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The following is a response to Bernardo Proletariat’s December 2014 call to start a conversation on building cooperation among hip-hop artists and anarchist political organizations (“The Emanci-funktion of the Working Class”).  By Terence Kumpf (for...

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The Emanci-funktion of the Working Class

December 19, 2014 | Comments

Starting a conversation on anarchism and hip hop In this essay, I’m trying to get the ball rolling on a longer-term discussion on the political nature of hip hop from a revolutionary anarchist perspective. I’m...

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  Over these last few weeks, it’s been hard to miss the presence of hip-hop in protests over incidents involving police and unarmed black men. In some ways, there is nothing more vague and all-encompassing...

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In praise of Skinnyman and Klashnekoff

November 26, 2014 | Comments

Nels Abbey argues why the London rappers deserve more recognition Written by Nels Abbey (The Voice) THE YEAR 1994 was an undeniably significant year for hip-hop. Indeed it was probably hip-hop’s finest year. Nas, Notorious...

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Male voices dominate the debate surrounding rapper Iggy Azalea and her connection to the hip-hop scene of her home country, a symptom of the industry in general. We asked four female players in Aussie hip-hop...

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Introducing, ‘Tembeza Kinasa’

January 29, 2014 | Comments

Words by: Prof. Markle I touched down in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania a few months ago and my time here is winding down. There is much to showcase about the hip hop movement in Tanzania...

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by Christopher Emdin (Huffington Post) A few years ago I was invited to a university in South Africa to deliver a speech on ways to improve education by focusing on youth culture. I gladly accepted...

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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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The Gospel Hip Hop with Minister Server

July 2, 2013 | Comments

In May 2013, Minister Server – founder of HipHopMinistries and spiritual leader of the Temple of Hip Hop – gave a sermon about the transformative power of hip hop. Minister Server is a long time...

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As far back as we can remember, music has and will always be an integral part of the African culture. Music compliments our ceremonies and religious functions. There is need for music at birth, death,...

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