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italianrap è morto! Viva Italian Rap!

Joey Skee (May 28, 2012)
After fourteen years, I’m shutting down my website italianrap.com. Launched in December 1998, italianrap.com soon became a point of encounter for members of the Italian diaspora, as hip hop heads from around the world reached out to me. The site’s bulletin board was a place where folks from Australia, Canada, Belgium, Italy, France, United States, and other points on the hip hop planet came together. On August 30th, my personal website italianrap.com will cease to exist.



On August 30th, my personal website italianrap.com will cease to exist.


Launched in December 1998, it was the first English website dedicated to hip hop culture in Italy. While simplistic in design, it was easy to navigate and filled with information that was not available to non-Italian speakers. It provided a history of rap’s evolution in Italy, a bibliography, a directory of artists bios, and, probably most importantly, translations of what are now classic Italian contributions to global hip hop. 

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