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[video:youtube:ekigsvTDJXo] Emmanuel Jal was eight when he was handed an AK-47 and told to fight for the southern Sudanese rebels of the SPLA. He escaped Sudan in a bag, smuggled out by Emma McCune, a British aid worker, on a UN flight. Now he is one of Africa's hottest rappers. His new album is due out in a couple of days and next month he performs at Nelson Mandela's birthday gig. Warchild is his life story and a seriously good single.


JMac | May 18, 2008 1:39 AM | Reply

I just read about him in Rolling Stone magazine and can't wait to check out the new album. Hey, I was thinking Steely Dan would be a good addition to your safari soundtrack...particularly the song "Babylon Sisters"...not sure why.

JMac | May 18, 2008 3:12 AM | Reply

FYI, it's available on itunes now!!

Anonymous | May 18, 2008 2:04 PM | Reply

I'll definitely check out "Babylon Sisters". Have some Steely Dan back home in the UK so it could well be right up my street

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