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Brain the Tool, an artist from Windhoek, Namibia, has released a new single, “Delusions”, in November 2016. Already a popular figure in the Namibian hip hop scene, he is looking to expand his sound –...

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In the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, hip hop artist and activist Hustlajay Maumau is fighting against systems: against the system of money-focused commercial rap music, against a divisive social system and against a corrupt...

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Myth Syzer is Hip-Hop’s Parisian Plug

June 28, 2015 | Comments

“I’m not really famous, so I don’t give a fuck about having famous artists on my project,” explains Paris-based beatmaker Myth Syzer when asked about what he’s working on at the moment. “It’s really personal,...

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Sicangu Lakota rapper Frank Waln is a true revolutionary. For years, the 25-year-old MC has been using his unique and urgent blend of hip-hop, which draws inspiration from the tribal music of his home on...

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by Fabio Nalin (for World Hip Hop Market) It’s Friday May 18th, 01.00 AM, the dark and cavernesque dancefloor of the Shelter was getting more and more crowded of hip hop heads, while djs Ceezy,...

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Mexican rock and hip-hop find love worldwide

December 11, 2014 | Comments

In 2015, hip-hop-flavored Latin rock band Molotov will celebrate its 20th anniversary as one of Mexico’s least-likely international stars. With potty-mouthed raps, politically slanted anthems and irresistibly catchy funk n’ punk, Mexico’s answer to the...

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A visit to Xiamen City. Chinese rapper Young Jack introduces “FRESHTAPE” project. by Fabio Nalin (for World Hip Hop Market) Xiamen is a sunny city located on an island facing Taiwan in the Fujian province,...

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Interview: Jinn the Rapper (Pakistan)

January 28, 2014 | Comments

We discovered Pakistani emcee Jinn the Rapper last summer online through mutual friends. He was set to perform at a small festival in Ethiopia – and we knew there had to be a story there....

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Shanghai – Friday night – rapper Trouble invited me to the release party of his new mixtape “MDOTY”. Rapper and producer Trouble has a nerdy and low profile style. He is a keen thinker with...

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On April 26, an emcee and producer from different parts of the world came together in unison releasing an EP that defines what hip hop is all about. Through the hip hop culture we all...

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