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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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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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Connecting Global Voices to the Cipher

September 10, 2012 | Comments

Remixing the Art of Social Change, a Teach-In hosted by Words, Beats & Life took place on Saturday, July 7th in Washington, DC, and brought together scholars, artists and activists to discuss the role and...

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Am I a fool for loving you the way I do? I mean, I’ve been played and disappointed. Sometimes I feel silly for being so loyal and protective. I’ve fought for you, defended your name...

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    By Blake Brandes (for World Hip Hop Market) “Wait, you rap?” Throughout my life, I’ve regularly experienced the same question and look of disbelief. “You? With the khakis… and the dress shirt… and...

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By Carol O’Connor, Ph.D.   Goin’ worldwide, connects overseas Mississipi on my mind while I’m grindin’ for the cheese – Stunna Mane, feat. Kwaw Kese Although hip-hop may most frequently be viewed as a dynamic...

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By Minister Server (for World Hip Hop Market) (These views are the views of Minister Server and reflect his own personal take on Hip Hop culture and its connection to spirituality. As Minister Server says: “There...

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By Soultana (for World Hip Hop Market)  RABAT – To be a female rapper in Morocco means confronting the countries cultural norms. Taboos are everywhere, and Islam is the dominant religion. For me, it’s easy...

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The African Roots of Hip-Hop

May 25, 2012 | Comments

By Wonder Guchu (for the Southern Times newspaper and republished by permission for World Hip Hop Market) HARARE – Hip-hop was taken to America and Europe – essentially – by West African peoples who had...

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Hip-Hip in Saudi Arabia 101 (Vol. 1)

May 16, 2012 | Comments

  By Hass “BIG HASS” Dennaoui (for World Hip Hop Market) (Hass is the founder of Re-Volt Radio Blog and the founder/producer/host of Saudi’s 1st FM Hip Hop Radio Show “Laish Hip Hop?” which means “Why...

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