"tanzania" tag

Saigon (Deplowmatz) is back with new video Rudia

If you lived in Tanzania in the 90s, as a hip hop head the name Deplowmatz (DPT) was without a doubt on your radar. The crew made name with a string of hits…


Swaghili, Tanzania special and a beats excursion: African hip hop radio May & June 2013

Pic: the fast changing city scape of Dar es Salaam, where the city is turning into a forest of high rise buildings (photo by J4) African hip hop radio – broadcasting via the…


Africa Represents at seventh International Hip Hop Festival

Text: The Black Noise Tendency Pics: Seth Markle From March 29th-31st 2012, artists, activists, educators, students and academics converged on the campus of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut (USA) for the International Hip…


Watengwa 2 France: Tanzanian hip hop crew crowd funding their France tour

East Africa Rise Up (EARU), a hip hop based initiative in Arusha, Tanzania have started a Kickstarter crowd funding page to gather support for a planned one-month trip ‘up north’ of hip hop…


Student meets teacher: Easy Muchwa ft Dogo Janja – Shikamoo Mwalimu

Hip hop has been around long enough for several generations to be active as recording and performing artists – seventies rap pioneer Kurtis Blow, whose first record came out in 1979, is still…


African Hip Hop Radio: Fully Loaded with Nneka & Sugu

After a hiatus of over one year (not counting the occasional mixtape and guest shows from Nairobi), African Hip Hop Radio is back on air. Or rather the web, because the new shows…

Saleh Jaber

Swahili version of ‘Now that we found love’ – Heavy D rest in peace

One of the original heavy weights of hip hop passed away yesterday. Heavy D (44) died in Los Angeles of respiratory issues. In the early 90s the Jamaican born rapper’s music was massively…

Yamat aka Merege, the Maasai singer from X Plastaz

X Plastaz launching new video ‘Africa’ featuring Fid Q & Bamba Nazar

Tanzanian group X Plastaz just launched their new video and single ‘Africa’. The highly anticipated song features the vocals of Fid Q, one of Tanzania’s most respected hip hop artists, and legendary producer/vocalist…



From the stronghold of hip hop in Tanzania, the city of Arusha, comes ‘Sitowasahau’ (Swahili for ‘I won’t forget them’), the new video and single by JCB with a chorus by John Massangwa….


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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