Bisso Na Bisso, anders gezegd Between Us, is een grote groep van rappers en zangers uit Congo en maakt combinatie van hiphop, Africaanse rhythms, rumba, zouk en soukous.
A decade after their groundbreaking debut album, Racines, the French-Congolese collective Bisso na Bisso are about to release a follow-up. Africa United. The group`s frontman and MC Passi, and the rest of the crew - aka Ben-J (from Les Neg`Marrons), Lino and Calbo (from Arsenik), rapping twins Doc and G Kill (from 2Bal), and Passi`s female cousin M`Passi - are as close-knit and committed as ever.
With 18 songs touching on topical issues such as Third World debt, immigration and the need for tolerance, Africa United is a more serious album than Racines. And, musically speaking, it serves up a very modern vision of Afro-hip hop, mixing rap with Congolese rumba, zouk and even an occasional hint of reggae. Bisso na Bisso`s second album also features an impressive pan-African guest list including the Beninese diva AngÃ©lique Kidjo, the Senegalese singer Ismaël Lo, Meiway (from Ivory Coast), Sizzla (from Jamaica), Cheb Akil and Cheb Youcine (from Algeria) and the veteran Cameroonian sax star Manu Dibango.
3. Electrochoc (feat Espoir 2000)
4. Chéri Pas Douté (feat Jocelyn Labylle)
10. Meme Combat (feat Sizzla)
11. Endetté (feat Manu Dibango)
13. Avec Le Sourire (feat Khaled)
14. We Are Africa
Featuring – Cheb Akil, Angélique Kidjo, Billy Dikossa`s, Bengani Fassie, Cheba Fadela, Cheb Houcine, Guy Waku, Ishmael, Ismaël Lo*, Jacob Desvarieux, Jerome Prister, Les Choeurs Zulu De Soweto, Les Nubians, Mayra Andrade, Meiway, Papa Wemba, Queen Etémé, Zola