The Foreign MC Hot Spot's Journal
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Thursday, October 19, 2006
7:03PM - the1shanti-india bambaataa
Monday, February 27, 2006
5:31PM - Any Info on this?
I was wondering if anyone has heard about rishi rich and J sean from england/india and if they have an album out or not?
Friday, September 30, 2005
4:19PM - the streets
i hope everyone has read this!!
Monday, July 18, 2005
[Michael Wanguhu], a Suisun City resident who is a native of Kenya, prefers a different approach to solving the problem - the hip hop industry in his homeland.
"I don't believe in donations (aid)," he said. "I believe in creating opportunities."
The growing popularity of hip hop is a great starting point, feels Wanguhu, who has produced and directed a documentary on the topic, "Hip Hop Colony: The African Hip Hop Explosion."
Filmed in 2003, "Hip Hop Colony" hopes to educate the public and policy makers that a successful hip hop artist in Africa can create a multitude of jobs ranging from chauffeur to record producer.
However, at present, only 1 or 2 percent of hip hop artists are making money at it, said Annette Ruah, Wanguhu's wife. "A lot of talent is going to waste," she added.
Most of the popular Kenyan hip hop artists rely on record companies in Australia to record and distribute their work. If someone were to step forward with the same in Kenya, an industry would be born, Wanguhu feels.
"Africa isn't just about AIDS, poverty and hunger," said Ruah, who is also a Kenya native. Nor is it National Geographic-type scenes. "Once you've seen a lion in Nairobi, it's the same as seeing one at the Oakland zoo," Wanguhu said. "There are so many stories on Africa that aren't being told. But we need to tell the stories that can make a difference."
Wanguhu wants to see change in his homeland. He followed the recent G8 summit that gathered the leaders of the world's most powerful nations who pledged $50 million in aid to Africa.
"There can't be a real breakthrough without clear commitments to fair trade," he said. "Unless we tackle trade we will forever be talking about aid. Africa won't get real help until trade barriers are removed.
"It is the people, not just it's leaders that need to make a difference because really, when it comes to crunch time, most individuals are only interested in their own comfortable lifestyles and value their flashy techy-advanced lives above clean water and food for Africa's children."
And, he's not impressed with the concept of the G8.
"There is no good to come out of a conference that allows the major cause of the world's problems to supposedly suggest 'realistic solutions.' You can't give a fox keys to the henhouse and suggest that he knows what's best, it is suicide, man.
"Africa has a part to play as well. It's leaders have to end corruption so that when this aid flows in it's channeled to the right places."
You can see a clip of the film and keep up-to-date with screenings at hiphopcolony.com.
Full article here.
Sunday, May 22, 2005
Sunday, January 16, 2005
5:33PM - Saian Supa
Sir Samuel, one of the Saian Supa Crew, has a solo album dropping in March.
Site is still being constructed, but it's great news. With OFX's album last year, and now this, it's good for keeping me patient for the next Saian album whenever that may be.
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
1:19AM - Loco Locass
I´ve been wanting to post this for a long time but I always forget, You should listen to Loco Locass, it´s a Quebecois rap group, with a lot of influence from beastie boys and house of pain. They´re even three members also. If you´re from latinoamerica you may put them next to Ilya Kuriaki. And If you haven´t heard Ilya Kuriaki you should too.
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
anyone want some free music-im in a givin mood...so holla at me with your postal address and ill send you some houston hiphop cd's. payce
Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Hi, I just joined. I love MC Solaar and Manau (as far as foreign hip hop is concerned) and I was wondering if anyone can recommend anything for me. Here are my favorite artists (maybe it will help you to distinguish the other artists you think I may enjoy):
Björk, Coldplay, David Bowie, Deltron, Erykah Badu, George Winston, Joy Division, Ladytron, Lauryn Hill, M(Mathieu Chedid), Manau, mates of State, MC Solaar, Morrissey, New Order, Q and not U, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, The Cure, The Doors, The Smiths
Monday, May 31, 2004
i live in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and i don't think the world realises the talent that we have in the city... and more so in the country. Listen out for MV Bill, Nega Gizza, the new band with Gabriel o Pensador featuring my friends Gil and Indio
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
2:54PM - The streets
Hi, I just wanted to say that lately I've been listening to the streets he's a Hip-hip singer from England, am sure some of you have litened to him, cause there's a buzz about him lately, it's noy too traditional, and some of you might not like him, but you should check it anyway.
Tuesday, April 6, 2004
hi, i just found this community. i'm swedish and icelandic; i live in stockholm, se.
i like swedish hip hop and rap, notably afrodisiak,
studiogangstårz, ebola, fronda, hamish, kamphundar, latin kings, efterblivna, hiphopkollektivet, timbuktu, and thomas rusiak.
i also am fond of norwegian, danish, icelandic and some german hiphop, rap.
Sunday, April 4, 2004
My name is Meredith and I adore French rap.
Does anyone else in here listen to IAM or Supreme NTM?
I can find very few mp3s by either group... so if anyone has any information, let me know!
Thursday, March 4, 2004
Hey. I'm new here.
I'm mostly into German rap (Spezializtz, Afrob, Samy Deluxe, Illo, etc.), but Dizzee Rascal is probably one of my favourite rappers right now. He's been getting a lot of play in Canada lately, which is great. It's still near impossible to find his album out here, though.
Wednesday, February 11, 2004
"Má ég sparka?" by Bent & 7Berg
i have probably taked about these guys before in the community, but this is an actual mp3 of these two guys.
Monday, December 29, 2003
Any of you guys listen to 99 Posse?
Monday, November 17, 2003
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