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French producer Nasdrovia Prod teams up with Montreal MC Aspect Mendoza for this neck snapping track and somewhat bizarre video from the recent Nasdrovia Prod EP.   Nasdrovia Prod: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nasdrovia-Prod/211692335569951?ref=hl Aspect Mendoza: https://www.facebook.com/aspectmendozabeatlejuice...

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The latest video from outspoken French emcee Keny Arkana is “Vie d’artiste” (Life of the artist),  form the upcoming album Tout tourne autour du soleil. For more information check out: http://www.keny-arkana.com/...

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  The debate over Islam and hip hop in Europe is heating up as governments wade in.   By Hishaam Aidi (published first on Al Jazeera.com) New York, NY – Three months ago, just as the...

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    By Blake Brandes (for World Hip Hop Market) “Wait, you rap?” Throughout my life, I’ve regularly experienced the same question and look of disbelief. “You? With the khakis… and the dress shirt… and...

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We just featured Gael Faye last week with a joint he did with Tumi.  He’s back with a brand new video “Ja Pars” (“I’m Leaving”), a smooth, jazzy song about returning to Africa. Takes from...

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Gaël Faye is half Rwandan, half French. You might recognize him from the Paris hip hop outfit Milk Coffee & Sugar. He lived in Bujumbara until the war struck. Gael’s solo album is called Pilli...

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By Ricci Shryock (post originally appeared on Voice of America online) Watching Senegalese rapper Didier Awadi perform on stage at the Waga Hip-Hop Festival, Canadian filmmaker Yanick Letourneau became determined to make a documentary about hip-hop...

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Festival celebrates French hip-hop

May 23, 2012 | Comments

By Rebecca J. Ritzel (This article originally appeared in The Washington Post) Since the founding of Washington, it has been tres facile to sense the French influence in the circles, grids and diagonals bequeathed by Pierre...

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Kery James is a real legend in French hip hop. Born in West Indies to Haitian parents, he moved to France at age 7. By age 10 he had caught the eye of MC Solaar...

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Rockin’ Squat is a pioneer of French hip-hop who first rocked the mic in the mid-1980’s when he co-founded the seminal French rap group Assassin with another French hip-hop pioneer Solo. For nearly two decades now...

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