Mishoo the Drumkit: Born in the Land of a Thousand Hills
Born in the Land of a Thousand Hills
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Jason Smith on 07/18/2009 at 12:56PM
I've been playing the work of Mishoo The Drumkit on my podcast for a while now. He represents an international voice for hip-hop, an MC and songwriter with a knack for storytelling. Although he currently resides in Germany, Mishoo was born in Rwanda, which gives weight to the belief that the soul of an African griot works through his beats, rhymes, and life.
He kicked off 2009 with a free EP entitled Born In The Land Of A Thousand Hills, a shoutout to his birthplace and origins. This is soulful and introspective boom bap with an electronic edge reminiscent of Pete Rock and J Dilla. Mishoo has been blessed to work with some extremely talented beatmakers including Comfort Fit and Portformat, not to mention the welcome appearance of vocalists like Dutchmassive, Shaunise, and Mr. Nnaji.
The broken beat movement of "Shine" is certainly recommended for the uptempo crowd, but for those who need a proper introduction to Mishoo, check out the attached song "Hope." Autobiographical in nature and inviting in approach, Portformat's production fits Mishoo's laid-back vocals like a glove. Nnaji's smooth crooning on the hook seals the deal. For Mishoo, respect is due...