Mereba is an Ethiopian rapper who I have been interested in for quite sometime. Her music is not only methodical but also reflects a lot of her heritage. In an interview with Sway, Mereba discusses the evolution of her sound. She discusses how growing up in America with Ethiopian parents who influenced her a lot.
Diaspora based artists like K’Naan, Blitz the Ambassador, M3nsa, Wale, and French Montana, and Tabi Bonney have been covered heavily in this blog. There are several other first and second generation African MCs around the world who have not been covered as much in this blog. As students in the Hip Hop and Social Change
The video “The One” by Ghanaian hip hop artist Edem, featuring Sway tells an alternate story of the Gold Coast’s (now Ghana) interactions with Europeans. The video’s story begins in the Gold Coast in 1482 and shows European exploration of the region. The video shows powerful images of European exploration of Africa and the attempted