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  • Summary: The Congo-born Belgian-raised rapper returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to work with some local musicians on his latest album.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Feb 17, 2012
    100
    Beautifully nuanced collage of soulfully rocking flavours.
  2. The most vibrant, organic and energy infused African hip-hop debut since K'naan's The Dusty Foot Philosopher.
  3. Feb 17, 2012
    80
    Kinshasa Succursale is bursting with ideas, not all of which hit their mark. It's refreshing however to see an approach to recording and production which doesn't strive for polish and perfection.
  4. Feb 17, 2012
    70
    Baloji is interested in an involved fusion that is at once nostalgic and innovative, quickly establishing its own musical identity.
  5. Feb 17, 2012
    60
    The [resulting album] is an engaging collision of styles.
  6. Feb 17, 2012
    60
    It's an entertainingly varied set – thanks to the Congolese musicians rather than Baloji himself.
  7. Jun 29, 2012
    60
    Starts with elegant Congolese rumba then transforms into something angrier and more powerful... What lets it down, however, is an unfocused mid-section. [Jan 2012, p.101]