I’ve recently edited a special edition of the Journal of Pan African Studies on hip hop in Africa. With articles by myself and a diversity of other scholars writing on Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
● Swag’ and ‘cred’: Representing Hip-hop in the African City by Caroline Mos
● Hip Hop Music as a Youth Medium for Cultural Struggle in Zanzibar by Shani Omari
● Troubling the Trope of “Rapper as Modern Griot” by Damon Sajnani
● “The Blueprint: The Gift and The Curse” of American Hip Hop Culture for Nigeria’s Millennial Youth by Stephanie Shonekan
Check out the issue: http://www.jpanafrican.org/archive_issues/vol6no3.htm
Cover photo is Thiat from the Senegalese group Keur Gui performing at the Trinity International Hip Hop Festival. Photo by Msia Kibona Clark.