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Tour 2 Garde

Tour 2 Garde is an Ivorian hip hop ensemble noted for blending Afro-pop, hip-hop, and coupé-décalé into a high-energy, rhythmic mix.

The group which consists of Koné Diarra Adama alias Jimmy James and Arthur Koya aka Thura was formed during the early 2000s with the intention of making a lasting effect on African music.

They made their debut in the Ivorian music industry with the publication of their first album, “Dieu seul le sait,” in 2004 and their sophomore album, “Terre promise,” in 2016. The pair began creating more danceable music, including elements like zouk and coupé-décalé, as they progressed from a more rap-based sound.

They gained notoriety thanks to their extensively appreciated dance-heavy music videos, such as “Makassa” from 2014 and “Sheguey” from 2016. The pair continued their successful singles and collaborations with a number of well-known musicians, including Aya Nakamura, a French-Malian pop sensation, Abou Debeing, Josey, and Still Fresh.

In 2019, they published their 28-track album ‘’Victory,” which featured most of the duo’s songs over the previous decade.

Tour 2 Garde was nominated for the MTV Africa Music Awards in the “Best Francophone Artist” category in June 2015.

“Nguele”, “Charger”, “Il est puissant”, and “Coquer” are some of their singles.

Moël

Moël

Moël, born Mewael Hadera, is an Ethiopian-Canadian artist based in Toronto, Canada. He is one of a kind who somehow has managed to acoustically blend components of traditional Ethiopian sounds with modern R&B sounds. Moël’s soulful melodies contain essential sentiment, escapism,...
Desiire

DESIIRE

In order to produce music that is full of mesmerizing instrumentals and somber simplicity, Congolese musician DESIIRE, who is based in Toronto, provides a distinctive combination of R&B, Afro, Electronic, and Hip-Hop. Inspired by pioneering African artists like Papa Wemba,...
AKA Keyz

AKA Keyz

AKA Keyz is one of those rappers you lose track of time listening to because he has established himself as an intelligent and astute lyricist. With the help of his single "No Options Left," Keyz first gained notoriety in 2018....
Flippter

Flippter

Flippter, who was born Loay Karim, is perhaps the finest example of a politically engaged and conscious rap musician in Sudan. A rapper who is empowering Sudanese youth. His debut single, "Gorasa," was a satirical look at Saudi misconceptions about...
Bas

Bas

Dreamville's first signee, Bas, keeps defining himself as one of the most renowned and authentic musicians by consistently integrating his bluster with a sympathetic sense of perspective. The son of Sudanese parents, Paris-born and Queens-based rapper Bas is renowned for...
Emanuel

Emanuel

Canadian-based Ethiopian R&B singer Emanuel born Emmanuel Assefa, is an R&B singer/songwriter who made his major-label debut in 2020 with the poignant ballad ‘’Need You’’ which came out and was featured on Apple Music and Spotify billboards. With melodies that catch...
Yemim

Yemim

Formerly known as Wizerd, a name under which he released his first track, Opeyemi Ogundiran, now known as "Yemim" (a coined acronym from the last four letters of his name Opeyemi with an "M" for music), rose to prominence with...
MaMan

MaMan

MaMan is currently regarded as one of Sudan's top up-and-coming artists, standing for the nation's budding artistic scene, thanks to his inspirational lyrics and multi-talented abilities in the music industry. You might say Mahdi Nourie, aka MaMan, is a guy...
TekniQ

TekniQ

Thabang Ntuli is a prominent figure in the music industry who goes by the stage name "TekniQ," which encapsulates his creative diversity. Thanks to the influence of regional jazz performers and South African Afro-Pop culture, he became well-versed in music...
Hoosh

Hoosh

Hoosh stands out as one of the Sudanese musicians to keep an eye on due to how he seamlessly incorporates his cultural inspirations into his musical output, producing a distinctive symphony of genres that have made him an overnight sensation...

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