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Interview: Cape Town Beat Maker Silas Beats

January 31, 2013 | Comments

by: Naboth “RIZLA” Rimayi (for World Hip Hop Market) For Adrian Kusambiza-Kiing aka Silas Beats, his musical journey began at the tender age of 8 when he began violin lessons. Before long the young boy...

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by Greg Schick (World Hip Hop Market) Hip Hop Culture is nearing its fourth decade of existence. Throughout those 40 years, main stream hip hop music has tended to be male dominated, with some notable...

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World Hip Hop Women: From the Sound Up breaks new ground by gathering top female MCs from around the world in one mix. Read the stories behind the artists below.   DJ LaJedi (Detroit, Michigan,...

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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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It’s hard to escape the train wreck that is Die Antwoord, the South African tripped out hip hop crew of Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er. Die Antwoord seem to thrive on controversy, especially the discussion over...

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South Africa hip-hop star convicted of murder

October 18, 2012 | Comments

A court in South Africa found a hip-hop star guilty Tuesday of the murder of four schoolchildren in a drag-race crash that had victims’ families worried that wealth and fame would get the accused off easy....

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What started off in 2009 as merely a hobby has for Emmah Mabye become a notable part of her life and put her in the seat as an ambassador of spoken word (poetry) in a...

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THE first Expressions Sessions Festival – a celebration of spoken word, hip-hop, graffiti, break-dance, and innovative theatre – wrapped up at the weekend marking the first of what is hoped to be an annual alternative...

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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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African Hip-Hop Caravan Tours the Continent

September 27, 2012 | Comments

Local hip-hop artists are set to benefit from an initiative meant to facilitate international tours and exchange programmes. by Simbarashe Manhango (The Standard, Zimbabwe) Dubbed the African Hip-hop Caravan, the expedition is an initiative of...

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