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Eritrea: Origin of Rap?

In Eritrea, Masse (ማሰ) and MelQes (መልቀስ) performances, just like what’s now called free-style hip-hop, are combination of speech, prose, poetry and singing and delivered in a rhythmic flow, on the spot, without any rehearsals.

Considering the developed world as the origins of pop culture without questioning is wrong because more often than not the origins tend to be ancient civilizations in Africa, writes Milka Teklom.

BY MILKA TEKLOM | ERITREA PROFILE

I don’t think I am cold-hearted but when I hear gang-related shoot outs, my empathy for the deceased don’t last long until I heard the death of Sandman Negus, an Eritrean American rapper. His real name is Sador Fissehaye. Continue reading Eritrea: Origin of Rap?

Ermias Caps off His Victory Lap with Two Grammy Awards

Nispey Hussle won a posthumous award at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (26). “Racks in the Middle” took home best rap performance to rousing applause at the pre-telecast ceremony. Sharing in the award were Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy. It is the rapper’s first-ever Grammy Award. (PHOTO: ROB LATOUR/SHUTTERSTOCK)

BY NATNAEL YEBIO W.

When Nip was killed last year outside his Marathon shop in South LA, the world came to a stop. Tributes came from one end of the world to the other. Government officials, artists from all medium, actors, musicians, and sport icons paid their respects to him, while his fans across the globe held candle vigils in their home towns. Continue reading Ermias Caps off His Victory Lap with Two Grammy Awards

Zimbabwe: Celebrating Nipsey, Embracing Eritrea

Long Live Ermias Joseph Asghedom, Long Live Eritrea, Long Live Zimbabwe. (Photo: David Crotty / Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

BY OBI EGBUNA JNR SIMUNYE | THE HERALD

As the mighty people and nation of Zimbabwe are in the middle of celebrating their 39th year of independence and territorial integrity, the African Diaspora is being moved by the recent loss of one of Mother Africa’s glorious sons Ermias Joseph Asghedom, better known as Nipsey Hussle. Continue reading Zimbabwe: Celebrating Nipsey, Embracing Eritrea

Nipsey Hussle Had a Vision for South L.A. It All Started With a Trip to Eritrea

Eritrea had a powerful effect on Hussle. It has all started after he visited Eritrea for the first time at the age of 19.

BY ANGEL JENNINGS | LOS ANGELES TIMES

At the age of 19, Nipsey Hussle took the money he earned hustling on the streets of South Los Angeles and bought a plane ticket to his father’s homeland — a tiny country in eastern Africa that fought a brutal war to secure its place in the world as Eritrea. Continue reading Nipsey Hussle Had a Vision for South L.A. It All Started With a Trip to Eritrea

Eritrea Pays Tributes to Rapper Nipsey Hussle

An outpouring of grief and tribute for celebrated artist, beautiful human being, proudly Eritrean, Ermias Asghedom, better known by his stage name, Nipsey Hussle.

BY AANU ADEOYE | CNN

Eritrea’s Minister of Information Yemane Meskel has paid tribute to rapper Nipsey Hussle who was shot dead in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The rapper’s father is from the African nation and Hussle visited Eritrea in April 2018 where he sat down with the Ministry of Information’s website for a wide-ranging interview about his life and experiences growing up in Los Angeles in a culture of gang violence. Continue reading Eritrea Pays Tributes to Rapper Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle is in Eritrea (Interview)

“You might think money is important but it’s the togetherness and families being tight that make life better”

“You might have the material advantage in America but life is not all about that. The sense of family, peace, and respect is alive out here in Eritrea.”

BY BILLION TEMESGHEN | ERITREA PROFILE

Eritrean American recording artist and entrepreneur Ermias Asghedom, better known by his stage name, Nipsey Hussle, is one of the few success stories of rappers turned into inspiring entrepreneurs. Continue reading Nipsey Hussle is in Eritrea (Interview)