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Dec 15th, 2011

World Up and the Inside Out Pr...

World Up is curating a global art project in conjunction with Ted Prize winner and street artist JR’s “Inside Out Project.” The Inside Out Project is “a large scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Upload a portrait. Receive a poster. Paste it for the world to ...

Nov 29th, 2011

Screening: The Story of Lover&...

World Up is excited to be co-hosting a screening as part of the African Diaspora Film Festival of the critically acclaimed film, The Story Of Lover’s Rock.  Often referred to as ‘romantic reggae’, Lover’s Rock is about the vocal-led  sub-genre of reggae entirely British in origin. Lovers Rock came about during the 1970s, a period of ...

Sep 23rd, 2011

Thoughts on Troy Davis

Wednesday night was a somber one, as many of us went to bed feeling heavy about the execution of Troy Davis. Davis was accused of murdering police officer Mark MacPhail in August of 1989, and has been on death row since. Despite high profile supporters and reasonable doubt, the Georgia court system decided to continue with the planned execution. The ...

Aug 26th, 2011

If There’s A Struggle, Hip H...

With a prophetic song that dropped days after the revolution sparked in Egypt, MC El Deeb is an exemplar of World Up’s mission to use hip hop to fuel social change. We chatted with him shortly after about the “Arab Spring,” Egypt’s upcoming elections in September, and a unity felt with hip hop artists worldwide ...

Aug 3rd, 2011

August Summer Music Guide 2011...

World Up’s Summer Music Guide, August edition, is here again to bring you all the artists that inspire us (and hopefully you as well!). Click the link below to download the August installment now, for sounds from favorites like Ana Tijoux (Chile), Spoek Mathambo (South Africa), Gilles Peterson and the 14th Annual Black August Hip ...

Jul 20th, 2011

PANAMA ON BLAST! East 4th Sess...

A few months ago we interviewed Los Rakas, one of our favorite new groups coming out of California who are also reppin Panama hard. If you are in NYC, they happen to be playing tomorrow night 7/21/11 at “The Spot” a Heineken and Remezcla (one of our favorite guides to to hot music) sponsored thing…in ...

Jul 1st, 2011

July Summer Music Guide 2011!

World Up’s Summer Music Guide, July edition. is here again to bring you all the artists that inspire us (and hopefully you as well!). Click the link below to download the July installment now, for sounds from favorites like Baloji (Congo), ChocQuibTown (Colombia), Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival and Marcelo D2 (Brazil) . While this is ...

Jun 7th, 2011

June Summer Music Guide 2011!

World Up’s Summer Music Guide, June edition. is here again to bring you all the artists that inspire us (and hopefully you as well!). Click the link below to download the June installment now, for sounds from favorites like Blitz the Ambassador, Ana Tijoux, Reggie Watts and Theophilus London. While this is mostly NYC focused ...

May 26th, 2011

Revolución Sin Muertos || Rev...

Filmmaker Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi is at it again, and we can’t wait for the results! Known for his groundbreaking films Inventos: Hip Hop Cubano and HomeGrown: Hip-Life in Ghana, Eli will bring his unique and genuine approach to documenting international hip hop culture to Columbia. As seen in his previous work, Eli has a knack for ...

May 10th, 2011

Boogie Down Across the Ocean: ...

photo by Phungi Mozart isn’ t a name one usually hears at the top of a hip hop show. That said, Drob Dynamite opened last week’ s performance by citing a longstanding relationship with the composer, and with a flurry of strings launched into a churning German verse. The 21-year-old MC – Robert Andjelkovic – ...