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Last weekend, Afrika Bambaataa and The Mighty Zulu Nation celebrated the 38th anniversary of hip-hop music and the 39th anniversary of the Zulu Nation.   The Zulu Nation was founded in New York in the...

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After two years of work, August 31st marked the release date of Switzerland hip-hop pioneer DJ Jesaya’s Operation Hope mixtape, a 27-track charity project for a child-aid program in India packed with an impressive roster...

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European Hip-Hop Travelogue Vol. 4 – London

November 7, 2012 | Comments

This piece is writer Andrew Bridge’s fourth instalment in World Hip Hop Market’s European hip-hop travelogue. This time Andrew makes his first pilgrimage to London, a city renowned for its storied hip-hop past and a...

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Palestinian hip-hop pioneers DAM (damrap.com) released a new song and powerful video today taking aim at violence against women. In the track, “If I could go back in time” – featuring Amal Murkus – the group’s members Suhel Nafar, Mahmood...

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The United States of Africa follows African hip-hop pioneer Didier Awadi (Senegal) on his quest to create an album that pays homage to revolutionary African leaders. Following Awadi’s travels throughout the continent and beyond, this film looks at the use...

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Yassin Alsalman, better known by his stage name The Narcicyst (or Narcy), is an Iraqi-Canadian MC and journalist. A longtime fixture in the North American hip-hop scene and a pioneer of the Arab hip-hop movement,...

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The platinum-selling band — which brought hip-hop to the mainstream with hits like “It’s Tricky,” “King of Rock” and a remake of Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” — kicked off a tour last month even as...

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An Associate Professor and Director of the African American and African Studies of the University of California, Davis – Halifu Osumare has authored a book chronicling the Hiplife revolution in Ghana. The book, titled “The...

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An excerpt from writer Christopher Keith Johnson’s (Thy Black Man [dot] com) piece that features analysis on K’naan’s video/song collabo with Nas: “Nothing to Lose (Remix) is respected for a reason. Nas brought his It...

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Bocafloja (Aldo Villegas) is regarded as one of the pioneer’s of Mexico City’s “conscious” hip-hop scene. “Somehow,” Bocafloja says, “we built a platform that developed into a community.” The poet, educator, social activist, and MC began...

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