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Core Wreckah Gives Us a First Taste of Hip Hop from Lesotho

Where’s that?

Photo credit: Core Wreckah/Bandcamp

The tiny, landlocked nation of Lesotho in Southern Africa is not a place we hear much music from.  In fact, as far as we could tell, there wasn’t going on at all in its sprawling landscapes except for diamonds, epidemics, and the occasional coup. Core Wreckah just gave us a little education.

Based in the small town of Maseru (not far from Central Park (yeah, really)), Core Wreckah creates hip hop verses of a raw nature. His language, Sesotho, is a rhythmic tongue that grinds over a slow beat. Coupled with his raspy voice and ominous flow, it gives new meaning to “gangsta.”

See how you like “Ngoan’a Nts’oana” below to get a taste of what Core Wreckah can do.

Corporate Nemesis is the collective that Core Wreckah pushes, and it would do you some good to hear some of the hip hop that’s coming out of one the most obscure corners of the world. Thank god for the internet.

Read more here.

Hear more here.

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/track=1706614066/size=venti/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB//

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Written by M

March 3, 2011 at 1:49 pm

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