• 30 2017 April

    Ben Malick introduces HEARTZ & SOULZ project

    Formerly known as Malick Da 1da, Ben Malick is an underground hip-hop producer/emcee from and located in Nkolbisson neighborhood, Yaoundé city, Cameroon, Africa. He’s been involved in hip hop for 16 years and making beats for 12...

  • 24 2017 April

    Make Them Believe in Something – Q&A with Brain the Tool (Namibia)

    Brain the Tool, an artist from Windhoek, Namibia, has released a new single, “Delusions”, in November 2016. Already a popular figure in the Namibian hip hop scene, he is looking to expand his sound –...

  • 09 2016 November

    Medine: The Rap Activist of the Banlieues

    “I was born and raised in France. I’ve been a citizen since birth. How much more French can I be?” – Medine, Time Magazine Medine—they call him—is  a pioneer for immigrants living in the banlieues...

  • 09 2016 November

    Profesa Jay: Tanzanian Rap Pioneer

    When you speak of Hip Hop in Tanzania, you are speaking about a social movement. A movement that has faced a lot of challenges, especially with the stereotypes relating Hip Hop and rap music to...

  • 09 2016 November

    Japan’s J-Style is for Real

    Japanese hip-hop has expanded more recently with some songs getting a lot of publicity on YouTube. Even though people were already aware of the Japanese being heavily influenced by black culture, these songs showed plenty...

  • 09 2016 November

    Las Krudas Cubensi: Changing the Hip Hop Paradigm in Latin American and Beyond

    Las Krudas Cubensi is a Cuban hip hop duo composed of Odaymara Cuesta (Pasa Kruda) and Olivia Prendes (Pelusa MC). The duo are currently the top female Cuban hip hop artists. They target a variety...

  • 09 2016 November

    My Mexican Parents’ Perception of American Hip Hop

    Growing up in the southwest side of Chicago, IL, being the first born of Mexican immigrant parents, I was torn between Mexican and American culture. My parents’ sheltering influences, however, were more prevalent in my...

  • 09 2016 November

    Cornbread Lives – The Graffiti Pioneer

    “CORNBREAD LIVES”— One of the most famous tags in hip hop history, painted by the legendary Darryl McCray a.k.a “Cornbread”.  McCray, a native of Philadelphia, is credited for being the first graffiti artist and one...

  • 09 2016 November

    Using Hip Hop in the Classroom

    When a new teacher from a middle or upper class starts their teaching job at an underfunded, inner-city school it can be overwhelming.  They have trouble connecting to their students whom they seem to have...

  • 09 2016 November

    Drunken Tiger, Pioneers of Korean Hip Hop

    Tiger JK was born in July 29, 1974 under a Korean family that immigrated to America when he was young. While his family moved to Los Angeles, Tiger moved to his uncle’s Tae-kwon-do gym in...

News

Ben Malick introduces HEARTZ & SOULZ project

April 30, 2017 | Comments

Formerly known as Malick Da 1da, Ben Malick is an underground hip-hop producer/emcee from and located in Nkolbisson neighborhood, Yaoundé city, Cameroon, Africa. He’s been involved in hip hop for 16...

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Medine: The Rap Activist of the Banlieues

November 9, 2016 | Comments

Profesa Jay: Tanzanian Rap Pioneer

November 9, 2016 | Comments

Cornbread Lives – The Graffiti Pioneer

November 9, 2016 | Comments

Interviews

Brain the Tool, an artist from Windhoek, Namibia, has released a new single, “Delusions”, in November 2016. Already a popular figure in the Namibian hip hop scene, he is looking to expand his sound –...

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In the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, hip hop artist and activist Hustlajay Maumau is fighting against systems: against the system of money-focused commercial rap music, against a divisive social system and against a corrupt...

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Myth Syzer is Hip-Hop’s Parisian Plug

June 28, 2015 | Comments

“I’m not really famous, so I don’t give a fuck about having famous artists on my project,” explains Paris-based beatmaker Myth Syzer when asked about what he’s working on at the moment. “It’s really personal,...

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Sicangu Lakota rapper Frank Waln is a true revolutionary. For years, the 25-year-old MC has been using his unique and urgent blend of hip-hop, which draws inspiration from the tribal music of his home on...

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Opinion

Japan’s J-Style is for Real

November 9, 2016 | Comments

Japanese hip-hop has expanded more recently with some songs getting a lot of publicity on YouTube. Even though people were already aware of the Japanese being heavily influenced by black...

Read More →

Japan’s J-Style is for Real

November 9, 2016 | Comments

Using Hip Hop in the Classroom

November 9, 2016 | Comments

The Emanci-funktion of the Working Class

December 19, 2014 | Comments