Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati
by Msia Kibona Clark and Mickie Mwanzia Koster Now available in paperback & on Kindle https://www.amazon.com/Hip-Hop-Social-Change-Africa/dp/1498505805 This book examines social change in Africa through the lens of hip hop music and culture. Artists engage their African communities in a variety of ways that confront established social structures, using coded language and symbols to inform, question, and challenge. Through lyrical expression, dance, and graffiti, hip hop is used to challenge social inequality and to push for social change. The study looks across Africa and explores how hip hop is being used in different places, spaces, and moments to foster change. In this edited work, authors from a wide range of fields, including history, sociology, African and African American studies, and political science explore the transformative impact that hip hop has had on African youth, who have in turn emerged to push for social change on the continent. The powerful moment in which those that want change decide to consciously and collectively take a stand is rooted in an awareness that has much to do with time. Therefore, the book centers on African hip hop around the context of “it’s time” for change, Ni Wakati.
Dikembe! by Blitz the Ambassador
Blitz the Ambassador was born Samuel Bazawule in 1982. He was born in Accra, Ghana. As a child he was awarded for his visual art, but soon he developed a love for hiphop from his older brother’s Public Enemy album. He became known in school for historical rhymes. In 2001, he moved to the US
French Montana Bio
Karim Kharbouch born November 9th,1984 in Morocco better known now as French Montana who is a famous American rapper. French Montana is now the CEO and founder of Cocaine records. He had lived in Africa for 13 years before him and his family decided to move to the United States. Him and his family moved
French Montana Review
French Montana’s music is made for people who love to dance. He in these last few years have came out with so many great songs. Every song that he has made just makes me want to get up and dance. From the way he raps to the way he dresses is all great. When you see
Hip Hop in Morocco–A Challenge to Traditional Culture?
In the article, Morocco’s Hip Hop Revolution, Latifa al-Arousni writes about the emergence of hip hop in Morocco and how it has affected identity and culture. In the city of Rabat, bands gather for the annual ‘Mawazine Rythmes du Monde’ and perform in front of large crowds. Most of the music played is hip hop,