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Moroccan rapper Mouad Belghouat recently started a hunger strike from his Casablanca prison cell. Belghouat, known as “El-Haqed” (the Vengeful One, in Arabic), has emerged as one of the most outspoken critics of the monarchy...

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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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World Hip Hop Women: From the Sound Up breaks new ground by gathering top female MCs from around the world in one mix. Read the stories behind the artists below.   DJ LaJedi (Detroit, Michigan,...

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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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In the poor suburbs of Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city, home-grown hip-hop artists blare from radios, clubs and street corners around the clock. By Leone Lakhani, CNN Casablanca, Morocco (CNN) — Unlike the majority of their commercial American counterparts,...

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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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    By Blake Brandes (for World Hip Hop Market) “Wait, you rap?” Throughout my life, I’ve regularly experienced the same question and look of disbelief. “You? With the khakis… and the dress shirt… and...

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By Soultana (for World Hip Hop Market)  RABAT – To be a female rapper in Morocco means confronting the countries cultural norms. Taboos are everywhere, and Islam is the dominant religion. For me, it’s easy...

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  Published May 11, 2012| Associated Press RABAT, Morocco –  A Moroccan court on Friday convicted a rapper of attacking the image of the security services in a song about police corruption and sentenced him...

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By LaJedi (for World Hip Hop Market) DETROIT: Soultana is a Queen of rap in Morocco. She is the first woman (in Morocco) to wear the crown. With honest expression and faith in walking a...

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