International Hip-Hop Blog To LaunchThe Audible Treats team has rolled up its collective sleeves once again to reveal Flight808.com, a blog showcasing music, videos, and happenings from all corners of the global hip-hop community. Flight808.com will set off on an expedition through the six habitable continents, touching down frequently to survey the hip-hop music and culture of nations like France, Brazil, Senegal and India.

Flight 808 emerged out of an appreciation of the breadth of diversity and talent amongst foreign hip-hop artists juxtaposed against a relatively miniscule section of U.S. limelight. Even on the Internet, it’s difficult to gain a cohesive understanding of international hip-hop; 808 aims to remedy this, employing centralization as its accomplice.

"The mission is simple", says Editor Gavin Rhodes. "We want to provide a global perspective on a profoundly American genre". For years now, people from all regions of the globe have been taking hip-hop and flipping it with their native tongue and aesthetics, pushing the boundaries of the genre in many new directions. Until now, there has not been a central location solely dedicated to showcasing international hip-hop artists to American audiences. Flight808.com will fill this void, playing host to all things related to international hip-hop.

Flight 808 will focus on a different nation or theme every week, posting 2-3 short editorials alongside downloadable music and links to videos on the web. Foreign hip-hop fans and artists are encouraged to get involved and submit content or even write on behalf of their respective homelands. A truly international effort, Flight808.com has landed.

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Selected Articles:

Beit Nun
Beit Nun

Beit Nun is an underground Hip-Hop artist from Macclesfield, UK, and is the founder/owner of Innit R [ ... ]

Vauxhall UK Beatbox Championships - May 2007
Vauxhall UK Beatbox Championships - May 2007

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Ill Bill - Society is Brainwashed / I'm a Goon 12"...
Ill Bill - Society is Brainwashed / I'm a Goon 12

There was something special about hearing Non-Phixon’s brand of paranoid splutter over vintage [ ... ]

Signtology - VOP
Signtology - VOP

Collectively known as VOP (Visit Other Planets), and formed in 1988, Dane and Solo gained reputation [ ... ]

Breis - Brother Reaching Each Inner Soul
Breis - Brother Reaching Each Inner Soul

Breis (breeze) is a London based rap artist originally from Nigeria. He describes his music as BAM ( [ ... ]

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