MP3 Shiffai - Think About it !
Shiffai is the Bridge between the nowadays Poets and The Storytellers from back in the Days.
14 MP3 Songs
HIP HOP/RAP: Rap, HIP HOP/RAP: Hardcore Rap
His name means "The Remedy".
Shiffai was put on this earth to change the face of hip-hop.
Performing on the streets of Dakar, Senegal at the age of thirteen,
Shiffai honed his lyrical skills in rap battles with hundreds of other
young, hungry MCs. He quickly rose through the ranks of Africa''s
booming hip-hop culture to become the legendary creator of
Slam Revolution, a group focusing on issues of political corruption,
social inequality, and injustice.
Shiffai has never been afraid to confront the truth in his music.
At a time when American hip-hop turned toward violence
and riches to grab attention, Shiffai was leading Senegalese rap
with a positive message: "Music is something that I do to lift
myself up and hope that it touches my audiences in a Positve way."
His inspirational message struck a chord with millions
of African youths who flocked to Shiffai''s concerts year after year.
The movement became so powerful that it changed the course
of the 2000 Senegalese presidential election, when a record number
of young voters rocked the polls to elect opposition candidate
Shiffai''s vibrant music resonates with the african''s consciousness.".
Now he''s ready to make history again. But this time, in America.
Shiffai came to Brooklyn at the turn of the millennium, and since then
he has rocked concerts all over the city, bringing his fresh,
socially conscious message to the very streets where hip-hop was born.
(Shiff: I am the bridge between the nowadays poets and the Storytellers
from back in the days but I have to express the same Struggle in my music
to make people realize that we really are one, this is a world Civilization...).
Senegalese hip-hop has always been the brother of its U.S. counterpart,
borrowing beats and rhymes and transforming them into an Afro-American hybrid.
Shiffai is the artist who will turn that around. With the force of his popular,
positive philosophy - crafted in the impoverished streets of Dakar -
combined with innovative American-influenced sounds, Shiffai stands poised
to electrify the States. The best of both worlds mixes within his music,
creating a style of hip-hop that cannot be ignored, and that is destined
to change the rap game forever -