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Best of Global Hip Hop 2013

March 9, 2014 | Comments

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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‘Amid political disturbances, it would be irrelevant to sing about cars or parties,’ says rapper El-Banna to Ahram Online regarding the I Breathe Hip Hop concert on 20 June by Adham Youssef (Ahram Online) In a...

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World Hip Hop Market (WHHM) presents the On the Real Interview Series! Episode 01 is with Syrian-American producer dub Snakkr – founder of the San Francisco-based record label Stronghold Sound. The interview was conducted by WHHM Managing Editor...

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Weekend of Global Hip Hop Events

February 27, 2013 | Comments

The second weekend of March is busy with global hip hop events in the USA. On March 8th 2013 Washington, DC, will get a taste of the Internationally Known series when Tropicalia, located at the...

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by Greg Schick (World Hip Hop Market) Hip Hop Culture is nearing its fourth decade of existence. Throughout those 40 years, main stream hip hop music has tended to be male dominated, with some notable...

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World Hip Hop Women: From the Sound Up breaks new ground by gathering top female MCs from around the world in one mix. Read the stories behind the artists below.   DJ LaJedi (Detroit, Michigan,...

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Some of the most exciting hip hop is coming out of the Arab world right now. Egypt based Arabian Knightz has brought together 30 (!) Arab MCs is one massive posse cut, “Unkighted States of...

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At long last, Egypt’s most prominent hip-hop group, Arabian Knightz, released its debut LP, Uknighted State of Arabia. After multiple pushbacks, censorship delays, threatening calls, trailers, promos and perseverance, the rap crew and its extensive...

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“Al Doonia Mooled” is the newest video from veteran Egyptian hip-hop trio Arabian Knightz (made up of E-Money, Sphinx and Rush). Roughly translated to Life is a feast or a party, this video was shot...

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By Slav Kandyba (for World Hip Hop Market) Egypt is much less visible in the Western press these days, yet it has been only 18-months since the imagery from Tahrir Square first dominated the news...

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