop and in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in club bunker in Copacabana and in all top clubs in Swiss like Indochine, Beach Club, Kaufleuten, the Great Cubanito, zoo club, le Bal club, k5 club, Masscote, and more. He has also traveled worldwide for business to places like Mexico, China, Dubai, USA, Germany, Canada, UK, across Europe and Africa.
With his first solo Album due to be out by the end of this year, he has already dropped a single which is currently at the top ofthe charts in Nigeria along side with currnt No1. Artist in Nigeria and winner of Best African Artist 2008, Mobo Awards in Wembley,9ICE.

click on this link to watch V-Shai’s new video Eti ri Gbo

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6991IhB_jkQ

V-SHAI featuring 9ice ”Today na today”

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ6utsPGvQ8



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August
25

X MALEYA,THE PROLIFIC CAMEROONIAN TRIO

Posted In: Hip Hop, NEWS, Profile by The Administrator

xmaleyaIt is rare  today to  visit  any  snack-bar,nightclub,street, cyber cafe , watch tv,or listen to the radio without getting the new song from the prolific trio, X Maleya ”yelele” .The song is fast becoming the new cameroonian anthem. It is everywhere. It is in the Duala language ,of   which none of three young guys identify their origin that the group was christened. Maleya means advice and X means the  ”unknown”, the one who can give  advice to the rhythm of  makossa,  bikutsi, bensikin or assiko. ” In reality ,it is the diversity which characterizes the group and its various   members (Roger, Augustus and Hate). ”It is this fusion of our origins and of our cultural influence that inspired this name”

The trio includes two young Cameroonian  and one ”citizen of the world” whose adventure begins in 1998. First made up of two members  during their childhood in the  streets of  Biyem-Assi in Yaoundé. On their way, they met Hais Zaiter.  They realized that he had the same groove as them. Hais Zaiter is the  guitarist.  They startedmaleya interpreting songs and later started  composing their own melodies. Hans Mbong, promoter of the ”Association Axe Jeunes’‘ helped them stirrup  in the concept « les ca me dit rap”. The French cultural centre of Yaoundé was the ground for their very first show. The group is not only remarkable because of the presence of a white but also because of their stunning choreographies.

After the release of their new album,the group has been very busy with shows all over Africa.

LYRICS:

YELELE BY X MALEYA

Bengana Bengana ki ba yom
ba honlag le ba lol America
Ba hoyak le baye i Kamerun
A wanda jem u hoyak Ban le
Koy a yila be baki
me kena we i lon yem ehhh

Si tu aime le makossa maleya

te donne makossa (yelele)

Si t’aime le bikutsi alors viens

te defouler (yelele)

Si tu aime le Makossa Maleya

te donne Makossa (yelele)

Cameroun sur la playlist juste pour

te defouler

Desormais sans soucis

on va danser comme ca

un peu de musique en facon koussa

un sourire je vois qu’tu en mou

et maintenant maintenant

c’est parti pour trop longtemp

Si tu aime le makossa maleya te donne makossa (yelele eh eh)

Si t’aime le bikutsi alors viens te defouler (yelele eh eh)

Si tu aime le bensikin Maleya te donne bensikin (yelele eh eh )

Cameroun sur la playlist juste pour te defouler

Maleya, Maleya, Balancez avec maleya (4 fois)

Dans le rythme de chez nous

nos pas de danse sont authentiques

du chant aux danses y’en a trop tu veux des preuvres

regarde ecoute ca c’est l’afrique

Makossa Bikusti Assiko Benskin

on vais des envieux par notre culture

suffit d’arriver pour etre enchanter

ecoute a travers les ondes nos musiques inondent

ouvrant en groupe unique la quintessence

X maleya dans la renne (2X)

on explose sure et on veux

une zik assure et on meurt

ce soir c’est la totale

on va bouger negro rehausser ton moral

ehh Me mi yibe inyuki hik kel di tchelel

Ni guang jes i mbog yesu bes bomere ndi lam

ibale u hemle iyom bes ndi pok

maliga ngo telep lo sak a loga a ngonda li nongo

yelele lele lele lele

lyrics courtesy of NexDim

YELELE VIDEO LINK : www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Cl0jCyvbY


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August
25

BILIK DROPS NEW ALBUM ”APO-KA-LYPSE”

Posted In: Hip Hop, NEWS by The Administrator

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An album of 16 tracks dubbed APO-KA-LYPSE is the debut of the rapper,manager and producer Bilik Jo.This album is programmed to be released on Saturday 29th of August 2009.According to the Nlonkak based artist,the album will be officially launched with a press conference  at Petit Tam Tam,Nlonkak.”it however coincides with my month  of birth and of another group member.I had earlier thought of releasing the album on the 7th of August which is my birth day” said the rapper speaking to NexDim.

The album has guest appearances from soumanja, elokk, bois d’ébène, fœtus lion, manhitoo, sir mika.

The themes in the album are diverse.He talks about homosexuality,love,”one is dedicated to my wife who left me some time ago for Europe’. He also sings about the problems plaquing our contemporary Cameroon like the institutions put in place,and our culture being stripped off by other artists.

The distribution of this Album is done through the CULTURE MBOA networks.

The CDS will be sold on the launching date at 3000frs.

Info : 00 237 99 17 57 25, zomloarecordz@yahoo.fr.


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August
15

westoxc-2 WESTOXC is an Afro-beat, Hip Hop trio based in Kumba. This prolific Hip Hop group has been creating an indelible foot-print in the hip hop music scene in the city of Kumba. NexDim had the opportunity of catching up with the group at their WESTOX RECORDS building opposite Kumba Main Market for an exclusive interview.

NexDim: How did the group Westoxc come about?

Westoxc:’’ The group started some years back in 2007 here in Kumba. Our first meeting was at an album launch. I met with Toxic and we decided work on our talents. West Don owned a computer at home and he build up a local home recording studio. We were all sticking around to produce demos. After having some freestyle shows at various locations, we thought it was right time to form a group. That was how WESTOX all started .WESTOX is just a merge of the first three characters of our names, WES and TOX. Clo later featured in the scene and was added as a new member of the group to make it WESTOXC. Clo is mostly at the background to give backup vocals because his style is too soft and soulful and we do the hard punch style.

westoxc-1NexDim: Tell us about your debut album

Westoxc: ‘’our debut album is yet to be released and it is dubbed ‘’Good morning Africa’’. The album speaks out about the rejuvenation or rebirth of the new dawn in Africa. It also depicts our pride and culture. The album is a commercial package that is meant to gratify the desire of music lovers. The general public should be anticipating a unique style’’

NexDim: how do you think you can capture the market and how is your music targeted.

Westoxc: ‘we follow African popular demands especially the kind of music that is now blazing a trail in the Cameroonian music market. What we notice is that Cameroonians appreciate and easily relate to music that hits the dance floor and entertains than music that is didactic or out to sensitize. So we just work in accordance with that trend of music and we think we could be accepted by the public’

cameroon-1031NexDim: How is the Hip Hop music scene in K-TOWN?

Westoxc: Hip Hop music is really evolving tremendously. The response was initially slow but gradually with advent of hip hop shows and radio programs like the one DJ WEST is hosting ‘’Street dreams” on Ocean City Radio, the public is beginning to gain some confidence and credibility in our local products. The media is therefore playing a valuable role in promoting the hip hop culture in Kumba. So far, sales of albums released have been good and we believe they can only get better and better’’.

NexDim: how do you think your music can penetrate with the massive influence of Nigerian music in the market?

family-008Westoxc:the Nigerian influence in our local Cameroonian music scene  does not pose any threat to us. It’s just a matter of being unique and that’s what we are. We are coming with a brand new style and we are just different from others. We sound different with our fuse of local Cameroonian dialects or languages and pidgin in our music. We bring a completely unique atmosphere. So with that we can fit in the market comfortably’’.

NexDim: What are the difficulties you face in the industry?

Westoxc: the major constrains we are facing is the getting executive producers or people of goodwill who know the business to invest in the hip hop music scene in Cameroon. We need such people to invest so that we can come out with quality products. I think if we had these investors, we would have been way too far than the Nigerians. One main plague we face is piracy.

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NexDim: so what have you devised to combat piracy?

Westoxc: basically, it’s been hard to fight piracy. What we think we will do is to ask these guys to sympathize with us making them understand how much we have put in to come out with the product. However that is at our own level but we think so far the SOCAM framework is doing great to eradicate this nightmare.

NexDim: Westox also owns a record label. What works have you done so far?

Westoxc:We have produced Ayi Rasta, Big G whose album has been great in the market, The ZHET,UF4,Evangelist Eunice and Noble DEE. Westox functions as an integral part of Ocean city radio and it is called Ocean City Studio 2.

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front-2NexDim: What are your final words?

Westoxc:’’ we are crying out to people of goodwill to invest in the Cameroonian hip hop music industry to help develop the quality of production. And to upcoming artists,you guys should stop using your mirrors as your MTVs or your TRACE TV.Take your products out for shows and the media to get heard and make yourselves known’’’


contact:  westoxrecordz@yahoo.com

TEL:(237) 75573282


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August
8

designerLABEL: MISS POUTY POUT

DESIGNER: LULU CHLOE

STYLE: VINTAGE.. & VERY CAMER!!

Inspired by her Mum’s 1960’s collection, Mambo Forya creates retro styles with Ethnic fabrics.”…..Mrs Forya, La Bamenda…… summer yellow, and sleeveless Graffian vintage Style dress…”as per the African Vintage dress designer reminiscing about her mother’s style!!

THE COLOURS ARE BOLD, RADIANT & VIBRANT!!!

The debut collection is off the hook to say the least…Perfect for ” the summer, garden tea parties, dinner parties…etc” I love the “60’s feel” & colours!

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Visit www.misspoutypout.com to place your orders

Stay tuned for her collection of bags, purses and jewelry!!

I have to give this chica ten thumbs up for her style….
Check out the talented & creative designer in one of her MPP creations!!!

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Miss Pouty-Pout is “Elegantly Parceled” and custom made to suit your style!!

OK people, support our paysan sister!!

Have a nice weekend.

Y.M.


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