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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.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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