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An African Hip Hop Cipher

Here is a fun one for you all: a little improptu cipher featuring heads from Benin, Djibouti, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Equatorial Guinea, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, and Swaziland, and, since it took place in…


An Introduction to Zimbabwean Hip Hop

This just in from Nomadic Wax: The hip hop scene in Zimbabwe is fierce, and also heavily slept on. Overshadowed by the scenes in its neighboring countries, it is only a matter of…

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Obscur Jaffar: Poetry at the Park

This is a short little video piece we put together with Burkina Faso’s Obscur Jaffar. Obscur Jaffar is one of those unique voices in hip hop with a style that is completely original….

Black Noise (South Africa)

South Africa: New videos from Black Noise

After over 20 years of beats, raps and rhymes, Black Noise is South Africa’s oldest active hip-hop crew. Hailing from Mitchell’s Plain in the Cape Flats (Cape Town), Emile YX? and the rest…

Shoko Festival

The groundbreaking SHOKO! Festival in Zimbabwe

More Amazing Stuff Coming Out Of Zimbabwe! The Shoko International Spoken Word & Hip Hop Festival is a celebration of poetry, hip hop and urban culture that strives for positive social change and…


New single and video from Comrade Fatso (Zimbabwe)

From within the Zimbabwe Crisis, Comrade Fatso & Chabvondoka Launch New Single: Korokoza Zimbabwe has suffered under a decade of political violence, record-breaking inflation and an exodus of its population. At one time, Zimbabwe had…


Audio Documentary: Hip Hop & Immigration in Italy

Together with Dj Nio (Zero Plastica), Nomadic Wax co-produced and recently released this mini audio documentary mixtape that explores the experience of African immigrants in Italy. This topic has raised significant controversy in recent…

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Free download from Angola’s MC Diamond Dog

Over the last decade, the art of serious Hip Hop lyricism and skill has steadily risen around the globe. One of the places where it has flourished is Germany, particularly Berlin. In a…

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The Super-MC project (Free Download)

“The SUPER MC is the one that can spit in more than two languages… American rappers can’t compete with that!” – Chuck D (Public Enemy) SUPER MC is a track inspired by an…

MOA & John Moon team up on this new remix from Nomadic Wax

Free Download: ‘Sweet Moda’ remix from MOA (Ghana)

Reppin’ Ghana, M.O.A.’s ‘Sweet Moda‘ track is easily one of my favorite all time singles. Up there with Tumi’s ‘Once Upon A Time [in Africa],’ this track is an instant classic. The track…

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