2020-2021: Hip Hop grieves

The 2020 update never happened because just as I was writing it, I saw the news about MF DOOM´s death. Just like all his big fans I was shocked. And we lost many more musical heroes, iconic figures, irreplaceable individuals…

Many of these artists are foundational in where IBMCs came from, and all are respected and will be missed dearly. There is much to say about them and all their achievements but once again it’s impossible to articulate the impact these people had on the world and on me personally.

Certainly a strong element of these last years has been dealing with the realisation of how much we’ve lost and while the show goes on, we cannot go on without acknowledging this loss and somehow trying to express how much love and inspiration their music bought to us.


Biz Markie
The Gift of Gab of Blackalicious
Lee Scratch Perry
Double K of People Under the Stairs
Shock G
Black Rob
Zumbi of Zion I


About IBMCs

IBMCs is a multimedia organisation working on various projects to expose and promote the phenomenon of worldwide Hip Hop culture. We have been researching, archiving, promoting and producing international Hip Hop since 1998.
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