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Haitian hiphoppers Barikad Crew with Bay Hiphop Bourad

December 21, 2011

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12-20-11 Barikad Crew haiti

Tragedy hit Barikad Crew (aka BC) when 3 members died in a car accident. These guys pioneered Rap Kreyol in Haiti.

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Cuban Hip Hop: Guerrilla Radio – The Documentary

October 25, 2011

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10-23-2011 4-43-11 PM guerrilla radio hiphop cuba

It may be a few years old, but it’s probably new to you!  For various reasons, Cuba is one of the few hotbeds of a really original musical style in this world (think afro-cuban beats; Buena Vista Social Club).  And you just knew they’d do their thing with hiphop. Read below. Blow your mind.

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NOT for children. (Hint: AK’s). But one of the BEST rappers WW’s seen.

August 11, 2011

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8-10-2011 9-52-05 AM kt dripdrop trinidad

You can’t put this on MTV:  real guns, real drugs, real stoners.  But no denying HT’s crazy lyrical skills!

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St. Kitts’ Infamus & Ballikup: rough-world rappin’ and smooth singing

August 9, 2011

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8-8-2011 10-36-38 PM infamus world shoulders

Ain’t easy hustlin’ anywhere, even on paradise island.  From St. Kitts and Nevis, Infamus and Ballikup have the World on their Shoulder.

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“Stop Destroying Our Planet,” Adrian Wright, with this wrong!

August 9, 2011

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8-8-11 St. vincent adrian wright

There’s not a lot of rappers on the island-chain-that-sounds-like-a-band: St. Vincent & the Grenadines.  And then there’s Adrian Wright rapping “Stop Destroying Our Planet.”  Yes, stop.

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St. Lucian Kayo’s Endless Summer. WWish it were so.

August 8, 2011

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8-8-11 kayo summer

Sittin’ outside with the lappy, drinkin’ a beer, and postin’ raps about summer.  Ta – Dow!

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Scott Storch produced “Jamaican Ting” by Beenie Man

August 8, 2011

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8-8-11 beenie man jamaican ting

Ain’t too many uber-producers out there, but Scott Storch one of ‘em.  Grammy winner Beenie Man‘s “Jamaican Ting” has that distinctive sound that kills it on the 2 & 4.

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Haiti still reeling. Get your mind BLOWN by these Haitian kid rappers.

August 7, 2011

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8-8-11 haiti couer a couer

The recovery from the Haitian earthquake is far from over.  Help here, and watch this unbelievably awesome vid.  Spinetingler.

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Grenada hiphop: M.B.Y.S. featuring female rapper Cupit

August 7, 2011

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8-8-11 m.b.y.s grenada

Sounds like a lot of stuff on the radio now in ’11.  And these Grenadians get credit for that.

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Q.W. Rumble: Dominican all-star hiphop

August 7, 2011

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8-7-11 dr qw rumble

Black Machete, Raphy Dan, Jack Frost–all rappers you’ve probably never heard of.  Pero todo bueno.

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