More Ugandan Hip-Hop

As most already know Hip-Hop comes in all shape and forms, from to the B(Boy), to the DJ, to the Graffiti artist, to the Rappers and Poets. In Uganda it is the same, but its impact on the country is far greater than its impact in the Americas to me. In America usually the artists are using these talents they have to become star and make it big. In Uganda artists are using there talents to reach the lost youth and provide a different from of outlet for them rather than crime or running wild with no real guidance. for Example in Uganda some Bboys have taken it upon them selfs to use hip-hop as a tool in order lure the youth so they can teach them and show them other forms of expressing who they are.. These BBoys are known as Uganda’s,  “Bouncing Cats”

These BBoys shows how breaking and other elements of hip hop can bring youth from different tribes together peacefully and help them all to rebuild a sense of pride and identity as individuals and as african people.

And Not Only Are the fellas Doing their Part in the HipHop game but the ladies are doing their part as well. Considered one of the best female Hip Hop artists in Uganda, she goes by the name of Keko.

Keko is a Ugandan artist who comes from Tororo a. With her cool swag  she has made a major impact on the rap game in Uganda, and is a major inspiration for more upcoming young female artists who feel they’re voices have not been heard in this genre of music expression.

Hotep… Family… Bless

Film: Counting Headz: South Afrika’s Sistaz in Hip Hop

Counting Headz: South Afrika’s Sistaz in Hip Hop is a documentary that was shot in Johannesburg and in Cape Town, South Africa. This film is a documentary about South African women and their struggle. Several rap artists in the film discuss their life and situation through music and Hip Hop. The film explained the obstacles and stereotypes women face on a regular basis. Many women don’t have a voice and are required to follow certain roles, such as being a mother and caring after children. Very few women resist or speak out but, just conform. However, many hip hop artists have chosen to speak out through Hip Hop music. For example, DJ Sistamatic speaks out about how she feels about the way women are treated and portrayed.