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Georgian rap duo the Birja Mafia have been detained in Tbilisi and charged for ‘illegally purchasing and holding especially large amounts’ of the recreational psychoactive drug, MDMA. Friends and family of the accused claim that the drugs...

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Formerly known as Malick Da 1da, Ben Malick is an underground hip-hop producer/emcee from and located in Nkolbisson neighborhood, Yaoundé city, Cameroon, Africa. He’s been involved in hip hop for 16 years and making beats for 12...

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Medine: The Rap Activist of the Banlieues

November 9, 2016 | Comments

“I was born and raised in France. I’ve been a citizen since birth. How much more French can I be?” – Medine, Time Magazine Medine—they call him—is  a pioneer for immigrants living in the banlieues...

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Profesa Jay: Tanzanian Rap Pioneer

November 9, 2016 | Comments

When you speak of Hip Hop in Tanzania, you are speaking about a social movement. A movement that has faced a lot of challenges, especially with the stereotypes relating Hip Hop and rap music to...

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Las Krudas Cubensi is a Cuban hip hop duo composed of Odaymara Cuesta (Pasa Kruda) and Olivia Prendes (Pelusa MC). The duo are currently the top female Cuban hip hop artists. They target a variety...

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Cornbread Lives – The Graffiti Pioneer

November 9, 2016 | Comments

“CORNBREAD LIVES”— One of the most famous tags in hip hop history, painted by the legendary Darryl McCray a.k.a “Cornbread”.  McCray, a native of Philadelphia, is credited for being the first graffiti artist and one...

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Drunken Tiger, Pioneers of Korean Hip Hop

November 9, 2016 | Comments

Tiger JK was born in July 29, 1974 under a Korean family that immigrated to America when he was young. While his family moved to Los Angeles, Tiger moved to his uncle’s Tae-kwon-do gym in...

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The Mighty Zulu Kings (MZK) defeated the Gamblerz Crew at the tenth anniversary of Freestyle Session in Los Angeles, in August 2007.   This battle became known as “one of the most controversial finals in Freestyle...

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by Oráculo (for World Hip Hop Market) Hip Hop tears down barriers, shortens the space, builds up and cements connections between different people (quoting Common “How many nations this culture connected?”). BPM – Brasil Portugal...

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On Friday, July 1, Dumi takes to the stage at the famed 9:30 Club in Washington, DC along with headliners People Under the Stairs and Masta Ace. Dumi RIGHT will be performing a mix of...

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