TGIF! with Diaspora: A Global Mixtape Movement


Too many MCs not enough mics? Not this time. Volume 2 of Diaspora: A Global Mixtape Movement brings together 50 MCs from more than 24 countries around the world. The Hip-Hop artists contribute a 16 bar verse in their native tongue, showcasing the cultural, stylistic, and linguistic diversity of each region’s respective Hip-Hop scene. The fair-trade, international urban media production company and record label behind it, Nomadic Wax, aptly call it a "global music and cultural diplomacy project". 

And in the spirit of music without borders, not only does the Diaspora Mixtape bridge would-be barriers such as class, socioeconomic status, notoriety, availability of resources, religion, language and race – it is freely distributed too! 

Diaspora Mixtape Vol 2 (2011): Full Video from Nomadic Wax on Vimeo.


“The next evolution of Hip-Hop culture has come from the global phenomenon,” says Diaspora MC Hired Gun, “It only makes sense that with its power to unite and give voice to the unheard and ignored, that hip hop would be the medium and means for people from many different languages, backgrounds and cultures to congregate together through word. sound. power.”


Learn more about the project and download Volume 2 of the mixtape at

Artists on the mixtape represent Argentina, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cape Verde, China, Congo, France, Gabon, Germany, Haiti, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Macedonia, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, Senegal, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, US, Uruguay, Zimbabwe

Images via the Diaspora Mixtape website.

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