HHAP Episode 4: Hustlajay Mau Mau and Conscious Hip Hop in East Africa

This episode features a conversation with Kenyan hip hop artist Hustlajay Mau Mau. A conscious hip hop artists from Mombasa, Kenya who is part of an informal collective of conscious hip hop artists in East Africa. These artists, based in Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya; in Kampala, Uganda; and in Dar es Salaam and Arusha, Tanzania continue to build on more than a decade of East African collaborations, forming grassroots organizing collectives and working on hip hop based initiatives that work with youth in those areas.

Hustlajay Mau Mau’s info

Website: http://www.hustlajay.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/hustlajaymaumau

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Hustlajay

Twitter: @hustlajaymaumau

HHAP Episode 2: Scholarship on African Hip Hop

This episode focuses on some background information on studies of hip hop and studies of hip hop in Africa. We discuss some of the scholarship that has been produced on hip hop.

The show starts with the song “Inspiration” by Tanzanian hip hop artists Sima da Black Philosopher and Mukimala from the Dar es Salaam based hip hop group Wanaitwa Uhuru (Call them Freedom). The group’s album was featured in the best of 2013 on the World Hip Hop Market best of list.

You can find Mukimala on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Mukimala-Muki-337773023036571/

Podcast Introduction

We are introducing a new podcast show titled The Hip Hop African podcast. The podcast will feature interviews with artists and conversations around certain social and political issues that hip hop in Africa addresses. The podcast will be produced by Msia Kibona Clark in the Department of African Studies at Howard University, as well as students in her Hip Hop and Popular Culture in Africa course. This episode is just a brief introduction to the podcast.

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