Musiques du Mali
SNK is one of the latest exponents of the (still relatively) small
Malian hip hop scene. Already at age of 11, he saw Yeli Fu rap and was instantly infected
with the rap and hip hop virus.
He joined a group called The Spiritual Brothers but soon left them and created with a friend
C1 Ko Style and they were soon invited in a programme about hip hop on Malian TV.
Later, SNK was invited to work on the album « Fanga Follo » by Fanga Fing, one of the most influential hip hop bands in Bamako. He also contributed one song to the Mali Rap 2001 compilation.
As he left for the United States to pursue his studies, there was a short break in his career, but quite unexpectedly a first solo album was anounced early 2003 by Bamako based Invasion Records. The album comprises 9 songs, some of the songs are already quite popular on Malian radios.
On the album, there are featurings of Mad M Cool, Doudou Soul, Yeli Fu, Meness, Ta-K-Mi, Fanga Fing, and Mizé of Magic Black Men.
|Toujours Underground||2003||Invasion Records||Local cassette/CD production|