Music from the US – Jay Z & Alicia Keys

“Empire State of Mind” is a hip hop and soul song made by Jay Z featuring Alicia Keys. This song is actually one of the rap classics in the past years, within impressive chorus. The song about profanity and the problems in the different districts of New York, became a #1 single in the United States in 2009:

Music from the Dominican Republic – Fulanito

Fulanito is a Merenhouse group from the Dominican Republic. They have received acclaim from being one of the first groups to combine Merengue and House music, selling around 2 million albums around the world.

Here is their song “Guayando”

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 France/Chile – Ana Tijoux

Anamaría Merino Tijoux (born 1977), commonly known by her stage name Ana Tijoux or Anita Tijoux, is a French-Chilean musician. She became famous in Latin America as the female MC of hip-hop group Makiza during the late 1990s. In 2006, she crossed over to the mainstream of Latin pop after her collaboration with Mexican songstress Julieta Venegas in the radio hit “Eres para mí”. Tijoux has often been praised for “exploring sensitive matters devoid of violence.” She gained more widespread recognition following her second solo album, 1977.(wiki)

Here is her song “1977”