[youtube id=”z5_oL639i_Q”]Madlib meets Ethiopian funk artist Ayaléw Mesfin years after sampling his music. Madlib and Egon of Now-Again Records sit and talk about Mesfin’s music and how they discovered it. Mesfin shares his obvious love of James Brown that can be heard in his songs and the struggles he’s had as an outsider in his native country. At one point, Mesfin’s music was banned by the Derg Regime after the Haile Selassie era. Last winter Now-Again released the Hasabe compilation of Mesfin’s songs.