• sxsw2014music
    11 2014 March

    SXSW 2014: Guide to Global Hip Hop

    This week begins the largest music conference, SXSW (South by Southwest), in Austin, Texas. For those who have made the trek to go sleepless to see a million bands, he is a guide to the...

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    09 2014 March

    Best of Global Hip Hop 2013

    Sorting through hundreds of global hip hop releases of any given year is an arduous task. You want to be thorough, and always ask, did I miss something? Most definitely, I am sure there is...

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    01 2014 April

    Birthplace Magazine Launches New Global Hip Hop Series

    Our friends over at Birthplace Magazine have launched a bi-weekly international hip hop series, “From Birthplace to the Earthspace”, to help bring light to the global hip hop scene. PR maven Fiona Bloom uses her extensive...

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    13 2014 March

    Chinese rapper Young Jack introduces “FRESHTAPE” project.

    A visit to Xiamen City. Chinese rapper Young Jack introduces “FRESHTAPE” project. by Fabio Nalin (for World Hip Hop Market) Xiamen is a sunny city located on an island facing Taiwan in the Fujian province,...

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    08 2014 March

    Bangladesh’s Hip Hop Affair

    By Osama Rahman (The Daily Star) For any music lover, especially in terms of the local music scene, to even dapple in the dark arts is an act highly frowned upon. The utterance of the...

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    21 2014 February

    Sauti Za Busara 2014: Hip Hop, Where You At?

    Words by: Prof. Markle Despite hip-hop being the voice of young people around the world, it still suffers from the assumption that it’s incapable of adapting and mixing with other local musical cultures and styles....

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    21 2014 February

    Dynamic Duo Brings Korean Hip Hop To Kennedy Center

    Legendary Korean hip hop artists Dynamic Duo will perform at ‘One Mic’ in March. by Adrienne Stanley (for World Hip Hop Market) Dynamic Duo (Choiza and Gaeko) will bring their award-winning sound of Korean hip...

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    15 2014 February

    ZAiiD – “Sijulikani” (Tanzania)

    Zaiid, a Tanzanian MC hailing from Dar es Salaam just droped his new video. Directed by Mecky Kaloka and Zaiid of Ngowe Video, “Sijulikani”means: ‘I am not famous.” “The whole song is about me,” says Zaiid. “I’m...

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    10 2014 February

    DJs and rappers struck a blow for freedom of expression in Tunisia

    A series of arrests of rappers and other dissident artists in Tunisia the past year has spread skepticism about the new government’s position on freedom of expression. In December hip-hop artists and activists hailed the...

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    30 2014 January

    Video: Fortunato – “Stop It (ft. Ghettosocks)” (Canada)

    From his freshly released album Unseen Armada comes Toronto’s Fortunato with his brand new video “Stop It” featuring Juno nominee Ghettosocks and producer Fresh Kils. The boys can be seen speeding through time in some trippy visuals directed by...

News

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Birthplace Magazine Launches New Global Hip Hop Series

April 1, 2014 | Comments

Our friends over at Birthplace Magazine have launched a bi-weekly international hip hop series, “From Birthplace to the Earthspace”, to help bring light to the global hip hop scene. PR maven...

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SXSW 2014: Guide to Global Hip Hop

March 11, 2014 | Comments
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Best of Global Hip Hop 2013

March 9, 2014 | Comments
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Bangladesh’s Hip Hop Affair

March 8, 2014 | Comments
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Sauti Za Busara 2014: Hip Hop, Where You At?

February 21, 2014 | Comments

Interviews

A visit to Xiamen City. Chinese rapper Young Jack introduces “FRESHTAPE” project. by Fabio Nalin (for World Hip Hop Market) Xiamen is a sunny city located on an island facing Taiwan in the Fujian province,...

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Interview: Jinn the Rapper (Pakistan)

January 28, 2014 | Comments

We discovered Pakistani emcee Jinn the Rapper last summer online through mutual friends. He was set to perform at a small festival in Ethiopia – and we knew there had to be a story there....

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Shanghai – Friday night – rapper Trouble invited me to the release party of his new mixtape “MDOTY”. Rapper and producer Trouble has a nerdy and low profile style. He is a keen thinker with...

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On April 26, an emcee and producer from different parts of the world came together in unison releasing an EP that defines what hip hop is all about. Through the hip hop culture we all...

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Opinion

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Introducing, ‘Tembeza Kinasa’

January 29, 2014 | Comments

Words by: Prof. Markle I touched down in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania a few months ago and my time here is winding down. There is much to showcase about the...

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Introducing, ‘Tembeza Kinasa’

January 29, 2014 | Comments
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The Gospel Hip Hop with Minister Server

July 2, 2013 | Comments