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William Onyeabor

Meeting William Onyeabor in the short documentary Fantastic Man

Last year, when American label Luaka Bop released a compilation of songs by enigmatic 1980s singer William Onyeabor, they unleashed a full-on promotional campaign which included a website, t-shirts, buttons, a virtual fanclub,…

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XLT Studios Gaborone – First there was Stagga

Tlokweng is a sandy town populated mostly by cattle, on the southeastern outskirts of Gaborone, along the border with South Africa. Nestled into one corner of this unassuming suburb is a creative playground…

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Quaint Battle Rap and Botswanas Revival of the Old School

  Gabriel Rasenyai is a Botswana artist with as many names as he has persona’s. Most of the time he goes by the name Quaint, but is also known as The Faceless Artist…

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Africa’s Next Top Femcee

Arguably, it would be correct to point out Jean Grae as Africa’s most accomplished export to the bastion of hip hop. Born in South Africa as Tsidi Ibrahim, her budding talent germinated and…

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Shay Who feat Semisix Presents Like That

Shehu Adams A.K.A Science is one of A.H.H’s esteemed members from way back. Asides from being one of the top contributors to our forums, the man is perhaps better known for producing ‘Spartans’…

Chosan

Sierra Leone artist Chosan releases new album Till I Touch The Sun

Sierra Leone born hip hop artist Chosan (New York) has released his new album ‘Till I Touch The Sun’. Africanhiphop.com correspondent Ado spoke to him on the occasion – check out the video…

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When Kings Can’t Rap Naked

…First of all / I talk of how I dress in this / in diamond necklaces / stretch Lexuses… – Notorious B.I.G ( Juicy) …We were Kings and Queens/never porch monkeys – Nas…

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Why won’t African Rappers Rap in ‘African’? Ask David Cameron

Quincy Jones said: Ice keep doing what you are doing- man/Don’t give a damn those squares don’t understand/You let them tell you what to sing and what to write/Your whole career will be…

Peter Okoye, Ropo Akin, Wizkid, Paul Okoye

Coko Bar: African hiphop hits London party scene

(From L to R: Peter Okoye, Ropo Akin, Wizkid, Paul Okoye) Think about it, over the ages the most renowned gladiators, composers and dramatists have all needed a stage, an arena to make…

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Kids Help Kids: A hip hop experience

KHK (Kids Help Kids) is an after school program that teaches humanity through hip hop and offers hope and opportunity to children in some of the world’s most destitute places. The main purpose…

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