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Monday, April 15th, 2013

Rapping Against Impunity

Senegal’s rapper-activists recently collaborated on a new single in support of Amnesty International’s campaign against impunity in the country. The human rights advocacy organization launched the campaign to draw attention to the fact that there has been no justice for those who died during the 12-year regime of former President Abdoulaye Wade especially during the

Monday, February 13th, 2012

When Rick Ross went to South Africa and Gabon

For some odd reason the latest issue of The New Yorker ran a profile of rapper Rick Ross. Lots of good, clever writing by Sasha Frere Jones on familiar controversies about Ross (for example, Frere Jones calls...

Monday, January 30th, 2012

The Nordic Connection

New music from Finland and Sweden.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Busted Rhymes

Gebaste Rhymes sent us a link to his single ‘Kaap issie Bom’ , the first single off One Day Vol. 1. The full album (or audio hip-hopumentary) will be out later in 2012...

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Contro’Versy

Tonight, the Afrikaaps crew, the South African musical about the history of the Afrikaans language, dedicated their last show in Holland to slain rapper Mr Devious; Michael Miranda, Shaun Magmoed and Jonathan Claasen, the three youngsters who died...

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Fela Kuti meets De La Soul

What happens? An 8-track remix compiled from “… dozens of  hand-picked samples from the Nigerian instrumentalist and political figure Fela Kuti, and 8 carefully-chosen acapellas from the Native Tongue rap trio De La Soul” called Fela Soul. The...

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