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Papa Ghana – I’m an African

One of the new artists performing at our annual Doin’ it in the Park last year was Papa Ghana. His first single was released about a year ago and finally there’s a music…


Fore: Going back is not the same as staying

I’m shooting the breeze with Fore (Mutaurwa Mapondera), a confident and artistically ambitious young Zimbabwean emcee, and as he talks about why he had to leave New York I’m reminded of the Congolese…


Brotha Onaci presents Radiant Souls mixtape volume 2

All the way from Philadelphia, USA is Brotha Onaci whose mixes we have been checking out over the past months. Through events like the Sonic Diaspora parties (started out in Chicago and soon coming…


Ye Fre Mi Richy Pitch

If you’re familiar with UK hip hop, chances are that you own some of Richy Pitch’s albums and EPs. The London based dj/producer, who has been a regular on the UK scene since the mid 90s and who dropped classics like the Live at Home EP, moved to Accra (Ghana) in 2007. In the following two years he landed some dj gigs and recorded an entire album, ‘Ye Fre Mi Richy Pitch’, in collaboration with some of Ghana’s best contemporary artists. Africanhiphop.com connected with Richy to find out more about the man & his music in ten questions.


African Hip Hop Radio September 2010

It’s that time of the year – African hip hop radio is back in the building after a few weeks spent behind the scenes, focusing on foundation work, the annual Doin’ it in the Park festival and preparing our upcoming travels to Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Senegal. In this edition we are (again) welcoming a new member to the dj team: Core Wreckah from Lesotho, currently studying in Cape Town, South Africa.


Doin’ it in the Park with Congo Groove and Blitz

If you’re near Amsterdam, the Netherlands on saturday July 31st, you’re in for a treat. The second edition of Doin’ it in the Park, the Africanhiphop.com open-air park jam, promises to be even better than last year’s edition, with an all-star line-up including Congo Groove and Blitz the Ambassador.


Kenna working on new album

Kenna is an Ethiopian-born American musician who has released two albums, ‘New Sacred Cow’ and ‘Make Sure They See My Face’. He recently went to Tanzania where he spent a couple of days climbing…


JJC – We are Africans

Remember JJC, the UK dwelling Nigerian producer of Big Brovaz fame? A couple of years back he released a solo effort ‘Atide’, then became presenter of BBC 1Xtra’s African show (currently hosted by…

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