Fulfills Comm B, Humanities, Elementary
Since its inception in Boogie Down Bronx of the 1970s, hiphop as both a genre and culture has imprinted on other regions of the US and various parts of the world. This course specifically examines the development of hiphop in Africa with an emphasis on the music’s role as a form of social commentary: How is hiphop on the continent used to critique social/political injustice? How does hiphop express often contested ideas of racialized, and gendered identity? How does African hiphop challenge the notion of a US paradigm through indigenization?