It is known that becoming a successful female MC on the continent of Africa is extremely hard. On a continent that has patriarchy and toxic masculinity ingrained into its very blueprint (as a result of colonialism), entering the industry as a female MC can be extremely intimidating. “The commercial success of female hip-hop musicians like…
30 days of Tanzanian hip hop: Day 3 – Neyka @ the Hip Hop Kilinge (cypher). I was impressed with this sister. It was her first time on the mic and she did it at the kilinge, a mostly male, straight hip hop crowd.
Hip hop in Tanzania stands strong through events like the open mic night at the New Msasani Club in Dar es Salaam. Every Saturday night artists come from around the city to freestyle and perform. Most nights begin with a discussion of hip hop history. Tanzanian hip hop heads discuss the emergence of hip hop…