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by J. Dana Stuster (Foreign Policy) I didn’t think it would be hard to find “9 Disturbingly Good Jihadi Raps” online, but it was. There were, of course, the stylings of al-Shabab’s rapper laureate, Omar...

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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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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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New Indian Political Tones of Hip Hop

January 15, 2013 | Comments

By Mahmood Kooria (twocircles.net) Almost a decade ago in 2004, the National Hip-Hop Political Convention attracted numerous youngsters in the process of politicizing hip-hop. Russel Simmons’s Hip Hop Summit Action Network made its waves marking...

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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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After a four year wait, the Reminders are set to release their follow up to Re:collect this week entitled Born Champions (buy here). In this short documentary, we see some behind the scenes footage of...

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We were lucky enough to see Brother Ali perform twice already in 2012: once at an all-Minneapolis showcase at SXSW with his full band and the second time at the World Hip Hop market produced...

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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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