In April 2009, three months before Obama picked Ghana as his point of departure in Africa, Blakk Rasta visited the African hip hop radio studio. The Ghanaian reggae singer / radio presenter scored a number one hit in several African countries last year with his song ‘Barack Obama’ in support of the now-president. In Holland he linked up with promoters for a possible European expansion. In the studio he spoke about his history and carreer, about religion, his beef with the the Ghana Music Awards and he dropped an acapella version of the Obama song.

This episode was recorded for the Dutch edition of African hip hop radio; presentation is partly in Dutch but the interview is in English.


Download here (mp3 file, 165 Mb).

1st hour
Salah Edin – Trik a salaam
Rattex – My life
Modenine – Taking Comedy Money
MI – I’m hot (Gbono Feli freestyle)
Blakk Rasta – Barack Obama
Dji Tafinha – Nem Tudo é o Que Parece
Daby Toure – Mi wawa
Blakk Rasta – Cocaine in the palace
Fid Q – Shimo limetema
Ali Kiba – Ya karim
Raw Artistic Soul ft Wunmi – Oya o

2nd hour
K’naan – Somalia
Blakk Rasta – Zantan Bua (the goat dance)
Shabba Ranks – Dukku dukku (Soulforce remix)
Majek Fashek – Africa Unite
Salah Edin – Tfoe
Tiken Jah Fakoly – Justice ft. U Roy
Osagyefo – Lovely girl
Sarkodie – Bra Be Hwe (Feat. Guru & Nii)
Leeroy – Dark City
Majoie Hajary – Prologue
Mokobe – Phenomenal Master ft Big Ali et Titoko

3rd hour
Dj Threesixty’s African dance tracks