In February 2012, we released the first edition of the Super MC series,
bringing bilingual rappers together from all over the world (download here).
In the summer of 2013, we began work on the 2nd Super MC single.
Produced by Nigerian producer Teck Zilla, Super MC V2 features Wakazi
(Tanzania), De La Ceiba (Honduras/USA), Five Steez (Jamaica), Mr. Riz
(South Africa), Emile YX? (South Africa), Incyt (Malawi), Third Eye
(Malawi), Babaluku (Uganda), Holstar (Zambia), Shokanti (Cape Verde),
Rafiya (DRC/USA). Each emcee was once again tasked with the challenge of
writing a 16 bar verse to creatively flex their bilingual
skills. Italy's DJ Nio hooked up the cover design and DJ Boo returned to
the series with the scratches.
"The SUPER MC is the one that can spit in more than two languages...
American rappers can't compete with that!" - Chuck D (Public Enemy)
SUPER MC series was inspired by an interview that Nomadic Wax's
creative team had with Chuck D on his radio show in NYC. After
discussing international hip hop, and the bilingual skills of many
artists around the world, Chuck D coined the term 'Super MC,' when he
said: "A super emcee is the one who can spit in more than two languages.
That is the mark of a super rapper... If you can rhyme in more than two
languages and braid them together... an American rapper cannot compete