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Hip Hop Kaslam (which means “my location”) is the name given to the first hip hop event organised in 2010. The event is returning to the Baxter Theatre on 2 March 2013. by Mary-Jane Matsolo...

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Interview: Cape Town Beat Maker Silas Beats

January 31, 2013 | Comments

by: Naboth “RIZLA” Rimayi (for World Hip Hop Market) For Adrian Kusambiza-Kiing aka Silas Beats, his musical journey began at the tender age of 8 when he began violin lessons. Before long the young boy...

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Roots Manuva is one of the best known UK MCs worldwide. In this interview, the rapper talks about his real name, Rodney, being labelled the ‘voice of urban Britain’ and wanting to work with James...

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by Nora Barrows-Freeman (The Electronic Intifada) The Electronic Intifada: It’s been nearly six years since your last album [Dedication] came out, and now you have this new album, Dabke on the Moon. Talk about what’s changed from...

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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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Native Sun bathes in Afro-soul hip hop

November 8, 2012 | Comments

Hip-hop comes in all shapes and sizes. Even talking about “Hip-Hop” is a sure-fire way to box something in, something that is often stratified, but ultimately can only be described in sound and movement. Yasiin...

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Having grown up in Botswana a landlocked country with an estimated population of about two million people we find a poet of note who was featured in this year’s Shoko Festival Spoken Word and Hip-Hop...

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Australia’s hip-hop artists have always had to fight for legitimacy in a rock-dominated local market. While an older generation of hip-hop heads suffered from a lack of exposure, they created a highly guarded, and tightly...

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What started off in 2009 as merely a hobby has for Emmah Mabye become a notable part of her life and put her in the seat as an ambassador of spoken word (poetry) in a...

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Bocafloja (Aldo Villegas) is regarded as one of the pioneer’s of Mexico City’s “conscious” hip-hop scene. “Somehow,” Bocafloja says, “we built a platform that developed into a community.” The poet, educator, social activist, and MC began...

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