African Battle Cry

Video taken at the African Battle Cry held in December 2017 in Cape Town by Heal the Hood.

Promo for Episode 14 of the Hip Hop African Podcast

Trinity International Hip Hop Festival Video p.1

DJ Lesson w/the Legendary DJ Ready D

This video was taken in July 2016 at a taping of the Ready D show in Cape Town, South Africa. Ready D is a legendary DJ in South Africa and was a member of the pioneering rap group Prophets of Da City. In the video Ready D provides a lesson in the different hip hop DJ styles.

30 days of Tanzanian hip hop: Day 12 DJ @ the 2013 Swahili Hip Hop Summit

30 days of Tanzanian hip hop: Day 12 – DJ @ the 2013 Swahili Hip Hop Summit. About a week after I landed in Dar I attended the Swahili Hip Hop Summit. There was a great blend of hip hop elements, including the element of knowledge. Wachata Crew was there doing graffiti, SUA was there doing their thing, a lot of emcees blessed the mic, and there was a lot of knowledge being spread.

*30 days of TZ hip hop is to show some of what I experienced the past year in Tanzania.

Video of Nikki Mbishi @ Lyricst Lounge

Nikki Mbishi @ the Lyricst Lounge event at Club 327 in Dar es Salaam.

30 days of Tanzanian hip hop: Day 3 – Neyka

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.

No Sleep

“No Sleep” is an all female hip hop track with a collective of young emcees from Southern Africa: DJ Naida of Zimbabwe, Gigi LaMayne and Devour of South Africa, Sasa Klaas of Botswana, and Ru the Rapper of Namibia.

Odaymara Cuesta of Las Krudas freestyling at Trinity Hip Hop Festival

Cuban emcee Odaymara Cuesta of Las Krudas freestyling at Trinity Hip Hop Festival.

Counting Headz:South Afrika Sistaz in Hip Hop

This ground-breaking documentary reveals the position of South Africa’s women today; their stories are mediated through the experiences of three major artists in South Africa’s hip hop scene.