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Travelwise

by Ambassadoz

ODB meets Black Thought with a touch of Dizzie Rascal and half a pint of Osibisa.
Genre: World: African
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1. Intro (travelwyze) AMBASSADOZ
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2. Ma Brada AMBASSADOZ
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3. Kumasi AMBASSADOZ
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4. Hiphop Music AMBASSADOZ
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5. On My Own AMBASSADOZ
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6. Money Don't Make Me AMBASSADOZ
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7. Mali Connection AMBASSADOZ
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8. Ez Come Ez Go AMBASSADOZ
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9. South Africa Connection AMBASSADOZ
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10. Rebel Mc AMBASSADOZ
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11. Uganda Connection AMBASSADOZ
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12. Sa Sa AMBASSADOZ
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13. Neva Forget AMBASSADOZ
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14. B Ready 2 Recite AMBASSADOZ
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
BIO
Equipped with an AKG-3000 microphone, a second hand laptop loaded with a plethora of recording software and a vision; AKAN and M.O.A started recording tracks for their debut album "TRAVELWISE". A trip to a region deep within themselves in order to dish out what has been deemed as 'one of the most intercultural hip hop albums of 2005'. The fact that they blended smoothly into the Philly scenes in 1999 comes as no surprise to many as AKAN and M.O.A relay both sides of the story through their rhymes. Though on opposite sides of the voice range they manage to compliment each other and deliver a flow so unique. Produced on barely any budget at all but the aforementioned equipment, featuring no big name stars and no wack gimmicks, this album will, nevertheless, reach out and grab you by the ear. All the tracks on the CD where recorded in a relaxed home environment at the residence of the two emcees. The result is similar to "The Blair Witch Project"...of African Hip Hop.

Some called us 'third-world citizens', while others said we were 'backwards'.. some even asked if we still lived on trees in Africa. Truth is, with more than 7 years experience of ripping shows, M.O.A (Minista Of Agrikulcha) & AKAN operated solely on the underground eventually surfacing in the late 90s as recording artists who knew exactly what their audience wanted..and what they wanted was something new.

Their creation is hip-hop music that can range from hard-core to afro-funk, becoming hard to lock into a specific genre or category. This distinctive hybrid of sound has the ability to dazzle spectators with their 'switching spit' lingo (rhyming in different languages and accents) while commanding the credibility from the hip-hop elite. They bridge the gap between different forms of hip-hop vernacular on stage spittin' in English, French, Twi, and Pidgin to name a few.

Akan and M.O.A are also featured in the Rock A Mole Productions documentary 'The Ultimate Song', a documentary about music's role in the struggle to end poverty. It brings together the leaders of the poor in America with musicians such as Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Brother Bank, Rage Against the Machine, Jackson Browne, Krown Ju-Elz, Steve Earle, Ice T and Kindred.

Their unique influences both musical and spiritual make the Ambassadoz a rare and captivating Ghanaian hip-hop duo based in Philly, PA. Their fans are as diverse as the crew itself: blacks, whites, Asiatics, hippies, freestylers, rockers, and rastas can all be seen nodding their heads at an Ambassadoz show.


PEOPLE SAID:

Chris & Laura J. Bolle
"You have a distinctive fusion of sounds and styles..amazing flow and solid lyrics.."

Guthorm from The Wimshurst's Machine
"What I like most of your project is that you "think different". Your music is without borders. Is music for white or black or any kind of human being, and I like it a lot."

Adama
"..Your music is quality!! WOW! I'm loving it. You guys have solid music and solid minds.."

XXXBEATS.COM
"..Tight Beats..Tight Mind state..Tight presentation.."

Spade a.k.a. Megatron
"..I love the way u cats is representin' Tru Hip Hop to the fullest. I'm a fan already!!"

KBC from KWANZA UNIT (TANZANIA)
"..THAnx 4 bringing Afrikan Hiphop to the Eye& Ears of many...Tonz of Love from the Rest of Tanzania HipHOp Community...We waiting 4 da Album to drop.."

Sserugabi "Black Reign"
"..Y'all Cats are definitely doing it for real ya heard..MOA and Akan are definitely number ONE.

Real Elements
"Travelling wyzely is the way foward..Africa is in the building,and Elvis is throwing up his fist!"

Erik Perry (CEO-Kaboodlz Entertainment Group LLC)
"stra8 from the motherland...keep pushing and banging heads with the music.."

Tonton Eddy K
"i hope the people r readee for what's about to drop. its about to get hectic !! Nuff respect."


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AFRICAS GATEWAY


Ambassadoz - Travelwyze (Independent)
The tracklisting on the cd cover shows only 4 song names but the cd is 9 tracks deep. But it's okay because this is an exclusive album preview. This is crew coming from Ghana.

"Interestingly the two emcees used to go under the name of (Foreign) Diplomats while Tanzania in the 90's also had its crew Deplowmatz, but these are two different groups." - Juma4 from Africanhiphop.com

There's a whole other world in the rest of Africa as hundreds of artists are releasing albums. South Africans should really make more attempts to do collaborations with their continental neighbours.

The first track on here starts off with a fat ass beat. Reminds me a lot of UGK. The rappers have nice flows and their African accents are not lost - thank God for that. Oh shit the track switches as they land at the airport. Okay I see now, the first two verses they are taking off on a plane then they land. Interesting track.

Yes this is what I like. The second song on here has a very strong hook. Can't understand the language. But I like the fact they rapping in their own language. Damn I like the flows. The production is also dope - I hear rain and thunder in the background. Solid!

Third one. Nice commercial sound beat. Perfect for those hot African nights where the chicks are glowing with sweat on a beach night club. This one they doing in English.

Track 4. Starts with scratching and is driven by a guitar sample. Bass comes in and they kick their verses lovely. It's okay but let's skip to the next one.

Mmm track number 5 is fucking fat. Head nodder. Synth driven. This is a bilingual track. A tight beat.

Track 6 starts with scratching as well. Intrusive bass dribbles throughout. Off centre broken english deliveries add a touch of panache. Track 7 begins with a synth orchestra and carries with a typical west coast drum pattern. Number 8 has a funky 70's sample. Excited hi hats tickle the baseline in the background. I can't help but get up and do a Johnny Clegg move in front of this monitor. You can hear that they are enjoying rapping on this one. The last song on here also has that 70's style sample. The hook mimics the horn. Damn that beat is just too funky. Like Osibisa on mandrax.

After listening to this I can say I'm happy to own a copy. The Ambassadoz is just one of those crews I'd like to check out live. I believe the cd will be available to purchase on CDBaby.com soon - so when that happens at least check out some of the audio clips. Check their dope website out and look out for the interview coming here soon.

Boobah Siddik

The diplomatic way to say this is to state that Ambassadoz is explosive: African
I am an official Ambassadoz fan, you see, they've been doing this for a minute, holding it down on the East Coast for a minute now. Wanlov, Shadow Zu, Ambassadoz, we're gonna keep pushing til we penetrate their hearts and brains!!! Don't ever give up, somebody is bound to slip thru and hold the door open!!!

Sénam


CD is strong!! u have a fan in Canada. Keep on doing what u doing

KOndamnatu


This shit is phat, dog!
Well done Ambassadoz, keep it going !

Wanlov of Roar Entertainment

Lyrical afrobatics in full effect !! This CD is an answered prayer.

Crisco from Squarebiz.org


Yo, this sh*t is Hot!! There is not a bad track on this CD. Yall done made a banging Hip Hop CD. Congratulations.
When is your next show? I'll be there.

1. INTRO (TRAVELWYZE) - Nyce Intro. I like the singers.
2. MA BRADA - Beat is hot! The emcees are nice even when it ain't english.
3. KUMASI - Beat is nice. Good lyrical cadence. Is that french?
4. HIPHOP MUSIC - Beat is nice. Emcees are nice to. Hook is ill!
5. ON MY OWN - Damn another HOT beat!! Your producers are legit!! Nice hook, the singer has a good voice. 2nd emcee is nice.
6. MONEY DON'T MAKE ME - Beat is hot, again!! Yall are hungry, I like that.
7. MALI CONNECTION - skit
8. EZ COME EZ GO
9. SOUTH AFRICA CONNECTION - skit
10. REBEL MC - Beat is HOT!! Emceeing is tight. 10 tracks in and I am thoroughly impressed!! Who's the female emcee? Yall Gotta Fugee feel to this track. That's a compliment.
11. UGANDA CONNECTION -skit
12. SA SA - Good track. Live band would rip this.
13. NEVA FORGET - Good Track. Who is the singer? Like her voice.
14. B READY 2 RECITE - Good Track.

Karl Andah aka Karlibobo

Nicely Done
Solid music. Make sure to hire a marketing directoer like myself to represent!!!..Good stuff guys..cheers