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  whatchusay.com: Hip Hop Colony
Hip Hop Colony, the new film by Director Michael Wanguhu and Russell Kenya, explores the emergence of Kenyan Hip Hop culture and it's struggles to gain legitimacy.
Hip Hop is an integral part of the musical canopy as Hollywood and others have also come into the realization.
Hip Hop helps the President win the elections by reaching out to the fans, the same hip hop turns around to rebuke the president and his government when they don't live up to their billing.
www.whatchusay.com /archives/2005/10/hip_hop_colony.html   (1160 words)

  
  African hip hop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hip hop music has been popular in Africa since the early 1980s due to widespread American influence.
The first hip hop group from Africa was Black Noise, a group from Cape Town, South Africa.
Later the government made hip hop legal in 1993 by playing rap music on radio and rap videos on T.V. In 1985 hip hop reached Senegal, a French-speaking country in West Africa.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/African_hip_hop   (302 words)

  
 Kenya's vibrant hip hop scene   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Well brace yourself, kenya's hip hop scene is among the most vibrant if not the most vibrant in Africa.
Today however, hip hop is serious business with producers, rappers and studio owners earning their broad from the trade.
Evidence of the increase in its popularity can be seen in other African countries such as the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Zimbabwe and of all places Tanzania, where rappers have succesfully fused Swahili lyrics with hip hop beats.
kenyapage.net /music/kenya-hiphop.html   (753 words)

  
 Nigerian hip hop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hip hop is a cultural movement composed of four parts: breakdancing, graffiti art, rapping and DJing.
The African Beatz magazine, based in Nigeria, is a prominent African hip hop publication.
Ruggedman, an Igbo artist, is known for his hardcore lyrics, and has being doing shows around the world, including Dublin, Ireland, Ghana, and elsewhere.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nigerian_hip_hop   (374 words)

  
 African hip hop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hip hop has been popular in Africa since the early 1980s due to widespread American influence.
Each region had a new type of style of hip-hop like South African kwaito.
African - Belgian - Cuban - Dutch - Filipino - French - German - Greek - Icelandic - Italian - Japanese - Mexican - Polish - Spanish - Turkish - Swedish - Swiss
www.encyclopedia-online.info /African_hip_hop   (325 words)

  
 Africanhiphop.com - African Hip Hop Updates
As our East African Hip Hop Charts originate in Dar es Salaam and are very much Tanzania-centered, we offer some links for popular Kenyan hiphop in online realaudio.
African history may have taught you about battles in the desert...
Other than the frequent African Hiphop Indaba events, there are few major hiphop events organized close to the homes of township dwellers.
www.africanhiphop.com /update/update.htm   (2754 words)

  
 Images of Hip Hop, African Origins and Black Fashion
Collectively, his images are an animated record of hip hop’s postures and fashions like Kangol hats, slip-off-your-butt baggy pants, door knocker earrings, medallions and the ever-present huge gold chain, which has gotten smaller and smaller as years have gone by.
Despite the fact that the "pose’ is central to hip hop style, this collection is not hip hop’s equivalent of the great photographs of jazz artists, which depicted not just the artists but also something about their soul and environment.
He argues that the soul of hip hop has been the ability of these artists to "cast their buckets into dirty sewer water" and come up with hope, new identities, fly names, def jams…" Pannicioli’s challenge is to capture more of that productive and hopeful energy.
www.seeingblack.com /2003/x032803/artsroundup.shtml   (887 words)

  
 Musician hooked on W. African, hip-hop blend - The Boston Globe
Now with his third independent CD set for release next month, the Lawrence resident said he is ready to take his music to the next level.
That group was fine, though strange, for a West African teen trying to adjust to American life.
The son of West African immigrants was officially hooked.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2006/10/19/musician_hooked_on_w_african_hip_hop_blend   (944 words)

  
 African hip hop
Hip hop (or rap) has been popular in Africa since the early 1980s due to widespread American influence.
Some African rappers have been popular and reside in Europe.
These are some of the African rappers that are known:
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/af/African_rap.html   (202 words)

  
 AfricasGateway.com - New South African Hip Hop Book
Hip Hop has affected me and thus many of the people that I have come into contact with.
Hip Hop is more than what is in the media that comes into South Africa from the USA.
It is this hip hop that helps send South African youth to the world breakdance champs in Germany, it is this hiphop that has helped me to find myself and helped me have friends on almost every continent on this planet.
www.africasgateway.com /article829.html   (543 words)

  
 BBC - 1Xtra TX - Documentaries
For African hip hop or any other form of music of African origin to be accepted, one must first look at the listeners in question.
African hip-hop could definitely appeal to audiences outside the continent, as long as it's given a chance to be marketed.
Being Nigerian I listen to African Hip Hop quite often from Hiplife to Afrotechno, which are the newer music genres.
www.bbc.co.uk /1xtra/tx/documentaries/afropop_west.shtml   (842 words)

  
 Unleashing original African Hip Hop
African Hip Hop is a refreshing contender as a sub-genre.
The cross-pollination of Hip Hop ideology and African urban culture has given birth to a proud new generation of African artists embracing global music, while keeping true to their roots.
The artists on this CD are using Hip Hop as a medium to express their own traditional way of life in Africa.They are telling stories just like their forefathers, the ancient Griots.
www.mio.co.za /newsitem.php?id=1547   (555 words)

  
 BBC - Radio 3 - Africa on your street - JJC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
African acts included are Positive Black Soul, Daara J, Yéli Fuzzo (from the group Fanga Fing), Zombo, X Plastaz and some Nigerian guys that go by the name JJC & 419 Squad.
Gidigidi Majimaji are an African hip-hop duo from Nairobi, Kenya, consisting of Joseph Ogidi (Gidigidi) and Jahd Adonijah (Majimaji).
London-based A.Y. aka African Yoruba raps predominately in his native Yoruba, but also mixes in English. 'Gonna Make It' is his first single of 'The AY To Ba Ready E.P.' and deals with the harsh realties of life in Nigeria.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio3/africaonyourstreet/jjc_feb04.shtml   (1878 words)

  
 African Underground Downloads :: calabashmusic.com
African storytelling traditions remain vibrant in their pure forms, and are endlessly refracted in blues-, rock- and funk-based styles emerging from all corners of the world.
More fortunate is the fact that the disc stands time's wry test (four years is a generation in modern music), that the music behind the story is as good as one could hope.
This album is the long awaited followup to African Underground: Hip Hop Senegal.
africanunderground.calabashmusic.com   (977 words)

  
 National Hip Hop Political Convention   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hip Hop artists are working together in the fight against HIV/AIDS with the believe that it would address the high prevelance rate amongst its youth.
BLK Storm Entertainment and 8 Bayce Enterprises have taken up the challenge to use hip hop music to encourage sexual responsibility and positive mindsets in conquering HIV/AIDS.
AMAA aims to extend the genre to deal with real issues regarding the pandemic through partnership with government and hip hop artists.
www.hiphopconvention.org /issues/hiphop/sahiphophiv.cfm   (369 words)

  
 AfricanHipHopRadio.com
The second African Hip Hop Radio show in the new format branches into new directions with artists from countries such as Equatorial Guinea (in Spanish!), Cape Verde and Madagascar as well as from the brothers & sisters on the other side of the ocean.
African pop classics and traditional music are definitely a rich source of inspiration.
Vpro is also supporting African Hip Hop Radio by allowing us to record the show in their radio studio in Hilversum.
www.africanhiphopradio.com /trial2.html   (678 words)

  
 Africanhiphop.com :: Motherland Hip hop :: African Rap :: 10 years online 1997 - 2007!
Libreville may not be first on your mind when thinking about hip hop on the mother continent, yet there's been a number of very strong album releases coming our way from Gabon, and the annual Gabao hip hop festival has gone a long way to build bridges with neighbouring countries, Europe and even Latin America.
As we're about to upload a new African hip hop radio show, the Africanhiphop.com team is also packing its bags for a number of visits to African hip hop gatherings, all of which will be reported back in the next African hip hop radio update.
One reason for celebration is the re-launch of Da Juice 'Hip Hop and Youth Magazine' which may very well be the longest standing hip hop mag on the continent - it certainly was an early inspiration to the makers of Africanhiphop.com.
www.africanhiphop.com   (2947 words)

  
 African Hip Hop Collection Released » Black Entertainment News
The cross-pollination of Hip Hop ideology and African urban culture has given birth to a proud new generation of African artists embracing global music, while keeping true to their roots.
Afrolution Records’ label partner, Dennis Tapfuma adds; “The artists on this CD are using Hip Hop as a medium to express their own traditional way of life in Africa.
It won’t be long before you hear complex 6/8 African drum patterns and ancient melodies mixing in with Hip Hop.
www.emergingminds.org /magazine/content/OutofBox.php?itemid=3458   (569 words)

  
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South African hip-hop and rap is growing fast and has taken on the big market.
South African artists may in the near future adapt to the American style of hip-hop beefing.
South African hip-hop's new kid on the block, Wickid, seems to be treading in that direction.
www.manhunt.com /cgi-bin/printer_friendly.cgi?ID=1109117752   (656 words)

  
 UCLA International Institute :: Public Event
He is currently a Professor of History at Suffolk University where he teaches classes in American History, African American History, African Diaporan History, and on the history and culture of Senegal.
African hip-hop's politically conscious messages set it apart from the materialism and misogyny so common in mainstream, Western rap.
She co-produced and interviewed rappers in Christina Choe's documentary film "United Nations of Hip Hop." Most recently she completed a choreography and music video project in collaboration with Senegalese rap star, Keyti, and four dancers.
www.isop.ucla.edu /showevent.asp?eventid=2584   (1348 words)

  
 French hip hop : African rap in France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Most French hip hop artists come from poor suburbs of Paris, Strasbourg, Toulouse or Marseille.
Unlike the fls living in urban ghettos in the United States, where hip hop began, France has had a much wider social safety net, meaning that poverty was rarely as extreme in France's North and West African immigrant communities (where most of the artists come from) as in African American ghettos.
Due to the former French rule and the colonial, Africans immigrants moved to France for education or better life.
www.explainthis.info /af/african-rap-in-france.html   (404 words)

  
 African Hip-Hop Reflects Real Life | sweetmother.org
The African President Project recaptures African history through the life of famous leaders, or the most important part of their life regarding their countries and the continent.
From the onset, Awadi and Doug E Tee made it clear they had a hard-hitting message to get across and express the views of a generation of young Africans who were open to the rest of the world and cured of their inferiority complex towards the west.
My point is, the mainstream US Hip Hop reflects a glorification of ghetto culture without really tackling the harsh realities of life in the hood.
sweetmother.org /?q=node/140   (1380 words)

  
 Hiphop-Directory : General Hip Hop Sites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hip hop from the motherland - from Dakar to Johannesburg and beyond.
Anomie1 is a site covering the four elements of hip hop culture with features such as graff galleries, artist profiles, event information, reviews, and interviews.
A source for hip hop music, videos, DJ mixtapes, graffiti pictures, and news from local independent hip hop artists in Durham, NC.
www.hiphop-directory.com /General_Hip_Hop_Sites/index.php   (731 words)

  
 African Path - Music
While everyone lauds the death of hip hop, the group is a strong testament that hip hop is alive and well.
African Path: Hip hop for some folks has not being feeling right with lots of vulgarity, bling bling talk, forgetting what’s it all really about.
While most people feel hip hop is dead or just loud noise lacking in sense, then there is definitely a group working to correct this.
www.africanpath.com /p_industryEntry.cfm?blogEntryID=470   (2193 words)

  
 African Music on the Internet
News about African musicians, a page about Drum magazine, South African pianist, Abdullah Ibrahim, plus "Through a large database of music and artists we offer advertising and production units advice and service in placing African music in their productions." Has an events mailing list for South Africans.
"African Australian music is defined broadly as music created by musicians of African origin living in Australia or New Zealand (either permanently or temporarily), irrespective of ethnic background, as long as the musical style has a strong African, Caribbean, or African-American influence." http://www.acslink.aone.net.au/christo/african.htm
An introduction to African music in 100 CDs is a directory arranged by country, name of artists or groups, CD titles, artists (including compilations), style of music, instrument, language, type of music, and label.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/music.html   (7058 words)

  
 Global Voices Online » Blog Archive » African Music Roundup
From Nairobi to Dakar hip hop has caught the imagination of the youth producing so many rap crews, breakers and all round b-boys.
Complicated Fun posts on Kenyan hip hop and Afrofuturism and talks on the Kenyatta Day ‘05 celebrations in Minneapolis (October 10).
The African Cup of Nations is on and Naija Jams reminds us of Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the world cup.
www.globalvoicesonline.org /2006/01/31/african-music-roundup-2   (799 words)

  
 African Americans - Culture, History, Legacy and Heritage of A Proud People including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and ...
The history of African Americans in the United States began in 1619 when a Dutch ship brought the first slaves from Africa to the shores of North America.
Of all ethnic groups, African Americans were the only ones to arrive on these shores against their will.
Since the arrival of the first Africans at Jamestown, Virginia in 1619, African-Americans have played an integral role in the overall development of this great nation.
www.africanamericans.com   (447 words)

  
 REPRESENT.CO.ZA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Issues of ownership of the potentially lucrative hip-hop image will be addressed in the topic Hip Hop in the Advertising World - Who Owns the Brand, industry player DJ Bionic and Cassandra Goins of the renowned world music label Putumayo are amongst the panelists on that topic.
I loved the africans hip hoppers, we rock pity the event did not show how brilliant they were, Guru should have never been there, telling us that he will perform some real hip hop...whatever!
Africans rule, these Americans should never ever be allowed to close the concert rather opening acts if they really should be here, because we end up being so bored and complaining that they performed songs we did not know or it was just wack and always love our own performers...
www.represent.co.za /represent/index.jsp?post_id=431   (1324 words)

  
 Hip Hop Music :: calabashmusic.com
Fanga Fing has risen through the Malian hip hop scene to become one of the leading acts...
Through Achisa’s eclectic mix of styles – hip hop, rap, township jive, ambient dub, and...
These three senegaleses are hip hop artists but they put various elements in a...
music.calabashmusic.com /world/Hip_Hop   (375 words)

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