This is the future. Transplanted from Accra City to Brooklyn at the age of 12, Blitz the Ambassador makes a particular brand of hip-hop, recorded and performed with a live band, and influenced by the High Life sounds he grew up around in Ghana.
Here’s a video of Blitz The Ambassador performing his song “Remembering The Future,” off of his critically acclaimed ’09 album, Stereotype. The clip was filmed for MTVU with a 12-piece band in a studio in Brooklyn, NY and will air in February in full.
UPCOMING WEST COAST TOUR DATES:
2/10 Berkeley, CA @ La Peña Cultural Center
2/11 Chico, CA @ CSU Chico
2/13 Sacramento, CA @ Sol Collective
2/15 San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room w/ Martin Luther
2/17 Los Angeles, CA @ UCLA Bruin Plaza (Noon)
2/18 Santa Monica, CA @ Zanzibar for Afrofunke
The singer in the beginning is ‘Balla Tounkara’ and he’s playing the kora, in case you were wondering like I was.