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If you have the Itunes software installed you can follow this link to automatically receive all new African hip hop radio podcasts in your Ipod. is the continuation of the Rumba-Kali webcast which has been online since 1998 playing those tunes that you won't hear anywhere else.

In the new format we have added live presentation by the AfricanHipHopRadio team of Drew MC and Juma4, radio contributions from our correspondents across the continent, playing white labels and promos, newly released albums, old school tunes, sample sources and more.
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You can listen to two hours of African Hip Hop Radio on your pc by clicking the links below.

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2nd Hour
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Pan-African Hip Hop: 26 tracks from 14 countries
AfricanHipHopRadio is the first truly pan African hip hop radio show in the world. The first show (January 2005) features no less than 26 tracks from Gabon, Angola, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Algeria, Congo, Eritrea, Tanzania, France, Senegal, Usa, Nigeria and Ivory coast - all over the motherland in a pan African spirit.

Dubplates, Senegal tapes and the first ever African hip hop tune on 12 inch from 1986!
This includes new tracks, exclusive tunes and world premiers such as KKK but Blacks (the Kenyan/Ugandan/Swedish collabo of Kaddo, Kshaka and Ken Ring), Daara J (dubplate for Demolisha), Akon (a song in which he talks about his Senegalese roots), Conjunto Ngonguenha (Angola), Naili (Algeria), and fresh Senegalese tape releases... In the old school section we're featuring what was probably the first African rap tune recorded, and certainly the first to appear on vinyl from Ivory Coast (1986! - see the photo at the top of this page).

Interview, and how Madlib used a sample from Eritrea
In a special feature discloses the Eritrean sample source to the remix by American producer Madlib of 'Figaro' by Madvillain. Lee (YFM presenter and part of the Africanhiphopradio team) interviews Fada Freddy from Daara J (Senegal) and Gsann from X Plastaz (Tanzania). Also you get to hear more news about the Senegal hip hop awards and new African hip hop cd releases.

Dedication: Hueman
We dedicate this show to Hueman from the group Groundworks in Cape Town, South Africa who died in a very unfortunate accident in March 2004. Though we had heard about an accident that had happened to a Cape Town mc, we only found out after recording this show that it was Hueman (we briefly met him in Cape Town in 2000 at Bush Radio). May his memory live on... Listen to Hueman's strong but thoughtful delivery on 'Stereotype type' (from the Silvertab Harambe Dope Sessions cd) in the first hour of the show.