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Over one billion people worldwide live without electricity. That’s the challenge being approached musically by Grammy-nominated producer DJ Hardwerk and Akon with their new single “Tell Me We’re Ok”. The musical partnership was furthered by...

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Global Hip Hop – Best of 2014

February 1, 2015 | Comments

From the thousands of hip hop releases worldwide in 2014, we listened to about 250 of the most popular and recommended ones. With so many great albums, this was an especially tough year. Check the...

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Nigeria’s DJ Smooth, in collaboration with executive producer Kobie Kiambu, have released a new global hip hop mixtape, Back 2 Da Boom Bap. The global project features artists from Africa, USA and Europe including the likes...

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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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Tricky is back. Back with a new studio album, False Idols, and his own label (also bearing the False Idols name), but also back in a personal sense. “I was lost for ages,” he says....

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“Restless” is a strong ballad from Nneka’s album “Soul Is Heavy”....

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Rick Ross and Nas —Excursions in Africa

October 9, 2012 | Comments

Writer Christopher Keith Johnson (Thy Black Man [dot] com) has this stinging take on the varying approaches rap superstars like Rick Ross and Nas take with regards to their own excursions to the African continent....

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African hip-hop is recreating America

October 4, 2012 | Comments

Capacity of Africans to beat Americans at their own game has not escaped US hip-hop’s megastars by Afua Hirsch (The Guardian [UK]) These days if you want to get away from US hip-hop’s big bling, Moët overflow...

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Teck-Zilla (Nigeria/Canada) and Depth (MC from Zimbabwe) have come together to bring to us a dope track titled Star Gazer… ‘STAR GAZER’ is the first single from the upcoming ‘Teck Meets Depth’ collabo EP between...

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Nneka beyond borders – an exclusive interview

September 29, 2012 | Comments

Nneka is a rare gem in the marketplace of wannabe neo-soul acts trying to capitalize on the resurgent sounds of yesteryear. Born and raised in the  Warri, in the Delta region of Nigeria, to a...

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