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Nomadic Wax Records set to release Volume 2 of Diaspora: A Global Mixtape Movement

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23 April 2011 One Comment

Nomadic Wax Records second installment of the internationally celebrated “Diaspora Mixtape” series brings an unparalleled level of innovation to the table, boosting “Diaspora Mixtape” to something the global urban media market has never encountered.

Taking a multimedia perspective, the mixtape’s runtime was doubled and a 30 minute video was added. The video showcases the conception and production of “Diaspora Mixtape” including everyone involved and clips of each artist in their respective environment spitting their bars from the drop.

Created as en effort to expose the world to global hip-hop and urban culture, the “Diaspora Mixtape” project facilitates cross-cultural collaborative exchange between international artists. An indisputable example of the world-wide influence of hip-hop, Volume 2 in the series showcases urban music from around the globe through the voices and perspectives of a wide array of some of the world’s most talented MC’s, vocalists, DJ’s and producers.

The mixtape is mixed by Filipino-American DJ Boo (Juggaknots, Eternia), audio mix and mastered by Dan Cantor (Notable Productions), and produced by Genovese DJ Nio (Zero Plastica, Basement UnderGround). Volume 2 features talent from Africa, Europe, North America, Asia and South America. A global evolution from Tony Touch’s legendary “Power Cypha: 50 MCs” mixtapes series, the “Diaspora Mixtape” brings together over 50 international hip-hop artists who contribute a 16 bar verse in their native tongue, showcasing the cultural, stylistic, and linguistic diversity of each region’s respective hip hop scene.

“These kinds of global collaborations are so important because they showcase the revolutionary power of hip-hop culture,” says Diaspora producer DJ Nio, “They bring people together from around the globe – even if they speak different languages, have different religions, ideas, and backgrounds. Hip-hop is a universal language without barriers. Like George Clinton said, it works toward building ‘one nation under a groove’.”

Known for their work uniting international artists through media projects and cultural exchanges, Nomadic Wax has grown into one of the preeminent brands in global urban music and media.

“Hip-hop has been around for over 30 years and has become a global phenomenon,” says DJ Boo, “For me, this project is the perfect way of showcasing the power of hip-hop music and culture. Like in the US, international hip-hop has given young people a way to combine their traditional musical forms with a modern and global spin… rather then copying American hip-hop, they still retain their identities by performing in their native languages and creating music with subject matter relative to their own environments.”

“The next evolution of Hip Hop culture has come from the global phenomenon,” says Diaspora emcee Hired Gun, “It only makes sense that with its power to unite and give voice to the unheard and ignored, that hip hop would be the medium and means for people from many different languages, backgrounds and cultures to congregate together through word. sound. power.”

Visit www.DiasporaMixtape.com to learn more about the project and download Volume 2 of the series.

About Nomadic Wax – Nomadic Wax is a fair-trade media and events production company dedicated to producing and promoting global urban music.

Tracklist:
(Intro) DJ Boo – NYC
Metric Man – Trinidad-Tobago/NYC
Rafiya – Congo/Philadelphia
Hired Gun – NYC
Shokanti – Cape Verde/Boston
Alex Antonov – Italy
Amkoullel + Ramsès (Made In Africa, M.I.A.) – Mali
Outspoken – Zimbabwe
Mr. Reo – Haiti/NYC
Final Outlaw – NYC
Delaceiba – Honduras/NYC
G.O. Mantrazik – Tunisia
This Side Up – Ireland
Zero Plastica – Italy
Legijata – Macedonia
Infinite – New Jersey
Mimi Lalibella – Uganda/NYC
Senor Igor – France
Trenton – South Africa/UK
KTD – Senegal
Mohammed Yahya – Mozambique/UK
Siak De Illuminate – Argentina
Quadraphonik – Morocco
Poetes Fyziks – Gabon/Burkina Faso
Daddy Jeff – Euskadi
Entroterra Roots – Italy
Stichiz – Haiti
Baf Diguess – Burkina Faso
LMNZ – Germany
Grandmaster Chu – China/USA
Wes Chen – China
Cambio – California
Aivan – Sapmi/Norway/Malta
Seventh Mic – Burkina Faso/Canada
Monza – Mauritania
Marcianos Crew – Argentina
Djanta Kan – Togo
Njimole – Nigeria/New Jersey
Contra Las Cuerdas – Uruguay
Illard Scott – NYC
(Outro) DJ Boo – NYC

Listen / Download here:

http://nomadicwax.bandcamp.com/track/diaspora-mixtape-vol-2

Vol 1 can be accessed here:

http://www.diasporamixtape.com/diaspora-mixtapes/vol-1/

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  • layla

    This is awesome, I haven’t seen a mixtape that’s all one track for a long time… and the fact that its got emcees from everywhere and every type of situation being real REAL dope… hip-hop needs more of this!!!!!