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[23 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

Seattle based STREET LEVEL RECORDS—known to fans worldwide as an independent force in hardcore Hip-Hop—is proud to announce the signing of rapper/actor/comedian MAC MINATI, their first artist signing since SLR’s reactivation in 2011. Mac’s comedic style and sly street wit is a perfect fit for Street Level, one of the Northwest’s oldest and foremost indie Hip-Hop labels, whose catalog has been in high demand by lovers of quality street poetry since the 1990’s.
Formerly known as Mac Gamer, the rapper came up in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle’s notorious Southend, …

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[16 Sep 2011 | No Comment | ]

EWOK (South African hip hop artist) now joins the growing list of artists and cultural workers who have cancelled or refused to perform in Israel or at Israeli funded events. These artists include: Gil Scott Heron, Roger Walters, Pete Seeger, Bono of U2 plus many others.

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[13 Apr 2011 | 5 Comments | ]

The premium glitzy venues La Toscana and Beira Alta Restaurant in Montecasino played host to this years star-studded annual industry party that kicks off the MTN SAMA17 celebrations. A glamorous yellow carpet celebrity affair, the party saw the cream of South African music stars, celebrities, recording industry executives and top media from across the country celebrate the news in style.

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[1 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

The second round winners of the Afrikaans HipHopKop competition was recently announced. After receiving around 90 entries the following 5 winners (as chosen by the judges EJ von Lyric, DJ Azhul and Gian Groen) are: Cream, JBux en Schaik, Hakkiesdraad Hartman, Ill Huminatie Getuies and Lee Ursus. The popular vote winner is Slim X. For more information check out the hiphopkop website.

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[21 Jan 2011 | One Comment | ]

The six finalists for the first round of the Hiphopkop contest was recently announced. There are 6 finalists (five selected by judges and one selected by popular vote). They will also perform alongside DJ Ready D and Jack Parow at the Artscape in Cape Town on 28 January at 19h00.

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[19 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

Fresh off of a stellar year as a new artist in the UK, Tinie Tempah has set his sights on America and will be releasing his album, Disc-Overy, on Capitol Records May 3, 2011. The album will contain songs from the UK debut along with new material recorded in the US.

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[7 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]

As 2011 kicks off, Tanya Morgan is excited to announce a brand new tour for the New Year, the Value Menu Tour, with Big Pooh, Hall Of Justusas well as The Young Americans(Big Pooh and Roc C). The 10-stop, 11-day tour will kick off in the Pacific Northwest at Habana Sodo in Seattle before making stops in Portland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and more.

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[29 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]

Have you voted yet in the Hiphopkop Afrikaans rapper talent search? Round 1 contains 44 tracks featuring a diverse range of rappers from around South Africa which you can download for free. You will find some interesting contestants and after downloading the mp3’s you are sure to find a handful of gems.

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[22 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]

Bamboo has become a pioneering rapper from that country to get into the international hip-hop game after he signed a marketing deal with Wu-Tang Clan’s former manager Cedric Muhammad on Monday.  Since the mid 2000s, Bamboo has been in the US working hard to hone his skills, learning the game and working with artists in the industry. Working between Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta he has been putting in work on new music which include a remix of Akon’s ‘Mama Africa’ and has a few mix tapes to his …

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[25 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

(September 15, 2010 – Brooklyn, NY) A3C is excited to announce their sixth annual Hip-Hop Festival. The three-day two-night event will kick off Thursday, October 7, ending Saturday, October 9th. The event will be centered around legendary music complex The Masquerade on North Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature headline performances from artists including Erik Sermon and DJ Scratch, Camp Lo, Rhymefest, and more, including a number of A-list artists still to be announced.

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[25 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]

(August 30, 2010 – Brooklyn, NY) After announcing the closing of their New York and Los Angeles locations, Fat Beats is excited to present a send-off worthy of their hip-hop legacy. A week-long series of in-store performances and music industry panels at both stores will allow the music community to not only learn about the history of Fat Beats and what the future of the music industry holds, but to also celebrate the legacy of one of the strongest music brands in the company of their favorite artists. These week-long in-stores are sure to go down in hip-hop and New York history.

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[22 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

(August 18, 2010 – Brooklyn, NY) After 16 years, Fat Beats has announced the closing of the legendary label’s two remaining retail locations in New York and Los Angeles. Fat Beats will celebrate the legacies of the stores, which are scheduled to close in early September (New York: September 4th, Los Angeles: September 18th) by throwing a series of blow-out sales and tribute parties open to the public during their last weeks. Fans can check www.FatBeats.com for updates.

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[17 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]

Some of the world’s top artists will be providing a global mélange of sound at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz joining an already impressive line-up at the country?s top jazz-travaganza.

Running from 26 to 28 August in Newtown, Johannesburg, the 2010 line-up features artists from America, Japan and Israel who will share billing with top performers from South Africa and the African Diaspora.

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[8 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

(September 29, 2009 – Brooklyn, NY) In anticipation of the November 10th release of their newest Prince Paul-produced effort, Montezuma’s Revenge, Oakland, California hip-hop crew Souls Of Mischief are gearing up to set out on the “Montezuma’s Revenge World Tour ’09,” a tour consisting of 35 dates over one and a half months throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. They will perform for 19 dates here in the US and 16 in Europe with stops at Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Helsinki, and Berlin, to name a few. Being one of the most globally expansive tours to date for the legendary group, emcee/Hiero Imperium CEO Tajai explains what he’s looking forward to about this particular tour saying, “It’s a new album and a new beginning for us. Also, the fact that it truly is a world tour makes it exciting. We plan to hit Japan, Australia and New Zealand as well as a Canada and the rest of the US next year. We even have a show in Bulgaria. That should be exciting!”

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[28 Apr 2008 | No Comment | ]

Black Noise was established from the last of the original b-boys that started in 1982. Initially they started MC’ing as part of the amalgamated b-boy crew called Furious Floor Rockers in 1985/6. The name then changed to The Chill Convention and Black Noise was formed in 1988. Black Noise was formed from members of the b-boy crews like, Pop Glide Crew, Supreme Team, Ballistic Rock and Jam Rock Crew.