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Introducing Gao producer Babsy Konaté to the VMP Rising family.

Following the release of Sahel Sounds’ Gao rap compilation, Baba “Babsy” Konaté’s production stood out as a familiar, overarching sound across many of the compilation’s songs.

Coming from a musical family and learning production from his brother, guitarist Oumar Konaté, Babsy has become a pioneer in the genre and has helped define Gao’s music scene. His creativity steeps through his debut album, Tounga, where he draws from the a rich tapestry of cultural influences – including takamba from the Songhai, Hausa film soundtracks from Northern Nigeria, hip-hop from Bamako and ragga from Niamey – while paying homage to the colorful, early 2000s DIY music era.

Sahel Sounds
Original Release Year
Release Type
New Release
1 LP
33 1/3 rpm
Vinyl Size
12 inch
Foil Stamped
Direct-To-Board; Single
Mastering Studio
Stereophonic Mastering
Mastering Engineer
Timothy Stollenwerk
Pressing Location
GZ Vinyl
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