Powerful Soundtracks to the London Riots

Whilst the causes and consequences of the London Riots are indeed complex, and certainly deeper than a lot of the emotive kneejerk comments coming from government and other sources might suggest, it is clear that…

Nate Dogg Dies at 41

Hip Hop artist Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011), better known as Nate Dogg has died at the age of 41. Recognised as one of the top exponents of West Coast Hip…

Artists Unite to Produce Khalas Mixtape Vol. 1

In a move reflecting what might become a uniting in solidarity of revolutionary movements across the Middle East, artists from Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria have joined together to produce Mixtape Vol. 1 , a…

Egypt Fight Song (Behead the King)

Egypt Fight Song” (Behead The King) with Bird, The Truth, and produced by DJ Nas, a powerful hip hop summary of the feelings driving the Egyptian Revolution, is available from several web sources, and is…

Hip Hop Song and Tunisian Uprising

“President Your People Are Dying” by rapper Hamada Ben Amor (a.k.a. El General) helped galvanise protests leading to the overthrow of President Ben Ali when it was widely distributed on Facebook. The song protested against…