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Rap music is a transnational genre with many socially and culturally aware artists pursuing important collaborative projects – not least a current pairing in south-west Sydney. Indigenous rapper Izzy (Jacob Ballard) met Mamali (Mohammad Ali...

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by Greg Schick (World Hip Hop Market) Hip Hop Culture is nearing its fourth decade of existence. Throughout those 40 years, main stream hip hop music has tended to be male dominated, with some notable...

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Some of the most exciting hip hop is coming out of the Arab world right now. Egypt based Arabian Knightz has brought together 30 (!) Arab MCs is one massive posse cut, “Unkighted States of...

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By Aisha Fukushima (for World Hip Hop Market) June 12, 2012 marked the third anniversary of the post-election uprisings in Iran. With Iran having the highest level of per capital executions in the world and...

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  A German-based Iranian is in hiding after his single was deemed an insult to a Shia Imam. In an interview, the artist says Tehran is instigating outrage—and he fears a fatwa. By Omid Memarian...

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From Revolution of the Mind's upcoming album, "Honor in Sin". Produced by Germany's Snowgoons....

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Yas: Iran’s Hip-Hop Sensation

December 13, 2008 | Comments

Yas, a 27-year-old rapper from Tehran, first heard hip-hop at the age of 16 when his father started bringing him Tupac albums from his business trips abroad. Since then, he has become the first and...

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By Brian Murphy (Atlanta-Journal Consitution) TEHRAN, Iran — Here’s a sentence I never expected to hear in Iran: “Yo, bro, rap is my life.” Yet here I was talking with a Tehran rapper who calls...

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