ONE SMALL SEED MAGAZINE Issue #29 Digital 04 THE BEST OF - Page 55

Hip-hop artist Blitz ‘The Ambassador’s’ musical journey led him under the shadow of Lady Liberty to New York a decade ago. He was imbued with the sounds of afrobeat and the highlife music indigenous to his native Ghana, and inspired by the brazen voices of ’90s afrocentric rap. It has since garnered respect with the blend of African music and hip-hop that he calls ‘afrohop’, and has worked with artists like The Roots, Mos Def and Talib Kweli, even getting a shoutout from legendary rapper Chuck D of Public Enemy on his latest album Native Sun. Rob Cockcroft chats to the 28-year-old Ambassador between soundchecks at the Tempo Rives Festival in France.