Archive for December, 2009

New video from AK & MC Amin “The One”

December 28, 2009 Leave a comment

A raw and experimental video from the Knightz and Amin. Reminds me of those old Wu-Tang vids from back in the day. Just a bunch of hyped up dudes in the hood, spittin right at the camera.


Promo video for Don Bigg “Byad ou K7al”

December 28, 2009 Leave a comment

The wait is over: “Byad ou K7al/Black & White” now in stores and on Amazon. I’ve already listened to it 4 times and it just keeps getting better. Beats by the usual suspects and a few tracks by legendary producer FredWreck.

Translations and reviews coming soon…

Alfaress at CMJ Global Hip Hop Showcase

December 27, 2009 Leave a comment

Can’t forgive myself for missing this show but shoukran to the folks at Nomadic Wax & the Bloom Effect for capturing the event in this short video and interview with Alfaress.

New video from H-Kayne “Jil Jdid/New Generation”

December 27, 2009 Leave a comment

LMAO at this one. DJ Key is back behind the camera for his second H-Kayne video, a tongue-in-cheek satire of young Moroccans obsessed with social media and text messaging.

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Putin’s down (sorta)

December 27, 2009 Leave a comment

Apparently, the Russian PM’s awkward appearance on a “youth style” show didn’t play well in the press, but the very fact of his attempt to validate Hip Hop culture in order to appeal to young audiences speaks volumes about the political currency that Hip Hop conveys worldwide.

Here’s the full article at

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December 24, 2009 Leave a comment

Saw dude last night at Littlefield and was well impressed. Plus, homey rockin the Free beard, followin the Deen, New Muslim Cool style.

Slingshot Hip Hop-Early Trailer

December 23, 2009 Leave a comment

Here’s the early trailer for the film that first introduced me to Arab Hip Hop

Categories: Middle East