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Profesa Jay: Tanzanian Rap Pioneer

November 9, 2016 | Comments

When you speak of Hip Hop in Tanzania, you are speaking about a social movement. A movement that has faced a lot of challenges, especially with the stereotypes relating Hip Hop and rap music to...

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  Dj LaJedi Detroit✭Universal Dj LaJedi ✭ Minister of Sound ✭ ELAvator of Frequencies ✭ STARFLEET Representing Detroit to the Uni: Musician, Producer, Dj, Student, Servant to Spirit. Over 6 years experience supporting emcees in...

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S.U.A. & the Okoa Mtaa Hip Hop Festival

April 30, 2014 | Comments

Most of the limelight that shines on Tanzania hip-hop illuminates what’s going on in the country’s biggest city, Dar es Salaam. But if you travel up north close to the Kenyan border, to Arusha, you...

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Best of Global Hip Hop 2013

March 9, 2014 | Comments

Sorting through hundreds of global hip hop releases of any given year is an arduous task. You want to be thorough, and always ask, did I miss something? Most definitely, I am sure there is...

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Sauti Za Busara 2014: Hip Hop, Where You At?

February 21, 2014 | Comments

Words by: Prof. Markle Despite hip-hop being the voice of young people around the world, it still suffers from the assumption that it’s incapable of adapting and mixing with other local musical cultures and styles....

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ZAiiD – “Sijulikani” (Tanzania)

February 15, 2014 | Comments

Zaiid, a Tanzanian MC hailing from Dar es Salaam just droped his new video. Directed by Mecky Kaloka and Zaiid of Ngowe Video, “Sijulikani”means: ‘I am not famous.” “The whole song is about me,” says Zaiid. “I’m...

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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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The first time I met Mejah Mbuya we talked about revolution and hip-hop.  It was the summer of 2003, and our conversation had seemed to seamlessly transition from valorizing the politics of the Black Panther...

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The third in the acclaimed mixtape series, Internationally Known vol. 3 picks up where it left off in 2012, continuing to explore the global horizons of hip hop music. The 38-track mixtape offers some of...

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Troubled hip-hop artist, Jay Polly, has come out to publicly apologize to the media for insulting some of the local showbiz journalists who broke news of his alleged imprisonment in Kenya recently. By Emma Munyaneza...

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