News Brief

This Video Packs "40 Years of Hip Hop" Into Four Minutes

This new mashup by The Hood Internet highlights the 40 year history of hip hop.

Yesterday the City of New York, the office of The Bronx Borough President and HOT 97 kicked off the inaugural Global Hip Hop Day, with an insightful panel discussion with industry leaders. The event commemorated a genre that has traveled far and wide to influence artists on the African continent and beyond.


A new video from The Hood Internet highlights just how far the movement has come. "Forty Years of Hip Hop" offers a swift mashup of some of the most memorable moments in the genre's history—in just under four minutes.

With more and more African artists breaking waves in hip hop, it'll be interesting to see  what the next 40 years will look like.

Watch the incredible retrospective below and stay tuned for more coverage on the first-ever Global Hip Hop Day.

Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

Lupita Nyong'o Shares New Audio Book Adaptation for 'Sulwe'

Lupita Nyong'o has recently released the audio version of her successful book 'Sulwe' which is also being adapted into an animated musical.

Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong'o recently announced that her successful children's book Sulwe will be available in an audio version. This comes after the children's book was first published in 2019 and received praise for its theme on colourism. Nyong'o reportedly shared on the behind the scenes of recording the Sulwe audiobook and the production for the animated musical.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

The ‘Coming 2 America’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack & ‘The Rhythm Of Zamunda’ Are Out Now

Featuring Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Larry Gaaga, Alpha P, Davido and many more.