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Positive Black Soul (PBS) is one of the first rap and hip hop outfits from Africa that had signed a contract for an important European label. In 1994, they already worked with Baaba Maal, who was under contract by the same label. Since then, PBS released several cassettes in Senegal, but due to contract problems they were not available in the rest of the world. It lasted until 2001 before a second CD album was released world wide.

The popularity of hip hop in the whole of Africa is considerable, and especially in Senegal, there are numerous groups. Besides PBS, Daara-J and Pee-Froiss are the most famous bands, but other bands, such as Bideew Bou Bess and Djoloff have also released albums outside of Senegal.

In 2002, Didier Awadi released a solo album « Kaddu Gor ». It meant eventually the end of PBS. Awadi created his own group called PBS Radikal with whom he recorded a new album « Un autre monde est possible » which is to be released internationally in 2005.
Doug E. Tee, or Duggy Tee started promoting other musicians but continued to write songs, and he released two solo albums, « Ngëm » (2005), and « Fit » (2009).

Formed: August 1989, in Dakar by Didier Awadi and Doug E. Tee (his real name is Amadou Barry).
Style: Rap/ hip hop.

Discography:
Positive Black Soul

Title Year Label Remarks
New York-Paris-Dakar 2003 Africa Fête/ Night & Day 533098 CD re-issue
Run Coul 2001 Palmtree Records CD
Wakh Feign 1998 Africa Fête Cassette
New York-Paris-Dakar 1997 Africa Fête Cassette
Daw Thiow 1996 Africa Fête Cassette
Salaam 1995 Mango CD 524185-2 CD
Boul Fale Boul Bess 1995 Cassette
Boul Fale 1994 Cassette



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