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    14 2014 August

    DJ Smooth Back 2 Da Boom Bap mixtape features Europe, Africa, USA

    Nigeria’s DJ Smooth, in collaboration with executive producer Kobie Kiambu, have released a new global hip hop mixtape, Back 2 Da Boom Bap. The global project features artists from Africa, USA and Europe including the likes...

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    11 2014 August

    Japanese Hip Hop Action/Musical Tokyo Tribe Coming to U.S.

    Adaptation of controversial ultra-violent rap-battle manga Tokyo Tribes is heading to the U.S. XYZ Films has announced that it will handle U.S. sales of Tokyo Tribe, the live-action adaptation of a controversial manga that combines...

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    09 2014 August

    Shanghai’s Mr. Trouble claims fake artists are “selling dog meat”

    Some people pretend to be artists, but they are actually “selling dog meat”. Or at least so says Mr. Trouble in his new single “Yang Tou Rou”. “Yang Tou Rou” (sheep’s head meat) refers to a...

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    04 2014 August

    Big in Japan: ‘I wanna be black’

      A group of Japanese teens who want to be black are changing how they look. “B-Styling”, a reference to “black lifestyle”, is a growing trend among young Japanese, who admire the black American hip-hoppers....

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    23 2014 July

    Hip-hop takes centre stage at National Indigenous Music Awards (Australia)

    Indigenous hip-hop emerged as a response to ”the poverty lifestyle”, says former Essendon AFL player and now record label boss Nathan Lovett-Murray, but it could provide the next Australian musical breakthrough internationally. “We haven’t had...

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    16 2014 July

    Aboriginal hip-hop meets Iranian diaspora in a cross-border rap

    Rap music is a transnational genre with many socially and culturally aware artists pursuing important collaborative projects – not least a current pairing in south-west Sydney. Indigenous rapper Izzy (Jacob Ballard) met Mamali (Mohammad Ali...

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    09 2014 June

    Why aren’t there more female rappers in Aussie hip-hop?

    Male voices dominate the debate surrounding rapper Iggy Azalea and her connection to the hip-hop scene of her home country, a symptom of the industry in general. We asked four female players in Aussie hip-hop...

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    30 2014 April

    S.U.A. & the Okoa Mtaa Hip Hop Festival

    Most of the limelight that shines on Tanzania hip-hop illuminates what’s going on in the country’s biggest city, Dar es Salaam. But if you travel up north close to the Kenyan border, to Arusha, you...

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    30 2014 April

    Korean Hip Hop Spotlighted in the US

    Verbal Jint, Beenzino, Bumkey & More Are Coming To The U.S. As Part Of The ‘Asian Music Festival Korean Hip Hop Series’ K-Hip Hop luminary Verbal Jint will headline the ‘Asian Music Festival Korean Hip...

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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...

News

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DJ Smooth Back 2 Da Boom Bap mixtape features Europe, Africa, USA

August 14, 2014 | Comments

Nigeria’s DJ Smooth, in collaboration with executive producer Kobie Kiambu, have released a new global hip hop mixtape, Back 2 Da Boom Bap. The global project features artists from Africa, USA...

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Big in Japan: ‘I wanna be black’

August 4, 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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Why aren’t there more female rappers in Aussie hip-hop?

June 9, 2014 | Comments

Male voices dominate the debate surrounding rapper Iggy Azalea and her connection to the hip-hop scene of her home country, a symptom of the industry in general. We asked four...

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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