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9 Producers Keeping Grime Alive!
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9 Producers Keeping Grime Alive!

August 20, 2012
Words and interviews by Joseph 'JP' Patterson Grime music has long been the voice of a young generation coming out of Britain—well, for over a decade now—with the likes of Wiley, Dizzee Rascal, Kano, Skepta et al leading the lyrical way. But,...
Freetown, Sierra LeoneJanka Nabay Parties With The Bubu Gang
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Janka Nabay Parties With The Bubu Gang

August 20, 2012
In the past decade Ahmed Janka Nabay has gone from being a star in Sierra Leone to struggling to make ends meet as an émigré in Philadelphia, to nurturing a second act in the American indie underground. He revived the traditional bubu music that he...
Monterrey, MexicoThe Rise (and Rise) of 3Ball MTY
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The Rise (and Rise) of 3Ball MTY

“What’s new with you guys,” I ask the members of 3Ball MTY, hoping to break the ice. “Well Don Omar, the reggaeton star is doing a remix, and we’re planning to do a song with him. We’re trying to put something together with Shakira,” says Erick...
Xtatic Thrills Kenyan Hip-Hop Fans
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Xtatic Thrills Kenyan Hip-Hop Fans

Name: Xtatic (Gloria Edna Mecheo) Where She's From: Nairobi, Kenya Genre: Hip-Hop Most Similar: Camp Mulla, Kwesta When She Started: 2011 Sounds Like: Girls run the world The buzz in Kenya right now is all about a 21-year old emcee...
Theophilus London is a LVR Not a Fighter
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Theophilus London is a LVR Not a Fighter

Words and Interview by Zoy Britton. Theophilus London coolly emerges from his trailer, proclaiming that he would prefer to do our interview outdoors, much to my sweaty chagrin. Clad in his usual dark sunglasses, camel-colored jeans and his (current)...
Medellin, ColombiaDorados Rockabilly Trio Stays Gold
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Dorados Rockabilly Trio Stays Gold

Name: Dorados Rockabilly Trio Where They're From: Medellín, Colombia Genre: Rockabilly/Punk Most Similar: The Rock Tigers, Los Vigilantes When They Started: 2009 Sounds Like: Ritchie Valens and Link Wray drag race in...