Country : Canada / Québec Label : Disques 7ième Ciel Genres and styles : Hip Hop / Keb Rap Year : 2019

Sainte-Foy

· by Alain Brunet

Akena Lohamba Okoko, aka KNLO, Quebec City rapper and very talented beatmaker, knows how to make the most of his African ancestry and his keb-rap culture, taking us along a trail from Sainte-Foy to Limoilou, but also everywhere in Montreal where hip hop flourishes. The flow is expressed in Frenglish and Quebec joual, and the beats concocted in concert with Vlooper, an Alaclair Ensemble colleague (KNLO is an essential member). The references are less experimental than those of his previous album, this amalgam found full of pop catchphrases bathed in Afro music — soul/ R&B, trap, breakbeat, West Coast hip hop, Congolese rumba, etc. Fresh, playful, enjoyable, singular and groovy from beginning to end.

Latest 360 Content

Habitat Sonore at Centre Phi| Summer playlist and ideal venue for active, immersive listening

Habitat Sonore at Centre Phi| Summer playlist and ideal venue for active, immersive listening

HABITAT SONORE :  the music that rocks Montreal… and the Phi Center !

HABITAT SONORE :  the music that rocks Montreal… and the Phi Center !

Piknic Électronik | Pretty Privilege is aiming joy and sassiness

Piknic Électronik | Pretty Privilege is aiming joy and sassiness

Suoni | Sarah Davachi and the idea of being played by No Hay Banda

Suoni | Sarah Davachi and the idea of being played by No Hay Banda

Phi Centre | KALLITECHNIS is about sensuality and introspection

Phi Centre | KALLITECHNIS is about sensuality and introspection

Dumai Dunai – Sometime Between Now and Never

Dumai Dunai – Sometime Between Now and Never

Montréal Baroque Fest 2024 : discover the ‘’Multiverse’’ programming

Montréal Baroque Fest 2024 : discover the ‘’Multiverse’’ programming

L’Orchestre de l’Agora, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, Claudie Bertounesque, Richard Strauss, Élizabeth St-Gelais | Nicolas Ellis explains the Gala de la Terre

L’Orchestre de l’Agora, Natasha Kanapé Fontaine, Claudie Bertounesque, Richard Strauss, Élizabeth St-Gelais | Nicolas Ellis explains the Gala de la Terre

Bell Orchestre becomes immersive and interactive, House Music becomes Sound House at SAT

Bell Orchestre becomes immersive and interactive, House Music becomes Sound House at SAT

INTERVIEW: Dumai Dunai releases debut album

INTERVIEW: Dumai Dunai releases debut album

Der Kaiser von Atlantis: a modest but important production

Der Kaiser von Atlantis: a modest but important production

SAT Dômesicle | Elena Colombi, a lot from the head for the body

SAT Dômesicle | Elena Colombi, a lot from the head for the body

Jill Barber: in French, again and always!

Jill Barber: in French, again and always!

Kaytranada – Timeless

Kaytranada – Timeless

Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti & Frank Rosaly – Mestizk

Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti & Frank Rosaly – Mestizk

Classica Festival – Piazzolla, de New York à Paris

Classica Festival – Piazzolla, de New York à Paris

Los Days – Dusty Dreams

Los Days – Dusty Dreams

Ana Lua Caiano – Vou Ficar Neste Quadrado

Ana Lua Caiano – Vou Ficar Neste Quadrado

Patrick Giguère – Intimes exubérances

Patrick Giguère – Intimes exubérances

6 women, 3 operas and a beautiful evening of premieres

6 women, 3 operas and a beautiful evening of premieres

Suoni Per Il Popolo | Kiva Stimac explains her artistic direction

Suoni Per Il Popolo | Kiva Stimac explains her artistic direction

Sandra Contour – J’ai pas d’visite

Sandra Contour – J’ai pas d’visite

Surrealist dive at Innovations en concert

Surrealist dive at Innovations en concert

Subscribe to our newsletter