Duggy Tee

Duggy Tee

BandHip Hop

The music of Duggy Tee teems with something energy and crosses the borders of kinds while giving a boost to the identity of African hip-hop. Turning into a real animal on stage, Duggy Tee is a MC praised by the scene of Dakar. Texts approach subtly values, friendship and Pan-Africanism.

Biography

Amadou Barry alias Duggy Tee remains a symbolic face of the African hip-hop movement. He becomes the co-founder of the group Positive Black Soul with Didier Awadi and he enjoys a national and international success.

Duggy Tee, the "melodious" voice of Positive Black Soul, became a fully-fledged artist. Since 2005, he released Ngëm, a solo album welcome by the public and the press.

The music of Duggy Tee teems with something energy and crosses the borders of genres while giving a boost to the identity of African hip-hop. Turning into a real animal on stage, Duggy Tee is a MC praised by the scene of Dakar since he was in his teens. Some years after Didier Awadi Syndicate, his group King’s MC burst into the nightclubs when the hip-hop is still underground in Africa.

1989: Didier Awadi and Duggy Tee create Positive Black Soul (PBS)
The creation of their duet makes them progress: their writing, their style and their voices complement each other. It is an immediate success built on local and already solid fame.

1992: On his first visit to Dakar MC Solaar, is seduced by PBS. They will be the support band with him on his next tour.

1994: The first album, Boul Falé, is defended by Africa Fête and Mamadou Konté throughout Africa. PBS played in about twenty African countries and managed to draw international attention to them. Positive Black Soul becomes an attitude and a philosophy for the youth.

Rebellion against the neo-colonialism and political commitment are the rappers’ master words. The same year, the group is tracked down by the label Island Records in the United States. PBS is propelled to the foreground of the world musical landscape.

1995: Record of a first international album: Salaam. No without setbacks, the American record companies fight over these precursors of the African hip-hop.

1996 - 2002: Tours throughout Europe, the United States and Canada, PBS imposes their celebrity. The PBS makes dream the Senegalese youth, and more widely the African youth, completely involved in this cause. New York Paris Dakar, the second international album of the group achieves a great success, in spite of the setbacks of record companies.

2002: Return to calm. Duggy Tee reconsiders his career and lingers over his personal projects. New ambitions are born. Return to the bases of his inspiration: African wealth and values. Traditional instruments and reggae take an important place in his creation. He keeps on writing, describing everyday life but turns to studios only some years later.
Duggy Tee accompanies the promotion of the African music with his structure "Nubian Entreprises" (twinkle in the Egyptian civilization).

2005: Launch of Ngëm in Senegal, first solo album of Duggy Tee. The scenic performances of the artist remain intact. With maturity, Duggy Tee returns on the musical stage. Ngëm is the first act of a trilogy that he promises to his public.

2006: Ngëm is dedicated better album hip-hop in Senegal and the hit Wadiour is still praised in every concert.

As the nostalgic fans for PBS and Duggy Tee chant, truly, "THE KING IS BACK".

Discography


En solo :

AFREEKA ( 2003 )
NGËM ( 2005 ). Sacré meilleur album solo au festival Hip Hop Awards 2005 (Sénégal).
FIT (avril 2009). Commercialisation au Sénégal. Préparation sortie internationale.

Avec Positive Black Soul:

Albums internationaux:
SALAAM (1995) : Production-distribution Island Records / Polygram (Europe / USA)
RUN COOL (2000) : Distribution Warner (France)
NEW YORK PARIS DAKAR (2003) : Production Island Records / Distribution : Africa Fête
Diffusion / Night and Day (Europe / Canada)

Albums sortis au Sénégal:
BOUL FALE / DAW THIOW / XOYMA / DA MILLENIUM / REVOLUTION / WAKH FEIGNN