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Call for book chapters!

Audrey Hudson


CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS

Since Hip Hop’s formation, Blackness and Indigeneity have intersected in interesting but previously unacknowledged ways. For instance, the use of the name Pow Wow by a member of the Soul Sonic Force and his wearing a headdress—a stereotype of Indigenous people, produced by Europeans. As Indigenous people have re-emerged in the public consciousness globally, Indigenous Hip Hop artists have been on forefront in asserting Indigenous peoples’ humanity through the cultural power of Hip Hop. And yet, even as Hip Hop Studies scholarship has gone global, or, to paraphrase Jeff Chang’s (2007) proclamation, “It’s a Hip Hop world,” the study of Indigeneity in Hip Hop culture, and how it intersects with blackness, has not been afforded the same attention.

Under contract with Sense Publishers, we would like to invite you to submit an essay for this innovative edited book that analyzes broadly the intersections of Hip-Hop…

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Posted in Female Emcees, Podcasts, South Africa

“Conversations” with Ambrea and Samantha

This is a ~16 minute podcast entitled “Conversations.”  In this piece, we compare South African femcees thematically to African American femcees.  We also discuss how femcees construct their womanhood in ways that are conforming and controversial, and how they sometimes present certain masculinities in order to uplift and give power to their construction of womanhood.

Enjoy!

Posted in Africa, Podcasts

African-American vs African Hip Hop: Are they the same?

Hip Hop can be seen as an essential part of our everyday lives. We can all connect on some level to the beats, lyrics, or even the artists. A constant debate that occurs is determining if American hip hop contains derivatives of African hip hop? Lets start the discussion.