The Mic Movement
amplifying art in berlin & beyond

 
 

 

Murs & Fashawn

The Mic Movement caught up to Fashawn and Murs in Berlin at the Bohannon before they performed tracks from their album together, This Generation. They talk about their circumstances, inspirations, homophobia, growing up and man...
by denise
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Diamond D

In 1996 my hiphop education was swift and thorough as everything I needed to know was on one mixtape a DJ friend gave me.  On it, among the likes of the Alcoholics, the Beatnuts, Jeru the Damaja, the Notorious B.I.G, Method Ma...
by carl
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Michael Thompson aka Freestylee

Thompson aka Freestylee was inspired to paint his first poster in response to the injustice of the Green Bay Massacare in Jamaica. Since then his technique has shifted to digital creations but social justice and Jamaican cultur...
by denise
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Blaq Pearl

Spending a sunny afternoon with Blaq Pearl in Berlin was like having a virtual visit to her home in South Africa. As she does with her poetry and song, she paints vivid pictures throughout the interview about what her life is ...
by denise
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Heard & Seen @ Black Milk

The hip-hop in Berlin is up close and personal. The Bohannon has a basement feel and minimal separation between performer and audience. Check out how Black Milk and his crew bring it at the their concert at the Bohannon. This i...
by denise
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RonAmber

RonAmber is a stand-out poet. Her words stand alone and works of art but her understated delivery illuminates her work. When accompanied by a full band and the singing of Blaq Pearl magic occurs.
by denise
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Reggae Nation Project – Part 1

The Reggae scene in Germany is impressive.  I had the honor of experiencing the abundance of talent and organization in Germany’s Reggae community at Reggae Nation Germany’s United for Africa concert on September 3...
by denise
 

 
 

Glimpses of Splash

Here is a visual synopsis of all the goodness that was to be seen at this year’s Splash hip-hop festival.  The music comes from Kiko King and Creative Maze of Airbender Music. Artists like MF Doom, Aesop Rocky, De LA Sou...
by denise
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Heard & Seen @ Zion I

Zumbi of Zion I joins Deuce Eclipse and Berlin’s own Yarah Bravo to rock the mic with a freestyle in Berlin on September 28, 2011. Remember that all that you are about to hear & see is freestyle which means spontaneou...
by denise