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The Hip Hop African

Hip hop music in Africa is a vital cultural form that has been used to "represent marginalized voices, social movements, and identities," across the continent. The Hip Hop African is a student-driven project dedicated to exploring the music genre's impact through a blog and monthly podcast. The site was started by the Howard University Department of African Studies, and its content continues to be written primarily by students in the Hip Hop in Africa course taught at Howard University and George Washington University. The podcast is hosted by Msia Kibona Clark, a scholar of African Studies and author of the book Hip-hop in Africa: Prophets of the City and Dustyfoot Philosophers. On the site's main page, readers can scroll through the latest blog posts or use the right-hand search bar to find content based on artist, country, or topic. Visit the Hip Hop African tab to enjoy the latest podcast episodes and find links to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or Google Play. The podcast typically features music, interviews, and discussions with scholars, activists, and hip hop artists. Readers interested in learning more about hip hop in Africa can find a bibliography (under the Hip Hop References tab), academic journals (Hip Hop Studies Journals), films (Hip Hop Films), and other blogs, podcasts, and sites focused on this topic (Hip Hop Links).
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June 18th, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
June 4th, 2021 at 12:45pm
Date Of Record Release
June 7th, 2021 at 1:46pm
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