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Online Radio Ads: 6 Reasons Your Business Needs Them

These days, people spend A LOT of their time online browsing web sites and searching for information. In fact, the average person spends more than 100 days per year online. Investing in online radio ads is an effective way to reach potential customers. By now, you may already be familiar with online advertising. Simply put, this medium makes use of the internet to deliver marketing messages to customers to gain […]

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DANCEHALL

Recreating America?: Why Most African Rappers Dont Sound `African`

Quincy Jones once said:   Ice keep doing what you are doing- man/Don’t give a damn those squares don’t understand/You let them tell you what to sing and what to write/Your whole career will be all over by tomorrow night!   -Ice T (Back on the Block 1989)   The mass media has ensured that the horrors of the Jewish Holocaust are deeply ingrained in our consciousness; however the equally […]

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DANCEHALL

Inside Tupac’s Last Days

The rapper's professional and personal life was at an all-time high when he was gunned down in September 1996. On September 7, 1996, Tupac Shakur was shot in Las Vegas; he died six days later. In the last days before his death, Tupac's life included creating music, filming a movie, activism, romance, and making plans for a future away from Death Row Records. Tupac's acting career was thriving Though best […]

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HIGHLIGHTS

Gen Elly Tumwine`s Contribution Towards Uganda`s Art Industry

Uganda`s former Security Minister General Elly Tumwine passed away Thursday morning in Nairobi at the Aga Khan Hospital where he had been airlifted recently after suffering complications related to a cancerous condition. Tumwine, one of the heroes of the 1986 Luweero bush war that brought the current NRM government to power and died at the age of 68. His death has left many people lamenting including the Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who regarded […]

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GOSPEL

MEET THE FIRST & ONLY EAST AFRICAN RAPPER TO BE FEATURED ON THE BET HIP-HOP AWARDS CYPHERS

Since 2007 The BET Hip-Hop Awards have been honoring the emcees, music, and artistry that keeps the culture we love moving forward and evolving. The ceremony’s rap freestyle series, “The Cypher”, highlights the lyrical ability, charisma, and stage presence of both hip-hop icons and emerging emcees in a traditional rap cypher setting.   Rappers have given some memorable performances throughout the years, with some artists making their mainstream debut in […]

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EVENTS

How Break dancing Got Olympic Status To Debut At Paris Games in 2024

Forget ice skating. Breakdancing is the coolest new Olympic sport. The International Olympic Committee in Dec 2020 officially announced it will add breakdancing to the Games under the name breaking. Breaking, of course, is a style of hip-hop dance that includes footwork and athletic moves like back or head spins. The dancers, often called b-boys or b-girls, will be able to compete in the 2024 Olympics in Paris. And here […]

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