Durdy Banga, Independent and Struggling Hip Hop Artist

One of the main themes for this blog is sharing the struggle of others in this thing called life. Success means different things to different people. One of my newest friends will say he has succeeded when he is able to travel around the world performing his music. Like you, the struggle is real. This week I speak to an artist who is making music in the genre known as Hip Hop.

For those that don’t like so-called rap music, you may not understand that rap also known as Hip-hop is a type of music, an art form and culture that has influenced fashion, vehicle design, our vocabulary and American culture since the 1970’s. Like the Blues, and Jazz, Hip Hop originated in America. The cultural movement known as hip-hop emerged in the late 1970s in the predominantly African American South Bronx section of New York City. It was characterized with being predominately spoken-word instead of actually singing, also much of it rhymed. It went pop with the Sugar Hill Gangs’, “Rapper’s Delight” in 1979. I shared that with you so that maybe you will appreciate the hard work and the conversation I have with the artist officially known as Durdy Banga.

This was our first interview. I learned a lot. I asked him about the origin of his name, and the reasons he does what he does. I got the normally shy guy to talk and had a good time hearing him explain his philosophy and dreams.

I am sharing a clean version of my favorite from his latest project The Water Vaporist , aptly called “Introvert.”

His email address for contact is thedurdybanga@gmail.com   The links mentioned in the Kenn Blanchard Show Podcast episode #71 coming this week  can be found here.



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Rev. Kenn Blanchard is a professional speaker, writer, podcaster, and digital influencer. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook He is the force behind BlackManWithAGun.com, founder of Blanchard.Media and the SpeaklifeChurch.net