New Music: @AfricanChisom Celebrates Black History Mo. w/ ‘Africa Get Money

Fresh off the release of his eye-catch­ing debut music video, @AfricanChisom deliv­ers the self-pro­duced “Africa Get Money” — a lively, Rap-meets-Afrobeat anthem. The Detroit-based MC/producer shows off his Nigeri­an roots and the new wave of Afric­an cul­ture in America.
“Africa Get Money” is a call to cel­eb­ra­tion: an ode to prosper­ity and enjoy­ment, for any­one down to par­take. “Yeah, they birthed me here, but I rep home / Plan to stunt hard next time I get home,” Chi­som raps. The newly-min­ted 23-year-old makes sure to show love to West Africa; he shouts out everything from Kente loafers & jol­lof rice, to styl­ish, Ank­ara print-clad ladies.
Chi­som (Chi­som Uzosike) is a 23-year old pro­du­cer, rap­per and cre­at­ive dir­ect­or, born in Detroit and raised in Mary­land. He’s the eld­est son of Nigeri­an immig­rants, and the first in his fam­ily born in Amer­ica. While his fath­er exposed him to music from all corners of Africa in the house, young Chi­som dis­covered Hip Hop in ele­ment­ary school, where his class­mates intro­duced him to Baltimore’s loc­al Hip Hop/R&B station.
Chi­som began pro­du­cing Hip Hop music at 17, inspired by stars like DJ Premi­er, The Nep­tunes and Kanye West. Draw­ing from his love of music of all genres, his keen ear for samples and his Nigeri­an roots, he quickly developed a strik­ing, eclect­ic style. His work has been praised by music crit­ics and fea­tured on Sway in the Morn­ing, DJBoothThe Fader, and more.
Gif­ted with a smooth flow and deep, res­on­ant voice, Chi­som com­bines slick word­play with real-life themes and vibrant pro­duc­tion. His cultural/musical influ­ences shine through every song: the verbal dex­ter­ity and swag­ger of the East Coast, the entran­cing rhythms of Afrobeat, and the ultra cool, laid-back atti­tude of the West Coast.
 “Africa Get Money” is fea­tured on Chi­som’s debut EP, The Jordan Year, avail­able now for com­pli­ment­ary download!
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Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.