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30 days of Tanzanian hip hop: Day 16 Fid Q

30 days of Tanzanian hip hop: Day 16 – Fid Q in 2010. Fareed Kubanda. One of the most well known hip hop artists in Tanzania. I did a survey of over 500 students at the Univ of Dar es Salaam and Fid Q was mentioned more than any other artist, even Diamond, as an artists they followed online. With that kind of following Fid’s music and projects have had a huge impact. From Fid Style Fridays, the Hip Hop Darasa, and Poetry Addiction, he’s doing a lot. But Fid Q is also one of the most controversial artists in TZ. Everyone has a strong opinion about him, but whether you’re a fan or not, whether you like him or not, he’s currently the most well known emcee in Tanzania.

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*30 days of TZ hip hop is to show some of what I experienced the past year in Tanzania.

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Assistant Professor in the African Studies Department at Howard University. Professor of the course Hip Hop and Popular Culture in Africa. Researcher and photographer of hip hop in Africa.

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