Canabasse, (also known as Abdou Basse DIA, his real name) is a rapper, author and compositor. He has always been influenced by western urban cultural especially US rap. Listening to his idols (Dr Dre, Eminem and DMX), he has always been puzzled by differences in flow and rhythm when comparing local rap songs to American ones.
The young man was hit by the light while watching Eminem’s biopic “8 Mile” and decided to take his destiny into his own hands.
Canabasse got into freestyle battles between classes in high school and soon out-spitted his friends.
• 2002: gets attention when he appears on the popular radio show « Free Concept ».
• 2004: wows audience and critics with his impro skills during the « Hip Hop Feeling” TV show.
Canabasse got into free style battles between classes at school and soon found out that we could easily out-spit his friends and developed a style that embodied both local and global influences. He then met BEF and NO NAME and founded ILLEGALSEN, an underground hip-hop crew that released 5 joints before pursuing solo careers.
July 01st 2007, Canabasse was signed by “Bois Sakré”, a local label and released “Dk South” in November. “Dk South is an 16-title release that talks about the Senegalese society realities and highlights the maturity of the artist. The infamous “Pop A Shit” single is the mixtape.
o 2008 : launches the record label BUZZ LAB with JP and Locks Legl
o 2010 : releases « PRESS PLAY »
o 2012 : releases « MA NGUI NIEUW”
o 2016: releases "Dk Spirit"
The artist and « Buzz Lab » signed 6 others artists to his label: OMZO DOLLAR, ZOU KANA, H-BOMB, YOUNG FRESH, MED METAL and recently COOL BLACK.
Buzz Lab’s always successful showcases rely on this melting pot of styles, cultures and personalities. Canabasse is currently working on a much anticipated first album.