A Ghanaian highlife singer gone horribly right, Ata Kak is a visionary. He spits serious rhymes, waxes romantic, and issues lo-fi digital quick-shrieks, listen specifically to the chorus of “Moma Yendodo.”
I posted this Ata Kak tape earlier, but these songs are so ridiculously sweet, I invite you to listen (again). Here you’ve got the comeplete “Moma Yendodo” (the first time I posted it was not the entire track).
It sounds so home-made funky yet spooky, like a warped Prince protege from Africa by way of 1986 Chicago.
Update: you can now purchase Ata Kak’s Obaa Sima album, legally-licensed from the artist, on LP/CD/Tape right here.