By Pamela Ospina. Photography: Picinic Fotografia Crew Peligrosos take the stage as light and color fill the room. Heads bob to the beat and words roll off the tongue; the kids in the barrio watch every move and see what they long to become. Hip hop is comprised of 4 basic elements: MCs (Rappers), Deejays, B-Boys/B-Girls, and Graffiti artists. These [...]
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Medellin’s Laberinto, one of the city’s longest standing and most prolific hip hop groups just released their new video for the song “Lola.” The song about meeting mamacitas shows how the group’s sound is maturing in a more playful way, away from the heavy barrio sound saturated with the strife of the city.
Medellin based L-Mental just dropped their newest album, “Espejos” and it is available in an impressive fold-out three-CD anthology/mini-box set which includes their first two albums as well as their lastest.
Booming out of Medellin’s Comuna 13 is a fresh, summery new track from C15 entitled “Musica + Amor = Libertad.” Frontman Jeihhco Castaño, who is also the director of Elite Hip Hop, dropped this track last week with a very special message attached. Tired of the negative stereotypes surround the comuna, C15 stresses that the barrio has a positive side [...]
In Colombia, especially in Medellin, hip-hop is a big deal. The multi-generational local scene has a massive following of dedicated rappers and producers, as well as a number of hip-hop schools teaching music and dance as an alternative to violence. Bohemio – laberinto ELC For the past 10 years, Laberinto has been instrumental in both defining the sound of Medellin [...]
DJ Dmoe is a vinyl DJ and music producer from Medellin, Colombia who as of lately seems to be all over the city – hip hop events, concerts, dropping disco vinyl in dance clubs or in this case at the Modern Art Museum of Medellin (MAMM). Dmoe isn’t afraid of throwing in the flavorful track here and there mixing in [...]
After the annual Hip 4 concert in Moravia, and the 6th annual Revolucion Sin Muertos show in Comuna 13, it was time for the 3rd annual Hip 6 concert in Doce de Octubre, Medellin. The show brought in so many people that outside of the small area for journalists and the logistics crew, there was not even walking room. Thousands showed [...]