2019 Wrapped

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2019 was probably one of the most noteworthy years of the decade for the global Desi Hip Hop culture. Already the most streamed genre in the world, Hip Hop grew wings and took flight in India. Canada birthed a new Punjabi Trap sound. Female emcees from across the globe are stepping up and standing out.

Lil Wayne Announces His Own Weed Strain

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Lil Wayne is officially part of the cannabis industry. On Dec. 1, the multiplatinum-selling rapper shared an Instagram photo of himself smoking a joint while revealing his new partnership with the cannabis brand Gkua. Naturally, it includes his own strain of marijuana.

CARDI B LEADS 2019 BET HIP-HOP AWARDS NOMINEES

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Cardi B received 10 nominations for the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards, leading the list of nominees for this year’s ceremony.
J Cole, Travis Scott and DJ Khaled are tied for the second-most nominations with eight each. Drake comes in third with seven while Megan Thee Stallion and the late Nipsey Hussle are in contention for five apiece.

Gangs of Desi Hip-Hop

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As the Desi Hip-Hop culture matured over the past decade, we've kept a close eye on the various crews across the globe creating a new breed of music & culture for the South Asian youth diaspora. We've lost some notable ones like the BURBAN movement by Shizio in the UK and Zoobabies by Noyz in Canada - but in this game only the strong survive.