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[27 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]

Both raised in Harare, Kudakwashe Musasiwa (28,) & Munyaradzi Nota (26,) powerfully articulate the voice of the growing community of young people, brought up amidst the actual realities of global culture. The irony of their upbringing in Zimbabwe’s capital is the fact that the Harare they grew up in, is in parts as urban as any city in the west. So much so, that for a large part of their youth, they found their voice within the last decade’s youth culture of choice, hip-hop, (as B.Sun & Nota, they were founder members of the hip-hop group DKR. However, as time passed, they began to feel unable to fully express themselves within its boundaries.

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[23 Apr 2006 | No Comment | ]

Titled ‘Africa’s most progressive mixtape’, the Kunta Kinte conscious clothing Mix Tape Vol 3 [off the chain] is the greatest accomplishment and contribution to the contemporary African Urban music landscape. With the success of Volume 2, which featured Slum Village on a track with Zimbabwean rapper Metaphysics, who is probably the best ambassador for African hip hop, vol 3 indicates the future of African hip hop, and indeed that of the world…

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[20 Jun 2005 | No Comment | ]

I’m Chief, an upcoming producer from Zimbabwe and I’d like to talk about the current state of hiphop in Zimbabwe, to all those emcees overseas and locally.

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[4 Jan 2005 | No Comment | ]

Africanhiphop has the entire Metaphysics album for download on their site. The zipped file  is 38.8 mb and the songs are in WMA format. Read the article here.

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[9 Nov 2004 | No Comment | ]

Kunta Kinte is a conscious clothing line which aims to highlight the ills that were perpetrated to African people worldwide. They’ve also recently released a dope mix tape featuring 100% Zimbabwean artists…

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[8 Nov 2004 | No Comment | ]

The Movement in Harare has been on the underground brewing some ideas, (the only thing that MOVES)…So far they’ve managed to complete the “Chuck Nosis album – Listen Vol 1“, a very musical album with a lot of experimental beats…

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[13 Aug 2004 | No Comment | ]

Chucknosis is a Ghanian rapper living in Zimbabwe. He has dropped a wicked album featuring dope mc’s like P.O.Y, Nemo, Chichi and Kli. The album is called “Listen” and is produced by Chucknosis and Itai Majaji. The album was recorded in the city of Bulawayo and contains 10 tracks. The album contains all sorts of languages found in Zimbabwe and Zambia, Ndebele and Nyanja. It is available in the Movement Shop in Harare. Chucknosis says he is working on his second and last album and this one is going to be for the streets.

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[2 Jul 2004 | No Comment | ]

We at the Hiphocalypse movement believe hip hop must grow in Africa as a continent in order to realise the full potential of the movement. With this in mind we will (try to) keep everyone posted on movements from Zimbabwe as well as SA. This news article highlights some of the great work being done up in Zim. Read on to discover the talents up north.

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[25 Jun 2004 | One Comment | ]

The Zimbabwean hip hop generation was in for a treat this past weekend courtesy of hip hop activists “The Movement“. They are the same guys that brought you the “Pungwe” compilation and have now released their sophomore release tentatively titled “Bira“. This compilation features some of the hottest Zim talent from the Diaspora.

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[28 Apr 2004 | No Comment | ]

MOS’ YALL DEF, the hard hitting duo from Harare, Zimbabwe are making advances towards securing a place in the country’s Hip Hop book of game. Their first single H-Town Girl was wide received and is certain to have a good video in due course although there is a great buzz about their second single Secret Lover due out end of May off Movip Records.

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[15 Apr 2004 | No Comment | ]

Over the past year or so the hip hop arena in Zimbabwe had fallen victim to chancers and one hit wonders that had threatened to cripple the entertainment industry. This is now a thing of the past as there seems to be a new breed of emcees that have said no to this destructive phenomenon and have now taken it upon themselves to uplift the flag and true culture of hip hop in the country and the current stream of hits that have been flooded onto local urban grooves radio station Power FM have practically awoken those that have been in a snooze.

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[25 Mar 2004 | No Comment | ]

The Zim Hip hop scene is set to pick up considerable momentum over the next couple of weeks with the opening of an Open Mic session at the (in)famous Circus Night Club in Harare. While the international media is preoccupied with the trial of the 70 South African suspected mercenaries detained in Zimbabwe the Zim Hip hop scene is set to pick up considerable momentum over the next couple of weeks. Read more for detailed info.