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Muhammida’s Picks: A Global Hip-Hop Sampling

Last week, we spoke with director Muhammida El Muhajir about her newly released documentary, Hip Hop: The New World Order. To help us delve a little deeper into the impact hip-hop has made around the world, she sent us this list of classic tracks by hip-hop pioneers from some of the cities featured in her movie, along with a couple of her newer favorites from the thriving hip-hop scenes in Nigeria and Ghana. Get your taste of the hip-hop culture of Havana, Paris, Johannesburg, London, Rio, Accra and Lagos below:

Havana

Anonimo Consejo- “El Mundo no se para” (Desorden Público, 2009)

Orishas- “Represent” (A Lo Cubano, 1998)

Paris

Oxmo Puccino- “L’Enfant Seul” (Opera Puccino, 1998)

MC Jean Gab’1- “J’t’emmerde” (Ma vie, 2003)

Doudou Masta “Back to the Roots (feat. Jeru the Damaja)” (Mastamorphoze, 2003)

Johannesburg

Mizchif- “Place for a Wife (feat. TK)” (Life from All Angles, 1999)

Rio de Janeiro

MV Bill- “Traficando Informação” (Traficando Informação, 2000)

London

Blak Twang- “The Arsenal” (19 Long Time: Live from the Big Smoke, 1998)

Roots Manuva- “Witness (1 Hope)” (Run Come Save Me, 2001)

Accra

Reggie Rockstone- “Eye Mo De Anaa” (Me Na Me Kae, 1999)

New School Africa

Nigeria

D’Banj- “Oliver Twist” (D’Kings Men, 2013)

Ghana

E.L., M.anifest, D-Black & Sarkodie- “The ChOsen” (2013)

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