Professor Jay – Machozi Jasho Na Damu

Side A
Ndio Mzee
Jay Jr. Interlude
Jina Langu
Bongo Dar Interlude
Bongo Dar es Salaam
Yataka Moyo

Side B
Machozi Jasho na Damu
Piga Makofi
Salamu Bibi na Babu
Tathimini Interlude
Na Bado

Man, I love Tanzanian bongo flava genius Professor Jay. This tape from 2001—his first album—is so good it makes the one I previously posted seem almost dull now. This must be the most awesome African hip-hop I’ve heard since Baloji tore the roof off Joe’s Pub that one time. Thanks to Peter in Berlin for this.

Awesome Tapes from Africa DJ set this Friday at Zebulon in Williamsburg with DJ Brad Loving, 10-4, FREE.

20 responses to “Professor Jay – Machozi Jasho Na Damu”

  1. JamesL says:

    nasty jamz!
    thanks for this one.
    i jumped back from my computer screen a bit when I saw the cover…

  2. Anonymous says:

    this one puts J.O.S.E.P.H. to shame!

  3. Phil says:

    Just what I wanted to hear right now. Thanks for sharing this.

  4. Peter from Berlin says:

    BTW the title of this album “Machozi, Jasho na Damu” means “tears, sweat and blood” …

    and “piga makofi” means clap your hands…;-)

    So, piga makofi for brian for that awesome tapes

  5. wfs says:

    hello guys, I wanna know its sounds. Is this can be sold international?

  6. Anonymous says:

    i would love to download this but i’m too lazy to individually right click, save as, blah blah blah…


  7. ronan says:

    Blown Away!
    A few gems on this one.
    Awesome indeed.

  8. zamre says:

    Zamre Bin Ab. Wahab

  9. JamesL says:

    I agree with anonymous above, although he said it in kind of a dickish way. A zip or rar file on mediafire for the tapes would be nice.

  10. thursdayborn says:

    Yes, i will eventually post rar zips of these tapes but in the meantime thanks for your patience…for those who are “too lazy,” fuck off and find these tapes elsewhere, don’t complain about getting free rare music.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Ndio Mzee!
    Used to hear this tune all the time in a bar in Moshi, Tanzania where we went to play pool.
    I’m definitely not too lazy to download this. Thanks very much man.

  12. flycasual says:

    I’m looking fwd to checking this guy out. I haven’t heard much African Hip Hop but I’m always on the look out. I was really impressed with Baloji who I only heard of this year and I also recently bought SMOD’s album. Pretty good, the Malian trios album is produced by Manu Chao and has his trademark style. Thanks for this.

  13. This is absolutely awesome, fresh as a carrot. This blog is essential. Thank you very much from Spain.

  14. MatthewSanceau says:

    This is great – thanks a lot!

  15. Graham says:

    This is unbelievable. Thank you very much!!

  16. Oduor says:

    I have been looking for this album for years…Its so rare even here in Nairobi..A classic east African Hip Hop album and as it the case CLASSICS NEVER DIE…Thanx a lot

  17. Alberto says:

    never ever like this in TZ

  18. Peter says:

    Jay the best MC for east & central Africa

  19. emanuel says:

    napenda sana music za zamani

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