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Zimbabwe Legit (<p>Sue Kwon</p>)

Zimbabwe Legit

Zimbabwe Legit, featuring MCs Akim Ndlovu (known as simply Akim) and Dumisani Ndlovu (aka Dumi Right), were the first African group to record hip-hop in America. They provide a high energy, multi-dimensional live show that highlights various hip hop elements including emceeing, dance and beatboxing and incorporates a musical soundscape that seamlessly blends gritty beats with sundry influences of African rhythms, jazz and funk. Not your typical rap show, their performances are more of a hip hop cultural celebration or immersion and an invocation of the spirit that the founders intended. Their sound retains the roots of a golden age from whence it emanated, while still remaining current, if not ahead of its time.Their self-titled debut EP, released in 1992 at the height of hip hop's golden age, featured a unique blend of hip hop with African musical elements and established the duo as certified forerunners on the cutting edge of the artform.

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Zimbabwe Legit 2/15/14: Zimbabwe Legit

The pioneering and groundbreaking hip-hop crew, one of the first rap groups from Africa to make a splash worldwide, takes the stage as a preview concert for the Center’s upcoming One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide festival.

Zimbabwe Legit

The pioneering and groundbreaking hip-hop crew, one of the first rap groups from Africa to make a splash worldwide, takes the stage as a preview concert for the Center’s upcoming One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide festival.

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