Positive Black Soul
(PBS) is one of the first rap and hip hop outfits from Africa that had
signed a contract for an important European label. In 1994, they already worked with Baaba Maal
who was under contract by the same label. Since then, PBS released several cassettes in Senegal, but due to contract
problems they were not available in the rest of the world. It lasted until 2001 before a second CD album was released
The popularity of hip hop in the whole of Africa is considerable, and especially in Senegal, there are numerous groups.
Besides Positive Black Soul
are the most famous bands,
but other bands, such as Bideew Bou Bess
have also released albums
outside of Senegal.
In 2002, Didier Awadi released a solo album « Kaddu Gor »
It would eventually mean the end of PBS. Awadi created his own group called PBS Radikal
with whom he recorded a new album
« Un autre monde est possible »
which was released
internationally in 2005.
Doug E. Tee
, or Duggy Tee
started promoting other musicians but continued to write songs, and he
released two solo albums, « Ngëm »
« Fit »
In 2014, Positive Black Soul reformed again and came back with a new album.