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From the outsider’s gaze, hip hop is at times seen as monolithic and is trivialized by the outsider’s perspective – labelled as materialistic, unnecessary, and

AMINE: ROOTS AND BEING IN LIMBO, THE FIRST GENERATION EXPERIENCE

For many in the United States, Amine represents a story much like their own. The talented Portland-based rapper’s roots lie in Ethiopia and Eritrea, making

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Angell Mutoni sets herself apart, no doubt. From the extra “L” in her stage name, Angell, to the fusion of hip hop and Afrobeats in

Kenny K-Shot: Sound Familiar?

In my search for new music in the Rwandan scene, I came across Kenny Rulisa, a.k.a Kenny K-Shot, a rapper born and raised in Kigali.

pain and moving forward: rwanda and Gaël faye

Only twenty seven years after the Rwandan genocide, the country continues to heal and move past this historic tragedy. This painful historic background has not