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Da Profit
"I'm a hustler 24/7, trying to set a record like Ocean's 11" raps this hot new Nigerian emcee off his 'Money On My Mind!' mixtape. Damn this cat's got a fly flow.
Listen: Hustler

Anton Goosen
Another classic ruk en roller that looks past the hit parade and digs up the (literally) unsung heroes of the Liedjieboer's vast repertoire.
Listen: Pamperlang

Pretty Blue Guns
"I'm your lover, I'm your brother, I'm your killer!" wails SA rock's next big things on this bad-assed indie blues about booze and babes off their 'Dirt' EP.
Listen: Bad Liver Blues

Ras Sheehama
Smooth Afro-jazzy celebrations seldom come as seductive as this after hours gem off the Namibian reggae star's album Pure Love.
Listen: Midnight

Delta Blue
Gerald Clarke takes his blues brothers on a rootsy cruise through the Delta on this jukebox joint off Heaven.
Listen: Milk Cow Blues

The Plastics
Speakerbox/RADAR battle of the bands winners sidestep the indie dance rock stereotypes with this bluesy power ballad about looking beyond the bummed.
Listen: Up the Downs

Gito Baloi
Another sublimely beautiful Pan African jazzy ballad off the legendary bassist's posthumously released new tribute CD, Beyond.
Listen: Sol

In this week's mix: Nigerian hip-hop, classic Afrikaans ballads, bad-assed Cape booze rock, soulful Namibian reggae and organic Mother City blues and more.
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