There's a fire in Dar Es Salaam, RUN RUN RUN! I am in love with this piece. The best part about it? That it's such a short listen and you know how I feel about precise compilations. Nah, I'm shortchanging this work. My favorite part about it is the bars. No, wait! The eloquent, elegant, sophisticated production. Gahd damn! That's still not it. The concept. The synergy, even with the fact that there are different artists at every new track. How did they pull this off? It's not a compilation, it's a poetry circle and each new track is a continuation of the last wordsmith's thought process.
Okay, let's debrief. Bar Es Salaam is a mixtape intended to showcase the budding English rap scene in Tanzania's Dar Es Salaam with stellar appearances by AVID, Ben Valla, Brian Simba, Fresh Like Uhhh, George Gavin, Mike Tareto, and MJB. Word is there is more in the form of a second installation of this work. WHERE DO WE SIGN UP FOR THE CONGREGATION?