In 2002, Kenya's first major hip hop crew Kalamashaka were at the peak of their fame and creativity. With the popularity of their anthem 'Ni wakati' still intact, they took off to Sweden for a multi city tour. After twelve years, a lost mini-documentary about their first international tour...
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On the Dutch edition of African hip hop radio we have had an impressive number of artists phoning in and visiting the studio. The latter often impressed us with a little live session. These can be heard back by listening to our archived shows but to honour their talent,...
One from the vaults: in July 2007, African hip hop radio did a special show from Nairobi, Kenya where host Buddha Blaze invited some of Kenya’s finest hip hop artists into the studio for a jam and a talk. Back in Holland, Guderian & Didas (Congo/Netherlands) together with J4...
This article was written in 1998 by Thomas Gesthuizen (Juma4) and Peter-Jan Haas () at the time of Mr2 (2 Proud)'s first visit to Europe, for a collection of essays on music and competition in East Africa. The book, titled 'Mashindano! Competitive Music Performance in East Africa' was finally...
This interview was originally published in 2002 at Africanhiphop.com The current overflow of Tanzanian hiphop releases doesn’t exactly remind of the situation in the early nineties. At the time there was hardly any local rap on the radio, and only one tape in stores. Hiphop afficionados had to go...
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