Adidas to Addis from the new Cut Chemist album Sound of the Police is one of many new Hip-Hop releases using samples derived from vintage Ethiopian Funk & Jazz recordings. Madlib’s little brother Oh No has released a full LP’s worth of Ethiopian based beats on Ethiopium, Nas & Damien Marley used Ethio-Jazz master Mulatu’s Yègellé Tezeta as the backbone of their anthem As We Enter and K’naan’s current LP Troubador is full of Ethiopian sounds.
With that in consideration, it’s the perfect time to announce Cultural Cannibals upcoming collaboration with French record label Buda Musique to design a line of apparel based on their landmark Ethiopiques reissue series. Ethiopiques introduced the world to the funky sounds of Ethiopia, so were really excited about this project! Check out a preview of our Ethiopiques shirts: