"politics" tag

New Cipher Video with Keur Gui, Las Krudas, and others

At the Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival, we are lucky enough to gather top MCs from around the world. At the 8th annual, 2013 edition of the festival, we captured groups of these MCs…

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Zimbabwe independence day 2013: Chimurenga Renaissance’s Boom video

On the occasion of Zimbabwe’s 33rd independence day, here’s the latest video by Chimurenga Renaissance aka Tendai ‘Baba’ Maraire who’s also known as a member of Shabazz Palaces. Tendai gives an alternative report…

New Video from Outspoken (Zimbabwe)

Zimbabwe emcee Outspoken just dropped a new music video for his group ‘Outspoken & The Essence.’ This track is an introduction to Outspoken & The Essence and the group’s own interpretation of hip-hop….

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Kenya to the polls: Ukoo Flani – Demonocrasy video

The mighty Ukoo Flani MauMau, Kenya’s hip hop crew spread across different regions and cities, are working on a new album which should come out later this year. On the occasion of Kenyan…

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An Introduction to Zimbabwean Hip Hop

This just in from Nomadic Wax: The hip hop scene in Zimbabwe is fierce, and also heavily slept on. Overshadowed by the scenes in its neighboring countries, it is only a matter of…

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Money, power and sex: Cape Town debate & SA hip hop

In May 2012 the OpenForum took place in Cape Town, South Africa. The gathering brought together activists, artists, academics, policy-makers and business people to discuss the factors that will influence the African continent…

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‘Arab’ spring in Angola? Police respond with arrests and violence

For a while we were wondering which Sub-Saharan countries would follow after the Arab Spring civil uprisings changed the political map of northern Africa, but exactly one year after the Egyptian revolution started…

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Y’en A Marre & Elections in Senegal – African hip hop radio January 2012

Protests in Dakar, January 31 (AP Photo) In the first African hip hop radio show of 2012, and less than a week before Africanhiphop.com’s 15th anniversary online, dj Threesixty and presenters Amal &…

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Xuman & Cee Pee – Li lumu doon

In this new video by Xuman (Senegal) & Cee Pee (Mauritania), politicians and the current president Abdoulaye Wade in particular are called out about the issues that are plaguing the nation: ‘The country…

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Blakk Rasta – Gaddafi

Blakk Rasta, the radio personality and reggae artist from Ghana, got continent wide fame with his tribute to Obama, released during the USA presidential election campaign in 2008. In 2009 he visited the…

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