Internationally Known Vol. 1
The first in a series of innovative mixtapes, Internationally Known: Volume 1 is proof that Hip-Hop is global. Artists from more than thirty nations were brought together to form a comprehensive album that represents the vast landscape of Hip-Hop culture. Artists on the mixtape rap in English as well as their native languages, sparking a climate of cultural exchange. Conceived by Dumi RIGHT of pH MUSIC and Magee McIlvaine of Nomadic Wax and Magee Films, and mixed by Italy's DJ Nio, Internationally Known gathers material from some of the best Hip-Hop artists across the globe, in order to showcase the underground talent that has formed the foundation for global Hip-Hop. Some of the artists include Zero Plastica (Italy/Nigeria/Jamaica), Alfaress (Morocco), Wagëblë (Senegal), and OBC (Burkina Faso). The project was a collaboration between Nomadic Wax, Zero Plastica, Basement Underground Studios, pH MUSIC, and Magee Films, organizations that are at the forefront of the global Hip-Hop movement. The mixtape will be distributed for free online and in limited amounts at shows and festivals. It will make its debut at the Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival in Hartford, CT on 9 April 2010. Artists from Internationally Known are free to distribute the mixtape as they see fit in order to help spread the word about positive Hip-Hop culture, educating people and places that never would have experienced progressive, global Hip-Hop otherwise.