GMGE HAS A NEW ARTIST, Blitz the Ambassador! He is one of the top musical artists coming out of Ghana, period. He is armed with a “lightning-fast mind, the political boldness of Chuck D, and the sixth groove sense of Fela Kuti.” Rolling Stone (Germany) says he, “Sounds like the future of African music.” Blitz rocked over 130 shows in about 15 countries last year. He was just selected as one of the “Best of SXSW Music Festival.”
Blitz connects African music to hip hop and underground to mainstream. He has played with Public Enemy, the Roots, and Talib Kweli. Having self-produced and distributed his own album “Native Sun”on iTunes (click for a full streaming with gorgeous visuals), he takes the themes of global entrepreneurship and digital media to the next level.
Blitz was based in Brooklyn, recently moved to Atlanta, and goes back to Accra frequently. We were able to seize upon the opportunity when one of the band members of V.I.P unfortunately fell ill, and we caught Blitz on the heels of his SXSW performance and before he hits New York for TEDxHarlem March 27.