Osumare Global Hip Hop and the African Diaspora

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5.2 Osumare: “Global Hip Hop and the African Diaspora” Hip Hop in Africa is less an issue of “appropriation” and more an opportunity to connect with a :root aesthetic” Uses the theory of “trans Atlantic black culture” Promoting a contemporary notion of pan Africanism that goes back over a century of activism and cultural production Ghettocentricity as important construct of hip hop to question social and economic hierarchies locally and globally Argues that hip hop as a mode of activism and social critique is alive and strong internationally unlike concerns in the US about hip hop being commercially
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Unformatted text preview: bankrupt. Final Exam Prep • Rise of gangsta rap • Hip hop cinema • Hip hop fashion • Gender and sexuality • Homohop • Hip hop as global youth culture Key Terms • Appropriation • Subculture • Cultural expression as social critique • Post-industrialization • Ghetto as multi-layered construction • Gender • Sex • Sexuality • Hip hop mogul • Commodity/commodification • Blaxploitation • Hood cinema (development, features, influences) • “thug life” • Illicit erotics • Video vixen • Homohop • Homosocial • Connective marginalities...
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