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Nigeria’s DJ Smooth, in collaboration with executive producer Kobie Kiambu, have released a new global hip hop mixtape, Back 2 Da Boom Bap. The global project features artists from Africa, USA and Europe including the likes...

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Korean Hip Hop Spotlighted in the US

April 30, 2014 | Comments

Verbal Jint, Beenzino, Bumkey & More Are Coming To The U.S. As Part Of The ‘Asian Music Festival Korean Hip Hop Series’ K-Hip Hop luminary Verbal Jint will headline the ‘Asian Music Festival Korean Hip...

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SXSW 2014: Guide to Global Hip Hop

March 11, 2014 | Comments

This week begins the largest music conference, SXSW (South by Southwest), in Austin, Texas. For those who have made the trek to go sleepless to see a million bands, he is a guide to the...

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Video: Jasiri X – “Checkpoint” (USA)

January 28, 2014 | Comments

“Checkpoint” is based on the oppression and discrimination Jasiri X witnessed firsthand during his recent trip to Palestine and Israel “Checkpoint” is produced by Agent of Change, and directed by Haute Muslim. Download “Checkpoint” at...

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Beats to the Rhyme concert in DC

January 16, 2014 | Comments

BEATS TO THE RHYME (Internationally Known HIP HOP Series) When: January 24, 2014 Where: The Dunes (1402 Meridian Place NW, Washington, DC) Doors: 8PM Price: $10 All Ages Nomadic Wax, Multiflora Productions and pH Music...

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Rap duo Pacman and Peso just released a music video for their song, “Escape to North Korea,” which, as you’ve probably guessed, was filmed in a country not known for taking kindly to Americans with...

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Chilo, The Welfare Poets and Divine RBG bring awareness and light to the issues of police brutality and the overall systematic oppression that takes place daily in the communities that they live in. Visuals for...

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With help from dancers from the TBB, FRC and Zulu Nation, activist crew Rebel Diaz leaves the politics behind for one song with an ode to dancing. For Rebel Diaz, growing up in Chicago as...

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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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