Thursday, 30 September 2010

Multi-Lingual Speakers: Hip-Hop \ Rap Goes International

Multi-lingual speakers, I know what you’re thinking this girl is crazy right? But wait, just hear me out for a minute. When you listen to hip-hop \ rap music, you probably have Drake, Lil Wayne, and other hip-hop classics blaring out of your stereo speakers. Have you ever considered listening to music from other countries? A country, that has really taken hip-hop \ rap music to the mainstream Is Turkey, with commercial and underground artists from Ceza to Sagopa Kajmer. The rapper I want to talk about today (Sept 30th 2010) is Sagopa Kajmer. Underground, and now commercial rapper Kajmer made his debut in 1999. With a mixtape release entitled ‘Kuvetmira’, which basically is a play on words meaning strength. He then, returned, with two more mixtape releases back in 2002 entitled 10 Kursun (10 bullets). Later he tied the knot with girlfriend Kolera, who’s also a rapper and collaborated with Kajmer. The Turkish rapper maintained his reputation, as a talented artist by releasing a further 7 albums to date. His latest project entitled ‘Bendeki Sen’ (You Are Of Me) the guy, who completely changed the music industry in Turkey by introducing hip-hop \Rap. So, take the time to listen to Kajmer, and other artists in Turkish rap. Check them out on Youtube, and other video sharing sites. Even if you don’t understand the lyrics, there’s no doubt that you will feel the flow when artists like Kajmer spit.

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