What is Take Back the Mic?
The World Cup of Hip Hop: Take Back The Mic shines a spotlight on the artists, fans, and communities finding expression and empowerment through Hip Hop culture around the world. More than just a travel show or a music contest, Take Back The Mic is a movement.
Be part of an artist's journey from Local Legend to Global Star by listening to, watching and "amping" their music on amp.it.
Take Back the Mic traveled to The Dominican Republic and Mexico to meet the six semifinalists chosen by amp.it users. Here are their stories:
Episode 1 -
A poet emerges from a neglected corner of the Dominican Republic
Episode 2 -
The godfather of Dominican Hip Hop doubles as BMX champ
Episode 3 -
A lyrical magician uses his skills to uplift his family
Episode 4 -
The #1 Spanish-language battle rapper in the world does it all for his kids
Episode 5 -
This cerebral MC came to the big city to achieve his dream: to uplift others through Hip Hop
Episode 6 -
This talented crew from Mexico's biggest hood bring the lyrical fire
Episode 7 -
A BBoy crew takes their street skills to the classroom
Episode 8 -
This acrobatic trio show how Hip Hop was born in Medellin
Episode 9 -
Luma Y Zeta:
These BGirls took "I can't" out of their vocabulary and it's paying off.