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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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A thought-provoking message through these trips, Humanist takes a sophisticated look at the world. His message is “Beyond our differences” and is a plea to go further.  He asks you to be the first to “support the...

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Angola: Birth of a Movement

January 18, 2013 | Comments

Can young activists inspired by Angola’s underground rap scene take on a political elite that has ruled for decades? Angola’s post-war economy is booming and its capital, Luanda, is the most expensive city in the...

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Having grown up in Bulawayo’s high density suburb of Entumbane in what is Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Tswarelo Mothobe aka A Scribe Called Tswa, uses his difficult environment to inspire his artistry. With ancestral roots...

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European Hip-Hop Travelogue Vol. 4 – London

November 7, 2012 | Comments

This piece is writer Andrew Bridge’s fourth instalment in World Hip Hop Market’s European hip-hop travelogue. This time Andrew makes his first pilgrimage to London, a city renowned for its storied hip-hop past and a...

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The United States of Africa follows African hip-hop pioneer Didier Awadi (Senegal) on his quest to create an album that pays homage to revolutionary African leaders. Following Awadi’s travels throughout the continent and beyond, this film looks at the use...

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In the poor suburbs of Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city, home-grown hip-hop artists blare from radios, clubs and street corners around the clock. By Leone Lakhani, CNN Casablanca, Morocco (CNN) — Unlike the majority of their commercial American counterparts,...

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‘Syn City’ Harare (Zimbabwe)

October 22, 2012 | Comments

Zimbabwe is a paradox. A country riddled with contradictions. While the often unpalatable and sometimes hair-raising stories are making news, the stories of everyday people of Zimbabwe are less reported, if not altogether the country’s...

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South Africa hip-hop star convicted of murder

October 18, 2012 | Comments

A court in South Africa found a hip-hop star guilty Tuesday of the murder of four schoolchildren in a drag-race crash that had victims’ families worried that wealth and fame would get the accused off easy....

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Having grown up in Botswana a landlocked country with an estimated population of about two million people we find a poet of note who was featured in this year’s Shoko Festival Spoken Word and Hip-Hop...

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