Yeleen & Pris'K Hip-hop and Rap from Burkina Faso

Yeleen & Pris’K

There are a surprising number of rappers in Burkina Faso, especially in the capital, Ouagadougou. A cosmopolitan oasis on the edge of the Sahel, Ouaga is home to a relatively progressive bunch of motorbiking hipsters. Cigarettes, Nescafe, and baguettes against a backdrop of street vendors, dusty boulevards and hustlers trading in everything from bicycle parts to stolen credit card numbers. The French colonial roots of this relaxed nation are apparent. Satellite TV beams in French, Moroccan, and Malian hip-hop videos, all in French.

This cassette is all in French, but there are some Burkinabé rappers who incorporate local languages like Mossi and More. Yeleen (the male duo) don’t rap much on this track. It’s all about Pris’K. Her flows here are so tight over the beat (which reminds me of Outkast or something).

Learn more about hip-hop in Burkina Faso at this French-language blog by a regular Burkinabé dude.


La Marraine” from the casette single, Parlons d’amour


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May 10, 2006 at 2:54 am

Hey Yaw…

A friend of mine introduced me to your blog. I love the music coming out of west africa these days, especially hiplife and Wolof hip-hop. Haven’t been to Ghana since 2002, I’ve got to get back there soon! Thanks for sharing this great music!


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October 17, 2006 at 7:42 pm

Great idea for a site. I have a tape cover for you from my collection. Find me at ericyealland dot com

January 31, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Вокруг Света с Тимоном и Пумбой / Around the World with Timon & Pumbaa
Стойкий Оловянный Солдатик / СТОЙКИЙ ОЛОВЯННЫЙ СОЛДАТИК
Том и Джери – Мотор! / Tom and Jarry – The Movie
Том и Джери / Tom & Jarry
Том и Джерри – Волшебное Кольцо / Tom and Jerry – The Magic Ring
История Игрушек 2 / Toy Story 2
История Игрушек / Toy Story
Tatakae! Chou Robot Seimeitai Transformers Victory (TV) / Трансформеры
Расплющенный Космос 1 сезон / Tripping the Rift
Страна Троллей / Troll Tales
Шерлок Холмс и Доктор Ватсон – Убийство Лорда Уотербрука
Южный Парк – Большой, Длинный, Необрезанный / SOUTH PARK: BIGGER, LARGER & UNCUT
20 000 Лье Под Водой / 20 000 Leagues Under The Sea
Вернуть Как Было / Undo
Стюи Гриффин / Family Guy Presents: Stewie Griffin – The Untold Story
В Стране Невыученных Уроков
Как Утенок-Музыкант Стал Футболистом / КАК УТЕНОК-МУЗЫКАНТ СТАЛ ФУТБОЛИСТОМ
Вэлиант – Пернатый Спецназ / Valiant
Василиса Микулишна / ВАСИЛИСА МИКУЛИШНА
Синдбад – Завеса Туманов / Sinbad: Beyond the Veil of Mists
Астерикс – Астерикс и Викинги / Asterix Et Les Vikings
Князь Владимир / Князь Владимир
Волк и Телёнок / ВОЛК И ТЕЛЕНОК
Вовка в Тридевятом Царстве
Пробуждение Жизни / Waking Life
Хотим Всё Знать! (Как Всё Устроено) / The Way Things Work
Винни Пух – Приключения Винни Пуха / The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Винни Пух – Весёлые Денёчки с Малышом Ру / Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo
Зимняя Сказка / Winter Wonderland

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