MP3 Ithaka - Somewhere South of Somalia
Alternative hip-hop called one of the most original hip-hop albums of the year...
19 MP3 Songs
HIP HOP/RAP: Alternative Hip Hop, SPOKEN WORD: With Music
ITHAKA''s storytelling lyrics often reflect his personal global travels and were taken to a new level when the artist disappeared into East Africa to write new material for his third coming album, SOMEWHERE SOUTH OF SOMALIA.
Two months later, he reemerged in Lisbon with a travel journal full of adventurous rap-tales exploring; tribal folklore, urban dangers, elitist foreigners, epidemics, lives of war journalists, near death experiences and voodoo.
ITHAKA then flew back to Los Angeles to work with producer/engineer Conley ''Conman'' Abrams.
Abrams has worked for TuPac, Queen Latifa, Heavy D, Montell Jordan and Snoop Dogg, and produced the hit ''No Woman'' on Polybeat/Virgin artist General Grant charting at #6 on Billboard''s Rap Chart.
Together they are musically recreating Ithaka''s experiences in a cinematic Afro hip-hop vibe.
SOMEWHERE SOUTH OF SOMALIA stretches hip-hop in fresh directions both musically and lyrically and ITHAKA''s laid-back narrative rap-style lays smoothly in the cut.