A.R.T. (Always Rhyme Truthfully)
Cycles Of Sound
Democracy! ft. Virtuoso
Deficiency Disease ft. Mr. Lif
Run OUt Of Words? ft. Esoteric
Kabir's Critical Rhyme Inspection
Avoiding the easy definitions and caricatures that tend to celebrate or condemn the "hip hop generation," Hip Hop Matters focuses on fierce and far-reaching battles being waged in politics, pop culture, and academe to assert control over the movement. At stake, Watkins argues, is the impact hip hop has on the lives of the young people who live and breathe the culture.
In this thorough academic study, Maira (Asian American studies, Univ. of Massachusetts) explores the cultural dynamics found among Desis, second-generation South Asian American youth.
This book explores the two major reasons for hip-hop culture's proliferation throughout the world: 1) the global centrality of African American popular culture and the transnational pop culture industry of record companies and entertainment conglomerates; and 2) "connective marginalities" that are extant social inequalities forming the foundation for an "underground" network of
Brothers Gonna Work It Out considers the political expression of rap artists within the historical tradition of black nationalism.
Madlib loves Brazilian music, and he collaborates with legendary Mamao, the drummer for the Brazilian electric funk jazz group, Azymuth. They do covers of some great '60s and '70s Brazilian music. This is at the Hiphop Archive on vinyl.
DJ Nuts cuts hip-hop style over Brazilian music tunes for over an hour of smooth music.
From Los Angeles-based photographer B+, this is a mix of funky, cool world music.