Olubowale Victor Akintimehin

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wale, an american rapper but a nigerian first.

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Bas and the internationalization of hip-hop

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HHAP EP. 64: Minista of Agrikulcha (MOA) on the African presence in U.S. hip hop

This episode features a conversation with Ghana’s Minista of Agrikulcha (MOA). The multilingual, transnational MOA was born in Ghana, but lived in the Ivory Coast for several years. In the Ivory Coast he was part of that country’s hip hop scene in the 1980s and 1990s. He moved to the US for college in the early 2000s, where he got involved in the undergraduate rap scene. He released his first album, Travelwyze in 2004, as a member of the rap duo Ambassadoz with fellow member Akan.

In this interview, we talked about his experience in the U.S., especially in the early 2000s when there were several Ghanaian MCs in the US at the same time. We talked about his experience in the industry and his work with Nomadic Wax and his past appearances at the Trinity International Hip Hop Festival. We also spoke about the importance of language and incorporating different languages in his lyrics. We also touched out the influence of African MCs in US hip hop.

MOA is on IG at https://www.instagram.com/the.official.moa/

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