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The hip hop subculture in the Czech Republic emerged after the Velvet Revolution in 1989.[1] Since then the subculture has become an influential urban phenomenon,[citation needed] with hip hop groups, clubs and festivals appearing across the country. Notable hip hop artists from the Czech Republic include Chaozz,, Naše Věc and Prago Union.[2]


See also: List of hip hop music festivals

Hip Hop Kemp is an international hip hop festival held every year in late August in Eastern Bohemia. It has been running since 2002, and is one of the biggest hip-hop festivals in Europe with an audience of 20,000.[3] Originally staged at the areál koupaliště Cihelna in Pardubice, it has since moved to Festival Park, Hradec Králové.

Urban Rapublic is a Czech and German hip hop and reggae festival held annually in June. The 2005 line-Up featured artists including Scratch, Tajai and Souls Of Mischief, Phi Life Cypher, The Regime, and Zion I.

See also


  1. ^ Hip Hop around the World: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]. p. 1779.
  2. ^ "The rising Czech rappers making a name for themselves in Leeds". 12 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Hip Hop Kemp - Festival with Atmosphere! - Hip Hop KempFestival History". Retrieved 18 February 2014.