Posted on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 by Will Hagle
Foreignrap is a platform to discover international rap music.
Hip-hop may have originated in the Bronx, but it quickly spread to the other four boroughs, then the rest of the country, and then the rest of the world. Rappers hail from all walks of life, speak numerous different languages, and have cultivated scenes in unexpected places. When I visited Korea last year, I was blown away by how much people loved hip-hop. I saw several Korean rappers perform, and was amazed by the quality of the local Seoul scene, which goes basically unmentioned in the United States. Foreignrap is an online platform helping rap fans discover good music from around the globe.
Foreignrap’s default mode is to shuffle through songs from various countries, displaying the song title, artist name, and country of origin. The video plays on a wide screen, with links to listen on Spotify, Youtube, or your preferred streaming platform. There’s the option to pause and skip tracks, or to listen to mixtapes or submit your own tracks. You can also filter by country, if you were ever curious about the hip-hop songs being made in Iceland or Switzerland, for example. It’s incredible to see how widespread the love for hip-hop has become, and Foreignrap is a great celebration of the now-global genre.