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SXSW 2014: Guide to Global Hip Hop

March 11, 2014 | Comments

This week begins the largest music conference, SXSW (South by Southwest), in Austin, Texas. For those who have made the trek to go sleepless to see a million bands, he is a guide to the...

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Official Music Video for ‘Wanna Be Free’ on the ‘War for Peace’ album, available at http://www.fivesteez.com...

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Official Music Video for ‘Propheticz’ on the ‘War for Peace’ album, available at http://www.fivesteez.com...

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Protoje has been making noise with his hit song “Rasta Love” featuring Ky-Mani Marley and his debut album “The Seven Year Itch.” On Feb 12th 2013, Protoje will launch his second album “The Eight Year...

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Hip Hop Hijabis Explore Gender Equality

January 15, 2013 | Comments

A recent parliamentary report in the UK reveals that some Muslim women are removing their headscarves and anglicizing their names to improve their chances in the job market. Two best friends featured in the upcoming...

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Masia One is a true global citizen. The Singapore-born MC was raised in the Toronto hip hop scene but recently relocated to Jamaica. Her new album incorporates those reggae influences on tracks like “Alright. OK!”...

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Jamaica has long been a rich backdrop for musical inspiration; cue emerging hip-hop artist, Five Steez. Across 13-tracks and an array of production styles, Jamaican artist Five Steez delivers on his most cohesive project to...

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Connecting Global Voices to the Cipher

September 10, 2012 | Comments

Remixing the Art of Social Change, a Teach-In hosted by Words, Beats & Life took place on Saturday, July 7th in Washington, DC, and brought together scholars, artists and activists to discuss the role and...

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This video by Masia One was released in December, 2011. World Hip Hop Market highlights “Warrior’s Tongue” as a compendium to our exclusive interview with the rising lyrical bomber in WHHM’s ‘From the Sound Up’...

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An Intelligence Squared debate on rap, involving everyone from Jesse Jackson and Q-Tip to PJ O’Rourke and Emily Maitlis, was more baffling than anything else Last night, 1,600 or so people descended on the Barbican...

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