An Introduction to Hip-Hop Culture in Guinea-Bissau: The Guinean Raperu

Federica Lupati

Abstract


This article discusses the provenance and emergence of hip-hop culture as a form of resistance in Guinea-Bissau. It describes a political backdrop of national instability and how contemporary Guinean hip-hop forms took their cue from 1970s New York. It discusses the political stances of Guinea's most celebrated hip-hop artists.

Keywords


Popular music, Rap, Politics, Nation, Contemporary Africa

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21471/jls.v1i1.33

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