Rebel Rap: A Mix Of Haitian Rap Kreyol

Cover image courtesy of David Zentz / http://www.davidzentz.com

Rebel Rap: A Mix Of Haitian Rap Kreyol

  1. Guerilla Sun- Veye Kow
  2. Chale Republic- Ti Ke
  3. Party Clan- Men Ti Tet
  4. Patriyot Clan feat. Ded Kra-Z- Mariwoz
  5. Devil Click- Pwentiw
  6. G. Bobby feat. Bon Flo- Gang Sa
  7. Envazyon feat. Aton & Ded Kra-Z- Tout Mon Sou Bras
  8. Anbasad Camp- Neg Sa Yo Will
  9. Mystik 703- Kot Sa M Paka Di La
  10. Black Roro- Aba Kidnapin
  11. Barikad Crew- Toup Pou Yo
  12. Hatian Link- Ou Pap Rap
  13. Brimad- Chen Mechan
  14. Flip MCs feat. RockFam- Intro
  15. Mali feat. Shaolin, Lieutenant, Hayro- Metrizé tchad aw
  16. Mighty Squad Vs. Magic Klik 08
  17. Cash BM- Fe Bri

Rebel Rap is a mix of Haitian Rap Kreyol that I put together after having my mind blown by a couple of tracks that Lamin played for me on the show. I spent the next couple weeks checking hard for whatever I could find, often low bitrate versions that fans had posted to share sites or social networking spots.  The mix is made up of some of my favorite tracks that I encountered, but is by no means a comprehensive overview of the genre.  There is a LOT of talent making music there, and unfortunately the recent earthquake there is sure to add another obstacle between these artists and the production and spread of their music.

I haven’t been able to find out much about the effects of the earthquake on the individual musicians, though according to wikipedia Young Cliff, a member of Barikad Crew, lost his life in the events surrounding the quake.  If you enjoy this music, please consider (if you haven’t already) donating to one of the many charities providing relief efforts in Haiti.  East Village Radio recommends Oxfam, but there are many other reputable organizations doing good work.

Also, a big shout out to David Zentz for giving me permission to use his awesome photo for a cover shot.  I encountered a series of David’s photographs while looking for info on this music, and you can see the whole Rap Kreyol series, shot in Haiti in 2008 here.

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