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boomafrica

Boom Africa! African Hip Hop Radio December 2013

It’s the last African Hip Hop Radio show of the year already, and indeed 2013 went by without us paying attention to the fact that the show has been in existence for 15…

Dj Boo - Home mixtape

HOME (the Mixtape), released August 15

“Home is that peace of mind, the rays of sunshine / will go to war with any anybody trying to take mine.” –StaHHr Ever-pushing boundaries within the hip hop mixtape tradition, Nomadic Wax…

sayhuu

Say’hu – Motherland & The Other Side

Say’hu is a Gambian American rapper Emerging from Charlotte, NC. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia but raised on the smiling coast of Africa. His music stresses the issues of capitalism, poverty, and…

Zavara aka Rhymson

Africa United: The 8th International Hip Hop Festival

Words: Seth Markle Photos: Seth Markle & Mejah Mbuya The 8th annual international hip hop festival was held at Trinity College from April 4-7, 2013.  It was one of the most successful festivals…

teodros

Gabriel Teodros – Mind Power

Gabriel Teodros is a hip hop artist and a member of the groups Abyssinian Creole and CopperWire. He is of Ethiopian, Scottish, Irish & Native American descent, and was raised on Beacon Hill,…

metrologo

Metro54 & Africanhiphop.com present Boom Africa: Baloji, Kalaf, Gery Mendes (GMB) and Okmalumkoolkat record and perform together

This month, Amsterdam’s Metro54 festival teams up with Africanhiphop.com in Boom Africa, a recording and performing project bringing together four major names from the African and diaspora hip hop and dance scenes. Baloji,…

homecoming

This Friday in Amsterdam: African Homecoming

This Friday (24 August), Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (also known as the gardens where the Doin’ it in the Park events were held) hosts African Homecoming, an evening with live music, debate…

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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…

New Album from Poetes Fyziks

Poetes Fyziks: revolutionary Gabonese group drop new album

  Ken Kiz and Ngongull ze Blackman, the two dreadlocked emcees that make up Poetes Fyziks, are both natives of Gabon. The pair met in the early nineties as rivals in different local…

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D’Banj – Oliver Twist official video with Kanye West

Will this go down in history? While Kanye’s ‘Diamonds from Sierra Leone’ was graced with an intro by Sierra Leone born emcee Chosan, now Kanye is appearing on a video by an African…

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