Music from Belgium – Scala & Kolacny Brothers

Scala & Kolacny Brothers is a girls’ choir from Aarschot in Belgium, which consists of about 60 members, girls and young women aged 14 to 24 years. Scala , the choir  is managed by the  brothers Stijn and Steven Kolacny. The choir was especially known by adaptations of well-known pieces of pop and rock music. Ar the  performances about 30 to 40 of the girls and the two brothers are usually present on stage

Here is their adaptionb of the Radiohead song “Creep “

Wir und die Anderen – unsichtbar

Wir und die Anderen (WudA): unsichtbar

Genre: Acoustic Hip-Hop

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The german acoustic hip-hop band Wir und die Anderen (WudA) from Ingolstadt released their first album ‘unsichtbar’ the 1st march 2013. Now we got it, and I’ve to say it’s amazing!

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Music from Poland – DJ Tomekk

DJ Tomekk, born in 1975, is a hip-hop DJ from Krakau. Listen to his track “Ich lebe für Hip-Hop”, featuring Grandmaster Flash f/ Curse, GZA, Prodigal Sunn, Steiber Twins:

Music from the US – Blakroc

Blakroc is a rap rock collaboration album by Ohio-based blues rock band The Black Keys and several hip hop and R&B artists. The project has been overseen by Damon Dash, co-founder and formerly owner of a share in Roc-A-Fella Records. The album was recorded at Studio G by co-producer Joel Hamilton. Album guests include Raekwon, RZA and the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard of the Wu-Tang Clan, Jim Jones and NOE of ByrdGang, Mos Def, singerNicole Wray, Pharoahe Monch, Ludacris, Billy Danze of M.O.P., and Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest. (source wikipedia) 

What you do to me ( Billy Danze of M.O.P., Jim Jones, & Nicole Wray)

Ain´t nothing like you (Mos Def & Jim Jones)

http://youtu.be/GwAAkrrNFz4

Music from the US – Bone Thugs n Harmony

Bone Thugs N Harmony is a US Hip Hop Band founded 1992 in Cleveland /US . They have  become famous through their second album “1999 Eternal ” which has been 8 weeks Number 1 in the US charts . The americans ( and me too ) loved this mix of harmonic soul and fast rap combined with spiritual and religious lyrics. Here is their song “Tha Crossroads “

Music from Barbados – Rihanna

Did you ever notice that the glamour-pop singer Rihanna is from Barbados? I didn’t so far! But she was born in Saint Michael on Barbados in 1988. Today, she’s best known for pop, R&B and even dancehall and hip-hop music and as an actress. Of course, her music reaches the charts regulary and won already many awards. Here’s a great remix(I prefer the remix instead the original) of her song “Umbrella”. Updated song for you!

Music from the US – Lowkey

Lowkey is an US-american rapper and political activist of English and Iraqi descent. In 2012 he startet a hiatus to concentrate on his studies. Listen to his song “Long Live Palenstine”. For a palestine solution with peace. No war between the religions.

Music from the US – EDUBB ft. Lil Chuckee (YMCMB)

Edubb, known for US-american hip-hop with their great “Beast Mode”:

Thanks for this suggestion, jdobypr!

Music from Togo – Yao Bobby

Yao Bobby is a west african rap and hip-hop musician, who released his first solo album ‘Histoires d’un continent’ in 2012. Before this he was the former of the first rap crew in Togo, Djanta Kann. His new album is an awesome mix of world, traditional western african instruments accompanied by his great voice. All in all it’s great traditional mixed with some rap. My favourite song is “Memoire d’un continent”:

“For all lovers of African Music, Yao Bobby is a must listen. His spoken words, rap and traditional sounds are still amazing. Try the journey!”

Listen to the awesome good full album ‘Histoires d’un continent’: