Injustice is Everywhere, so Stand-Up: Shadia Mansour

Shadia Mansour is a hip-hop artist who raps in Arabic. Many called her the “first lady of Arabic hip-hop,” which mean she is breaking down

Be Consciously Aware: K’Naan Educating the World

K’Naan was an artist who was born in Somalia. Some may claim that K’Naan was more than a musician but also a poet. In a

Hip Hop vs. Bongo Fleva

Hip hop in Tanzania was always in Swahili, and the beats were usually original and pure. The artists rap about their lifestyle, which was more

More Than Hip Hop: I Am…Young Kenyan, Intellectual, and Revolutionary

According to East African Hip Hop: Youth Culture and Globalization by Mwenda Ntarangwi, “young hip hop artists in the East African nations of Kenya…showcase the

Hip Hop is Not Free

In urban Africa, Griots was rapper/poet who told a story about what is going on in their country and how the people to feel about