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World Hip Hop Market (WHHM) presents the On the Real Interview Series! Episode 01 is with Syrian-American producer dub Snakkr – founder of the San Francisco-based record label Stronghold Sound. The interview was conducted by WHHM Managing Editor...

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Weekend of Global Hip Hop Events

February 27, 2013 | Comments

The second weekend of March is busy with global hip hop events in the USA. On March 8th 2013 Washington, DC, will get a taste of the Internationally Known series when Tropicalia, located at the...

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At long last, Egypt’s most prominent hip-hop group, Arabian Knightz, released its debut LP, Uknighted State of Arabia. After multiple pushbacks, censorship delays, threatening calls, trailers, promos and perseverance, the rap crew and its extensive...

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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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  The debate over Islam and hip hop in Europe is heating up as governments wade in.   By Hishaam Aidi (published first on Al Jazeera.com) New York, NY – Three months ago, just as the...

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Hip-Hip in Saudi Arabia 101 (Vol. 1)

May 16, 2012 | Comments

  By Hass “BIG HASS” Dennaoui (for World Hip Hop Market) (Hass is the founder of Re-Volt Radio Blog and the founder/producer/host of Saudi’s 1st FM Hip Hop Radio Show “Laish Hip Hop?” which means “Why...

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Laish Hip-Hop is Arabic for “Why Hip-Hop.” The brainchild of 32-year old Saudi Hass Den a radio show that educates people about hip-hop music and discusses all related issues in Saudi Arabia and the world...

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This past Thursday, March 29th marked the kick off event for the 7th Annual Trinity College International Hip Hop Festival, held in Hartford, CT at Trinity College.  World Hip Hop Market was a proud co-sponsor...

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Trinity College International Hip Hop Festival, 2012 (Trailer) from Nomadic Wax on Vimeo. Founded in the spring of 2006, the Trinity International Hip Hop Festival was created to combat the disunity, segregation, and violence of...

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(by Sulome Anderson – originally appeared in The Daily Star – additional editing by WHHM) BEIRUT – Edouard Abbas, a member of the live Lebanese hip-hop group Fareeq al-Atrash, is outraged. “Did you know that...

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