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Introducing Yo! Yo! Honey Singh

July 2, 2013 | Comments

Meet the foul-mouthed rapper who explains India’s real estate bubble — and its rape crisis. by Amana Fontanella-Khan (Foreign Policy) It looks like an ad for a luxury timepiece, not a rap album. The walls...

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India’s slum youth hip hop, breakdance

February 28, 2013 | Comments

MUMBAI — The youngsters from India’s best-known slum spin, twist and flip their bodies to the hip hop beat — but don’t call them breakdancers. And definitely not slumdogs. These are the slum youth, who want...

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New Indian Political Tones of Hip Hop

January 15, 2013 | Comments

By Mahmood Kooria ( Almost a decade ago in 2004, the National Hip-Hop Political Convention attracted numerous youngsters in the process of politicizing hip-hop. Russel Simmons’s Hip Hop Summit Action Network made its waves marking...

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Swiss producer DJ Jesaya recently released a compilation album to benefit “Operation Hope”, a child aid project in India. In this video, the inspirational “Baby We Can” featuring U.S. legends The Artifacts, a girl from...

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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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Mandeep Sethi (AKA Seti X) is a Indian American hip hop artist  based in California who has recently been acclaimed as “India’s booming hip-hop scene’s new voice” according to GQ India. “Mobilize” is his latest music...

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Doug E. Fresh, top American rapper, record producer and beat boxer, presently in Kerala on a visit, says the hip-hop community is now an influential force in the US politics, and this would help President...

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Hip-Hop in India is here to stay

September 23, 2012 | Comments

(CHENNAI) Something that broke out as a revolutionary movement in the west has now found its way to the city, thanks to many street festivals. Hip-hop culture may not be as big here as it...

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India to Stage Version of UK B-Boy Championship

September 18, 2012 | Comments

On the face of it, India doesn’t seem like it’s home to a thriving underground hip-hop scene. But scratch the surface a little,  and you’ll get to the real pulse of the culture. That’s what...

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(from IBNLive) (Chennai, India) For a song that most people (women in particular) are bashing, Hiphop Tamizha’s slick new video for their song ‘Club le Mabbu le’ has gone viral on YouTube. Believe it or not,...

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