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Japan’s J-Style is for Real

November 9, 2016 | Comments

Japanese hip-hop has expanded more recently with some songs getting a lot of publicity on YouTube. Even though people were already aware of the Japanese being heavily influenced by black culture, these songs showed plenty...

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  Over these last few weeks, it’s been hard to miss the presence of hip-hop in protests over incidents involving police and unarmed black men. In some ways, there is nothing more vague and all-encompassing...

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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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Last weekend, Afrika Bambaataa and The Mighty Zulu Nation celebrated the 38th anniversary of hip-hop music and the 39th anniversary of the Zulu Nation.   The Zulu Nation was founded in New York 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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After two years of work, August 31st marked the release date of Switzerland hip-hop pioneer DJ Jesaya’s Operation Hope mixtape, a 27-track charity project for a child-aid program in India packed with an impressive roster...

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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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Palestinian hip-hop pioneers DAM (damrap.com) released a new song and powerful video today taking aim at violence against women. In the track, “If I could go back in time” – featuring Amal Murkus – the group’s members Suhel Nafar, Mahmood...

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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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‘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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