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 Iran/Germany – MC Basstard

MC Basstard, born in 1982 in Teheran, is a german horrorcore and mystic rapper. Listen to his track “Drachen Gift”:

Music from Zimbabwe, Mali & Nigeria – C’est pas bon

BRANDNEW SONG! A song I don’t know more about, but it’s multi-cultural. Seems to be from Fore from Mali. But it’s awesome good african music. The ‘Ce n’est pas bon’ in the background is by Amadou & Mariam. About political and society problems. “C’est pas Bon”, in english: that’s not good:

Music from Germany – Dú Maroc

Dú Maroc, born in 1985 is a german rapper with moroccan roots. His single “One Touch”, featuring Jonesmann is about german childs society problems, which could for example in this song, solved by football. It tells us that everyone can do some great things with his life, if he knows how to deal with his life. Hold on, you’re gonna reach your dreams.

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 Canada/South Africa – Zaki Ibrahim

Zaki Ibrahim was born in Canada, she is the daughter of a South African father and a Scottish mother.  While growing up she traveled back and forth from Canada to South Africa.  She is a hip-hop/soul singer now based in Cape Town, South Africa.  She has a new album Every Opposite.  This is her song “The Do.”

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 – Macklemore

Ben Haggerty better known by his stage name Macklemore is an American Hip-Hop artist.  If you have not heard his song with Ryan Lewis “Thrift Shop” then you haven’t listened to the radio.  The song is #1 in the US,Canada, Australia and New Zealand plus high on the charts in other countries.

Music from Canada/Somalia – K’naan

K’naan was born in Somalia and spent most of his childhood in Mogadishu.  His real name Keynaan, means “traveler” in the Somali language.  When he was 13, K’naan and his family moved to Canada.  He rose to prominence with the success of his single “Wavin’ Flag”, which was chosen as Coca-Cola’s promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.  We have featured other songs by K’naan on this site so also check them out.  This is one of my favourite called “Bang Bang” which was released in 2010 and features Adam Levine of Maroon 5.