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  • April 24, 2014

    Shamon Cassette: “Stick ‘Em” Video Premiere and Interview

    Shamon Cassette, who teamed up with Spoek Mathambo on the outstanding Afro-futuristic hip-hop tape Wave Crusher last year, has graced us with the video premiere for his new track, “Stick ‘Em.” Shamon describes it as a “straight, gritty New York … Read more »

  • April 24, 2014

    Four Dancehall Riddims That Rocked

    In Chapter Four of “The Money Show,” we introduce you to the riddim-sharing system in dancehall culture, and how it can function as a sort of creative commons–copyright laws be damned. Here’s an introduction to a few of the most … Read more »

  • April 23, 2014

    The Lion(s) Sleep Tonight

    As we explore in our special Hip Deep episode, “The Money Show,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” is one of the most infamous cases of an African song being used for massive financial gain by the West. In 1939, Solomon Linda … Read more »

  • April 23, 2014

    Afropop Worldwide Exclusive Mix: Teleseen “Tropical Half-Truths”

    As part of our ongoing Afropop Worldwide Exclusive Mix series, we asked DJ, producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Cyr, AKA Teleseen, to make a mix of whatever he was currently excited about, which is mostly Brazilian electronic music, and the music it informs. … Read more »

  • April 22, 2014

    Afropop Premiere: “Creole” Underground Horns featuring Okai

    Underground Horns is a New York-based brass band that plays in a range of styles from Afrobeat to Ethio-funk to salsa. They can be frequently be seen and heard performing in subway stations as a featured band in the MTA’s … Read more »

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