Blackstar, the soccer squad, not the group, but it is a song by rappers.

ZIF featured artist M.anifest dropped this video off in my inbox. The 8-bit look of the video is paralleled with a familiar theme from the African emcee, that being Ghana. This track will be featured on Producer/DJ Richy Pitch‘s upcoming LP, “Ye Fre Mi Richy Pitch”. The album will be released on famed record label BBE. Richy Pitch spent a good chunk of the last 2 years in Ghana and assembled an all-star all-Ghanaian cast for this LP (June Release). The album will feature some of Ghana’s finest contemporary music stars such as: Reggie Rockstone, Samini, M.anifest, M3NSA, Wanlov the Kubolor, Yasmeen, Sena, AB, DJ Black and Kwesi Dankwa. Richy Pitch first made his name back in 1996 as resident DJ at the legendary London Hip Hop club night Scratch. He has recorded and produced music in the US with heralded emcees such as J-Live, El da Sensei, Mr Complex, Asheru and Apani B where he recorded his critically acclaimed Live at Home LP on the New York label Sevenheads.

Is it just me, or are cats from Ghana taking over hip hop right now?