COVID-19 has put a lot of things to a complete halt but not for the Haitian-American rapper, Global Zoe who’s been pushing his musical genre — Zoumpa since 2013. Global has bridged all the sounds he grew up on, including Hip-Hop, R&B, Haitian Compas, and Zouk to form his genre Zoumpa. He has been consistent in the Haitian music market for the past 5 years and has shown no signs of slowing down. His 5th studio album: Yo Mele is here.
The Global Zoe is warning the world to get ready for what to come: Yo Mele, meaning in Haitian Creole that something unbearable is coming your way and there’s nothing you can do about it. One can expect records that will keep him or her dancing and wanting to celebrate life. Yo Mele puts the Haitian-American experience in full display. Rapping in both English and Haitian Creole, Global Zoe’s flow sits harmoniously on the Compas beats.
Zoumpa as a genre
Global’s ultimate goal is for Zoumpa to dominate the global music scene. As a result, he remains consistent in crafting the sound, which he believes will be one of the most recognizable sounds of the world.
The album presents music that anyone can enjoy regardless of cultural background. Zoe balances both Creole and English in ways one can enjoy even if he or she doesn’t speak either language. This new era of world music without a doubt is ready to sing along Yo Mele with The Global Zoe throughput all the arenas across the world. Featuring the smash singles: “Need Your Loving”, “Tell Me” and “Met Granmoun Sou Ou”, this album has something for everyone who enjoys dancing to world beat.
As a historian of the music industry, the rapper knows the grinds don’t stop. Heis in it for the long game. Yo Mele features artists such as Joshua Bonchwa, Riva Thermitus, Marcken D, H-Man, Tro Dous and Thunder Man. The project is produced by The Global Zoe Production team: Pancho Beats, the Muzik Beatz. Contributing producers include Unknown Instrumentals, Beats by Big H, and guitar player Herold Bien-Aime.
Yo Mele deserves a fair listening, especially for those who are looking for global vibes to jam to. The seasoned rapper has demonstrated tremendous growth on his 5th album. This is a major addition to the Global’s decorated catalog. This album is a good follow up of his fourth album: MACHIAVEL.