FAC Alliance

FAC Alliance Mariama

* Super warbly tape alert. Apologies for the awesome, nearly unlistenable effect.

Rap from Guinea, steeped in that quintessential urban West African stew of hip-hop, soul, dancehall and traditional rhythms and sounds (FAC Alliance lists Fulani, Susu and Mandinka inspiration on their website). There might be a touch too much reggae at times for me but I’m captivated by the overall vibe Nondi K, Pap G and Mista X are repping here. Frank Bessem’s great encyclopedia has some more background here.

 

FAC Alliance Mariama

Face A

Telephone Love

Conakry By Night

Atente

Louganyi

Bee Labe Labe

Mariama*

Face B

Marche Doucement

Guiggol Maayata

N’kolon

Pauvrete

Nanfera

Sokho

6 Comments

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ob pondreply
September 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm

fuck that warbly one sounds so great !

Anonymousreply
October 1, 2012 at 6:03 am

i know it sucks.

But Props to u awesome tape from Africa!
youre doing great for findind this gems

October 12, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Thankyou, you’ve just made my day.

Joshreply
October 28, 2012 at 2:52 pm

I like his balaclava: homage to Pussy Riot?

Prezreply
October 24, 2014 at 11:34 am

I did in interview with Fac Alliance in 2004 in Ouagadougou, at the Waga Hip Hop Festival. The reason why one of the MC is wearing a hood is because was persecuted by the power (it is what he asserted), responsible for student activism at the Conakry U, and he wanted his face not to be recognizable. FAC is the french nickname for Faculté, which means University. Most of the rappers from this golden era of african hip hop were students.

German Babinreply
November 22, 2014 at 2:34 pm

hello. I am glad you gave this to us.

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