Posted in Africa, Hip Hop References

Can hip hop change Africa?

Contrary to the popular opinion in the US that hip hop is dead, when it comes to hip hop in Africa, it represents a totally different sentiment.  While corporations like Viacom created a rap culture which has no purpose and looks outside of itself for direction, if you look at any major African country like Senegal and Kenya, you will find the music as it once was in the USA. Due to its newness of the music form and growing accessibility of it, hip hop is now the voice of the new generation of Africans and youth have begun to adapt and use it as a vehicle to change the world around them.

http://annansi.com/blog/2006/08/can-hip-hop-change-africa/

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