In many Tanzanian countries, MC’s typically rap in Swahili. Recently, there have been several artists that feel more comfortable rapping and expressing themselves in English.
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/