In this podcast, two of the students in the Hip Hop in Africa course discuss African and African American communities. The students, one from Kenya, and the other from Nigeria, pose 3 questions:
- What do you think causes the tension between Africans and African-Americans?
- What role has hip-hop played in bridging that gap?
- Why do male artists from both cultures seem to collaborate more than women?
- Unah, Linus. “Not Everyone Is Happy With Nigeria’s Viral Version Of ‘This Is America’.” NPR , NPR, 1 June 2018,
- The World’s Largest Slums: Dharavi, Kibera, Khayelitsha & Neza. (2018, September 07). Retrieved from https://www.habitatforhumanity.org.uk/blog/2017/12/the-worlds-largest-slums-dharavi-kibera-khayelitsha-neza/
- Clark, & Kibona, M. (2018, November 01). Feminisms in African Hip Hop. Retrieved from https://read.dukeupress.edu/meridians/article-abstract/17/2/383/136652/Feminisms-in-African-Hip-Hop?redirectedFrom=PDF
One response to “African-Americans, Africans, and Hip-Hop”
This was always an interesting dynamic how African and African Americans saw things so differently when I was in school at West Virginia University. I am an African born in the United States so I saw both sides.