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An ode to African Boss ladies

Even though we celebrate women everyday and firmly believe that African women run most of the African economies (lets feed the world more stereotypes), I would like to use my first blog post…

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Gebaste Rhymes – Kaap issie Bom

Earlier this year this landed in our mailbox, but between travels and holidays the mail ended up in the periphery of our brains. Time to dig it up: this is the first single…

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My Hip Hop: documentary on Cape Town hip hop & identity

The second release in the Africanhiphop.com 15 Years Online series is another short documentary from the Redefinition: African Hip Hop project. Produced by along with ‘100% Galsen‘ (Senegal) and the ‘Redefinition’ film about…

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The Unseen Ones

Kurt Orderson is a young film maker hailing from Cape Town, South Africa. His first documentary ‘Definition of freedom’ (2004) highlighted the role hip hop played in the struggle against Apartheid, and in…

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Watch the Throne turn Purple

‘Watch the throne’ is barely out but Jay-Z and Kanye got the world talking about their much awaited collabo, and by now it seems like most people downloaded a leaked copy that was shared on forums and torrent sites. This download included the cd booklet which mentions all the sources of the samples used to craft the beats. One of the samples was partly credited to South African composer Caiphus Semenya, whose compositions were used in Alex Hayley’s Roots and the soundtrack to the film Color Purple. For his work on the latter he received an Oscar, and now one of these songs has been sampled on a record that’s bound to make it big.

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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.

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Burni Aman (Godessa)

Burni Aman, best known as one-third of female rap group Godessa from South Africa, is in Europe to work on the Rogue State Alliance project. The exchange of hip hop artists from South…

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Vieira, Jitsvinger & Kyle Shepherd

South African artists Jitsvinger and Kyle Shepherd join the African hip hop radio studio together with Vieira from the Netherlands (via Cape Verde). Rapper Jitsvinger, who previously released his debut album ‘Skeletsleutel’, is…

Shaheen & Ready D (Prophets of da City) at RBMA

The annual Red Bull Music Academy brings together some of the most interesting music veterans and young talents in one space. In 2003, the RBMA took place in Cape Town, SA and two…

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Dplanet & Spooky (Pioneer Unit), Blick Bassy

In April, South African Dplanet & Spooky from the Cape Town-based label Pioneer Unit visited the African hip hop radio studio in Amsterdam. Originally from Europe (UK and Belgium), they moved to South…

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